Order of Service

May 22, 2022

6th Sunday of Easter

Welcome

 

Leader: Christ is Risen 

All: He is risen indeed

 

 

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy
Lord God almighty
Early in the morning

my song shall rise to thee
 

Holy. holy, holy
Merciful and mighty
God in three persons,

blessed Trinity

 

Holy, holy, holy
All the saints adore Thee
Casting down their golden crowns

around the glassy sea

Cherubim and seraphim

are falling down before Thee
Which wert and art

and evermore shalt be

 

Holy, holy, holy
Though the darkness hide Thee
Though the eyes of sinful man

Thy glory may not see
Lord, only Thou art holy

there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love and purity

Holy, holy, holy
Lord God almighty
All Thy works shall praise Thy name

in earth and sky and sea
Holy, holy, holy
Merciful and mighty
God in three persons,

blessed Trinity

 

 

You're Beautiful

I see Your face in every sunrise
The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say
You're beautiful

I see Your power in the moonlit night
Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright
We are amazed in the light of the stars
It's all proclaiming who You are
You're beautiful, You're beautiful

I see you there hanging on a tree
You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me
Now you are sitting on Your heavenly throne
Soon we will be coming home
You're beautiful, you're beautiful

When we arrive at eternity's shore
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more
We'll enter in as the wedding bells ring
Your bride will come together and we'll sing
You're beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful

I see Your face, You're beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful

Canticle of the Turning

My soul cries out with a joyful shout
That the God of my heart is great
And my spirit sings of the Wondrous things
That you bring to the ones who wait
You fixed your sight on your servant's plight
And my weakness you did not spurn
So from east to west shall my name be blest
Could the world be about to turn?

 

Chorus:
My heart shall sing of the day you bring
Let the fires of your justice burn
Wipe away all tears for the dawn draws near
And the world is about to turn!

Though I am small, my God, my all, you
Work great things in me
And your mercy will last from the Depths
Of the past to the end of the age to be
Your very name puts the proud to shame
And to those who would for you yearn
You will show your might
Put the strong to flight
For the world is about to turn

 

From the halls of power to the fortress tower
Not a stone will be left on stone
Let the king beware for your
Justice tears ev'ry tyrant from his throne
The hungry poor shall weep no more
For the food they can never ears
There are tables spread, ev'ry
Mouth be fed
For the world is about to turn

 

Though the nations rage from age to age
We remember
Who holds us fast
God's mercy must deliver us from the conqueror's crushing grasp
This saving word that out forebears
Heard is the promise which holds us bound
'Til the spear and rod can be
Crushed by God
Who is turning the world around

 

 

Scripture

 

Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5:
21:10 And in the spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.

21:22 I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.

21:23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

21:24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.

21:25 Its gates will never be shut by day--and there will be no night there.

21:26 People will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.

21:27 But nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb

22:2 through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

22:3 Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him;

22:4 they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

22:5 And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

 

Reader: This is the word of God for the people of God

All: Thanks be to God

 

"Heaven Breaking In" by Kevin Georgas

 

Prayers of the People

(After each prayer the leader will say “We pray to the Lord” and in response everyone will say, “Lord, hear our prayer.”)

 

Corporate Confession: God, we have sinned in thought and word and deed, in what we have done and what we have left undone. We are hurt and anxious and grieved because of what others have done or left undone for us. We lament the powers of this world that subject us to sin and death, and we pray that new creation would come on earth as it is in heaven 

Consolation: Friends, in Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven, your wounds healed, and the Powers of this world defeated 

 

All: Thanks be to God 

 

The Lord’s Supper

 

Celebrant: Friends, come now to the table, to receive with thanksgiving what by the power of the Holy Spirit we also give to one another, God’s grace. 

All: Lord, in these acts we remember that we need each other to know you. We all have gifts to offer and we all have needs that we cannot meet on our own. Let us give as we are able and receive as we have need. Let this table be a level place, where valleys are lifted and mountains laid low, where we share in communion with one another and with you. 

Words of Institution (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) 

 Doxology

Praise God from who all blessings flow 

Praise God all creatures here below 

Praise God in heaven you choirs above 

The Triune Lord, source of all love 

 

Every ditch and valley shall be raised up

Every hill and mountain be made low

Every rugged place will be made flat

Everybody shall see the glory of the Lord 

Benediction