Order of Worship Sunday, April 25, 2021 Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/Live Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#
CALL TO WORSHIP
It’s all done! Finished! Settled!
God took the whole, long list of our sins and forgave them!
God nailed them to the cross.
Every crime, violation and sacrilege!
Every shortcoming, disgrace and failure!
God eliminated every single record of our godless behavior!
God nailed them to the cross.
There is nothing else to do, but to worship and praise God!
And to be careful not to pull out any of God’s nails!
OPENING HYMN: “I am Thine, O Lord" #419 UMH
OPENING PRAYER God, why do we have one church for Blacks,
another for Whites, another for Hispanics,
another for Natives, and another for Asians?
And why do we have one church for professionals,
and another for the blue collar workers,
and another for people living on welfare?
This is not the way Jesus taught us to live, God.
He crossed all the boundaries of his day.
Send him to lead us across today’s boundaries.
Gather your children of every color and social status,
into one glorious and unified congregation
that points the way for the rest of our world. Amen.
SCRIPTURE 1 John 3:16-24 Read by: John Meader
SERMON “ What is Love? A Life Laid Down” Rev. David Nicol
SPECIAL MUSIC : “Our Savior’s Love” Jeannine Vanwey, Piano & Cristina Glover, Viola
DEACON’S MOMENT ON RACIAL JUSTICE
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O holy and merciful God,
we confess that we have not always taken upon ourselves
the yoke of obedience,
nor been willing to seek and to do your perfect will.
We have not loved you
with all our heart and mind and soul and strength,
neither have we loved our neighbors as ourselves.
You have called to us in the need of our sisters and brothers,
and we have passed unheeding on our way.
In the pride of our hearts, and our unwillingness to repent,
we have turned away from the cross of Christ,
and have grieved your Holy Spirit.
This is the message we have heard from God and proclaim to you,
that God is light and in God there is no darkness at all.
If we walk in the light, as God is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus the Son cleanses us from all sin.
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DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
We praise and thank you, O God, for all you have given us.
We praise and thank you for Jesus, who saves and makes us new.
We praise and thank you for all creation,
but especially for humanity made in your image.
Help us see you in every person,
and especially those who seem different from us
whose race or nationality is unlike our own.
Accept our gifts as signs of our gratitude,
our praise, our actions,
our money, our service to others,
and help us live and speak all these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.)
THE LORD'S PRAYER
CLOSING HYMN: “Living for Jesus” #2149 TFWS