Author Archives: peter tewinkle

Chasing God’s Heart (worship video) – 10/24/21

Saul and David seem more alike than they do different. But, if Saul wanted to be forgiven, David wanted to be changed. He was a man chasing after God’s own heart.

Words for Worship – 10/24/21

So, much of what we wrestled with in worship last week returns to us this week. God’s call is unexpected. God’s view of things unsettles our own. God’s word is challenging to those in power. We learn that God looks inside, but for what? All the words that we’ll be using in worship are below. Or, you can download a copy to print here.

PRELUDE                                                                    Change My Heart, O God

CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 51

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
   and put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
   and do not take your holy spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
   and sustain in me a willing spirit.


Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
   and sinners will return to you.
Deliver me from bloodshed, O God,
   O God of my salvation,
   and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.


O Lord, open my lips,
   and my mouth will declare your praise.
For you have no delight in sacrifice;
   if I were to give a burnt-offering, you would not be pleased.

The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
   a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

*HYMN #360                                                                             You Are My King

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Most High and holy God, have mercy on me, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgement. Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me. You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

HYMN #622                                                                  God, Be Merciful To Me

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – from Matthew 5 & 6

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven;

for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

ANTHEM                                                                                           God Is Good

SCRIPTURE                                                                                I Samuel 16:1-13

The Lord said to Samuel, ‘How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.’ Samuel said, ‘How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.’ And the Lord said, ‘Take a heifer with you, and say, “I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.” Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.’ Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, ‘Do you come peaceably?’ He said, ‘Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.’ And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, ‘Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the Lord.’ But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.’ Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, ‘Neither has the Lord chosen this one.’ Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, ‘Neither has the Lord chosen this one.’ Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, ‘The Lord has not chosen any of these.’ Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Are all your sons here?’ And he said, ‘There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.’ And Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.’ He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, ‘Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.’ Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.

SERMON                       The Lord Looks On the Heart                                      

*HYMN #223                                                  Crown Him With Many Crowns

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION & THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

(over)

OFFERTORY                                               Create In Me a Clean Heart, O God

*DOXOLOGY #964

Inclusive lyrics:                              Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

                                                                  Praise God, all creatures here below

                                                                   Praise God, above ye heavenly host

                                                                           Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost

*BENEDICTION *SENDING SONG #948

Did God Say That? (worship video) – 10/17/21

Prism Picnic – TODAY @ 5pm!

At St. Croix Reformed Church, Prism Groups are our way to answer Jesus’s call to “be light, bringing out the God-colors of the world.” We experience community through our Growth and Outreach groups. And, we eat together! Our monthly picnics are a chance to get to know one another better and make plans for events and activities. You can come with a side to share or something to grill, but the most important thing is to come. See you at 5pm!

Words for Worship – 10/17/21

We gather for worship this week to wonder about what it means to hear God’s call. What is God saying? How do I know if it’s God speaking? What if I don’t want to say what God told me to speak? All the words that we’ll be using in worship are below. Or, you can download a copy to print here.

PRELUDE                                         Here I Am To Worship/O Worship the King

CALL TO WORSHIP – from Luke 1

Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’

And Mary said,
‘My soul magnifies the Lord,
   and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant.
   Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
   and holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him
   from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
   he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
   and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
   and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
   in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
   to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’

*HYMN #869                                                                              Here I Am, Lord

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Most High and holy God, our souls magnify you not only in our praise but also in our pleas. In a world of grief, sadness, and pain we know that we need your help. We hurt when we are hurt. We point the finger rather than accept blame. We resist your attempts to rescue us because the solutions can seem so severe. Bless us with your Holy Spirit so that we can hear your call and find the courage to answer it. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

HYMN #621                                                                    Give Me a Clean Heart

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – from I Thessalonians 5

Since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 

For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.

May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.

ANTHEM                                                                      You Are My Hiding Place

SCRIPTURE                                                                                  I Samuel 3:1-21

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ and he said, ‘Here I am!’ and ran to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ But he said, ‘I did not call; lie down again.’ So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, ‘Samuel!’ Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ But he said, ‘I did not call, my son; lie down again.’ Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, ‘Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” ’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’ Then the Lord said to Samuel, ‘See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. On that day I will fulfil against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. For I have told him that I am about to punish his house for ever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God, and he did not restrain them. Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering for ever.’

Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. But Eli called Samuel and said, ‘Samuel, my son.’ He said, ‘Here I am.’ Eli said, ‘What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.’ So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, ‘It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.’

As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord. The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh, for the Lord revealed himself to Samuel at Shiloh by the word of the Lord.

