Friday, May 7, 2021
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
Daily Readings for Friday, May 7, 2021
- Morning Psalms 96; 148
- First Reading Deuteronomy 31:30-32:14
- Second Reading Romans 14:13-23
- Gospel Reading Luke 8:40-56
- Evening Psalms 49; 138
Eternal God, Author of our life and End of our pilgrimage: Guide us by your Word and Spirit amid all perils and temptations, that we may not wander from your way, nor stumble in the darkness; but may finish our course in safety, and come to our eternal rest in you. Eternal God, your hand shaped our lives by grace and your hand rescued us from sin by love. May your hand guide us through this day, shielding us from all evil, strengthening us to do justice and love. Enable us, O God, to do all things as unto you; that small things may be filled with greatness, and great things may be crowned with humility. O God, whom we cannot love unless we love our neighbors, remove hate and prejudice from us and from all people, so that your children may be reconciled with those we fear, resent, or threaten; and live together in your peace. (Add your prayers.) Amen.
With God's help and love may your lives be blessed and your labors fruitful as you offer yourselves gladly in the service of our common Lord.
(Opening sentences, prayers, and blessings are from the Book of Common Worship. Readings are from the daily lectionary in Daily Prayer. Both are published by Westminster/John Knox Press.)
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Monday---missions and music programTuesday---testimonials and inspiration from the congregationWednesday---events mostly from Presbyterian Women or Children's MinistryThursday---our pastors' writingFriday---"Daily Prayer" and lectionary for the daySaturday--scripture for worship the next daySunday---order of worship
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Sunday, May 2, 2021
St. Mark Presbyterian
10:00 am Sunday Virtual Service
ORDER OF WORSHIP
† HYMN “Fairest Lord Jesus” Hymnal #630
SERMON “Dying on the Vine” Rev. Dr. Dave Burgess
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Westminster Confession of Faith, Shorter Catechism Question One:
Q. What is our chief end? A. Our chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy God forever.
SPECIAL MUSIC Bringing In The Sheaves Althouse
Lisa Marsh, vocalist
† THE DOXOLOGY
THE CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION
Invitation to the Table
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer
Words of Institution
Sharing of the Bread & Cup
Prayer After Communion
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
† HYMN “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ” Hymnal #526
† CHARGE AND BLESSING
† BENEDICTION RESPONSE “Be Joyful” Kaiser
POSTLUDE Welcome, Happy Morning! Scriveyner
†You are invited to stand, as you are able.