Lydia – a Partner in God’s Mission

Narrative Lectionary Series

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
May 22, 2022

Lydia – a Partner in God’s Mission

Based on: Acts 16:6-15 – Paul goes to Macedonia and baptizes Lydia and her household

       Paul planned to go to Asia, but God directed Paul to Macedonia to proclaim the gospel. There, Paul meets Lydia and baptizes her and her household. Lydia became Paul’s financial helper and partner in God’s mission. We ask God to lead us to partners in God’s mission.

 Order of Worship Service – May 22, 2022

Prelude: “If You Will Trust in God to Guide You”, Robert Graham

Candle Lighting & Call to Worship

Hymn: “Spirit, Open My Heart” MV 79

Scripture: Acts 16:6-15 – Paul goes to Macedonia and baptizes Lydia and her household.
Reader: This is the Word of God.
Response: Thanks Be to God!

Duet: “‘Beloved, Let Us Love One Another”
Based on 1 John 4: 7,8 Music: Pepper Choplin

Sermon: Lydia – a Partner in God’s Mission

Reflective Music: “Faith of our Fathers”, Charles Callahan

The Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer (VU p.914)

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,
for ever and ever.

Hymn: “As a Fire is Meant for Burning” VU 578

Commissioning and Benediction

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

Postlude: “Gavotte from Symphony #5”, William Boyce

Paul & Silas are Freed
Next week – Paul and Silas Are Freed

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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