Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
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Lectionary Readings:
      Psalm 66:8-20; Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21

*GATHERING HYMN      “Surely the Presence”      UMH #328


(Please take this time during the prelude to quiet your hearts before God

and peacefully anticipate the movement of the Holy Spirit.)

*Call to Worship            

Leader:   God remembers and visits us and restores us to the community of faith.

People: In our pain, suffering and loss, we know the assurance of God's presence.

Leader:   When we have opposition and hopeless situations, God bears us up on eagles' wings.

People: In the loneliness of our firm idealism, God grants healing and transformation.

Leader:   Whatever we need as we gather to worship, a merciful and loving God meets us here.

People: We assemble with high expectations that God has much good in store for us.

Leader:   The good gifts God bestows on us here are for our use in reaching out to others.

People: We want to use our talents in the service of Jesus Christ. Amen.

~Lavon Bayler,

Fresh Winds of the Spirit: Liturgical Resources for Year A

(Pilgrim Press, 1986), 106.


*Hymn of Praise                                                   UMH #152

“I Sing the Almighty Power of God”



 Opening Prayer 

You have brought us, O God, to another Lord's Day, when we are privileged to worship you with our brothers and sisters in Christ. May we have unity of mind and heart as we open ourselves to the movement of your Holy Spirit. As your love grows within us, may we have rich fellowship with you and with one another. In Christ's name. Amen




Praises, Joys and Concerns


Pastoral Prayer and 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.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.




Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                           “Doxology”                             UMH #95




Children’s Time

Special Music and Testimonies

New Testament Reading          Acts 17:22-31           page 1010

Gospel Reading        John 14:15-21                               page 983

Sermon                      “In God’s Hands”                      Pastor Mary

                               Video Illustrations                                       

"Oh Happy Day"

Sister Act 2/ by Edwin Hawkins

"Put Your Hand in the Hand (of the Man)"

by Ocean

"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands,"

African Children’s Choir/by Laurie London

 *Closing Hymn         “Spirit of the Living God”       UMH #393

                                                                                             (2 times)

*Dismissal With Blessing


Sunday, May 21
9:30 a.m. Worship
2:30 p.m. District Conference at Saegertown UMC
Tuesday, May 23
5:30-7:30 p.m. Girl Scouts at San Juan
Friday, May 26
8:30 a.m. Pick up food at Second Harvest
Saturday, May 27
2:00 pm Benefit Dinner for Mary Torres at San Juan


Sunday, May 28
9:30 a.m.            Worship
Tuesday, May 30            Money due for UM Night at SeaWolves
                                        (June 3)
Wednesday, May 31
8:30 a.m.            Pick up perishables at Second Harvest
12:30 p.m.          Food Pantry
Saturday, June 3
7:00 p.m.           United Methodist Day at Sea Wolves Game

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