Worship Bulletin for April 28, 2019

SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2019

Second Sunday of Easter

PASTORAL GREETING  

PRELUDE Voluntary in C Major by Henry Purcell

A time to reflect and prepare to hear God as altar candles are lit

CHORAL INTROIT An Easter Alleluia by Bob & Esther Burroughs 

CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 150)

L: Praise the Lord in His sanctuary, praise Him in His mighty heavens.
P: Praise Him for his acts of power, praise Him for His surprising greatness.
L: Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre.
P: Praise Him with timbrel and dancing, praise Him with the strings and the pipe.
L: Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals.
P: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
L: Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre.
P: Praise Him with timbrel and dancing, praise Him with the strings and the pipe.
L: Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals.
P: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

HYMN #304 Easter People, Raise Your Voices

COMMON PRAYER

We find ourselves in our own locked doors. We need the breath of the Holy Spirit to take away our fears. Lord we need the peace you bring. We need you to open our eyes and our spirits. Thank you for helping us in our doubts. Thank you for all your blessings upon us, who have not seen you but know you. May our doors be open to all and may they receive your grace and love here. Amen

GIFT OF MUSIC

Above All by Paul Baloche & Lenny LeBlanc                Alleluia Choir

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (9:30 am)

NOISY CAN OFFERINGCollection of change to support Missions

GLORIA PATRI

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.

CHORAL ANTHEM Without Seeing You by David Haas

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #420

Breathe on Me, Breath of God (verses 1 & 4)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

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 us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

OFFERTORY Siciliana „La Paix“ (RFM) by G F Händel

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS Majesty, Worship His Majesty

Majesty, worship His majesty! Unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise. Majesty, kingdom authority, flow from His throne unto His own, His anthem raise! So exalt lift up on high the name of Jesus. Magnify, come glorify, Christ Jesus the King. Majesty, worship His majesty! Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings!

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS

SCRIPTURE John 20:19-31

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

• Do you live in fear and doubt?

• Are the doors of your spirit open or locked?

• Does your life echo the resurrection of our Lord?

HYMN #307 Christ Is Risen

TEACHING by Kay Phillips

PASTORAL PRAYER

HYMN #384 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

BLESSING 

SENDING Go Now in Peace 

Go now in peace. Never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

POSTLUDE Allabreve D-dur BWV 589 by J S Bach