PRELUDE:  Shaker Song by Robert J. Powell

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  O Lord, You Are My God and King [Jerusalem]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Come and Follow Me by Robert S. Cohen

Follow, come and follow me, leave all that you have behind, follow, come and follow me, all my blessings you will find.  Follow me, follow me, I’ll show you the way to life, let your heart just believe that my peace will end your strife.  Follow, come and follow me, let my Spirit lead the way, follow, come and follow me, to the Kingdom’s brand new day.  Follow me, follow me, let my grace your soul renew, take my bread, and receive my abundant life in you.  Come follow, come and follow me. [Ronald W. Cadmus]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 14:25-33

ANTHEM:  Have You Heard God’s Voice by Frederick Chatfield

Have you heard God’s voice; has your heart been stirred?  Are you still prepared to follow?  Have you made a choice to remain and serve, though the way be rough and narrow?  Will you use your voice; will you not sit down when the multitudes are silent?  Will you make a choice to stand your ground when the crowds are turning violent?  Will you walk the path that will cost you much and embrace God’s love and sorrow?  Will you trust in One who entrusts to you the disciples of tomorrow?  Will you watch the news with the eyes of faith and believe it could be different?  Will you share your views using words of grace?  Will you leave a thoughtful imprint?  In your city streets will you be God’s heart?  Will you listen to the voiceless?  Will you stop and eat, and when friendships start, will you share your faith with the faithless?  Have you heard God’s voice; has your heart been stirred? [Jacqui G. Jones]

SERMON:  “Paying the Price for the Priceless”

HYMN:  Jesus Calls Us [720]

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION AND WORDS OF INSTITUTION

PRAYER

RECEPTION

PRAYER

HYMN:  O God of Every Nation [Llangloffan]

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  Come and Follow Me by Robert H. Cohen

Follow me, follow me, let your praise my love proclaim.  Come, my true servants be spread through all the world my name.

POSTLUDE:  Lord, Revive Us  by Gilbert Martin

The flowers are given today by Shelley Hellen in celebration of she and Hubert’s wedding anniversary.

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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