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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  Brethren, We Have Met to Worship [Holy Manna]

PRAYER

SOLO INTROIT:  Lord, a New Song I Would Fashion by Anton Dvořák; Mark Waters, tenor

Lord, a new song I would fashion, praising Thy power, with the psaltery.  And I will bless Thy name forevermore. I will extol Thy great majesty, every day will I magnify Thee; and bless Thy name forevermore.  God is gracious and merciful: men shall tell of His might and His marvelous doings from one generation to another.  For everlasting is Thy kingdom: all thy mighty works, Thy righteousness, Thy holiness, I will be telling: my mouth shall utter forth the praise of the Lord’s everlasting kingdom and all flesh shall bless His holy name forevermore. [From Psalms 144 and 145]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 10:1-9

ANTHEM:  With a Voice of Singing by Marin Shaw

With a voice of singing declare ye this, and let it be heard, alleluia.  Utter it even unto the ends of the earth.  The Lord hath delivered his people, alleluia.  O be joyful in God, all ye lands, O sing praises to the honor of his name, make his praise to be glorious. 

SERMON:  “An Essential Purpose”

HYMN:  Go in Grace and Make Disciples [Wondrous Light]

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION AND WORDS OF INSTITUTION

PRAYER

RECEPTION

PRAYER

HYMN:  My Country, ‘Tis of Thee [America]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Go Out with Joy by Hank Beebe

Go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.  The mountains and the hills  shall break forth into singing, an everlasting sign to you they all are bringing, the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing, and all the tress shall clap their hands!  You shall go out with joy! [Isaiah 55:12-13]

POSTLUDE:  Variation V on “America”  by Charles Ives

The flowers are given today by Mary Lou Fourtane in celebration of her birthday & Parker (Ah’jea’le) Brown’s birthday and by Shelley Hellen in celebration of Mariah Bower’s birthday.

Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDR):  God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray.  The PDR’s response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead.  Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with “DR000156-Ukraine” on the memo line & mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700.

Would you like to sponsor flowers for one week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2022 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —  https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8

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