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Celebration  of  Worship

2nd Sunday after the Resurrection                                     May 4, 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                   “All, Glory, Laud and Honor”           Red Book # 300

 

Invitation to Confession

 

Admitting Our Sin to God   

Lord of all that is seen and unseen, You have given us much. We have given little in return. At times we have sought to earn Your favor instead of accepting it by trusting Jesus. At other times we have been indifferent. Our thoughts and attitudes, our words and deeds all show us to be sinners, unworthy of Your love and concern. These things we confess to You trusting only in Your promise of forgiveness and renewal through the work of Jesus Christ. Revive and restore us, O God, that we may again know the joy of Thy salvation. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.    (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

 

* * * 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 

 

* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *

 

* GOSPEL LESSON                             Luke 24:13-35                 pew Bible pg 885

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON              1 Peter 1:17-25               pew Bible pg 1014

 

MESSAGE TEXT                                      Acts 6:1-7                    pew Bible pg 914

 

MESSAGE          “Sharing the Work, Building the Flock”       Pastor Raymond M. Tear

 

* Hymn of Preparation          “Let Us Break Bread Together”       Red Book # 460

* * * The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper * * *

 

The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

. . . and lift our voices in joyful praise: The people sing or say: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of Your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

 

. . . and give You glory through Your son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in unity with the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are Yours, almighty God, forever and ever.   Amen. 

 

The Lord's Prayer

 

Serving of the Elements and Prayer after Communion

 

* Hymn of Closing                    "The Solid Rock”                        Red Book # 526

 

* 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.

 

TODAY - We will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. In the Presbyterian Church (USA), all who sincerely trust in Jesus Christ and Him alone for the forgiveness of sin are invited to the Lord’s table, including baptized children with parental permission.

 

Because Christ is alive, we too shall live.

 

Flowers Today

are given to the glory of God by David & Cynthia Summers

in honor of John & Jill Summers’ Anniversary

 

Today’s Participants

Liturgist: Elder Jim Madary

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks

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