June 13 – Virtual Service

Why We Can Follow Jesus

Full Service

WE ARE ASSEMBLED IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
IN WHOSE FOOTSTEPS WE FOLLOW.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                 (responsively)
To the fisherman Jesus said:
Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”
To the tax collector Jesus said:
“Follow me.”
To the rich man Jesus said:
“Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
At the last supper Jesus said:
“Follow me.”
To you and to me and to all of us Jesus says:
“Follow me!”

 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”                       83                      

 Prayer of Adoration and Confession:               Minister

“Tell me the old, old story”                                  401

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

Presentation of Gifts and Offering:

“For the fruits of His creation”                            570

The Offertory Prayer:                                   (in unison)

Most gracious and loving Heavenly Father, we thank You for all the blessings we receive from You on a daily basis.  You give us far more than what we could ever keep count of.  Bless these gifts we today present to You for the expansion of Your kingdom work.  May it signify our commitment to You in the example of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

The Scriptures:
Matthew 16: 24-28                                           Len Phelps
1 Peter 2: 21-25                                                  Minister

Sermon:      “Why We Can Follow Jesus”

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

 Announcements

“Follow me, the Master said”                              483

Commissioning and Benediction

Three-fold Amen

June 6 – Virtual Service

In God Alone, We Find Encouragement

Full Service                          Sermon Only

WE HAVE COME TO WORSHIP OUR GOD AND TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIM FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                  (responsively)
L: I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.
P: He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and the mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
L: He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.
P: Blessed is the man who takes the lord His trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
All:      Many, Lord my God, are the wonders You have done.

“How great Thou art”                                   332 (New)

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:                

“Nearer, my God, to Thee”                          vs. 1, 2&5 519          

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

 The Scriptures:
Psalm 62                                                           Pam Klassen
1 Samuel 30: 1-25                                       Minister

Sermon:                      “In God Alone,
                             We Find Encouragement”

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

 Presentation of Gifts and Offering:

“Doxology”               

The Offertory Prayer:
Oh God, Giver of all good gifts – in gratitude we bring our gifts today.  Use them to the end that Your kingdom may come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Bless the gift and the giver.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Announcements

“A mighty fortress is our God”                              86

Commissioning and Benediction

Closing Refrain:

May 30 – Virtual Service

Father, Son And Holy Spirit At Work In Us

Full Service                    Sermon Only

TRINITY SUNDAY
We are assembled in the name of our Triune God
FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                         (responsively)
L: To God be all glory, the One Who visits us in three Persons, the Holy Trinity of hope and love.
P: For there is no place which is without You, O God, and no time when You are not there.  For You are the beginning and the end, the Source of all that is.
All: We praise and worship You, O God, for there is no other God like You.

 “Holy, holy, holy”                                                  277

Prayer of Adoration:                                          Minister

Living Faith:
“God” Sec. 1.5 – 1.6

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:
“For the fruits of His creation”                            570

The Offertory Prayer:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit – to You we give thanks this day – and to You we bring the gifts that You first gave us for the living of our lives and for doing the works of Your eternal Kingdom.  Bless all that we offer in Your service and so move among us that we hold back nothing from You – this both now and forevermore.  Amen.

Prayer of Confession:                                       Minister

“I have decided to follow Jesus”              570 (New)

The passing of the Peace:
The peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

The Scriptures:
Matthew 3: 13-17                                  Allan Turberfield
Romans 8: 14-17                                               Minister

Sermon:
“Father, Son and Holy Spirit at work in us”

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

Announcements

“Glory be to God the Father”                 vs. 1&3 278

 Commissioning and Benediction

May 23 – Pentecost Sunday Virtual Service

I Will Bring Life

Full Service               Sermon Only

PENTECOST SUNDAY
Today is Pentecost Sunday.
Holy Spirit, come and renew us!

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship
: (responsively)
Come, sing a new song of worship.                      Come, sing a new song of praise.
Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.
With joy we celebrate Pentecost.
Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.
Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.
A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory
and the glory was given to the people.
The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us.  Sing praises!
We sing praises, indeed!

“Spirit of the living God”                                         400 (New)

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:            Minister
“As come the breath of spring                             vs. 1, 2&4 396

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.

The Scriptures:
Joel 2: 28&29                                                               Allan Turberfield
Ezekiel 37: 1-14                                                          Minister

Sermon:      “I Will Bring Life”                               

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:
“Doxology”

The Offertory Prayer:
Gracious God, You have poured out upon Your people Your Spirit as You promised through the prophet Joel.  Your Spirit enriched those who received Him on the Day of the Pentecost.  Thank you for enriching us as well when we received Your Spirit.  Help us to share these riches.  Bless what we offer here today on these plates and within our hearts.  Amen.

