5-10-20 Worship

Forest Lake United Methodist Church
May 10, 2020 Video Worship
Fifth Sunday of Easter

Call to Worship
Zac: You are never left outside God’s house.

Kevin: There is always room for us.

Zac: Jesus himself has prepared a place for each of us.

Kevin: When our time comes, we will be welcomed and made whole in Christ.

Zac: Make your hearts ready to receive the goodness of the Lord.

Kevin: We are ready to step into service for God. AMEN.

Opening Hymn: Luvada, Hyunhee–#110 “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
*Music and lyrics can be found in the comments of this post*

Affirmation of Faith—From 1 Corinthians 15:1-6 and Colossians 1:15-20 (888)—Zac
This is the good news
which we have received,
in which we stand,
and by which we are saved:

Christ died for our sins,
was buried,
was raised on the third day,
and appeared first to the women,
then to Peter and the Twelve,
and then to many faithful witnesses.

We believe Jesus is the Christ,
the Anointed One of God,
the firstborn of all creation,
the firstborn from the dead,
in whom all things hold together,
in whom the fullness of God
was pleased to dwell
by the power of the Spirit.
Christ is the head of the body, the church,
and by the blood of the cross
reconciles all things to God. 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—Melody
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
• Julian Doughty
• Jim Standifer recovering from knee surgery
• Ashley Flippo’s mother and sister
• 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—Melody
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 31 (Page 764)
31 In thee, O Lord, do I seek refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
in thy righteousness deliver me!
2 Incline thy ear to me,
rescue me speedily!
Be thou a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me!

3 Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress;
for thy name’s sake lead me and guide me,
4 take me out of the net which is hidden for me,
for thou art my refuge.
5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit;
thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

6 Thou hatest[a] those who pay regard to vain idols;
but I trust in the Lord.
7 I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love,
because thou hast seen my affliction,
thou hast taken heed of my adversities,
8 and hast not delivered me into the hand of the enemy;
thou hast set my feet in a broad place.

9 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress;
my eye is wasted from grief,
my soul and my body also.
10 For my life is spent with sorrow,
and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my misery,[b]
and my bones waste away.

11 I am the scorn of all my adversaries,
a horror[c] to my neighbors,
an object of dread to my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street flee from me.
12 I have passed out of mind like one who is dead;
I have become like a broken vessel.
13 Yea, I hear the whispering of many—
terror on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in thee, O Lord,
I say, “Thou art my God.”
15 My times are in thy hand;
deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!
16 Let thy face shine on thy servant;
save me in thy steadfast love!

Special Music:–Luvada & Hyunhee–“How Lovely Are The Dwellings” – Samuel Liddle

Scripture Reading—Kevin—John 14:1-14
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way to the place where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. 12 Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.

Sermon—Kevin
“No Mansions?”

Choral Benediction—Luvada and Hyunhee

Benediction—Kevin

Postlude:—Hyunhee–Suite en G Re Sol: Magnificat 5. Flutes. Composed by J.F. Dandrieu