As we continue through this time of physical distancing, we're providing this worship service for you and your family to use. After the Sunday morning Zoom gathering, you can go through the parts of the worship service and watch the service below.


At 11am CT Sunday morning we gather with Pastor Kim via Zoom for worship and a chance to say 'Hi!'. Everyone is invited to join us!

The current week's Zoom information will be posted on that Sunday's worship page under the Connect menu.


Sunday School lessons can be found here.


Click here for information on other ways to stay connected and serve our community.

Christ is risen.

Christ has risen indeed!


Announcements and Life Together

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Call to Worship

We gather to worship the Good Shepherd,

   who lays down his life for his sheep.

We gather to worship Jesus Christ,

   who calls us to lay down our lives for others.

Easter people, Christ is risen!

  Christ is risen indeed!


Prayer of Praise


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

O God, you have called us to love,

not in word or speech, but in truth and action.

You have laid down your life for us

and commanded us to lay down our lives for one another.

Still, O Lord, we offer empty thoughts and prayers

when the world needs our hands and our feet.

Still, O Lord, we fail to share our lives with the world,

hiding behind a myth of independence.

Forgive us, we pray, and by your forgiveness,

raise us to new life in you.


Assurance of Grace

Beloved people of God, believe the good news: through the grace of Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!


Children’s Message

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Prayer of Illumination


Scripture Reading


Psalm 23 (NRSV)

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.


This is the word of the Lord.

  Thanks be to God.

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Second Scripture Reading

John 10:11-18 (NRSV)

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”


Sermon

'Gather Us In'

Rev. Kim Smith-Stanley

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Prayers of the People


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; and forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors;

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

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

Amen.


Offering and Doxology

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Benediction

Let all God’s people say…

Alleluia, Amen.


Passing of the Peace


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