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Fourth Sunday of Easter 
* Indicates that worshippers are to stand if able.
Congregational responses are in bold print.
Online Greeter: Jacquee Lawrence   
Worship Leader: Aaron Lewis

Entrance & Praise

Prelude       “All My Hope Is Firmly Grounded” (Herbert Howells)    John Kwon
Greetings            Rev. Park
Announcements        Aaron Lewis                               
Opening Hymn

“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” UMH #89

1. Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

3. Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest,
well-spring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother, all who live in love are thine;
teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.

“For the Beauty of the Earth”    UMH #92
4. For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild;
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

6. For thyself, best Gift Divine, to the world so freely given,
for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth, and joy in heaven:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

Call to Worship             Psalm 23    All
L: Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength.
C: The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. 
He makes me lie down in green pastures. 
He leads me beside the still waters. 

L: They shall mount up with wings like eagles. He restores my soul. 
C: He leads me in the paths of righteousness 
    for his name’s sake.  

L: They shall run and not be weary.
C: Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of 
     death I shall fear no evil, for thou art with me. 
    They shall walk and not faint.  

Passing Peace of Christ    “O How He Loves…”       TFWS #2108
O how he loves you and me! O how he loves you and me!
He gave his life. What more could he give? O how he loves you;
O how he loves me; O how he loves you and me!
Children’s Church        Bonni Pear & Joni Javier
Joys and Concerns        All
Pastoral Prayer        Rev. Park
Lord’s Prayer             All

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 sins, as we 
forgive those who sin 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.

Contemplation Hymn    “My Tribute”     UMH #99
To God be the glory, to God be the glory, to God be the glory for the things He has done. With His blood He has saved me; with His power He has raised me; to God be the glory for the things He has done.

Proclamation & Response

Scripture Readings     Matthew 20:29-34
James 2:12-13    Aaron Lewis                             

Matthew 20:29-24
29 As Jesus and his disciples were going out of Jericho a large crowd followed him. 30 When two blind men sitting along the road heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, “Show us mercy, Lord, Son of David!” 
31 Now the crowd scolded them and told them to be quiet. But they shouted even louder, “Show us mercy, Lord, Son of David!” 
32 Jesus stopped in his tracks and called to them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. 
33 “Lord, we want to see,” they replied. 
34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they were able to see, and they followed him.

James 2:12-13
12 In every way, then, speak and act as people who will be judged by the law of freedom. 13 There will be no mercy in judgment for anyone who hasn’t shown mercy. Mercy overrules judgment.

This is the Word of Life for all the people of God.
Thanks be to God.

Offertory Anthem     Battle Hymn of the Republic (William Steffe) 
John Kwon

     You may give your offering at 
                                               or mail it to:
Bethany of Fox Valley UMC 
2200 Ridge Ave. Aurora, IL. 60504
Message    Loving like Jesus II “Loving The Marginalized People”
     Rev. Park

Sending Forth    

*Closing Hymn       “If You Believe and I Believe”             W&S #3121
If you believe and I believe and together we pray, the Holy Spirit must come down and set God’s people free, and set God’s people free, 
and set God’s people free; the Holy Spirit must come down and set 
God’s people free.

* Benediction

 Postlude                       Glory, Glory Hallelujah                 John Kwon

We are glad that you joined us this morning in worship.
 We hope that you find strength, renewal, and a sense of peace  
going through the coming week.  

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