Announcements
*“Spirit, Spirit of gentleness”             399 (New)

Commissioning and Benediction

May 16 – Virtual Service

What Jesus Left Behind When He Ascended

Full Service

ASCENSION SUNDAY
We have come to worship Jesus,
our exalted King

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                           (responsively)
L:      Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with
loud songs of joy!
P:      For God has ascended with shouts of triumph, and
trumpet fanfare!
All:   Our God is exalted on high, Sovereign over all
the nations, and Lord of our lives.  Let us worship
together.

“Fairest Lord Jesus”                                           

Prayer of Adoration:                                                     Minister

Doxology to our Lord, Jesus Christ:        (Rev. 5: 12&13)
In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, Who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”

Prayer of Confession:                                               Minister

“Rejoice in the Lord”

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.  

The Scriptures
Psalm 148                                                               Allan Turberfield
Acts 1: 1-11                                                           Minister

Sermon:      “What Jesus Left Behind
                              When He Ascended”

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:
“Now thank we all our God”                 

Offertory Prayer:                                                   (in unison)
We make this offering to You, O Lord, as one small promise to love You and to obey Your laws and commandments. Bless what we give that others may benefit from it and that all praise, honor and glory may be Yours, both now and forevermore.
Amen.

Announcements

“Praise, my soul, the King of heaven”

Commissioning and Benediction

May 9 – Mother’s Day Virtual Service

The Qualities Of A Godly Mother

Full Service                      Sermon Only

Mother’s Day/Christian Family Sunday

WE ARE ASSEMBLED AS A FAMILY OF BELIEVERS, CHOSEN AND GRACED IN JESUS CHRIST.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                  (responsively)
L: See how very much our Father loves us for He
calls us His children, and that is what we are.
P: God showed how much He loved us by sending His one one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him
L: Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.
P: No one has ever seen God.  But if we love each other, God lives in us, and His love is brought to full expression in us.

*For the beauty of the earth”                       vs. 1, 4, 5&6 98

 Prayer of Adoration:                                                      Minister

 Presentation of Gifts and Offering:

*”For all Your goodness God”                              804 (New)

The Offertory Prayer:
Oh God, Giver of all good gifts – in gratitude we bring our gifts today.  Use them to the end that Your kingdom may come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Bless the gift and the giver.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Prayer of Confession:                                                   Minister

*We are one in the Spirit”                                    471 (New)

The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

 Scripture reading:

Proverbs 31: 1-31                                                        Minister                  Sermon:  “The Qualities Of A Godly Mother”

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

 Announcements

*Now thank we all our God”                                       103

Commissioning and Benediction

Closing Refrain:
Go now in peace.  Never be afraid.  God will go with you each hour of every day.  Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.  Know He will guide you in all you do.  Go now in love and show you believe.  Reach out to others, so all the world can see.  God will be there, watching from above.  Go now in peace, in faith and in love.

Martin Luther Pledge during the Bubonic Plague 1527

“I shall ask God, mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence in not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should with to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for with my own death or the death of others. If my neighbour needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above. See, this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.” ~Martin Luther. In 1527, bubonic plague

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

Upon the recommendation of presbytery LPC will institute the following measures to reduce the COVID-19 hazard:

1) Coffee time suspended until further notice

2) Offering plates will be set on a table inside the sanctuary entrance so people can make their offering as they enter or leave the service

3) Greeters will continue at front door with the following modifications:

bulletins will be available in the narthex but will not be handed out,

  instead people may pick them up on their own

– no hand shaking or hugs

– maintain 1-meter distance from those whom  you are greeting

4) Communion is suspended until further notice.

5) We encourage everyone to maintain at least 1-meter of social distancing in the pews (this does not apply to family members who are regularly exposed to one another), no hand shakes, hugs or elbow bumps

6) We encourage those who are not well to stay home from services (be sure to let your elder know if you need any help, call the office or the pastor if you do not know who your elder is)

7) The backs of the pews and other shared surfaces will be sanitized before each service, wipes for this purpose will be in Clara’s office

8) Potluck for Maundy Thursday will most likely be suspended depending on the state of the virus situation at that time

9) Men’s breakfast is suspended until further notice

Please let your elder know if you have other suggestions as to how we can mitigate the effects of this virus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we go through this challenge together.

On behalf of your session,

Rev. Dennis Howard