PRELUDE: This is My Father’s World by Diane Bish
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN: For the Beauty of the Earth [Dix]
INTROIT: Go Forth into the World in Peace by Paul Sjolund
Go forth into the world in peace; be of good courage, hold fast to that which is good, render to no one evil for evil. Go forth into the world in love; strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, help the afflicted, honor all people; love and serve the Lord. Rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit, go forth into the world in peace. [Traditional]
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 9:51-56
ANTHEM: O Heavenly Word by Richard Shephard
O heavenly Word, eternal Light, begotten of the Father’s might; who, in these latter days, was born, for blessing to a world forlorn. Our hearts enlighten from above, and kindle with thine own true love; that we, who hear thy truth today, all wrong desires may cast away. O let us not, for evil past, be driven from thy face at last; but with the saints for ever-more, behold Thee, love, Thee, and adore. To God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit, ever One; praise, honor, mighty and glory be, from age to age eternally. Amen. [Latin, 7th century, trans. John Mason Neale]
SERMON: “Hating our Hatred of the Hateful”
HYMN: Help Us Accept Each Other [Baronita]
HYMN: In An Age of Twisted Values [Church Unified]
CHORAL BENEDICTION: A Blessing by Martin Shaw
Go forth into the world in peace; be of good courage; hold fast that which is good; render no man evil for evil; strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak; help the afflicted; honor all men; love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost be upon you, and remain with you forever. Amen.
POSTLUDE: Fanfare (Psalm 82:1-3) by John Cook
The flowers are given today by Shelley Hellen in celebration of Jeff Hellen’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