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~  "We May Not Meet AT Church, But We Shall Meet AS Church."  ~

SUNDAY April 18, 2021                   Jesus Alive and Among

GREETINGS AND WELCOME

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

CENTERING MOMENT AND COLLECT 

INTROIT: Joy Comes with the dawn; joy comes with the morning sun; joy springs from the tomb and scatters the night with her song, joy comes with the dawn. (words and music: Gordon Light, 1985) 

OPENING PRAYER: (Unison) Holy God, you are like a parent, teaching and challenging us to be the best we can be, delighting in us and offering us all that you have. Help us to open our minds that we may hear what Jesus is telling us. Open our hearts to hear what the Spirit is saying. Help us to discover the new possibilities that you lay before us. Help us to be the hands and feet of Jesus on earth, that we may do your work, as Christ’s Body, in our world. Help us to be like Christ, that we may experience holiness in your creation and in each other. Amen. 

HYMN: “Jesus Stand Among Us”                                      VU# 396 

PRAYER OF RENEWAL (Unison) In this world, it is easy to be deceived. Noise bombards us from every side: advertising, conflicting stories on the internet, gossip, social media, and newscasts constantly try to sway our minds. Sometimes, O God, we are overwhelmed, and we take the easy road, choosing to ignore the difficulties of life and latching onto a phrase or soundbite that appeals to us. Sometimes we want to hold onto a belief even when we know it is no longer true. Sometimes we shut our ears and our hearts to your call to explore what is real in our midst. Loving God, we are sorry, and ask your forgiveness. Give us strength to meet each day afresh, and to open ourselves to your truth, even when it can be hard to take it in. We pray in Christ’s name. Amen               (Time of Contemplative Silence) 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

MINUTE FOR MISSION 

WE LISTEN

1st Testament Reading:                                Psalm  4   (VU# 727)   

 Ministry of Music

Gospel Reading:                                           Luke 24: 36b - 48 

HYMN: “Come to My Heart”                                           VU# 661

MESSAGE: 

WE RESPOND

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION

THE LORD’S PRAYER  

CLOSING HYMN: “ I Danced in the Morning”             VU# 352 

COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION 

CHORAL CLOSING: “Halle, Halle, Halle!.      VU# 989

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               We will continue to publish our weekly Sunday. 

               We encourage you to engage in the readings & prayers in your own safe place:)

         APRIL WORSHIP SCHEDULE

April 4, 2021…………………Resurrection!…………………………

                                                                                                  VU# 155 Jesus Christ is Risen Today

                                 Acts 10: 34 -43                                       VU# 345 Come Children Join to Sing

                                 Mark 16: 1 – 8                                          VU# 164 The Day of Resurrection 

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April 11, 2021…………………Jesus is Alive and Among Us.………………………

                                                                                                   VU# 161 Welcome Happy Morning

                                Acts 4: 32 – 35                                         VU# 183 We Meet You O Christ

                                John 3: 14 - 21                                           VU# 420 Go to the World

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April 18, 2021………………….Meeting Jesus Again and Again……………………….

                                     Psalm 4                                                     VU# 161 Welcome, Happy Morning

                                 Luke 24:36b - 48                                      VU# 661 Come to My Heart

                                                                                                      VU# 352 Lord of the Dance

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April 25, 2021………………………………………..

                                     Acts 4: 5 – 12                                              VU# 331 The Church’s One Foundation

                                John 10: 11 - 18                                             VU# 570 Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands

                                                                                                       MV# 126 Are You a Shepherd       

 "Let's Go Down Into the Valley"

Hamilton Conference President Ted Smith has made a video about his 2014-2015 theme, 

“Let’s Go Down into the Valley.”....Enjoy! ….Church