Choral Prelude Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying (About the 1st minute)
One: O come, let us sing to the Lord;
Many: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
One: Let us come into God's presence with thanksgiving;
Many: let us make a joyful noise with songs of praise!
One: For the Lord is a great God, and a great Ruler above all gods, in whose hands are the depths of the earth and also the heights of the mountains.
Many: The sea belongs to God who made it, and the dry land, because God formed it.
One: O come, let us worship and bow down,
Many: let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
One: For the Lord is our God,
Many: we are the people of God's pasture, the sheep of God's hand.
Opening Hymn Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (UMH 340)--Skip Ad
God of the Living Water, pour out on us. We have been wandering around in desert places for too long, and we are parched. Quench our thirst and longing for something deeper, something more real, something more meaningful. We know that you have offered yourself to us many times before, but too often we turn away. Forgive us and guide us back to your well so that we may drink from your Living Water and live as your faithful disciples. Amen. (Rev. Bonnie McCubbin)
You can download a children's bulletin below.
Sermon You can download a sermon below
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Joys, Concerns, & God Sightings
Continuing Prayers: Our Police; Baltimore; Our nation and world; The Syrian refugee crisis and Aleppo; Our homebound, Those effected by Covid-19--including medical staff, teachers, parents, children, those infected, etc.
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, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Please consider mailing your offerings to the church (3800 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211), bringing them when we resume meeting to "make up" the weeks missed, or utilizing our online giving platform available with any of the green "Give" buttons located throughout our website. We appreciate your generosity as we seek to continue our mission and ministry throughout the community during this difficult time. And, we need your help so we are still here when this crisis ends. As a means of justice, we are committed to paying our staff throughout this crisis, but we need your help to do this.
Doxology (Skip Ad)
Loving Parent, you powerfully fill the voids in our lives. You reveal your compassionate grace by the simple act of always being present. You unselfishly feed us when we are hungry and quietly walk with us when we feel alone. Combine this offering with others so that all your children can be filled with the power of your redeeming spirit. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. (W&S 134, altered)
Closing Hymn I Surrender All (354 UMH)
We are currently closed at least through the end of March (and most likely, longer) to help "flatten the curve" of Covid-19. If you have pastoral needs, please contact Pastor Bonnie directly (preferably through email or the website) so they can be addressed promptly. We have no office hours and all activities, including, but not limited to worship, Bible Study, Church Council, choir, and After School Programs are cancelled until the building re-opens.
Online Giving Go to our website (www.goodshepherdhampden.com) and click the green "Give" button to go to a secure website for your transactions. Or, download the secure, encrypted App Tithe.ly from the App Store or Google Play.
Bible Study resources can be accessed at https://www.bwcumc.org/resources/who-are-we/#PeopleofGod Scroll all the way down to part 1. We'd be on Session 3 this week.
Holy Week Worship Schedule: (Assuming we are back by then!):
Palm Sunday (April 5): 10am Vibrant Worship with Palm Parade and Trumpet
Holy Thursday (April 9): 7pm Worship at Good Shepherd with Communion and Foot Washing, combined with Hampden UMC and Mt. Washington/Aldersgate UMC
Good Friday (April 10): 11am Pastor Bonnie preaching at Salem UMC, 7509 Windsor Mill Rd
10am CrossWalk starting at Good Shepherd and ending at The Village Church with worship
Easter (April 12): 7am Community SonRise worship in Roosevelt Park
10am Vibrant Resurrection worship with Trumpet