Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 25, 2021
Welcome & Introduction of Guest Speaker Maggie Tadano
 
Call to Worship
One: The Lord is our Shepherd, we shall not want
God makes us lay down in green pastures;
All: The Lord leads us by still waters, and restores our souls.
One: The Lord leads us in paths of righteousness.
All: Even when we walk through the shadows, the Lord is with us.
God’s strength and power comfort us.
One: Surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.
All: We will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
All: Amen! Alleluia!
 
OPENING HYMN
“Morning Has Broken” UMH 145
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Susan Drews
 
OUR LORD’S PRAYER, IN UNISION
Our Father/Mother/Creator, 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.
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
 
++++++ BEGIN HYBRID WORSHIP RECORDING NOW ++++++
Margaret Wales
 
READINGS FROM SCRIPTURE:
Psalm 104, Margaret Capron
 
SERMON
“The Flow of Cosmology & Creation” William Martin
 
 
CANTICLE OF CREATION
BY ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI
O Most High, all-powerful, good Lord God,
to you belong praise, glory, honor and all blessing.
Be praised, my Lord, for all your creation and especially for our Brother Sun,
who brings us the day and the light; he is strong and shines magnificently.
O Lord, we think of you when we look at him.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon, and for the stars
which you have set shining and lovely in the heavens.
Be praised, my Lord, for our Brothers Wind and Air and every kind of weather
by which you, Lord, uphold life in all your creatures.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Water, who is very useful to us,
and humble and precious and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, for Brother Fire, through whom you give us light in the darkness:
he is bright and lively and strong.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Earth, our Mother,
who nourishes us and sustains us, bringing forth
fruits and vegetables of many kinds
and flowers of many colors.
Be praised, my Lord, for those who forgive for love of you;
and for those who bear sickness and weakness
in peace and patience- you will grant them a crown.
Be praised, my Lord, for our Sister Death, whom we must all face.
I praise and bless you, Lord, and I give thanks to you,
and I will serve you in all humility.

HYMN OF REFLECTION
“All Things Bright and Beautiful” UMH 147
 
OUR PARTICIPATION IN GOD’S KINGDOM: Maggie Tadano
Thank you to William Martin, our special guest preacher, and Maggie, Margaret
C., Susan, Margaret W. and Breanna for providing worship leadership today!

Pastor Sue is visiting family in Montana, and will return April 29 th . Please call her
if any family or community emergency arises! 530-419-9192

Thank you to Christye Hatfield, Maggie Tadano, Dawn Sullivan and all who will
help feed Vacaville houseless and neighbors in need 5pm on Thursday, April 29th

Your gifts of time, talent and tithe are tangible expressions of Christ’s love. Give
on-line at www.stpaulsvacaville.com OR your through your bank or US mail to:
St. Paul’s UMC, c/o Treasurer, 101 West St., Vacaville, CA 95688
 
HYMN OF COMMITMENT
“Sent Forth By God’s Blessing” UMH 664

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING William Martin
 
 
 
   
 
 

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