April 23, 2017

Second Sunday of Easter

10:20AM


Greet your neighbors–Pass Friendship Pad to others in your pew, and then pass it back.





Gathering





Prelude

“Christ is arisen”

J.S.Bach

Welcome, Announcements, Joys & Concerns



Call To Worship

Lynn Fales

L: The Lord is risen! Alleluia! 

P: Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

L: Peace be with you. Jesus stands among us.

P: Peace be with you. The risen Lord is here. 

L: Let us worship God.



Opening Prayer



*Hymn #231

“Christ Has Risen While Earth Slumbers”

*Call To Confession

*Prayer Of Confession

God, you have made known to us the ways of life. Yet, too often, we put other things above you and turn away from the ways of life and toward the ways of death. Forgive us and guide us back into your presence, that we may know the fullness of joy. Amen.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

*Gloria patri #581

Children’s chat

Pastor Shelley

Anthem

“Because He Lives”

Jack Schrader


Hearing




Unison Prayer For Illumination


Guiding God, send your Holy Spirit upon the reading of your Word that is may serve to show us the path of life and lead us into your presence where there is fullness of joy. Amen.




First Lesson


1 Peter 1:3-9

Second Lesson

John 20:19-31




Sermon

“Inheritance”

Pastor Shelley





Responding




*Hymn #254

“That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright ”


*Affirmation Of Faith Book Of Common Worship

This is the good news which we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved, if we hold it fast: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared first to the women, then to Peter, and to the Twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; he is our Lord and our God. Amen.







Offering



Offertory

“Christ is risen from the dead”

Marcel Dupre

*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Offertory Prayer


Prayers of God’s people and the lord’s prayer





Sending




*Hymn #326

“For All the Saints”

*Benediction

*Hymn #601


“Amen”

Postlude

“1st Movement from Concerto in A Minor”

Vivaldi/Bach