Today’s guest speaker is Rev. C.J. Haury
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PRELUDE: "Christ Arose"
CALL TO WORSHIP: L: ALLELUJAH! CHRIST IS RISEN!
ALL: CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED! HALLELUJAH!
PRAYER OF ADORATION
HYMN: “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”
LITANY FOR EASTER
RESPONSE: HEAR US, LORD OF GLORY
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION: (unison)
LIVING GOD, WITH JOY WE CELEBRATE THE PRESENCE OF YOUR RISEN CHRIST, YOUR LIVING WORD. ENLIVENOUR HEARTS BY YOUR HOLY SPIRIT THAT WE MAY PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS OF ABUNDANT AND ETERNAL LIFE; THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN.
Scripture Reading MARK 16:1-8 AND 1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-11
SPECIAL MUSIC: “AS IN ADAM ALL DIE” FROM HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”
BY THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Sermon: “WELCOME HOME” Rev. Haury
HYMN: “Thine Is The Glory”
CALL TO CONFESSION: TRUSTING IN GOD’S GRACE, LET US CONFESS OUR SIN THAT WE MAY BE FORGIVEN AND MADE CLEAN.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION:
ALMIGHTY GOD, IN RAISING JESUS FROM THE GRAVE, YOU SHATTERED THE POWER OF SIN AND DEATH. YET WE REMAIN CAPTIVE TO DOUBT AND FEAR, BOUND BY WAYS THAT LEAD TO DEATH. WE OVERLOOK THE POOR AND HUNGRY, WE PASS BY THOSE WHO MOURN; WE ARE DEAF TO THE CRIES OF THE OPPRESSED AND MARGINALIZED; INDIFFERENT TO CALLS FOR PEACE; WE DESPISE THE WEAK, AND ABUSE THE EARTH YOU MADE. FORGIVE US GOD OF MERCY. HELP US TRUST YOUR POWER TO CHANGE OUR LIVES AND MAKE US NEW THAT WE MAY ENJOY THE LIFE ABUNDANT IN JESUS CHRIST, OUR RISEN LORD. (SILENT PRAYERS) AMEN.
Assurance of Pardon
Response – Gloria Patri
HYMN: “The Strife Is O’re! The Battle Won!”
Presentation of our tithes and offerings
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Birthdays: Madelynn Shrader, Ava Clifford, Eileen Yerace, Gracelin Shrader, Betty Matthews
Anniversaries: Ben and Lisa Hathaway; Bryan and Garnet Welling
ANNOUNCEMENTS - Trustees meeting 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 next Sunday, April 18th. This meeting will be to authorize the formation of a Pastoral Nominating Committee.
JOYS AND CONCERNS
We added Aleta Whirlow as she was admitted to the hospital for tests.
Nellie Baker was taken by ambulance to ER Wednesday morning and was admitted. After tests were completed she has a bulging disc and was given a nerve block for the pain. She came home on Friday
To the Family of Makayla Miller
To the Family of Chip Rogers
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, 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: “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”
Blessing and Sending:
Leader: DYING YOU DESTROYED OUR DEATH, RISING YOUR RESTORED OUR LIFE.
ALL: LORD JESUS, COME IN GLORTY! HALLELUJAH! AMEN!
NOW GO FORTH IN JESUS’ NAME, REMEMBERING HIS NEW COMMANDMENT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS HE HAS LOVED YOU. (1 JOHN 3:23) AMEN
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: “Three Meals A Day” is the theme for April’s food collection. Thank you for participating! 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.
Trustee Meeting: Tomorrow, Monday April 12th at 7:00 PM
Session Meeting: Tomorrow, Monday April 12th at 6:00 PM
There will be a very important congregational meeting next Sunday April 18th, immediately following worship service, to establish a pastor nominating committee and to set the number of members on that committee. Please plan to attend!
There will a second very important congregational meeting the following Sunday, April 25th, to vote on the potential members of the PNC.
DID YOU KNOW… 2021 Per Capita is $45.00?
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