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