In the Garden Life
Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Don Austin
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Hymn: “Christ The Lord is Risen Today”
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The Lord is risen indeed: Hallelujah
People: The Lord is risen indeed: hallelujah
Leader: I am He that lives and was dead, saith the Lord; and behold, I am alive forevermore.
People: Glory be to you, O God, who raised up your Son from the dead and made us partakers of His victory over sin and death.
HYMN: “Because He Lives”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (Unison)
Merciful God, who brought from the dead our Lord Jesus, we confess our lack of understanding of the depth and breadth of your redeeming grace. Like Mary Magdalene in the garden, we do not recognize His presence in our lives and in the lives of others. The fire of our faith has been extinguished by the floods of evil that break out daily in our world. The agape love within your church is not as intense as the hatred that stalks our streets. As penitent and sorrowful disciples of Christ, we ask for your forgiveness and the power of the Holy Spirit to fill us that we may serve our risen Savior. In Christ’s name, Amen
Assurance of Pardon (Unison)
Almighty God knows your heart and has heard your confession. May you hear the voice Jesus forgive you and may you feel the spirit of Christ strengthen you in all goodness for the work of the kingdom of God. Amen.
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Response – Gloria Patri
Scripture reading Psalm 118: 1, 2, 14-24, John 20: 1-18
Sermon: In The Garden of Life Rev. Austin
HYMN: “Lift High the Cross”
Presentation of our tithes and offerings
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Birthdays: Bobbie Cllifford, Susan West, Madelynn Shrader
Anniversaries: Jim & Sue Gregg
We were able to remove several names from our continuing prayer list below. Praise be to God! We added Aleta Whirlow as she was admitted to the hospital for tests.
SYMPATHY To the Family of Makayla Miller
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Chip Rogers, Dixie Avoila, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Mary Ann McFeeley, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Chuck Montecello, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward, Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Dana Wilson, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Bill Stewart, Adam Moore and Cris Miller.
Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “He Lives”
COVID GUIDELINES for Church Services: Face masks, hand sanitizer, social distance & seating 6 feet apart, no congregational singing, please participate in responsive readings at your seat if comfortable.
We welcome all who have come to join us in the worship of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please come again. If you are visiting with us today, please let us know that we might welcome you into our church family.
REMEMBER OUR FOOD COLLECTION: And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. Please remember our food pantry is available to anyone in need. Replenish with your hands and listen for the need with your ears. Contact Becky Phillips with any need in the community or to donate. 724-809-1821
Trustees next meeting will be Monday, April 12th at 7:00 PM.
Session will hold their next meeting on Monday, April 12th at 6:00 PM.
We will have a Congregational Meeting after the worship service on Sunday, April 18. This meeting will be to authorize the formation of a Pastoral Nominating Committee.
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