Sun, Apr 25|
Sunday Worship on ZOOM
Fourth Sunday in Easter "Lay it Down, Take it Up." Rev. David Sherwin
Time & Location
Apr 25, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
About the Event
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ORDER OF SERVICE
Fourth Sunday in Easter
April 25, 2021 – 10:30 a.m.
Zion-Memorial United Church
Minister: Rev. David Sherwin
Music Director: Mary Lou Carroll
WE GATHER TOGETHER
WORDS OF WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE
RESPONSIVE MUSIC: “O Let the Power Fall on Me” #13 (More Voices)
As we worship in this place, we remember that for thousands of years, First People’s lives and spirituality have been deeply connected to the land. We stand here on unceded Algonquin territory. We give thanks for past stewardship of the land, and pledge to live here with respect, care, and gratitude.
CALL TO WORSHIP
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 trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. AMEN.
OPENING HYMN: “The Church’s One Foundation” #331 (Voices United)
WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD
SCRIPTURE READINGS – Lay Reader: Cheryl Hooghiem
- John 10:11-18
- 1 John 3:16-24
MEDITATIVE MUSIC: “Shepherd Song” Music by Gary Norian
SERMON: “Lay It Down, Take It Up”
MEDITATIVE MUSIC: “How Great Thou Art” arranged by Jane Vogt – a Swedish folk melody
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
OUR OFFERING TO GOD
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
CLOSING HYMN: “Are You a Shepherd?” #126 (More Voices)
WE GO FORTH TO SERVE
INTRODUCTION OF POSTLUDE (requested by Susan Burke)
COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE: “God be With You Till We Meet Again” #422 (Voices United)