Bulletin: Sixth Sunday of Eastertide – May 21, 2017

New Street United Methodist Church 

Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon, Pastor

May 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

“… ‘My Father’s house has room to spare.  If that weren’t the case, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you?” John 14:2 “… ‘I assure you that whoever believes in me will do the works that I do.  They will do even greater works than these because I am going to the Father.’”  John 14:12 “… ‘I will ask the Father, and he will send another Companion, who will be with you forever.  This Companion is the Spirit of Truth,…I won’t leave you orphans. I will come to you. ’John 14:16-18 CEB

 PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS

WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION

 CHORAL INTROIT                                 “Come Away with Me”

*CALL TO WORSHIP:

L:  Gather us in, God of love.

P:  Blessed be God, who calls us to love.

L:  Gather us in, God of love.

P:  Blessed be Christ, who shows us the way.

L:  Gather us in, God of love.

P:  Blessed be the Spirit of truth, who reveals fullness of life.

ALL:  Gather us in, God love, and be with us as we worship.                                                                                  

*SHARING OF THE PEACE & JOY OF CHRIST

L:  The peace and joy of Christ be with you.  P:  And also with you.

OPENING HYMN:                       “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”                                         No. 89      

PRAYER: (prayed by all)                                                                                        (by D. Sokolove)

Holy, merciful, builder of eternity, you have filled us with the desire to know you, and to live in the refuge of your embrace.  You have shown us your face in the face of Jesus, your holy Child, the one who has promised to do whatever we ask in his name.  Fill us with your Holy Spirit, so that we can be your servants and witnesses to your love. Amen.

FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                                                    John 14:1-14                                               

A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN                                                                    Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon

SUNG DISMISSAL FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL:  “Halle, Halle, Halleluja!” 2X           FWS, No. 2026

“Halle, halle, halleluja!  Halle, halle, halleluja!  Halle, halle, halleluja!  Halleluja!  Halleluja!”

SECOND SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                                             John 14:15-21         

ANTHEM:                                          “I See, I Hear, I Know”                                     Craig Courtney

AN EASTERTIDE MESSAGE:                “Three Promises”                             Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon

Reflection & Challenge Questions:  Jesus promises us a place with him, that we will do greater works and the Holy Spirit.  What do these promises mean to you?  How do they strengthen your faith?  Share these promises with someone who needs to hear good news.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH:                  “A Modern Affirmation”                                            No. 885     

SUNG RESPONSE:                         “Live In Charity” (Ubi Caritas) Sing 2X         FWS, No. 2179

GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER: (prayed by all)

Gracious God, in gratitude and thanks, for your constant care and your many blessings, we return these gifts to you, that they may be used to bring hope and light to a world in need.  Amen.

OFFERTORY:                                       “Everything Is Beautiful”                                  Ray Stevens                                                                                                         Arr. Greg Gilpin

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE:                          “Doxology”                                                      No. 94

NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

*CLOSING HYMN:                                     “I’ll Fly Away”                                        FWS, No. 2282

*BENEDICTION:  Go into the world as the people of God, sharing the loving-kindness that you have received from God and the abundant grace of the Holy Spirit through Jesus, who is the Christ.  Shalom and amen.

*CHORAL BENEDICTION                               “3-Fold Amen”          

*POSTLUDE

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*Indicates standing as you are able.

~We welcome all visitors to the morning worship.  We are blessed to have you with us.

~The altar flowers are given in honor of Carly Rinard and Aaron Farley by Tom and

Mary Jane Rinard

Fellowship Hour is hosted by Nancy Sarra, Kathy Grammer, Liz Sarra, Carol Goldthorpe

THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:

Pastor:  Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon

Music Director:  Nancy Cleaver                      Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin

Acolyte: Claire Price                                       Reader: Tom White

Nursery: Sarah Raines

Greeters: TBA

FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal

Worship resources come from “The Abingdon Worship Annual 2014” ed. by M. Scrifes and B. Beu.

New Street United Methodist Church

Rev. G. Dee-Ann Dixon

P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443     Street Address:  202 West New Street – Corners of Church and New Streets

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Phone: (304) 876-2362

[email protected]   &   www.newstreetumc.com

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