Read-along Service for Sunday, May 5, 2024

Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church
Order of Worship
Sunday May 5, 2024 – 6th of Easter

We welcome Rev. Ronnie Magno from Grace-St. Andrew’s United Church, Arnprior, as our Guest Speaker today.

Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Lighting the Christ Candle
Choral Introit
Call to Worship

Hymn                                    This Is the Day                                          VU 412

  1. This is the day, this is the day
    that our God has made, that our God has made;
    we will rejoice, we will rejoice,
    and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
    This is the day that our God has made,
    we will rejoice and be glad in it.
    This is the day, this is the day
    That our God has made.
  1. Open to us, open to us
    your gates, O God, your gates, O God;
    we will go in, we will go in,
    to your holy place, to your holy place.
    Open to us your gates, O God,
    we will go in to your holy place.
    Open to us, open to us
    your gates, O God.
  1. You are our God, you are our God,
    we will praise your name, we will praise your name;
    we will give thanks, we will give thanks,
    for your faithfulness, for your faithfulness.
    You are our God, we will praise your name,
    we will give thanks for your faithfulness.
    You are our God, you are our God,
    we will praise your name.
  1. This is the day, this is the day
    that our God has made, that our God has made;
    we will rejoice, we will rejoice,
    and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
    This is the day that our God has made,
    we will rejoice and be glad in it.
    This is the day, this is the day
    That our God has made.

Prayer of Approach

Scripture Reader:         Jane Lambert

First Scripture:              Acts 10:44-48
*Gospel Lesson:          1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17

Hymn                   Breathe on Me, Breath of God                          VU 382

  1. Breathe on me, breath of God,
    fill me with life anew,
    that I may love what thou dost love,
    and do what thou wouldst do.
  1. Breathe on me, breath of God,
    until my heart is pure,
    until my will is one with thine,
    to do and to endure.
  1. Breathe on me, breath of God,
    till I am wholly thine,
    until this earthly part of me
    glows with thy fire divine.
  1. Breathe on me, breath of God:
    so shall I never die,
    but live with thee the perfect life
    of thine eternity.

Homily
Special Music
The Offering

Offering Song      Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands           VU 537

  1. Your work, O God, needs many hands
    to help you everywhere,
    and some there are who cannot serve
    unless our gifts we share.
  1. Because we love you and your work,
    our offering now we make:
    be pleased to use it as your own,
    we ask for Jesus’ sake.

Offering Prayer

Hymn                   Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                       VU 333

  1. Love divine, all loves excelling,
    joy of heaven to earth come down,
    fix in us thy humble dwelling,
    all thy faithful mercies crown.
    Jesus, thou art all compassion,
    pure, unbounded love thou art;
    visit us with thy salvation,
    enter every trembling heart.
  1. Come, almighty to deliver;
    Let us all thy grace receive;
    suddenly return, and never,
    nevermore thy temples leave.
    Thee we would be always blessing,
    serve thee as thy hosts above,
    pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
    glory in thy perfect love.
  1. Finish, then, thy new creation;
    pure and spotless let us be;
    let us see thy great salvation
    perfectly restored in thee,
    changed from glory into glory,
    till in heaven we take our place,
    till we cast our crowns before thee,
    lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn                   I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me                VU 575

  1. I’m gonna live so God can use me
    anywhere, Lord, anytime!
    I’m gonna live so God can use me
    anywhere, Lord, anytime!
  1. I’m gonna work so God can use me
    anywhere, Lord, anytime!
    I’m gonna work so God can use me
    anywhere, Lord, anytime!
  1. I’m gonna pray so God can use me
    anywhere, Lord, anytime!
    I’m gonna pray so God can use me
    anywhere, Lord, anytime!
  1. I’m gonna sing so God can use me
    anywhere, Lord, anytime!
    I’m gonna sing so God can use me
    anywhere, Lord, anytime!

Benediction
Choral Amen   Amen, Amen, Hallelujah, Amen                          VU 974
Postlude

(no printed sermon this week)

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