Church and Home – April 24

Church and Home – April 24


It’s Earth Day!

Earth Day marks the celebration of our planet!  Each day we try to make decisions that contribute toward the healing of the environment.  Every year there is a different theme to Earth Day and this year the theme is:

Invest in our Planet!

How we invest in our planet is certainly something for us to consider!  Please share your thoughts on this theme – we would love to hear them!

The TMUC partnership with TruEarth is one of the ways that we are trying to make a difference.  The TruEarth promotions for Earth Day are also fundraisers for the church – if you wish to learn more or to shop, please follow this link

And, if you are collecting pop cans, please drop them by the church during office hours (Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or on Sundays mornings if you are coming for worship.

Sunday worship at TMUC is at 10:00 for in person with a live-stream on ZOOM.  Here is the link if you would like to join in online:

And, in preparation for this weekend, our music team and Esther and Emmett have prepared some recordings in addition to what will be shared online:

Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Verse 4 (used as an introit in the Easter Season)

God of the Bible:

Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands:

For the Healing of the Nations:

and a Blessing:
Take Up His Song:

And Esther and Emmett talk about the Easter Egg and what’s inside:

Words for Worship for Sunday, April 24, 2022

Welcome and Announcements
Info re: rummage and book sale
April’s Earth Day projects:
Pop can drive—please rinse and crush
TruEarth products
Broadview Magazine subscriptions are $25
and the ongoing need for greeters and members of the choir!

 Land Acknowledgement

Introit: Voices United #155: Jesus Christ is Risen Today verse 4
Sing we to our God above, Hallelujah!
Praise eternal as God’s love, Hallelujah!
Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Hallelujah!
Praise the Son and Holy Ghost. Hallelujah!
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One:   The Lord be with you.
All:     And also with you.
One:   Lift up your hearts.
All:     We lift them up to the Lord.
One:   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All:     It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Hymn: God of the Bible:  More Voices #28

Opening Prayer:  God of Easter hope, we celebrate the gifts that you give to us.  We thank you for your presence with us in all our days.  As we gather to worship you this day, enliven our hearts with your blessing that we may hear your Good News.  Be with us as we seek to follow your leading.  We rejoice and pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

Gospel: Luke 5:12-16

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

Once, when he was in one of the cities, there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.” Then Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I do choose. Be made clean.” Immediately the leprosy left him. And he ordered him to tell no one. “Go,” he said, “and show yourself to the priest, and, as Moses commanded, make an offering for your cleansing, for a testimony to them.” But now more than ever the word about Jesus spread abroad; many crowds would gather to hear him and to be cured of their diseases. But he would withdraw to deserted places and pray.

Hymn: Jesus Hands were Kind Hands – Voices United #570


Anthem: Jesus, What a Beautiful Name

Offertory Prayer (unison)
God of divine and generous love, we offer our gifts, our time and our talents to serve this world as companions of the Risen Christ. grant us courage.  Grant us wisdom.  Grant us compassion for the living of these days.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Call to Prayer: Voices United #400 Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace!
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Pastoral Prayer
The prayer that Jesus taught…
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 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, the power and the glory.
Forever and ever.

Hymn: For the Healing of the Nations Voices United #678

Blessings and Sending Forth

Choral Blessing: Take Up His Song
More Voices #213
            Take up his song of peace and go into the world.
            Take up his song of peace in every moment.
In ev’ry moment of the journey,
we’re laying down our lives,
lay them down in peace,
lay them down and take up his song.
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