This is the Day that the Lord Has Made, Let us rejoice and be glad it in!
*Welcome to Oakwood UMC Online this week. We’ve got some familiar music for you to sing along with. I hope you belt it out at home with us.
*I am glad that you are here with us.
Our liturgist this morning is Cathy Leininger.
Our singers are: Amy Enloe, Judy and Phil Gliebe, Cilla Landrigan, Jen Messaros and Pastor Lori; Sound Tech, Jay Messaros. And yes, we socially distanced as we sang!
As you prepare your hearts for worship, light a candle and welcome God into your midst.
Prelude: “Heaven Is My Throne” by Dennis Eliot, played by Alan Klinect
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship and Opening Prayer
Opening Hymn: “I Surrender All”
Children's Message: "Rooted in God"
Scripture Reading: Acts 1:1-11
Message: “Forward Looking- after looking back” by Pastor Lori Reiber
Hear Our Prayer This Day: A Memorial Day Prayer
In the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts, let each of us name and call on the One whose power over us is great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing .You who created us, who sustain us, who call us to live in peace, hear our prayer this day:
Hear our prayer for all who have died, whose hearts and hopes are known to you alone ...
Hear our prayer for those who put the welfare of others ahead of their own
and give us hearts as generous as theirs ...
Hear our prayer for those who gave their lives in the service of others,
and accept the gift of their sacrifice ...
Help us to shape and make a world where we will lay down the arms of war
and turn our swords into ploughshares for a harvest of justice and peace ...
Comfort those who grieve the loss of their loved ones and let your healing be the hope in our hearts…
Hear our prayer this day and in your mercy answer us in the name of all that is holy.
The peace of God be with you. Amen.
Giving Back to God
Offertory “The Garden Hymn”. played by Alan Klinect
Invitation to Offering, Offertory Prayer, Doxology
Closing Hymn: “I’ll Fly Away”
The power and love of Jesus Christ is with you. You are sent forth through the power of
the Holy Spirit, to be his witnesses in the world, bringing the Good News, healing,
establishing ministries of justice and peace. Go in confidence, and know that the power
and love of God goes with you. AMEN.