Othello Christian Church
May 12, 2019
Gathering Before God

Song of Celebration “We Believe”

Welcome and Announcements

Processional Song/Lighting of Candles “Shout to the North”

Call to Worship

Leader: We are risen with Christ—

People: the Lord is risen!

Leader: Eternal life is ours—

People: the Lord is risen!

Leader: Death has met its master—

People: the Lord is risen!

Leader: The way to heaven is open—

People: the Lord is risen!

Leader: He is risen indeed—

People: Alleluia! Amen.

Opening Prayer

Response: “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying” #305

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer #310

Hearing and Proclaiming God's Word

Scripture Reading

Acts 9:36-43NRSV

Message: “What a Mother Does”

Invitation Hymn: “Crown Him with Many Crowns” #234

Sharing in Christ's Life

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Hymn: “Because He Lives” #562

Offertory Response: “Accept, O God, the Gifts We Bring” #379

Table Prayers

Words of Institution

Partaking of the Bread and Cup

The bread which we break,

Is it not a means of sharing in the body of Christ?

The cup of blessing which we bless,

Is it not a means of sharing in the blood of Christ?

Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body,

For we all partake of one bread.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Most gentle God, you have fed us this day with your holy word and life-giving bread. May we continue to discern your calls in life, family, community, and in the movements of our hearts. May we always be among those who worship you in spirit and in truth. We ask this through the intercession of all those who gave their lives that others may have bread and a better quality of life. Amen.

Departing for Ministry

Closing Hymn: “Go My Children, with My Blessing” #431

Sending Forth with Blessing

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