Mother’s Day Worship – May 10, 2020
(10:15) Facebook Live Stream Sunday
Prelude/ Lighting of the Candles
(L) Opening Prayer: We gather today O God, our guide and guardian, remembering those who have nurtured us, protected us, and helped us grow. We give you thanks for homes that accept us and affirmed us as your precious children. In the shelter of your healing love, fortify us as living stones, and build us into a spiritual home where all are welcome. In the name of Christ, our foundation and cornerstone, we pray. AMEN.
Passing of the Peace:
(L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Songs: Rise Up and Praise Him & Shout to the Lord
CALL TO CONFESSION
(L) Proverbs 28:13 He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. With faith and hope, let us confess our sin.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Holy One, you are our fortress and our rock, the foundation on which all things are built. You have made us one family and one people- a holy priesthood, precious in your sight. Yet we often pursue our own plans and ignore your designs for our lives. We reject those who are different from us, and build walls that separate us from each other and from you. Forgive us, O God. Tear down the barriers we have put up, and rescue us from our isolation. Gather together the living stones of our lives and fashion us into a holy temple, transformed by the marvelous light of your mercy and grace. AMEN.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE: Don’t be troubled. When we ask for anything in Jesus’ name, it will be done. Celebrate God’s mercy and forgiveness.
Prayer and Song for the Mothers Pastor Ed
Hymn of Illumination Spirit of the Living God UMH #393
Offertory call (Liturgist, please call ushers forward at this time)
Remember the words Jesus said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.
OFFERTORY PRAYER: O God, our fortress and our rock, may these offerings be acceptable to you. In a world facing profound need, they seem insignificant, but we know that in your hands, even small things become great. Use these gifts, and use our very lives, to make this world a
home where all are sheltered, nourished and cherished. AMEN.
Scripture Reading: Genesis 16:1-5
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response Surely the Presence of the Lord UMH #328
A Mother’s Day Message Who is Your Story Teller Shelly Foiles Harvey
Closing Hymn How Great Thou Art UMH #77