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April 27, 2014

Celebration  of     Worship

1st Sunday after the Resurrection                                  April 27, 2014

 

* * * Entering Into God’s Presence * * *

 

Prelude                              
 (Please refrain from conversation during the Prelude as we quietly prepare to worship God)

 

Welcome and Announcements                  (Please Sign and Pass Fellowship Pads)

 

Sharing Our Joys and Concerns

 

* Call to Worship        

 

* Affirmation of Faith        “The Apostle’s Creed”

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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on 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 Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  AMEN.

 

* Prayer of Invocation

 

*Hymn of Adoration                     "Thine Is the Glory”                  Blue Book  #122

 

Invitation to Confession

 

Admitting Our Sin to God  

O loving God, we acknowledge that we are sinners with no health of our own. Forgive our pride which makes us the center of things. Forgive our self-sufficiency in which we have tried to prosper under our own power. Forgive our arrogance in which we have ignored Your word. Forgive our inattention to holy duty which disconnects us from Jesus.  Forgive the bitter fruit we have produced. Heavenly Father, graft us back onto the True Vine. Help us to stay attached to Jesus and to abide in Your love.  In Jesus’ Name.     (silent, personal confession)  AMEN

 

Assurance of Pardon     

    Leader   . . . Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel! 

    ALL:            In Jesus Christ we are forgiven

 

* Responding with Praise               “Gloria Patri”                            Blue Book #579

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning; is now and ever shall be. World without end, Amen! Amen!

 

Time with Young Disciples

 

Prayers of the People, and 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 this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:  For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.  AMEN.

 

* * * Responding to God’s Grace * * *

 

Bringing Our Tithes and Offerings

                       

* Singing Our Praise and Gratitude     “The Doxology”                Blue Book   #592

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen!

 

* Prayer of Dedication     

 

* Hymn of Preparation              “Nearer, My God to Thee”            Red Book # 553

 

* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                 Psalm 16                         pew Bible pg. 453

 

* GOSPEL LESSON                          John 20:19-31                    pew Bible  pg. 906

 

MESSAGE TEXT                                Acts 5:17-42                      pew Bible  pg. 913

MESSAGE      “A New Miracle but the Same Message”        Pastor Raymond M. Tear

 

* Hymn of Closing      “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”         Red Book # 486

 

* Receiving the Blessing

 

* Choral Response                   “Three-fold Amen”                         Blue Book # 586

 

* Postlude                       

    

* Please stand (if able) when prompted by the worship leader.

 

WHETHER you’re investigating the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, looking for a church home, or have been with us for a long time – welcome! God is real, God is present, and we hope you sense and experience the grandeur of God today in this morning’s worship. Please remember to sign the blue attendance pad.

 

FLOWERS – If you would like to sponsor flowers for the chancel in loving memory or in honor of a loved one or of a special occasion, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the drinking fountain in the Narthex. Cost: $24/Sunday.

 

LITURGISTS NEEDED – Be the first to volunteer for the month of May! Please use the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hall by the water fountain to volunteer for one or more weeks.

 

THE HOPE OF EASTER – Complimentary copies of this booklet of 10 reflections from the publishers of the popular devotional series, Our Daily Bread, are also located on the table in the Narthex. Extra copies are available, if you would like to give one to a family member or friend.

 

What is better than answers to our why questions?  Trusting a good God who has His reasons.

 

Flowers Today

are given to the glory of God by John & Barbara Haifley

in loving memory of Barbara’s Mother, Alice Kearney

 

Birthdays & Anniversaries This Week

Wednesday: Dutch & JoAnn Hintze Lillian Ryan

 

Today’s Participants

Liturgist: Elder Shirley Madary

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks

 

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