PRELUDE:  Let Us Break Bread Together Spiritual, arr. by Dale Wood

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

SOLO:  O, Sabbath Rest of Galilee by Charles E. Ives; Marcus Carline, bass

O, Sabbath rest of Galilee!  O, calm of hills above, where Jesus knelt to share with thee the silence of eternity interpreted by love.  Drop thy still dews of quietness till all our strivings cease; take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace. [John Greenleaf Whittier]

PRAYER

HYMN:  Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee [St. Agnes]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  John 15:1-8

ANTHEM:  A Vineyard Grows by K. Lee Scott

Amid the world’s bleak wilderness a vineyard grows with promise green, the planting of the Lord himself, the planting of the Lord.  His love selected this terrain, His vine with love he planted here to bear the choicest fruit for him.  We are his branches, chosen, dear, and though we feel the dresser’s knife, we are the objects of his care.  From him we draw the juice of life, for him supply his winery with fruit from which true joys derive.  Vine, keep what I was meant to be: your branch, with your rich life in me. [Jaroslav J. Vajda]

 SERMON:  “Rest, Reside and Receive”

HYMN:  Christ Be Beside Me [Bunessan]

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION AND WORDS OF INSTITUTION

PRAYER

HYMN:  We Come as Guests Invited [Wie Lieblich Ist Der Maien]

RECEPTION

PRAYER

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone by Dan McGowan, arr. by Hal Wright

My soul finds rest in God alone.  Salvation comes from him.  My soul finds rest in God alone, my rock, my Lord, my own.  O God, listen to my prayer.  From the depths of who I am, I am calling out to you.  Hear me as I cry.  How I long to dwell with you, oh Lord!

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