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We hope you can join us for worship on Sunday.  You can invite friends and family simply by emailing them this information. They can join us from anywhere in the world!
This Sunday we will celebrate Holy Communion. If you can have a piece of bread and some juice handy during worship or some other food and beverage – (this is symbolic so it doesn’t have to literally be bread and grape juice), you can take communion when I offer it.  (If you have any questions, feel free to call me).
10 – 10:30 a.m.  Joining the call and greeting one another10:30 a.m.         Worship begins
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 ORDER OF WORSHIP
Prelude
Announcements and Welcome
Opening Hymn:  Come Thou Almighty King     UMH 61
1 Come, thou Almighty God,
help us thy name to sing,
help us to praise.
Holy and glorious,
o’er all victorious,
come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

3 Come, Holy Comforter,
thy sacred witness bear
in this glad hour.
Thou who almighty art,
now rule in ev’ry heart,
and ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of power.

Prayer Requests
Prayer
Children’s Moment   
Scripture:  Acts 2:42-47
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds* to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home* and ate their food with glad and generous* hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

Reflection:  Jud Ramacher
Anthem:  On Eagle’s Wings     Kanna Bovone
Romans 8:22-25
We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in* hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes* for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Gospel:  John 21:1-12
After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin,* Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We will go with you.’ They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you have no fish, have you?’ They answered him, ‘No.’ He said to them, ‘Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’ When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the lake. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards* off.When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.’ So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ because they knew it was the Lord.

Sermon:  Connected in Mission
Hymn:  Surely the Presence of the Lord is In this Place  UMH 328
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place, I can feel his mighty power and his grace.  I can hear the brush of angels’ wings, I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.  
Holy Communion
Communion Music:   Bob Collins
Offering:  Stuart Colby
Closing Hymn:   Breathe on me Breath of God  UMH 420
1 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love the way you love,
and do what you would do.

2 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until my will is one with yours,
to do and to endure.

Postlude