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Sunday, April 23, 2017
GREETING and PRELUDE In silence, please prepare your heart for worship.
Romanze-Andante (Divertimento B‑dur K439b) — W A Mozart
INTROIT Alleluia (Christ Is Risen) from Regina Coeli Chancel Choir
By W. A. Mozart, Arr. by Patrick M. Liebergen
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Rejoice, friends, for the Lord has called us here.
P: We come joyfully, for we have heard the good news of Jesus’ resurrection.
L: Open your spirits to receive all God’s blessings.
P: May God shower blessings upon us so that we may in turn bless God by our service.
Jesus, Savior, Resurrected Messiah, we come before you from different paths: some of us certain of your joyful presence in our lives, some of us not so certain of the hope of being touched by your joy. Yet we are all here, reaching out to you: for understanding, for hope, for joy, for all that is imperishable. Meet us here, today, in all your power and consolation. Amen.
*HYMN No. 303 The Day of Resurrection
*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS He is Here
He is here! He is here! My heart tells me that Jesus, Jesus is here!
CHILDREN’S TIME Sara Bailey
SPIRITUAL SONG No. 585 This Little Light of Mine
The children process to Discovery Zone
WITNESS The Gift of Giving Marshall Bailey
ANTHEM Easter Angel Song — Cindy Berry Chancel Choir
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Cares Chorus — Kelly Willard
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
Menuetto-Allegretto (Divertimento B‑dur K439b) — W A Mozart
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176 Majesty
A WITNESS Consecration Sunday Bill Sanford
THE WRITTEN WORD 1 Chronicles 29:10–18
QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
What models of generosity were you raised with?
How does the images of being “strangers and aliens” in the world impact your possessiveness and pursuits during your lifetime?
Why does who we are as Christians provoke a generous spirit?
MEDITATION Who Am I that I Should Give? Rev. Candace Lawrence
*CLOSING HYMN No. 327 Crown Him With Many Crowns
THE BLESSING and SENDING
L: Go from this place in peace and joy to serve the Lord.
P: We rejoice in the good news we have heard and go to serve God in all that we do.
L: May God’s blessing continue in and through you to others
P: May God’s love also pour into your heart this day and always. Amen
*BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Rondo-Allegro assai (Divertimento B‑dur K439b) — W A Mozart
Please join us for continued fellowship over refreshments in Fellowship Hall.