April 12, 2020
For the latest updates, and to stay connected throughout the week, check out this week’s:
HOLY WEEK Opportunities (PDF)
Meeting Rooms (Full List PDF)
Have candle and lighter/match available if possible. Bring a blooming flower or plant into your worship space to symbolize new life. Click on the corresponding links below to access videos, recordings, and print forms of the content for your worship-in-place experience. If you have difficulty accessing any of the content, please let Pastor Megan know. THE PEACE OF CHRIST BE WITH YOU.
Prelude (Video)…..….………………………………………………..…………..………Because He Lives
Listen and center yourself for worship. If you are so moved, sing or hum along.
Call to Worship
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise the Lord in the heights!
Let them praise the name of the Lord, whose name alone is exalted, whose glory is above earth and heaven.
Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
God of life, through Jesus Christ you have bestowed upon the world the light of life. Sanctify this new fire, and grant that our hearts and minds may also be kindled with holy desire to shine forth with the rightness of Christ’s rising, that we may attain to the feast of everlasting light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*Welcoming the Light of Christ
Light your candle(s) while singing / listening to symbolize the light of Christ in the world, in your life, and in your space.
…Christ the Lord Is Risen Today UMH #302
Passing of the Peace If you are with others, Pass the Peace in ways that do not require physical contact. For ideas click here.
The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.
Good News for Kids (Bible story video) (Full Sunday School Lesson with Activities and Coloring Pages)
PROCLAIM!…..…………………..…..……….Rev. Megan Dean Tobola
………Played by Tatiana Kuznetsov
The ministries of Good Shepherd continue during this time of physical isolation. To give online click here. You can give by texting the dollar amount ($X.XX) to 630-364-4154. You will receive a registration link the first time. Every time after that just enter the dollar amount. You can also mail a check if you so choose. If you would like an EFT form please contact the church office. Thank you for your giving.
Prayers of the People ~ We will celebrate the Great Thanksgiving together Sunday 4/12 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
After prayers and communion, we will sing songs with Margo !
- Landline: Dial (312) 626 6799 and wait for the prompt that asks for the Meeting ID which is 924 624 201.
- Cellphone 1-touch/tap dialing: +13126266799,,924624201#
- Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/924624201
- Check your mail or email for the password. Password Hint: John 3:16. Contact Pastor Megan if you have issues.
Please send your prayer requests during the week to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630) 830-3003.
If you have care needs, we have a Care Team ready to help! Contact the office or Pastor Megan’s cell: (312) 715-8752.
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, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
*Following the Light of Christ
You can choose to either keep your candle burning throughout the day, or extinguish it as you sing/listen.
Worship Resources Used: Ministry Matters, United Methodist Hymnal, United Methodist Book of Worship