View the worship service for May 21, 2023

May 21, 2023
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Prelude—Kum Ba Yah (arr. Behnke)—Chancel Bells; Verlene Garber, director

West Quoddy Sunrise (Bernadine Johnson)—Abby Koontz

Christ Candle Lighting—Adam Robb

Welcome and Prayer

*Hymn—Here in This Place—VT 10

Children’s Conversation

Summer BCMC Library Program—Karen Neufeld

                      Presentation of Hymnals to High School Graduates—Jill Robb

    Alice Claassen, Kat Friesen, Simon Koontz, Ian Voth

Anthem—Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit (arr. Linker & McFadden—Chancel Bells

Scripture Reading—John 16:33-17:1-11; Acts 1:6-14

Sermon—Why are you looking toward heaven?—Nathan Koontz

*Hymn of Response—Could It Be That God is Singing—VT 42

Reception of New Members—Elizabeth Schmidt

                                         Calvin Flickinger, Ron Flickinger, Janet Friesen, Lauren Friesen

                                         Judy Harder, Keith Harder, Jim Juhnke, Miriam Nofsinger             

Prayers of God’s People

*Hymn—Go Now in Peace—VT 835


Postlude—Andante K315 (Mozart)—Lucy Burch

* You are invited to stand

^Bells and congregation sing in unison through once; congregation sings with bells twice in canon. The south side begins, the north side comes in 2nd, and the bells will do a 3rd entry

VT—Voices Together

Keyboard—Verlene Garber

Audio visual—Ken Lamp

Offertory at BCMC

As a way of acknowledging our offertory during our Sunday morning worship, the ushers will bring up the offertory trays to the communion table during the Hymn of Response. Then, as we have already been doing, the worship leader will give thanks for the offering during the Prayers of God’s People.