“You Are Not Alone!” (John 14:15-21)
Sun. May 17, 2020
Waldwick UMC Worship Service
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: God made the world and everyone in it.
P: Our life and breath come from God.
L: God made all nations under heaven.
P: We are all God’s offspring.
L: Search for God in our time of worship.
P: When we search, we find God near. Amen!
OPENING HYMN “I Sing the Almighty Power of God” UMH 152
(for listening the song, Click Here à https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1-TySGPJxg)
OPENING PRAYER In unison
Hear our prayers, O God, as we come to sing your praises. Bless us with your steadfast love, in times of peace and in times of trial. Make your presence known to us this day, for we seek to know you better. Enliven us with your Spirit of truth, and increase our faith, even as we place our hope and trust in you. Amen.
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 881
Apostles’ Creed (Traditional Version)
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.
THE PASTORAL PRAYER & THE LORD’S PRAYER
Lord of love, you have asked us to keep your commandments.
In your life you demonstrated the power of love to effect healing, redemption, and hope in the lives of all your people.
Yet we are so unsure of the gifts that you have given us for ministry that we wonder if we can really do what you want us to do.
We are a strange mixture, Lord. We are arrogant in our demands of your mercy and timid in our awareness of the blessings and gifts you have given to us.
That’s why we’re here today.
We really want to sense your presence and receive courage truly to be your people in this world that you have loaned to us.
Remind us when we bring names and circumstances before your throne of Grace that we also bring our own needs and concerns.
Lay your healing hand upon our hearts and spirits.
We place our lives and our trust in you, O Lord.
We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, who taught us to pray;
“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, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen!
(for listening Lord’s Prayer Song, Click Here à https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Zdd4i0Au0 )
SCRIPTURE LESSON John 14:15-21
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 I will ask the Father, and he will send another Companion, who will be with you forever. 17 This Companion is the Spirit of Truth, whom the world can’t receive because it neither sees him nor recognizes him. You know him, because he lives with you and will be with you.
18 “I won’t leave you as orphans. I will come to you. 19 Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live too. 20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them loves me. Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”
HYMN OF PREPARATION “Because He Lives” UMH 364
(for listening the song, Click Here à https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPW9xYEyijQ)
SERMON “You Are Not Alone!” Pastor Cha
(for listening Pastor Cha’s Sermon, Click the attached MP3 file.)
WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING
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DOXOLOGY “Praise God, from Whom All Blessing Flow” UMH 95
(for listening the song, Click Here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBBnOJpclMQ )
OFFERTORY PRAYER In Unison
God of love, you are present in all things. Be present to a hurting world in these gifts. Help us use this offering to create a community of love and a place of belonging for all people. Help us reach those who seek, and those who doubt. Use these gifts to help people know the blessings of being your beloved children. Amen.
CLOSING HYMN “Spirit of the Living God” UMH 393
(for listening the song, Click Here àhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2t3TfhoNE8)
Go in the name of God,
the one who created all the nations of the earth.
Go in the name of Christ,
the one who abides in love and abides in you.
Go in the name of the Spirit of truth,
the one who advocates for you and guides you.