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This worship guide is meant to be a companion to the Livestream service. You can join us live at 11am on Sunday morning, or watch the recorded service later, following along with the words to hymns, etc. in a separate window or on your phone, or print this guide out if you like!

We will partake in Communion each Sunday during this Easter Season. We encourage you to prepare your elements before the service begins at 11AM if you would like to participate.

PRELUDE: Judy Fiske

CALL TO WORSHIP: Mark Andrist “Lord I Lift Your Name on High”

CALL TO WORSHIP: “Who Was This Jesus?” (Susan Palo Cherwien)

Who was this Jesus we call Christ, the Anointed One?
Who is this who said I AM?  
I am the Vine. I am the Gate. I am the Bread of Life. I am the Light of the World. 
Who is this at whose Name every knee should bend?
We know Christ Jesus was steeped in divinity one with God, the Breath, the Heartbeat, of creation. 
We know Jesus was compassion, excluding no one, having mercy on all. 
We know he set aside time to be alone in prayer.
He sat at table with the whole spectrum of people he met.
He helped people who were outside the circle of acceptability. 
He taught in stories.
He wept at his friend’s death.
He suffered with those who were suffering. 
He asked hard questions.
He challenged the values of his society. 
He loved without promise of return. 
And so when we pray, “Come Lord” when we sing “Give Me Jesus” we are praying into our lives all that Jesus Christ is:
compassion, discernment, mercy, joy at friendship, suffering with the suffering.
We are praying into our lives the ability to love without promise of return.

HYMN #606: “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”

Lord, I lift Your name on high,
Lord, I love to sing Your praises
I’m so glad You’re in my life,
I’m so glad You came to save us 
You came from heaven to earth to show the way;
from the earth to the cross, my debt to pay.
From the cross to the grave,
from the grave to the sky,
Lord, I lift Your name on high.

Gospel Lesson: John 20:30

Prayer: This prayer was originally given by Rev. Anna Miller on May 10, 2009. Anna is currently serving on staff at River Road Church, Baptist. Her son Adam is graduating from James Madison University this year and recently took a job as the band director at Parry McCluer High School in Buena Vista, VA, where Rev. Bryon LePere is the pastor of Buena Vista Baptist Church. Bryon served on staff at Tabernacle about 17 years ago. His daughter is a member of the band’s flag corps.


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

TRIO: “Be Not Afraid”

HYMN #196: “Alleluia No. 1” (ALLELUIA NO. 1)

Chorus: Alleluia, alleluia
Give thanks to the risen Lord. 
Alleluia, alleluia!
Give praise to His name. 

V. 1 Jesus is Lord of all the earth.
He is the King of creation.    
Chorus: Alleluia, alleluia
Give thanks to the risen Lord. 
Alleluia, alleluia!
Give praise to His name. 

V. 2  Spread the good news o’er all the earth;
Jesus has died and has risen. 
Chorus: Alleluia, alleluia
Give thanks to the risen Lord. 
Alleluia, alleluia!
Give praise to His name.

OFFERTORY: Tony Williams, “Because He Lives” (Matt Maher)


Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
praise Him all creatures here below,
praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Following the Worship Service, we encourage you to continue visiting with friends in the Livestream Chat, or join a Talk-Back moderated by Sandi Lowery and Beth McMahon. Share your laughter and tears, along with your prayer needs, as we discuss the sermon of the week.

Whether you’ve been coming to Tabernacle for years, or just recently started worshiping with us online, we are glad you’re here, and invite you to participate in other opportunities for fellowship and discipleship as well! There are several groups meeting regularly that are open to newcomers, and our Community Ministry is actively serving neighbors on a weekly basis. The Soul Care Project is a digital series that that you can follow along with at your own pace. It offers a weekly theme promoting practices to help us care for our souls by connection with ourselves, God, and the world. We encourage you to listen to this week’s podcast and interact with the resources available on our Facebook and Instagram feeds.

One thought on “Sunday, May 10 | Fifth Sunday of Easter

  1. All of the music was inspirational this morning. Thanks to all the musicians participating in the service today.

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