• Glebe Road United Church

May 1, 3rd Sunday of Easter -- Emmaus Abbey Road





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Blessings.


We Gather Together


Musical Prelude: The Fool on the Hill


Announcements


Promise of Divine Welcome


Call to Worship


One: When we find ourselves in times of trouble,

Spirit of God come to us;

All: Speak words of wisdom and let it be.


One: In our hour of darkness,

Stand right in front of us;

All: Speak words of wisdom and let it be.


One: When we are broken hearted,

Living in the world, and learn to agree;

All: Give us the answer and let it be.


One: For though we may be parted

There is still a chance that we will see;

All: Give us the answer and let it be.


One: And when the night is cloudy

Christ’s light still shines on you and me

All: Shine on 'til tomorrow and let it be.


One: We wake up to the sound of music,

Spirit of God come to us;

All: Speak words of wisdom and let it be.


Lighting of the Christ Candle


Listening in the Light of Reconciliation


Opening Hymn: Here Comes the Sun


Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,

And I say, It's all right.


Little darling, it's been a long, cold lonely winter.

Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here.

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,

And I say, It's all right.


Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces,

Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here.

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,

And I say, It's all right.


Sun, sun, sun, here it comes… (five times)


Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting.

Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear.

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,

And I say, It's all right.


Here comes the sun...


Opening Prayer


Children’s Song: All You Need Is Love


There's nothin' you can do that can't be done,

Nothin' you can sing that can't be sung,

Nothin' you can say, but you can learn how to play the game; it's easy.


Nothin' you can make that can't be made,

No one you can save that can't be saved,

Nothin' you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time; it's easy.


Refrain:

All you need is love, all you need is love,

All you need is love, love; love is all you need. (2X)


There's nothin' you can know that isn't known,

Nothin' you can see that isn't shown,

There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be; it's easy.


Refrain


The Lord’s Prayer


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. Amen.


Children’s Prayer:


God, be in my eyes and in my looking.

God, be in my ears and in my listening.

God, be in my mouth and in my speaking.

God, be in my heart and in my understanding. Amen.


God Calls and We Respond to the Word


Luke 24: 13-27


Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, ‘What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?’ They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, ‘Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?’ He asked them, ‘What things?’ They replied, ‘The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.’ Then he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.


Reflection


Song: Nowhere Man, performed by Andrew Dundas


Luke 24: 28-35


As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’ That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, ‘The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!’ Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.


Reflection


Hymn: Let It Be


When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me,

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.


Let is be, let it be, let it be, let it be;

Whisper words of wisdom; let it be.


And when the brokenhearted people living in the world agree

there will be an answer; let it be.

For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see

there will be an answer; let it be.


Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be;

there will be an answer, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be;

Whisper words of wisdom; let it be.


And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me;

Shine on 'til tomorrow; let it be.

I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me,

Speaking words of wisdom; let it be.


Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be;

there will be an answer, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be;

Whisper words of wisdom; let it be.


Invitation to the Offering


Offertory Music: Here, There and Everywhere


We Pray


Prayers of the People


Poem: In My Life


There are places I'll remember

all my life, though some have changed;

some forever, not for better,

some have gone and some remain.

All these places have their moments

with lovers and friends I still can recall,

some are dead and some are living;

in my life I've loved them all.


But of all these friends and lovers

there is no one compares with you,

and these memories lose their meaning

when I think of love as something new.

Though I know I'll never lose affection

for people and things that went before -

I know I'll often stop and think about them;

In my life I love you more.


Closing Hymn: The Long and Winding Road


The long and winding road, that leads to your door

will never disappear; I've seen that road before.

It always leads me here; lead me to your door.


The wild and windy night that the rain washed away

has left a pool of tears crying for the day.

Why leave me standing here? Let me know the way.


Many times I've been alone and many times I've cried;

anyway, you'll never know the many ways I've tried.


And still they lead me back to the long winding road.

You left me standing here a long, long time ago.

Don't leave me waiting here; lead me to your door.


But still they lead me back to the long winding road.

You left me standing here a long, long time ago.

Don't keep me waiting here; lead me to your door


Commissioning:


One: When we are singing in the dead of night,

All: Take our broken wings, O Creator, and let us learn to fly;

all our life, we are waiting for this moment to arise.


One: When we are singing in the dead of night,

All: Take our sunken eyes, O Christ, and let us learn to see;

all our life, we are waiting for this moment to be free.


One: Let us fly singing in the dead of night,

All: Lead us into the light, O Spirit, of the dark night.

We will in this moment arise.


Benediction


Postlude: Birthday, performed by Norie Funabashi, with Maria and Andrew

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