Happy Mother’s Day. This is our virtual service for FPCU. You will see that this post looks similar to a bulletin but with media. Please worship along with Pastor Dan, Russel Peterson and music from Joe Pepper..
Pastoral Welcome and Church Announcements
*Call to Worship
One: How awesome to gather before God! We are here to celebrate with wide-eyed wonder.
All: The God of all worlds is with us. Praise God for this season of Easter and journey to Pentecost.
One: Praise God for all the signs of new life. Praise God for what we can do together.
All: Praise God for the life and ministry of Jesus. Praise God for all who share that ministry today
One: Christ transcends. Christ came to offer us abundant life. We are here today to reclaim that gift.
All: We gather in the name of Jesus Christ. We want to follow in the steps of Jesus.
*HYMN#643 “Now We Thank All Our God”
Pardon and Assurance Prayer
Old Testament Reading
*HYMN #20 “All Things Bright and Beautiful”
New Testament Reading
Acts 9:36-42 The Message (MSG)
36-37 Down the road a way in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, “Gazelle” in our language. She was well-known for doing good and helping out. During the time Peter was in the area she became sick and died. Her friends prepared her body for burial and put her in a cool room.
38-40 Some of the disciples had heard that Peter was visiting in nearby Lydda and sent two men to ask if he would be so kind as to come over. Peter got right up and went with them. They took him into the room where Tabitha’s body was laid out. Her old friends, most of them widows, were in the room mourning. They showed Peter pieces of clothing Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter put the widows all out of the room. He knelt and prayed. Then he spoke directly to the body: “Tabitha, get up.”
40-41 She opened her eyes. When she saw Peter, she sat up. He took her hand and helped her up. Then he called in the believers and widows and presented her to them alive.
42-43 When this became known all over Joppa, many put their trust in the One who was discipling Peter, even Jesus Christ the risen Lord.
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; Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication
*HYMN #606 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”
HYMN#250 “In The Bulb There is a Flower”
*The Call to Worship borrowed from https://canandaiguachurch.org/ the Benediction from https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/05/call-to-worship-benediction-for-mothers.html.