Easter 3 * indicates standing 22 April 2018
- MUSICAL PRELUDE
- WELCOMING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
- MINUTE FOR MISSION
- CALL TO WORSHIP & LIGHTING the CHRIST CANDLE
Christ is risen! Hallelujah!
Christ is risen indeed. Hallelujah!
Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Source of all Life and Immortality,
Eternal Light born of the Eternal Light.
You are the Light of the Father’s Presence,
You are the Light of the Heavenly Hosts
and You are the Light of every man and woman
who comes into this World.
Through Your Resurrection,
You bestow new Life on all People.
Through your Resurrection,
You bring the Light of God’s Presence to humanity. Through your Resurrection,
You proclaim the triumph of Love.
We light now this candle,
Remembering that You, Lord Jesus Christ,
are the Light of the World,
the Light that shines in the darkness,
the Light that the darkness cannot overcome.
Blessed are You, Lord Jesus Christ.
You are the Light of the World. Hallelujah!
- INTROIT (tune: Festal Song # 79 in Voices United)
Arise our light has come! The Spirit’s call obey
Show forth the glory of our God which shines on us today!
Arise our light has come! Fling wide the prison’s door
Proclaim the captive’s liberty, good tidings for the poor.
- PRAYER OF APPROACH AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Kind Shepherd of God’s People,
gather us into your Presence.
Help us to hear your voice,
perceive your nearness
and rest in the confidence of your love.
May your Spirit surround us
with images of your Presence
and point us, through them,
into the greater wonder
of all that is God the Father.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord
who taught us to pray, saying,
OUR FATHER….. NOTRE PERE…. AR N-ATHAIR…
ONZE VADER …VATER UNSER… PADRE NEUSTRO
- HYMN # 126 (More Voices) ARE YOU A SHEPHERD? *
- LEARNING TIME
In peace, dear God, I come to You through Jesus Christ who makes me new
And while I run or play or rest, be with those whom I love best,
Guide me in your Holy Way, as You walk with me each day, AMEN.
- ANTHEM – For the Beauty of the Earth – John Rutter
- SCRIPTURE LESSONS
First Lesson: Acts 4: 5 – 12
Psalm 23 (singing) # 747 of Voices United.
Gospel: John 10: 11 – 18 *
- OFFERTORY HYMN # 273 (VU) THE KING OF LOVE *
- PASTORAL PRAYER
- HYMN # 497 (VU) NEARER MY GOD TO THEE *
- COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION
- MUSICAL POSTLUDE
These bulletins are dedicated to the Glory of God and in loving memory of David Allison Briggs, son of Jim and Pat.
As time unfolds another year,
Memories keep you ever near,
No need for words except to say,
Still loved, still missed in every way.