Order of Worship Sunday, April 18, 2021 Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/Live Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#
CALL TO WORSHIP
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And Kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.
OPENING HYMN: “Baptised in Water” #2248 TFWS
OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, through your only Son you overcame death
And opened to us the gate of everlasting life.
Grant that we who celebrate our Lord’s resurrection,
By the renewing of your Spirit,
Arise from the death of Sin to the life of righteousness;
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
SCRIPTURE 1 John 3:1-7 Read by: Caroline Schneggenburger
SERMON “ What is Love? Freedom from Sin” Rev. David Nicol
SPECIAL MUSIC : “I Need Thee Every Hour / Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Amazing Grace”
Emma Glasgow Piano
THES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #95
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING/ PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
God of power and majesty:
with the rising of the sun, you have raised Jesus Christ
and delivered him and us from death’s destruction.
We praise you on this bright day for all your gifts of new life
Especially we thank you
For all victories over sin and evil in our lives.
for loyalty and love of friends and family... for the newborn, the newly baptized,
and those now in your eternal home...
for the renewal of nature...
For the continuing witness of the church of Christ...
God of eternity,
you are present with us because of Christ’s rising from the dead,
and you persist in lifting us to new life in him.
We bring you our prayers for this world in need of resurrection.
Especially we pray
For nations and peoples in strife…
for the poor and impoverished, at home and abroad…
For those we know in particular circumstances of distress…
for the diseased and dying...
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
CLOSING HYMN: “Marching to Zion” #733 UMH