A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – MAY 17, 2020

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

Gathering Music

Words of Introduction and Call to Worship

Opening Hymn

Scripture Reading (Psalm 66: 8-20)

Children’s Message

Scripture Reading (Acts 17: 22-31)

Special Music

Scripture Reading (John 14: 15-21)

Sermon

Call to Give/Offering

Special Music

Pastoral Prayer for our Clergy and Laity

Call to Discipleship

Sending Forth Hymn

Benediction

Postlude

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

One thought on “A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – MAY 17, 2020

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful service! It has given me more strength physically, mentally and spiritually!
    We hope and pray that we can join more in this kind of service as well as the great work Echo Park United Methodist Church is doing with virtual services.

    We are one in spirit and we are one in His Love!

    I would like to share that my husband & I had always been feeding the homeless weekly in the neighborhood even before the Covid 19 and continue so. I really salute him and join him even cleaning the city and the neighborhood as we do our walk. We thank God for this opportunity that is keeping our resilience and faith in His Glory!

    Marcy

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