Paul and Silas are Freed

Narrative Lectionary Series

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
May 29, 2022

Rejoicing in Suffering

Based on: Acts 16:16-34 – Paul and Silas praise and worship God in jail.


Paul and Silas worshiped God, even when flogged and imprisoned. We ask God to transform our hearts so that we may also rejoice in God, at all times and in all situations.

 Order of Worship Service – May 29, 2022

Prelude: “Adagio from Partita on St. Anne”, Paul Manz

Candle Lighting & Call to Worship

Hymn: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” VU 288

Scripture Reading: Acts 16:16-34 – Paul and Silas praise and worship God in jail.
Reader: This is the Word of God.
Response: Thanks Be to God!

Anthem: “A Joyful Song to the Lord”
Words/Music: Karen Crane and Jennifer Klein Arr.: Patti Drennan

Sermon: Rejoicing in Suffering

Reflective Music: “Arioso from Jubilee Suite”, Gordon Young

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: “Holy Spirit, Truth Divine” VU 368

Commissioning and Benediction

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

Postlude: “Fantasia in G Minor”, Johann Pachelbe

Pentacost 2022
Next week – Filled with the Holy Spirit

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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