PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
May 10, 2020 - 10:00 AM Service5th Sunday of Easter
Liturgical Color: White
"Knowing The Way" by Rev. Bruce Myers
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|Pre-worship Music||In My Heart There Rings A Melody||Alex Danson|
|Gathering Song||God Welcomes All||Hymn #399|
|Welcoming||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregarion|
|Life of the Church||Mike Johnson|
* Pastor Bruce's Zoom Bible Study will be held again this next Thursday, May 14th at 1:30 PM PDT. Please check your email for the access information.
* Our own Pauline Gregg continues to make 100's of face masks and donate them to our local schools, shelters and healthcare workers. Thank you, Pauline, for this great work!
* Many of our northern friends have now safely returned to their northern summer homes. They will be missed, but we look forward to staying in contact with them afar and seeing them again in the Fall.
|Prelude||Blessed Assurance||Alex Danson|
|Call to Worship (Responsive)||Mike Johnson|
ONE: Jesus says, 3`–
|Thanksgiving for Baptism (Responsive)||Rev. Bruce Myers|
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
O Lord our God, we give you thanks
for the new life you raise up in us
through the mystery of our baptism¢
|Opening Hymn||Thine Is The Glory||Hymn #238|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Responsive)||Mike Johnson|
ONE: In faithful love, the Lord will not let us be put to shame; in righteousness, the Lord delivers us from sin. Trusting that God leans close to hear our prayers,
let us draw near to God in prayer.
ALL: Holy God, in baptism you claim us as beloved children and set us apart as witnesses to your love. At times we forget we bear the mark of your grace and act as if you have no claim on our lives.
You call us to the risky work of justice and peace, but we default to what is comfortable and safe.
You call us to ministries of generosity and compassion, but we make little room in our busy lives for gestures of mercy beyond moments of spontaneous kindness.
Wash us again with your grace and transform us by your Word, that we might proclaim your good news in word and deed.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Forgiveness (Responsive)||Mike Johnson|
ONE: Once you were not a people,
but now you are God
|Forgive Us, Lord||Hymn #431|
|Praise Hymn||Christ of the Upward Way||Hymn #344|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Rev. Bruce Myers|
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.
|Prayer for Illumination (Unison)||Mike Johnson|
Living God, with joy we celebrate
the presence of your risen Word. Enliven our hearts by your Holy Spirit so that we may proclaim the good news of eternal and abundant life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
|Psalter Lesson (Unison)||Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16||Mike Johnson|
|Epistle Lesson||1 Peter 2: 2-10||Mike Johnson|
|Song of Preparation||Live Into Hope||Hymn #772|
|Gospel Lesson||John 14: 1-14||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Knowing The Way||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|In Response||Come! Live in the Light!||Hymn #749|
|Affirmation of Faith (Unison)||Rev. Bruce Myers|
New life in Christ takes shape in a community in which people know that God loves and accepts them in spite of what they are.
They therefore accept themselves and love others, knowing that no one has any ground on which to stand, except God's grace.
|Morning Tithes and Offerings||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Offertory||Love Lifted Me||Alex Danson|
|Prayer of Dedication||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|A Challenge to Go Forth||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|A Sending Song||Make Me A Channel of Your Peace||Hymn #753|
|Benediction||Rev. Bruce Myers|