Video Service

for May 17, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter
10th Sunday of Shutdown due to Pandemic

The Rev. Dr. Brenda M. Pelc-Faszcza, Pastor

Below is a full video of this service. Please join us in reciting the Gathering Prayer and the Lord's Prayer, as well as sing the hymn! The words and lyrics are beneath the video. Enjoy and be safe!!


PRELUDE: Shelter Me (Father Michael Joncas)
Mary Lou Keefe, piano ; Jerry Alonzy, soloist


Loving God,
we give thanks to you for the gift of a new day,
and pray that we might live it well,
that we might share with each other and the world
the faith, hope and love that are in us.
In the presence of all that may feel difficult to us right now,
against all that would sap our strength or our hope,
help us to remain in your love that is faithful,
your grace that is abundant,
your care that is always and everywhere.
We gather our prayers into one prayer,
in the words Jesus has taught us:

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 daily bread,
and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory forever.  Amen.

READING FROM SCRIPTURE              Mark 4:30-32, Matthew 17:14-21

SERMON                       On Mustard Seeds and Mountains

HYMN                          In The Bulb There Is A Flower

     In the bulb there is a flower, in the seed, an apple tree;
         In cocoons, a hidden promise, butterflies will soon be free!
         In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
        Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

         There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;
         There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.
         From the past will come the future, what it holds, a mystery,
         Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

         In our end, is our beginning, in our time, infinity;
         In our doubt there is believing, in our life, eternity.
         In our death, a resurrection, at the end a victory,
         Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

            Joys and Concerns, Pastoral Prayer


POSTLUDE: Prelude in Classic Style (Gordon Young)
Mary Lou Keefe, organ

Mary Lou Keefe, Director of Music
Jerry Alonzy, Webmaster and videographer
Hugh Anderson, Deacon
The Rev. Dr. Brenda Pelc-Faszcza, Pastor