Bulletin for April 22

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Shirley Cauthen, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We are witnesses,
People: to the love God has poured into us.
Leader: We are witnesses of God’s love,
People: sharing it with each person we meet.
Leader: We are witnesses to everyone we encounter,
People: little children like us, sisters and brothers in God’s family.

*HYMN No. 119 The Strife Is O’er

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: We know how easy it is to trick ourselves into believing that every thought is pure, every act is just, every choice is correct. But if we want to be God’s children, to grow in hope, to walk in the Light, we must admit our mistakes, so we may open ourselves to the healing mercy of God’s love.
Join me, please, as we pray together, saying,
People: Emptier-of-Tombs, we find ourselves running down the roads after lies, rather than walking with you. We find it easy to love other people, as long as they don’t annoy or bother us. We hunger for love and search for affirmation, yet find it difficult to let others love us for who we are. Forgive us, Compassionate Heart. You listen to the whispers of our hearts, and then sing of the promises of hope. You grace us with peace, so our hearts can rest in you. You continue to transform us into Easter people, brothers and sisters of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: Not everything has been revealed to us, but this we do know: as God’s children, we are blessed, we are loved, we are forgiven.
People: Our lives have been transformed by the abundant mercy given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thanks be to God! Amen.
(Lectionary Liturgies, Easter 3, Year B)

*GLORIA PATRI No 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 115 Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE Luke 24: 36b-48 New Testament Page 91 in pew Bible

SERMON
MY HANDS AND MY FEET by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

*DECLARATION OF FAITH (Unison)
We are certain that Jesus lives. He lives as God with us, touching all of human life with the presence of God. He lives as one of us with God. Because he shares our humanity and has bound us to himself in love, we have an advocate in the innermost life of God. We declare that Jesus is Lord. His resurrection is a decisive victory over the powers that deform and destroy human life. His lordship is hidden. The world appears to be dominated by people and systems that do not acknowledge his rule. But his lordship is real. It demands our loyalty and sets us free from the fear of all lesser lords who threaten us. We maintain that ultimate sovereignty now belongs to Jesus Christ in every sphere of life. Jesus is Lord’ He has been Lord from the beginning. He will be Lord at the end. Even now he is Lord.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 310 Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please Stand
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
As we pray today we will be remembering Camden Second Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC and its 23 members.

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING:
Thank You for your generous donations to this offering. Our total to date is $933.00. You may still make a donation this week. Just designate it on your check.

GREETERS AND USHERS: Jack and Carol Leedy

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