4-26-20 Worship

Forest Lake United Methodist Church
April 26, 2020 Video Worship
Third Sunday of Easter

Call to Worship
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.
Matthew 18:20 NRSV

We need your presence on the long road, Lord.
The road between fear and hope,
the road between the place where all is lost
and the place of resurrection.
Like the disciples walking the road to Emmaus,
we are in need of your company!
Jesus, stand among us, in your risen power,
let this time of worship, be a hallowed hour.

Opening Hymn: Luvada & Hyunhee—“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

Affirmation of Faith—The Apostle’s Creed—Zac
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Gloria Patri—Luvada & Hyunhee
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son:
and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:
world without end. Amen.

Offering: Thank you for your ongoing generosity. You are enabling us to continue to do the work of Christ during this difficult time. Please feel free to make your gift through the mail or through the link below.

Pastoral Prayer—Kevin
Prayer Concerns
• National, state, and local leaders
• Church leaders
• Medical professionals and first responders
• Austin Smith
• Dorothy and O. W. White, Beverly White’s parents
• Charles Findlay
• Clemmie Harris
• Bobby McGraw
• Hallie O’Kelley
• Michael and Sandy Payton
• Becky Sandel
• Downey Walker
• Jean Mason’s brothers Joe and Bill who are recovering from bypass surgery
• Kevin Cook, Cindy Shores’ brother recovering from lung surgery
• Julian Doughty
• Jim Standifer facing knee surgery soon
• Ashley Flippo’s mother and sister
• John Burroughs in the loss of his cousin
• Lib Powell
• Jim and Annette Dudgeon
• Sue Paul’s daughter, Suzanne
• Jerry Barret
• Martha Beasant
• Coneta Guinn and family in the loss of her sister, Tammy Morton Barkley

The Lord’s Prayer—Kevin
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power,and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Psalter—Zac, Luvada, & Hyunhee—Psalm 16:5-11 (Page 748)

Response: Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge

5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
I have a goodly heritage.
7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I keep the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Response: Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol,
or let your faithful one see the Pit.
11 You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Response: Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge

Special Music:–Luvada & Hyunhee

Scripture Reading—Kevin
Luke 24:13-25
13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem, 14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16 but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad.[b] 18 Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” 19 He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth,[c] who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel.[d] Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. 22 Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23 and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.” 25 Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! 26 Was it not necessary that the Messiah[e] should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” 27 Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

28 As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. 29 But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us[f] while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” 33 That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. 34 They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Sermon—Kevin
“The Power of Fellowship”

Choral Benediction—Luvada and Hyunhee

Benediction—Kevin

Postlude:—Hyunhee–Suite en G Re Sol: Magnificat 1. Plein Jeu.