Grapes ready to harvest (Photo courtesy of D. Cuppels)

 
WORSHIP service MAY 2, 2021
fifth SUNDAY of easter

'The vintner's selection'

Below is a shortened version of the live ‘Zoom’ Sunday service, which had more music and prayers and a social time before and after.

Audios for the following sections are found at the bottom of this page.
 

PRELUDE: Over My Head (MV88).  Spiritual. Used with permission under our CCLI license. Performed by Edward Avey, hymn leader, and Norman Abbott, organ. 

GATHERING AS GOD'S PEOPLE:

--Acknowledgement of the Territory:
  

We acknowledge that our sacred space is found in the indigenous territories of the Attawandaron, Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee, Leni-Lunaape and Wendat peoples.  With thankfulness and respect for their stewardship of creation; we seek to live into right relations with all.

--Lighting of the Christ Candle

--Gathering words

--Opening prayer and the Lord's prayer

HEARING GOD'S WORD:

         SCRIPTURE:  John 15:1-8.

 
Ministry of Music: Lord, Prepare Me to Be a Sanctuary (MV 18).  Text and music by J.W. Thompson and R. Scruggs. Used with permission under our CCLI license. Performed by Choral Scholar Hannah Byrne-Wolfson, vocals and guitar.
 
HEARING GOD'S WORD:

     Reflection: 'the vintner's selection'
 
RESPONDING IN LOVE AND WALKING IN GOD'S WAY: CLOSING PRAYER, prayer of dedication AND THE BLESSING
 
POSTLUDE:  May Day Carol.  Essex folk song. Adapt/arr. D. Taylor. Public Domain. Performed by Norman Abbott, vocals, piano.

  

PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING AUDIO FILES ONE AT A TIME,
TO HEAR THE ABOVE SECTIONS OF THE SERVICE:

 

 Prelude hymn: Over My Head

Gathering Words and Opening Prayers:

 


 

Scripture:

 

Ministry of Music:  Lord, Prepare Me To Be a Sanctuary

 

 

Reflection:

 

 

Prayer of the People and Prayer of Dedication and Blessing:





 


Postlude:  May Day Carol

 

 

 

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