Order Of Worship 5-22-22


6th Sunday of Easter

May 22nd, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Aaron Ochart        

Liturgist: Nancy Lauland

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit

Hymnals can be found in the pew pocket


*PROCESSIONAL HYMN [Blue Hymnal #343] 

Called as Partners in Christ’s Service              

Called as partners in Christ’s service

Called to ministries of grace

We respond with deep commitment

Fresh new lines of faith to trace

May we learn the art of sharing

Side by side and friend with friend

Equal partners in our caring

To fulfill God’s chosen end


Christ’s example Christ’s inspiring

Christ’s clear call to work and worth

Let us follow never faltering

Reconciling folk on earth

Men and women richer poorer

All God’s people young and old

Blending human skills together

Gracious gifts from God unfold


Thus new patterns for Christ’s mission

In a small or global sense

Help us bear each other’s burdens

Breaking down each wall or fence

Words of comfort words of vision

Words of challenge said with care

Bring new power and strength for action

Make us colleagues free and fair


So God grant us for tomorrow

Ways to order human life

That surround each person’s sorrow

With a calm that conquers strife

Make us partners in our living

Our compassion to increase

Messengers of faith thus giving

Hope and confidence and peace




CALL TO WORSHIP Acts 16:10, 14

ONE: God calls us to proclaim the good news

MANY: Let us open our hearts to hear God’s word.



Holy Lord, May our love overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help us determine what is best, so that we may be pure and blameless in the sight of Jesus

Christ. Amen.

*HYMN     “Sing a New Song unto the Lord”     SING A NEW SONG

Sing a new song unto the Lord; 

let your song be sung from mountains high.

Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing hallelujah!

  1. Shout with gladness! Dance for joy! 

O come before the Lord. 

And play for God on glad tambourines, 

and let your trumpet sound.

  1. Rise, O children, from your sleep;

your Savior now has come. 

He has turned your sorrow into joy, 

and filled your soul with song.

  1. 3. Glad my soul for I have seen the glory of the Lord.

The trumpet sounds; the dead shall be raised.

I know my Savior lives.              

MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN             More Than Enough


CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  



Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry, and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed, and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak, and abuse the earth you made. 

Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen. 


ONE: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

MANY: Thanks be to God!


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 

world without end, Amen, Amen.


FIRST LESSON                                              Luke 9:43b-50

And all were astounded at the greatness of God.

While everyone was amazed at all that he was doing, he said to his disciples, ‘Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.’ But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest.’

John answered, ‘Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you.’

ANTHEM      Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel arr. Lloyd Larson 

SECOND LESSON                                        Philippians 1:1-18a

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God’s grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that on the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.

I want you to know, beloved, that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to everyone else that my imprisonment is for Christ; and most of the brothers and sisters, having been made confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, dare to speak the word with greater boldness and without fear.

Some proclaim Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill. These proclaim Christ out of love, knowing that I have been put here for the defense of the gospel; the others proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but intending to increase my suffering in my imprisonment. What does it matter? Just this, that Christ is proclaimed in every way, whether out of false motives or true; and in that I rejoice.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                         “Love Letter”                      Aaron Ochart



*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Theological Declaration of Barmen: 

Jesus Christ, as he is attested for us in Holy Scripture, is the one Word of God which we have to hear and which we have to trust and obey in life and in death.

As Jesus Christ is God’s assurance of the forgiveness of all our sins, so in the same way and with the same seriousness is he also God’s mighty claim upon our whole life. Through him befalls us a joyful deliverance from the godless fetters of this world for a free, grateful service to his Creatures.

The Christian Church is the congregation of the brethren in which Jesus Christ acts presently as the Lord in Word and Sacrament through the Holy Spirit. As the church of pardoned sinners, it has to testify in the midst of a sinful world, with its faith as with its obedience, with its message as with its order, that it is solely his property, and that it lives and wants to live solely from his comfort and from his direction in the expectation of his appearance.

The various offices in the church do not establish a dominion of some over the others; on the contrary, they are for the exercise of the ministry entrusted to and enjoined upon the whole congregation.

The church’s commission, upon which its freedom is founded, consists in delivering the message of the free grace of God to all people in Christ’s stead, and therefore in the ministry of his own Word and work through sermon and Sacrament.


OFFERTORY            He Is Exalted arr. Fred Bock


Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Praise God, in Jesus fully known: 

Creator, Word, and Spirit one.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


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.

*HYMN [Blue Hymnal #419]  How Clear is Our Vocation Lord

How clear is our vocation, Lord,

When once we heed your call:

To live according to your word,

And daily learn, refreshed, restored,

That you are Lord of all,

and will not let us fall.


But if, forgetful, we should find

Your yoke is hard to bear;

If worldly pressures fray the mind,

and love itself cannot unwind

Its tangled skein of care:

Our inward life repair.


We mark Your saints, how they became

In hindrances more sure;

Whose joyful virtues put to shame

The casual way we wear your name,

And by our faults obscure

Your power to cleanse and cure.


In what you give us, Lord, to do,

Together or alone,

In old routines or ventures new,

May we not cease to look to you, 

The cross you hung upon –

All you endeavored done.


Glory to you, O God: you have won victory over death, raising Jesus from the grave and giving us eternal life. Glory to you, O Christ: for us and for our salvation you have overcome death and opened the gate to everlasting life. Glory to you, O Holy Spirit: you lead us into the truth. Glory to you, O Blessed Trinity, now and forever. Amen. 


*RESPONSE                      “Alleluia!”                    CELTIC ALLELUIA

Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia!

POSTLUDE                    Lord of All Life Edward Broughton            

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland, Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  


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