Worship: May 10, 2020

“In my father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.”
Jesus, John 14:2 (KJV)

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2020-05-10 5th Sunday of Easter

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Online meeting opens at 10:45 am
so we can greet each other as we gather
before the 11:00 am worship service.

WELCOME

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
May 10-16

Birthdays:
Judy Henrich
Sonja Humston

Anniversaries:
Donna & Trey Smith

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6 pm
      • On-site church gatherings suspended through May
      • Virtual Communion Next Sunday

The host will mute everyone except the leader during hymns and longer unison prayers so we can all sing and speak together without the distraction of various lag times. Otherwise, sound will be on for all participants so we can interact freely throughout the service (exception: disruptive background noises).

INVOCATION

HYMN OF PRAISE
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) ”

Verse 1:
The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Chorus:
Bless the Lord O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

Verse 2:
You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Chorus:
Bless the Lord O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

Verse 3:
And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Chorus:
Bless the Lord O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

Ending:
Worship Your holy name
Lord I’ll worship Your holy name

CCLI Song # 6016351 CCLI License # 3194034
Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman
© 2011 Atlas Mountain Songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

PRAISE AND TESTIMONIES
Briefly share your recent God-Sightings, joys, thankfulness, and good thoughts so the rest of us can rejoice with you.

PRAYER CONCERNS
We remain in solidarity with suffering children, immigrants, victims of war and storms, and everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bishop McAlilly requests prayer
at noon daily for health care workers.

Additions from Last Week

Rick Blanchard, Scottie Schaefer, Bonnie Ross, Doug Helmich,
Teachers, Students, Essential Workers
Family of LaVerne Waldrop

Health Care Workers
Ron Fowler, Melissa Milam, Donna Smith, Greer Waldrop

Homebound
Freda & Dan Wyatt, Mary Lou Anderson, Betty Travis,
Carl Hamilton, Ruth Purvis, Will Lawson, Bruce Gillette

Military Families
Ron Fowler, Dylan Field, Kale Merrick, Matthew Petway, Sarah Petway,  Randy Bagwell, Christopher Telle, Brittany Jones, Bryar Fortner

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle for May 10-16:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Gathered around the throne of the Lamb, we join with all your people on earth and all the company of Heaven to give You, our God and our Good Shepherd, all glory and honor as we pray for the needs of all Your flock.

Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer. 

We give thanks for all mothers and those who have been like a mother
to us, and for all who have shepherded us. We pray that You will bless
and strengthen them and inspire us to greater love by their example.

Alleluia! Lord, hear our prayer. 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
AND RECONCILIATION
Brief silent consideration of how we have responded to our personal and congregational opportunities to do good, as we face ourselves honestly in the presence of the Almighty.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
May Almighty God have mercy on us
to bless our good works
and forgive us our sins,
and lead us into everlasting life.

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in 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,
and the power,
and the glory,
for ever. Amen.

OFFERTORY
www.Briensburg.org/donate

We give thanks for those who are continuing their financial support of our ministries with online, mail-in, or drop-off tithes and offerings.

We offer to the Lord our prayers,
our presence, our gifts,
our service, and our witness,
praying they will be multiplied
for the upbuilding of God’s kingdom.

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
Praise God all creatures here below!
Praise God above, ye Heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

CCLI Song # 56204 CCLI License # 3194034
Louis Bourgeois | Thomas Ken
© Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

THE GOSPEL READING
John 14:1-14

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
“Happy the Home When God is There”

Verse 1:
Happy the home when God is there
And love fills everyone
When with united work and prayer
The Master’s will is done

Verse 2:
Happy the home where God’s strong love
Is starting to appear
Where all the children hear His fame
And parents hold Him dear

Verse 3:
Happy the home where prayer is heard
And praise is everywhere
Where parents love the sacred Word
And its true wisdom share

Verse 4:
Lord let us in our homes agree
This blessed peace to gain
Unite our hearts in love to Thee
And love to all will reign

CCLI Song # 1322683 CCLI License # 3194034
Bryan Jeffery Leech | Henry Ware Jr. | John Dykes-Bower
© 1976 Fred Bock Music Company

PASSING THE PEACE

May the peace of Christ be with you all!
And also with you!

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

CONVERSATIONAL SERMON
“Our Spiritual Home”
Everyone is invited to share as the Pastor leads a discussion of these sermon points.

Trust
“Do not be worried and upset,” Jesus told them. (John 14:1, GNT)

Many Abiding Places
In my Father’s house are many mansions… (John 14:2, KJV)

You Have Seen the Father
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.   (John 14:6, KJV)

Greater Things
The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing.  (John 14:12, MSG)

Ask Anything
From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it.  ( John 14:13, MSG)

 

 

HYMN OF DEDICATION
“The Family of God”

I’m so glad I’m a part
Of the fam’ly of God
I’ve been washed in the fountain
Cleansed by His blood
Joint heirs with Jesus
As we travel this sod
For I’m part of the fam’ly
The family of God

CCLI Song # 17023 CCLI License # 3194034
Gloria Gaither | William J. Gaither
© 1970 William J. Gaither, Inc. (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management)

“Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Jesus, Mark 16:15

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
We invite you, your friends, and your family to a relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and to full participation and membership in our congregation. 

GOING FORTH TO LOVE OTHERS
AS CHRIST LOVES US

CHORAL BENEDICTION
“Beloved, Let Us Love One Another”

Beloved let us love one another
For love is of God and ev’ryone that loveth
Is born of God and knoweth God
He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love
Beloved let us love one another
First John four seven and eight

CCLI Song # 26344; CCLI License # 3194034
Dennis Ryder
© 1974 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)


 


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