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Call to Worship

L: Let praise to God resound in the heavens!

P: Let praise to God fill the earth!

L: Let all God’s angels offer praise and rejoicing!

P: Let all God’s creatures sing praise and joy!

L: Open your hearts and spirits today.

P: Let us praise the Lord today and always! AMEN.

Song 1

Jesus, Thine All-Victorious Love (UMH 422)

1. Jesus, thine all-victorious love 
shed in my heart abroad;
then shall my feet no longer rove,
rooted and fixed in God.

2. O that in me the sacred fire
might now begin to glow;
burn up the dross of base desire
and make the mountains flow!

3. O that it now from heaven might fall
and all my sins consume!
Come, Holy Ghost, for thee I call,
Spirit of burning, come!

4. Refining fire, go through my heart,
illuminate my soul;
scatter thy life through every part
and sanctify the whole.

Responsive Reading

Meditative Moment

New Testament Reading

John 13:31-35 

When Judas was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Human One has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him.  If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify the Human One in himself and will glorify him immediately.  Little children, I’m with you for a little while longer. You will look for me—but, just as I told the Jewish leaders, I also tell you now—‘Where I’m going, you can’t come.’

 “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other.  This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.”

 

 

Song 2

O Thou Who Camest From Above (UMH 501)

1. O Thou who camest from above,
the pure celestial fire to impart
kindle a flame of sacred love
upon the mean altar of my heart.

2. There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return,
in humble prayer and fervent praise.

3. Jesus, confirm my heart's desire
to work and speak and think for thee;
still let me guard the holy fire,
and still stir up thy gift in me.

4. Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat,
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make my sacrifice complete.

Acts 11:1-18;Psalm 148- UMH p. 861

Message Glimmers of Hope:Love, Love & Love

Offertory Anthem
God Shall Wipe Away the Tears-Maggie Burke, soprano
   Katie Rohwer, Mezzo-Soprano

Prayer

Song 3

All Creatures of Our God and King(UMH 62)

1.All creatures of our God and KingLift up your voice and with us sing O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou, burning sun with golden beamThou, silver moon with softer gleam O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
2.Let all things their Creator bless And worship Him in humbleness O praise Him! Alleluia! Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son And praise the Spirit, Three-in-One
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
3.All the redeemed washed by His blood Come and rejoice in His great love O praise Him! Alleluia! Christ has defeated every sin Cast all your burdens now on Him O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
4.He shall return in pow’r to reign
Heaven and earth will join to say
O praise Him! Alleluia! Then who shall fall on bended knee?All creatures of our God and King O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

Blessing