This Sunday, May 17, worship will be provided by California – Pacific Annual Conference Resident Bishop Grant J. Hagiya. We are grateful for this provision of a Sabbath Sunday for Pastor Frank Wulf and his pastoral assistants (Danny, John, Lois and others), who have worked to provide us with safe virtual worship experiences during these trying and exhausting times.
Let us celebrate the sixth Sunday of Easter with our brothers and sisters across Southern California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands! The link will become live on our Facebook page on Sunday at 10:35am.
Order of Worship
Words of Introduction and Call to Worship
Scripture Reading (Psalm 66: 8-20)
Scripture Reading (Acts 17: 22-31)
Scripture Reading (John 14: 15-21)
Call to Give/Offering
Pastoral Prayer for our Clergy and Laity
Call to Discipleship
Sending Forth Hymn
Note from Bishop Hagiya:
The Appointive Cabinet and I realize how much dedication our clergy, worship teams and staffs have been putting into our online Sunday worship services. In order to honor them and give them a much needed Sabbath, we will be recording and producing a full worship service as a video, of which each church can use all or part, as our local church leaders take a much needed Sunday Sabbath for themselves. The service will be available on Friday, May 15, 2020 at calpacumc.org/sabbath or via the button below and will use the Lectionary passages for Sunday, May 17, 2020. Of course, a local church may use this worship service at another time if the 17th is not convenient.
We would like to ask all local church clergy, worship teams, and church staffs to set aside one to three days of Sabbath in order to renew, recharge, and rejuvenate for the long haul that is ahead of us. Whereas the worship service use is optional, taking time for a Sabbath is not. So, we really want every local church to work on a date on which this happens. We need you for the long haul of this pandemic and we need you at your very best. So, please catch your breath, recharge your energy and renew your faith!
Be the Hope!
Bishop Grant J. Hagiya
Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop