Worship Service 5/17/2020

CHPC Order of Worship: Sunday, May 17th at 11am

Worship Bowl

Elder of Week: Jeanne-Marie Rogers

Prelude: “The Trumpet Shall Sound”

Baptismal Water Pourer Video: Thalman-Kepler

Call to Worship

Leader: Make a joyful noise to God,

all the land! Sing the splendor

of God’s name. Establish God’s

splendorous praise!

Say to God, “How awesome are your works!”

All: Come and see what God has done.

God is awesome among them,

among the children of people.

God set the captives free.

There, we rejoiced in God.

Let no one exalt themselves above God.

(Ps 66:1-7)

Leader: Let us worship God!

Call to Confession “Kyrie eleison”

Prayer of Confession

Awesome and Loving God,

Your works are a wonder!

You turned the sea into dry land,

and set the captives free!

And yet, we continue

to exalt ourselves above you.

You kept us among the living.

And yet, we continue

to ride over the heads of those

who have already been

through fire and water.

Bring us to a spacious space.

Hear us in your steadfast love,

And open our mouths

That we would speak

all you have done for us.


(a few moments for silent reflection.)

Assurance of Pardon

Leader: Like newborn babes, yearn for the undiluted milk of the God,

that by it, you would be raised up into solidarity with Jesus.

For, you have tasted the kindness of Christ. (1 Pt 2:2-3)

All: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!

Thanks be to God!


Passing the Peace

A fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by all those who are making peace. The peace of Christ be with you.

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture: Acts 17:22-31

Sermon: Not Far from Us

Anthem “I Will Come to You”


Invitation to Offering–Music: “I Love to Tell the Story“

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn #700 “I’m Gonna Live So . . .”

Charge and Benediction