Topic: Sunday Zoom Church
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~  "We May Not Meet AT Church, But We Shall Meet AS Church."  ~

Sunday May 9, 2021                    Commanded to Love

WE GATHER AS GOD’S BELOVED 

GREETINGS AND WELCOME

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

CENTERING MOMENT AND COLLECT 

INTROIT: Joy Comes with the dawn; joy comes with the morning sun; joy springs from the tomb and scatters the night with her song, joy comes with the dawn. (words and music: Gordon Light, 1985) 

OPENING PRAYER: (Unison) Jesus, giver of love and joy, we give thanks that you call us your friends. Help us, your followers, to call creation our friend. May we see all people as friends and treat everyone with respect and compassion. All people in every part of creation are bound together by your love! Help us to keep your commandment to love one another, just as you love us. May we be faithful and true in all our relationships - with you, with each other, and with the earth. We pray these things in your name, Jesus, our friend. Amen. 

HYMN: “Come, Let Us Sing”                                               VU# 222

PRAYER OF RENEWAL (Unison) Sometimes, God, we think we know who is in and who is out. Sometimes, God, we don’t want to hear you challenging our perceptions. Sometimes, God, we quietly want to hang onto our biases and judgments. Sometimes, God, we are just plain wrong. Forgive us. Challenge us. Never give up on us. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

(Time of Contemplative Silence) 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

MINUTE FOR MISSION 

WE LISTEN 

1st Testament Reading                     Psalm 98                      Ministry of Music

Gospel Reading                                John 15: 9 - 17 

HYMN: “Praise Our Maker”                                VU# 316 

MESSAGE: “It’s All About Love” 

WE RESPOND 

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION

THE LORD’S PRAYER  

CLOSING HYMN: “We Are Pilgrims”                          VU# 595 

COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION

CHORAL CLOSING: “Halle, Halle, Halle!.      VU# 989

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The Southwest Norfolk Pastoral Charge is a faith community inspired and empowered by the Holy Spirit following the teachings of Jesus Christ and showing this by our deeds and our actions

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               We will continue to publish our weekly Sunday. 

               We encourage you to engage in the readings & prayers in your own safe place:)

         MAY  WORSHIP SCHEDULE

May 2, 2021…………………Growing and Changing…………………………

                                                                                                      VU# 371 Open My eyes

                                 Psalm 22: 25 - 31                                       VU# 291 All Things Bright and Beautiful

                                 John 15: 1 – 8                                              VU# 436 Abide with Me 

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May 9, 2021………………….Commanded to Love…………………… 

                                                                                                      VU# 222 Come, Let Us Sing

                                Psalm 98                                                    VU# 583 Jesus Came, a Child like Me

                                John 15: 9 - 17                                            VU# 595 We Are Pilgrims

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May 16, 2021………………..Sent to the World………………………. 

                                    Psalm 1                                                         VU# 381 Spirit of Life

                                John 17: 6 - 19                                             VU# 579 The Church is Wherever

                                                                                                       VU# 420 Go to the World

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May 23, 2021………………Pentecost is Now……………………….. 

                                    Ezekiel 37: 1 - 14                                          VU# 382 Breathe on Me, Breath of God

                                Acts 2: 1 - 21                                                VU# 296 This is God’s Wondrous World

                                                                                                      VU# 418 Go Forth for God.

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May 30, 2021………………Trinity Sunday……………………….. 

                                      Psalm 29                                                   VU# 315 Holy, Holy, Holy

                                  John 3: 1 - 17                                             VU# 356 Seek Ye First

                                                                                                      VU# 424 May the God of Hope Go With Us

 "Let's Go Down Into the Valley"

Hamilton Conference President Ted Smith has made a video about his 2014-2015 theme, 

“Let’s Go Down into the Valley.”....Enjoy! ….Church