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Hawaii Kai United Church of Christ

Worship Order for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 3, 2020

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WELCOME  

 

CALL TO WORSHIP  

I thank God for each and every one of you!

Let us mention one another in our prayers.

Remember friends, Jesus has chosen you.

Come, let us do our work of faith and labor of love, praising God all the while.

Let us worship God!

 

OPENING PRAYER

 

OPENING SONG 

Think About His Love

By Walt Harrah

© 1987 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music. Used by permission

CCLI #350601

 

Chorus:  Think about His love, think about His goodness

Think about His grace that’s brought us through.

For as high as the heavens above

So great is the measure of our Father’s love

Great is the measure of our Father’s love.

 

How could I forget His love?

How could I forget His mercy?

He satisfies, He satisfies

He satisfies my desires.

(Chorus)

 

Even when I’ve strayed away

His love has sought me out and found me

He satisfies, He satisfies

He satisfies my desires.

(Chorus)

 

 

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O God, you call us to patience and diligence in the painstaking work of your Reign, but we get discouraged and give up too soon. 

Lord, have mercy. 

O God, you call us to collaborate in community in the painstaking work of your Reign, but we do not trust and honor the gifts of others. 

Lord, have mercy.

O God, you call us to be full of joyful confidence in the painstaking work of your Reign, but we are burdened with anxiety and fear. 

Lord, have mercy.

Forgive us, O God, and lead us in the ways of patience, community and joy.  Amen.

Written by the Rev. Susan A. Blain.  Reprinted with permission.  © 2007 Local Church Ministries, Worship and Education Ministry Team, United Church of Christ.  

 

(Silence for personal confession)

 

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

Share the peace of Christ with those around you.  Think of one person you can call later on today to share the peace of Christ.

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Acts 17:1-9 and 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+17%3A1-9&version=NIV

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Thessalonians+1%3A1-10&version=NIV

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

MESSAGE  “We Always Thank God for You”

 

COMMUNION

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Please send your prayer requests and updates to me or to Carol at the office, and we will add the names to our prayer list.

 

DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Please mail your offerings to the church office at 6650 Hawaii Kai Drive #102, Honolulu, HI 96825.  Checks only, please.

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

 

CLOSING SONG: 

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

Words by John Newton, music by Alexander R. Reinagle

Public domain

 

How sweet the name of Jesus sound in a believer’s ear!

It soothes our sorrows, heals our wound and drives away our fears.

 

It makes the wounded spirit whole, and calms the troubled breast;

‘Tis nourishment to hungry souls, and to the weary rest.

 

Jesus! my Savior, Shepherd, Friend, my Prophet, Priest and King,

My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, accept the praise I bring.

 

 

BENEDICTION