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THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP                                                                                                 April 21, 2024  

THE SANCTUARY                                                                                                                TEN-FIFTEEN A.M.  

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE 

THE SERVICE OF PRAISE  

CHIMES OF THE TRINITY 

SCRIPTURE CALL TO WORSHIP ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………  Psalm 23

PRELUDE — “Piano Prelude”

Acolytes — Charlotte Possiel and Liam Smith  

WELCOME TO WORSHIPERS  

*HYMN OF PRAISE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………… No. 352 

“All Praise to Thee” — Tucker-Williams  

All praise to Thee, for Thou, O King divine, didst yield the glory that of right was Thine, that in our darkened hearts Thy grace might shine:  Alleluia!  Alleluia! 

Thou camest to us in lowliness of thought; by Thee the outcast and the poor were sought, and by Thy death was God’s salvation wrought:  Alleluia!  Alleluia! 

Let this mind be in us which was in Thee, who wast a servant that we might be free, humbling Thyself to death on Calvary!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  

Wherefore, by God’s eternal purpose, Thou, Lord, art exalted o’er all creatures now, and given the name to which all knees shall bow:  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  

Let every tongue confess with one accord in heaven and earth that Jesus Christ is Lord; and God the Father be by all adored:  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  

*THE INVOCATION  AND 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen. 

*CHORUS OF PRAISE

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!  

Praise eternal as His love, Alleluia!  

Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!  

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!  

SPECIAL MUSIC — “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” ………………………………………………………………. Temple 

Soloist — Linda Boyer

THE CHILDREN’S SERMON

THE SERVICE PRAYER AND GIVING  

RESPONSIVE LITANY 

               Leader: Open your hearts to goodness and mercy today.  

               People:  We will love one another, as Christ loves us.  

               Leader:  Love, not merely in thought and word, but in truth and action.    

               People:  We will love one another, as Christ loves us.  

      Leader:  As Christ laid down His life for us, 

      People:  may we strive to live for others. 

      Leader:  May the peace of Christ make you ready for love to flow around and through you.  

                 People:  May we boldly share Christ’s love with one another and with our world.  

     *HYMN OF DEDICATION …………………………………………………………………………….………….. No. 361 

“My Jesus, I Love Thee” — Featherston-Gordon     

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine; for Thee, all the follies of sin I resign; my gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou; if ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ’tis now. 

I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me, and purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree; I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow; if ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.  

In mansions of glory and endless delight, I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright; and singing Thy praises, before Thee I’ll bow; if ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

     *OFFERTORY SENTENCES

As the Good Shepherd lays down His life for His sheep, may we, too, strive to serve our neighbors.  Whether next door, across town, or around the world, may God bless our prayers, our gifts, and our ministries.  In Christ’s name, we present these gifts.  

OFFERTORY — “Plaint” …………………………………………………………………………………………..……… Lasky  

*DOXOLOGY 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

praise Him, all creatures here below;

praise Him, above ye heavenly host;

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen. 

ANTHEMS — “By the Way We Love” ………………………………………………………….…….. Choplin   

The Sanctuary Choir    

THE SERVICE OF PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE 

SERMONWhenever Our Hearts Condemn Us ..………………………………………………….…..……..………….. Rev. Ward Page  

1 John 3:16-24

(Page 190 in the New Testament Pew Bibles)   

INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP 

*HYMN OF COMMITMENT …………………………………………………………………………..……… No. 658     

“Let Your Heart Be Broken” — Leech-Mountain  

Let your heart be broken for a world in need–feed the mouths that hunger, soothe the wounds that bleed, give the cup of water and the loaf of bread–be the hands of Jesus, serving in His stead. 

Here on earth applying principles of love–visible expression God still rules above, living illustration of the Living Word to the minds of all who’ve never seen and heard. 

Add to your believing deeds that prove it true–knowing Christ as Savior, make Him Master, too; follow in His footsteps, go where He has trod, in the world’s great trouble risk yourself for God. 

Let your heart be tender and your vision clear –see the world as God sees, serve Him far and near; let your heart be broken by another’s pain, share your rich resources–give and give again. 

PRESENTATION OF NEW MEMBERS  

OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK 

*BENEDICTION 

*CHORAL BENEDICTION — “To Love Our God”  

To love our God, the reason we live; To love our God, the highest call. 

Nothing satisfies our soul, gives life meaning, makes us whole. 

For this purpose we were made, to love our God. 

*POSTLUDE “Prelude on ‘Lobe den Herren'” (Praise ye the Lord) …………………………………………………………… Sheets

*The Congregation is invited to stand as they are able.

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Zebulon Baptist Church

400 N. Arendell Ave.
PO BOX 366
Zebulon, NC 27597

919-269-7329