Worship Service – June 7, 2020
1st Sunday after Pentecost
(10:15) Facebook Live Stream Sunday
Prelude/ Lighting of the Candles
Opening Prayer: You are One, O God, and you are Three. You are majesty and mystery. Make us ever in your image, we pray. Make us one. Make us “we.” Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Hymn: O God, Our Help in Ages Past UMH #117
CALL TO CONFESSION
It is in our confession where we realize our desire for God and our hope for God’s mercy. It is in admitting the truth of our lives that we take the first step toward wholeness and healing. With faith and hope, let us come before our Lord to confess our sins.
Prayer of Confession: God of creation, we often imagine we must go it alone. Remind us, at such moments, of the “we” in your creation, the Three in our baptism, and the “one another” in our community. Comfort and empower us, as we gather in your Spirit. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Jesus said, “I am with you always.” Friends, seek earnestly to live in peace, and know that the God of peace and love is with you. Amen.
Hymn of Illumination Spirit of the Living God UMH #393
L: 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: Gracious God, Holy Trinity, we offer these gifts and ourselves as instruments of your ever-new creation. Amen.
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response Surely the Presence of the Lord UMH#328
Message ‘…of LOVE and PEACE’ By Edward Granadosin Pastor East Alton First UMC
The Great Thanksgiving/Holy Communion
Closing Hymn When Love is Found (3 verses only) UMH #643