Morning Service

SUNDAY MAY 10, 2020

*congregation standing as able

Nathan Skinner, organ

God Be In My Head
Words: Sarum primer, 1514 | Music: John Rutter (1945–)

God be in my head and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes and in my looking;
God be in my mouth and in my speaking;
God be in my heart and in my thinking;
God be at my end and at my departing.

* CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 118
led by Margaret Sloat, Elder

Leader: Open for me the gates of righteousness;
I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.

People: I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
you have become my salvation.

Leader: The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

People: This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

* HYMN This Joyful Eastertide

Our Father who art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our coming day’s bread;
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;
And lead us not into trial, but deliver us from the Evil One.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


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Duet and Chorus from Messiah
“O Death, where is thy sting?” and “But thanks be to God”
Words: 1 Corinthians 15: 55–57 | Music: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Lisa Bloom, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Schmunk, tenor

Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Chronicles 16:23–36

HYMN O That I Had a Thousand Voices

1 Peter 1:3–9

GLORIA PATRI (Hymn No. 734)
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.

“A Rejoicing Hope”
Mark Booker, Senior Minister

HYMN No. 4 All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above

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Give Me Jesus
Words and Music: Traditional Spiritual
see Mk. 8:36
Marana Avant, mezzo-soprano

In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus

Give me Jesus, give me Jesus.
You may have all this world: give me Jesus.

And when I am alone, give me Jesus.
And when I come to die, give me Jesus

HYMN No. 283 Alleluia! Alleluia!


Fugue in G “Jig” by J.S. Bach
Nathan Skinner, organ

Played in thanksgiving to the Lord of Life for the birth of Daniel Zechariah Dukes and all children born during the pandemic.