Opening Prayer: Almighty God, you have sent Jesus into the world to suffer, die, and rise again for our sake, help us to experience your transforming resurrection power within our lives and ministry. We offer our prayers in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Read: John 15:1-17:26
Prayer:for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want”
The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want;
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green;
He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
My soul he doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
E’en for his own name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For thou art with me, and thy rod
And staff me comfort still.
My table tho hast furnished
In presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house for evermore
My dwelling place shall be. Amen
Closing Prayer: The Lord bless you and keep you: the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you: the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen. –Numbers 6:24-26
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