SERMON                                 Did God Say That?                                               

*HYMN #521                                           Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION & THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

(over)

OFFERTORY                                                                 I Will Call Upon the Lord

*DOXOLOGY #964

Inclusive lyrics:                              Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

                                                                  Praise God, all creatures here below

                                                                   Praise God, above ye heavenly host

                                                                           Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost

*BENEDICTION

Transition for the TeWinkles.

The photo above is one of my favorites from the last four years. It happened on an Easter Sunday just after the sunrise service. Two symbols of God’s promise, a rainbow and an empty cross, remind us that God is a God of salvation and life.

This Sunday I announced that my family and I are transitioning back to Grand Rapids, MI; the city from which we came when we first arrived on St. Croix and in many ways represents a feeling of home for our boys. So, it’s with a heavy heart that I made the really difficult decision to accept the call to a congregation there as their Teaching Pastor.

When we first came to St. Croix in 2017 it was for one year. We were greeted, not only by a warm and welcoming congregation, but by Hurricane Maria. It was a startling and aggravating experience, but we didn’t suffer. That was partly because SCRC made sure we didn’t (and also the generous neighbors in LaReine). The silver lining of this time is that we really bonded as a congregation, supporting one another through the ups and downs of recovery.

Then, just as we were starting to imagine a future together, covid put a stop to our plans and a different sort of transition happened. We had to “stay at home” and put our services online. Despite the difficulties there have been silver linings here as well. We are reaching people around the country with our online worship. And, I genuinely believe that God is present in new ways at SCRC, especially through the young men and women who are leading us in worship.

When I accepted the call to stay on at SCRC, I knew that this is where God wanted us to be. A line from a song assured me, “Your labor is not unknown, through the rocks they cry out and the sea it may groan, the place of your toil may not seem like a home, but your labor is not unknown.” Though it didn’t feel like it at the time, St. Croix became a home for us and we have the people of St. Croix Reformed Church to thank for that. Thank you.

I’m proud of what we have been able to accomplish over the last four years despite disaster and disease. We have a Scripture to guide us (Matthew 5:14-16), language that defines us (community, growth, outreach, etc.), and an image to inspire us (Prism). Our Prism Groups are just beginning again and it’s hard for me to imagine leaving before the growth has started. But, I return to another line of that same song, “Your planting and reaping are never the same, but your labor is not in in vain.” It is, after all, God who gives the growth regardless of who is planting or watering the seeds. So, I have some assurance that it’s ok to go.

So, it’s time for the TeWinkles to transition. While I am moving, I am not leaving. My heart is too wrapped up in this island to leave it behind completely. I care too much about seeing its struggles alleviated and its gifts recognized. In addition, we feel a debt of gratitude to the congregation for welcoming us and supporting us through this season of life. I do hope to return on occasion to see how planted seeds have grown and born fruit.

My final Sunday will be November 21, just a short six weeks from now. And, I know it will go fast. I hope that you’ll be able to join us in worship. I invite you to join me for coffee or a beer. I know that this announcement will raise questions and stir up emotions. I welcome them all. Feel free to call me or email me or Message me on Facebook.

I also want you to know that the congregation is in good hands. The Consistory, led by Brad Ebersole, is already working with Classis to find your next pastor. If you want to inquire about the process or be part of the next search team, feel free to reach out to him (740-538-7989; bradleyebersole@gmail.com).

The refrain of the song that I keep mentioning is a consoling reminder of God’s abiding presence. “For I am with you, I am with you; for I have called you, called you by name. Your labor is not in vain.” People come and go from our lives and those transitions can be hard. I know it will be for us. So, I’m entrusting the move and St. Croix Reformed Church to God’s faithfulness, which always stays the same; reminders of which we see on a regular basis as seen in the photo above.

“Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” – I Corinthians 15:58

God Hears Our Hangry (worship video) – 10/10/21

Words for Worship – 10/10/21

We gather this week for worship with a focus on our journey with God. Sometimes it feels dry and directionless. Sometimes we get “hangry.” How does God respond? What can we expect? All the words that we’ll be using in worship are below. Or you can download a copy to print here.

PRELUDE                                                                              Bread of the World

CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
   He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
   he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
   for his name’s sake.


Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
   I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
   your rod and your staff—
   they comfort me.


You prepare a table before me
   in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
   my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
   all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
   my whole life long.

*HYMN #43                                                Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Most High and holy God, our great Shepherd, you lead us a guide us to places that meet our needs. You supply our strength. You lead us to rest when we’re weary. You protect us from harm. You fill us with food and quench our thirst. There is an abundance to your grace that we should not take for granted. Bless with your Holy Spirit so that our hearts and our hands remain open to those in need. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

ANTHEM                                                                                  Keep Your Lamps

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – from Matthew 6

‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

For it is the nations who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

*HYMN #808                                                                               Table of Plenty

SCRIPTURE                                                                                   Exodus 16:1-18

The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. The Israelites said to them, ‘If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.’

Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather on other days.’ So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, ‘In the evening you shall know that it was the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your complaining against the Lord. For what are we, that you complain against us?’ And Moses said, ‘When the Lord gives you meat to eat in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning, because the Lord has heard the complaining that you utter against him—what are we? Your complaining is not against us but against the Lord.’

Then Moses said to Aaron, ‘Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, “Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.” ’ And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked towards the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. The Lord spoke to Moses and said, ‘I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, “At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.” ’

In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, ‘What is it?’ For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, ‘It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: “Gather as much of it as each of you needs, an omer to a person according to the number of persons, all providing for those in their own tents.” ’ The Israelites did so, some gathering more, some less. But when they measured it with an omer, those who gathered much had nothing over, and those who gathered little had no shortage; they gathered as much as each of them needed.

SERMON                                The Journey Is Real                                               

*HYMN #204                                                  Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION & THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

(over)

OFFERTORY                                                                      I Am the Bread of Life

*DOXOLOGY #964

Inclusive lyrics:                              Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

                                                                  Praise God, all creatures here below

                                                                   Praise God, above ye heavenly host

                                                                           Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost

*BENEDICTION

God Hears Our Cries (worship video) – 10/03/21

Crying out is not too emotional or irrational. It’s faithful!

Words for Worship – 10/03/21

We gather around the Jesus’s table this week to celebrate our connection with the divine and with each other. We’ll listen to Scripture about the way that God listens. All the words that we’ll be using in worship are below. Or, you can download a copy to print here.

PRELUDE                                                                                 Let My People Go

CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 145

All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
   and all your faithful shall bless you.
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
   and tell of your power,
to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
   and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
   and your dominion endures throughout all generations.


The Lord is faithful in all his words,
   and gracious in all his deeds.

The Lord upholds all who are falling,
   and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
   and you give them their food in due season.

You open your hand,
   satisfying the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is just in all his ways,
   and kind in all his doings.

The Lord is near to all who call on him,
   to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfils the desire of all who fear him;
   he also hears their cry, and saves them.

*HYMN #4                                                                                 God of Wonders

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Most High and holy God, God of mercy, whose ears are tuned to our prayers. Sometimes we withhold our cries because we’re led to believe that our pain is part of your mysterious plan. Sometimes, overwhelmed by the pain of others, we withhold our cries on their behalf. Remind us that you hear our cries and are moved by our prayers. Reassure us that you are a Savior who longs to wipe away every tear. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

*HYMN #375                                                                                      Your Name

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – from Hebrews 5

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 

Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.

ANTHEM                                                                                     Revelation Song

SCRIPTURE                                                                               Exodus 2:23-3:17

After a long time the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned under their slavery, and cried out. Out of the slavery their cry for help rose up to God. God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God looked upon the Israelites, and God took notice of them.

Moses at the Burning Bush

Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, ‘I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.’ When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then he said, ‘Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’ He said further, ‘I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Then the Lord said, ‘I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ He said, ‘I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.’

The Divine Name Revealed

But Moses said to God, ‘If I come to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your ancestors has sent me to you”, and they ask me, “What is his name?” what shall I say to them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.’ He said further, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, “I am has sent me to you.” ’ God also said to Moses, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, “The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you”:
This is my name for ever,
and this my title for all generations.
Go and assemble the elders of Israel, and say to them, “The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying: I have given heed to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt. I declare that I will bring you up out of the misery of Egypt, to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.”

SERMON                                       God Hears                                                      

*HYMN #601                                              All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

The Lord be with you.

AND ALSO WITH YOU.

Lift up your hearts.

WE LIFT THEM TO THE LORD.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

IT IS RIGHT TO GIVE OUR THANKS AND PRAISE.

O Holy God… we lift our hearts in joyful praise:

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY LORD, GOD OF POWER AND MIGHT, HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF YOUR GLORY. HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST. BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST.

(over)

We praise you… until we feast together in your eternal Kingdom

THROUGH CHRIST, WITH CHRIST, IN CHRIST, IN THE UNITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, ALL GLORY AND HONOR ARE YOURS, ALMIGHTY GOD, NOW AND FOREVER.  AMEN

COMMUNION                                                                            Let Us Be Bread

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION & THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

OFFERTORY                                                                                 Here I Am, Lord

*DOXOLOGY #964

Inclusive lyrics:                              Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

                                                                  Praise God, all creatures here below

                                                                   Praise God, above ye heavenly host

                                                                           Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost

*BENEDICTION *SENDING SONG #948