PRELUDE:  We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations arr. by Robert Powell

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Serving in Pureness and Truth by Carlton T. Russell

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. [Thomas Cranmer]

PRAYER

HYMN:  Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks [Alleluia No. 1]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  John 21:24-25 & 1 John 1:1-3

HYMN:  Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak [Canonbury]

SERMON:  “Telling Experiences”

ANTHEM:  Tell Abroad His Rising by Eugene Butler

Tell abroad of His rising!  Christ is risen!  Tell abroad His rising, celebrate His victory, proclaim His mighty love!  From His three-day prison, Christ has burst the bands of death, new life and hope now springs anew; love mounts the throne as King.  Death forever is vanquished and overcome!  Christ comes forth triumphant, love is victorious for all eternity.

PRAYER

HYMN:  O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing [Azmon]

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  I Love to Tell the Story by Benjamin Kornelis

I love to tell the story of unseen things above, of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love.  I love to tell the story because I know ‘tis true; it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.  I love to tell the story; ‘twill be my theme in glory to tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.  I love to tell the story; ‘tis pleasant to repeat what seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.  I love to tell the story, for some have never heard the message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.  I love to tell the story for those who know it best seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.  And when, in scenes, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song, ‘twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.  I love to tell it, to tell the story; Oh, I love to tell it, to tell the story.  I love to tell, to tell the story of Jesus and his love!  [A. Katherine Hankey]

The flowers are given today by Adele Langworthy in celebration of her husband,  Rob Langworthy’s 68th birthday!

Would you like to sponsor flowers on week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2021 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —  https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8

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