Church AND Home – May 1

Church AND Home – May 1


Greetings to you in the name of our gracious God.

TMUC continues to be a community of prayer and care.  Please continue our tradition of Prayers for Peace in Ukraine at 6:00 p.m. daily.  And, please continue your prayers for reconciliation, and for refugees everywhere.  These are difficult times in our world, and our thoughts and prayers connect us to others and to the healing of this hurting world.

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)


When Jesus the Healer:


Jesus Gives the Bread:


O God Send Out Your Spirit:


and a Blessing:
Take Up His Song:


And Esther and Emmett and Jesus the Healer:

Words for Worship for Sunday, May 1, 2022

Welcome and Announcements

 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: When Jesus the Healer:  Voices United #358

Opening Prayer (unison):
Holy God, you call us to be your people.  Be with us as we worship you this day.  Surround us with your amazing grace.  Nurture our small senses of hope into your great vision of love.   Let us know your gifts of healing and help us to reach out that others may be healed.  We give thanks and pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

Gospel: Luke 5:17-26

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

One day, while he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting near by (they had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem); and the power of the Lord was with him to heal. Just then some men came, carrying a paralyzed man on a bed.

They were trying to bring him in and lay him before Jesus; but finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the middle of the crowd in front of Jesus.

When he saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you.” Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, “Who is this who is speaking blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

When Jesus perceived their questionings, he answered them, “Why do you raise such questions in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the one who was paralyzed—“I say to you, stand up and take your bed and go to your home.”

Immediately he stood up before them, took what he had been lying on, and went to his home, glorifying God. Amazement seized all of them, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen strange things today.”

Anthem:  Love Grows Here


Anthem: Jesus Gives the Bread

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: O God, Send Out Your Spirit: More Voices #25

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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