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Sun, May 24, 2020

Born of God

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Order of Worship
May 24, 2020

Seventh Sunday of Easter

At 10:30 AM, we will worship together live

via Facebook Video Premiere and the RPMC YouTube page

PRELUDE -  French Suite No. 1 in d, BWV 812 - Sarabande            J. S. Bach

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP (based on Psalm 98)       
Let us sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things. 
The Lord has made known his victory; All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it. Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy,
For the Lord is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
Let us worship the Lord!
 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy One, we are poor followers. We survey our lives and mark the boundaries for ourselves, set up our private kingdoms, excluding others, and putting up walls.  We do not trust you enough to lower our defenses when the world frightens or angers us. We appoint ourselves ruler and forget our promises made to Christ, your Son, to follow him.  Help us to follow, Lord, and to trust in you fully.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

HYMN - Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

SCRIPTURE READING - Romans 8:31-39
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever Amen. 

SPECIAL MUSIC - "Love Ye the Lord" (Largo from Xerxes)                        G. F. Händel

TIME WITH CHILDREN

PASSING OF THE PEACE

SPECIAL MUSIC - Go Now in Peace

SCRIPTURE READING - 1 John 5:1-5
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

SERMON - Born of God

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH - 1 Corinthians 15
This is the good news which we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved if we hold it fast: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared first to the women, then to Peter, and to the Twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God. Jesus Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; he is our Lord and our God. Amen.

HYMN - Lift Every Voice and Sing

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 
 
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