Sunday Worship Bulletin


For Sunday, 9 May 2021
The Sixth Sunday of Eastertide
Via Zoom • 10:00 am
Zoom ID: 897 7013 0507

Instructions for Zoom worship service
  • You can find the worship liturgy on our site or simply follow along with slides presented during the worship service
  • Please prepare your battery-operated candle, communion cup & plate, and journals
  • Please mute your mics (if they’re unmuted) and wait for instructions on when to un-mute
  • We value interactive participation, but invite you to participate at the level at which you feel comfortable. For example, if you do not wish to join a breakout room, just send the pastors a message via Zoom private chat, email, or text. You can turn off your video as necessary!
  • Please check the chat boxes from time to time 


Series - Image of mountains with text overlaid, "Sabbath: The power of Jesus' resurrection for rhythm, rest, and re-creation"

Call to Worship

From the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand

Our Lord Jesus said,
If you are tired
from carrying heavy burdens,
come to me and I will give you rest.
Take the yoke I give you.
Put it on your shoulders
and learn from me.

I am gentle and humble,
and you will find rest.
This yoke is easy to bear,
and this burden is light.
Christ calls us to come to worship

To rest from the things that are troubling us,
To learn what Christ can teach of life,
To realize what we can offer to others,
And so to return into the world to serve.
Come, let us worship God


Family Praise

Led by Elle Kim

Thankful

NextGen Message

Led by Pastor Jeya


Prayer of Confession

Adapted from the Presbyterian Church in Canada

God of all our days, our work and our rest,
we confess we often find it difficult
to love others as You commanded.
Though we intend to do Your will,
our priorities lead us in other directions. 

We seek our own security
before the well-being of others.
We fulfill our own desires
rather than act for the common good.
failing to understand the cost they take
on the earth and other people.
Forgive us, Lord.

— Moment of silent prayer & confession — 

Holy God, redirect our priorities
and renew our commitment
to live out and share Your love.
Receive our prayers and praise, 
and through the power of Your Spirit,
draw us closer to You and to each other
as friends and followers of Christ, our Risen Lord,
in whose name we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Led by Pastor Jeya

We accept God’s forgiveness,
confident that in dying to sin,
Christ raises us to new life.



Prayers of the People

Adapted from the Presbyterian Church in Canada

God of life and love, we thank You
for the signs of resurrection all around us, 
showing that life is stronger than death.
Give us the grace to recognize and embrace
Your loving gifts of new life,
as we pray for Your resurrection power
amid all the challenges our world faces.
Renew us in Your love.

God of home and family, we thank You
for our mothers and grandmothers,
for their love, courage, hope, and love.
We pray especially for those who grieve loss
of beloved mothers and grandmothers,
and for all who have felt isolated from family
during these long months of pandemic.
Reunite us in Your love.

God of forgiveness, we pray for
relationships in need of repair 
and for all who work for peace and reconciliation
in the face of deep divisions; for families, churches,
communities, and countries facing conflict.
Reconcile us through Your love.

— Moment of silent prayer & intercession — 

God of eternity and today,
we offer You our lives and all we have.
Empower us to witness to the love of Jesus Christ
and to bring healing and hope
to the world in Jesus’ name.
Amen.


Passing of the Peace

Together

Please send a text message to share Christ’s peace with someone outside of our worship gathering.


Worship Song

Led by the Kim family

All Who Are Thirsty / How He Loves


Scripture Reading
Series - Image of mountains with text overlaid, "Sabbath: The power of Jesus' resurrection for rhythm, rest, and re-creation"
Sermon

Led by Pastor Dan

Sabbath

Breakout Rooms

Together

How would you benefit from one day of true rest every single week?

Are your biggest challenges to keeping the Sabbath internal or external? What needs to change in order to engage a weekly Sabbath?




Announcements

Updates in our life together this week

Happy Mother’s Day! We celebrate with gratitude all of the mothers in our lives, and remember with love and prayer all who grieve this day. Blessings of strength & joy to the moms in our Anchor City family!

Sunday schedule: We will gather via Zoom next Sunday, May 16th at 10:00 am • The following two Sundays, May 23rd and 30th, will be special Sabbath Sundays

In-person gatherings: From the first Sunday in June, we are planning to meet weekly outdoors, in-person on the front lawn of MSPC at 1:00 pm



Worship Song

Led by the Kim family

Generous Giver


Benediction

Led by Pastor Dan

Being sent with God’s blessing into the world
to join Jesus’ mission of redemption




Fellowship and Conversation

We will hang out if you’re available!