We love the Risen Jesus because he loved us first. And he calls us to love one another, as he loved us. We express our love for the Risen Jesus through our love for our neighbours and the Earth. Loving the Risen Jesus means to serve and even die for our friends as Jesus did.
Order of Worship Service | May 9, 2021
Prelude: Down Ampney (Come Down, O Love Divine), Charles Callahan
Candle Lighting and Welcoming
Introit: MV 21 “Open Our Hearts”
Call to Worship (Psalm 98:1-6)
O sing to God a new song, for God has done marvelous things. Your right hand and your holy arm have brought victory. You have made known your salvation, and revealed before the nations your saving power. You have remembered your steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth, break into joyous praise, sing psalms. Sing praises to God with the harp, with the lyre and melodious voice. With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before our sovereign God. Sing a new song unto God, who has done such marvelous things.
Hymn: VU 271 “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”
Scripture Reading: John 15: 9- 17
Time for All Ages
Special Music: “Love One Another”, based on Scripture.
Music and lyrics: Hal Hopson
Sermon: Love Him
Reflective Music: “Petite Fleur”, Denis Bédard
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer (Alternate version – VU 916)
Our Father-Mother, who is in the heavens, may your name be made holy, may your dominion come, may your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today the bread we need; and forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors; and do not put us to the test, but rescue us from evil.
For yours is the dominion, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Plan to worship with us next Sunday for “Proclaim HIM“, the final service in our series Life Beyond The Empty Grave .
We acknowledge we worship on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to relating with them as covenant people of God as we continue to care for this land together.
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