The Worship of God | The Third Sunday of Easter


Gathering

Piano Meditation

Romance, Op. 118, No. 5, J. Brahms

Organ Prelude

Prelude in G, F. Mendelssohn

Chiming of the Hour

Setting the Table

Welcome Home

Call To Worship

One:          We celebrate good news; Jesus Christ is risen!

Many:       God is our stength and our song; God is our salvation.

One:          When we have locked ourselves away in the upper rooms of our lives, Christ’s presence has come to us with a word of peace…

Many:       …a word that sends us out of our hiding places with strength and power.

One:          When believing does not come easily and we are more skeptical than faith-full, Christ’s presence has come to us with a word of assurance.

Many:       … a word that transforms our anxiety to comfort and turns our mourning into joyful dance.

One:          When tears cloud our eyes so that we cannot see signs of the Resurrection, Christ’s presence comes to us with a word of hope

Many:       … a word that reminds us of the evidence of new life all around us- even within us.

One:          Christ is risen!

Many:       Christ is risen indeed!

*Children’s Time

Music for Response

Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord, F. Mendelssohn

*Morning Prayer

*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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Special Music

I Waited for the Lord, F. Mendelssohn

Scripture Readings

Acts 3:12-19
Luke 24:36-48

Prayer of Illumination

Sermon

Giving Our Gifts to God

Music for Response

        Aria, F. Peeters

Prayer of Dedication

Benediction

Postlude

Sortie, L. J. A Lefébure-Wely

Thank you to our musicians in today’s service including:
Section Leaders-Ella Torres, soprano; Danielle Romano, alto; Josh Carlisle, tenor;
Jack O’Leary, bass; Samuel Baker, organ; David Labman, piano, director.

 

The musicians safety barriers are made possible with
a generous donation from the Susan Boulay Memorial Fund.