PRELUDE:  Improvisation on “My Song Is Love Unknown” by Michael Burkhardt

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending [Beach Spring]

SPOKEN PRAYER

SUNG PRAYER:  Breathe on Me, Breath of God by Richard DeLong

Breathe on me, breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love what thou dost love and do what thou wouldst do.  Breathe on me, breath of God, until my heart is pure, until with thee I will one will to do and to endure.  Breathe on me, breath of God, till I am wholly thine, until this earthly part of me glows with the fire, divine.  Breathe on me, breath of God, so shall I never die, but live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity. [Edwin Hatch]

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Jeremiah 31:31-34

HYMN:  O God, Who Gives Us Life [Noel]

SERMON:  “Being God’s Very Own”

ANTHEM:  A Covenant Prayer by Dan Forrest

I am no longer my own, but Thine.  Put me to what Thou wilt, rank me with whom Thou wilt.  Put me to doing, put me to suffering.  Let me be employed for Thee or laid aside for Thee, let me exalted for Thee, or brought low for Thee.  Let me be full, let me be empty, let me have all things, let me have nothing.  I freely and heartily yield all things to Thy pleasure and disposal, and now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Thou art mine, I am Thine. So be it.  And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in Heaven.  Amen. [John Wesley]

PRAYER

HYMN:  I, the Lord of Sea and Sky [Here I Am]

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  I Am a Child of God by Mildred Pettit, arr. Joseph Hoffman

I am a child of God, and he has sent me here, has given me an earthly home and family ever dear.  Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way.  Teach me all that I must do to live with him someday.  I am a child of God, and so my needs are great; help me to understand his words before it grows too late.  I am a child of God, rich blessings are in store; if I but learn to do his will I’ll live with him ever-more. [Naomi Randall, adapted]

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A special thank you to Diane Donaldson for providing today’s flowers as we usher in Spring!

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

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