Dorcas – A Legacy of True Service

Narrative Lectionary Series

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
May 8, 2022

Based on: Acts 9:36-43 – Peter Raises Tabitha (Dorcas) to life.


   Dorcas was a true disciple of Jesus who touched many lives and made many friends. When she died, the widows gathered and cried for the loss of someone they valued. When Peter raised her to life, the news spread all over, and many people believed in the Lord. She left a legacy of true service that helped to grow the early Church. We ask God to give us the heart of a disciple like Dorcas so that people will remember us for our service to the world and God.

 Order of Worship Service – May 8, 2022

Prelude: “Poco Allegretto”, Cesar Franck

Candle Lighting & Call to Worship

Hymn: “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” VU 326

Scripture Reading:Acts 9:36-43 – Peter Raises Tabitha (Dorcas) to life.
Reader: This is the Word of God.
Response: Thanks Be to God!

Solo: “Come Follow Me”
Words: Sally K. Alberecht; Music: Jay Althouse

Sermon: Dorcas – A Legacy of True Service

Reflective Music: Meditation on “Ubi Caritas”, Douglas E. Wagner

The Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky (Here I Am, Lord)” VU 509

Commissioning and Benediction

Benediction Response: “Sent Out in Jesus’ Name” MV 212

Postlude: “Processional” in C, Hal Hopson

Next week – Can You Smell What God Is Cooking Now?

Land Acknowledgment:

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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