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Luke 8:40-56
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Order of Worship |

Sunday, May 2, 2021

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Prelude – “This Little Light of Mine” – Kamryn Allison Dehn, soprano

Welcome to Worship – Shawn Huddy

Hymn of Praise  “Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna” – Worship Team

(Verse 1) Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna! Celebrate this day of days!
Christ is risen! Hush in wonder; all creation is amazed.
In the desert all surrounding, see, a spreading tree has grown.
Healing leaves of grace abounding bring a taste of love unknown.

(Verse 2) Christ is risen! Raise your spirits from the caverns of despair.
Walk with gladness in the morning, See what love can do and dare.
Drink the wine of resurrection, not a servant, but a friend.
Jesus is our strong companion. Joy and peace shall never end.

Call to Worship* – Shawn Huddy

Beloved, let us love one another,
Because love is from God;
Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Beloved, since God loved us so much,
We also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another,
God lives in us, and God’s love is perfected in us.
Come, worship God, who is love,
And follow Jesus Christ our Lord.

Children’s Sermon – Rev. Lisa Williams Hood

Hymn of Devotion – “Open My Eyes, That I May See”

(Verse 1) Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth you have for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key that shall unlock and set me free.
Silently now, on bended knee, ready I wait your will to see;
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!

(Verse 3) Open my mouth, and let me hear gladly the warm truth everywhere;
Open my heart, and let me prepare love with your children thus to share.
Silently now, on bended knee, ready I wait your will to see;
Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!

Invitation to Prayer – Rev. Hood

“Holiness Medley” arr. Bober
Melanie Manges, piano

Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer – Rev. Hood

New Testament Reading – Luke 8:40-563 – Rev. Hood

Special Music – “Like a River Glorious” – Worship Team

Sermon – “Again & Again, Jesus Heals Us” – Rev. Hood

Hymn of Hope – “When Peace Like a River”

(Verse 1) When peace like a river attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll,
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
“It is well, it is well with my soul.”
(Refrain) It is well (it is well), with my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well with my soul.

(Verse 3) My sin- O, the bliss of this glorious thought,
My sin-not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more: Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
(Refrain) It is well (it is well), with my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well with my soul.

(Verse 4) And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
“Even so”- it is well with my soul.
(Refrain) It is well (it is well), with my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Offering Rev. Hood

Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift,
Teach us to give to you all that we have and all that we are,
That we might praise you not with our words only,
But with our whole lives. Amen.

Offertory – “I Praise You, Lord” Clementi – Alan Zhao, piano & bass


Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

AnnouncementsRev. Hood

BenedictionRev. Hood

Postlude“Doxology” Pachelbel – Melanie Manges, organ

Worship Leaders in this Service:

  • Shawn Huddy, Worship Leader
  • Sylvia Mohler, Vocalist
  • Melanie Manges, Organist/Pianist
  • Kamryn Dehn & Alan Zhao, Spring 2021 Music Ministry Interns
  • Mr. Matt Hood, Director of Music Ministry
  • Rev. Lisa Williams Hood, Senior Pastor
  • Mr. Aurie Swartz, Director of Communications & Technology

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