Order of Worship

 

The Church at Worship                                                   April 18, 2021  The Sanctuary                                                         9:00 and 10:15 a.m.        

A CELEBRATION OF EASTERTIDE

CELEBRATING IN OUR GREETING

Prelude — “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” ……………………………………….. arr. Payne

Welcome to Worshippers

Responsive Call to Worship

                        Leader:  The Lord of life sows seeds among us, extravagantly and generously.

                        People:  May we be ready to receive the seed God sows.

                        Leader:  God sows the Word, Promises, Blessings, Salvation, Love, God’s very Self.

                        People:  May our worship today be a plowing of the ground of our lives.

                        Leader:  The weeds and thorns that hinder our growth must be removed.

                        People:  So that our lives become good, rich, receptive soil.

   Leader:  Ready for the seed that grows within us, producing a harvest of goodness and faithfulness.

People:  We desire to bring from our lives a good and lasting fruit to the glory and honor of our God.

 

            Hymn of Celebration – “Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast”….……. Cawood-Croft

                       Almighty God, Your Word is cast like seed into the ground.

  Now let the dew of heav’n descend and righteous fruits abound.

Let not the foe of Christ and man this holy seed remove,

But give it root in every heart to bring forth fruits of love.

Let not the world’s deceitful care the rising plant destroy,

But let it yield a hundredfold the fruits of peace and joy.

Oft as the precious seed is sown Your quick’ning grace bestow,

That all where souls the truth receive its saving power may know.

The Exchange of Christ’s Peace

Our Easter Chorus – Alleluia! Alleluia! For the Lord almighty reigns.

                                 Alleluia! Alleluia! Loving Jesus, for us slain.

                                 Alleluia! Alleluia! Worthy is the Holy Lamb,

                                Alleluia! Alleluia! Risen Christ, the great “I am”.

            The Children’s Message

Special Music by the Cherub Choir ………………………….. April Vinson, Director

CELEBRATING IN OUR PRAYERS AND PROCLAMATION

The Offertory Moment — “Redeemed” …………………. arr. Huggins

The Morning Prayer ……………………………………………………… Bridget Bone

Faith Journey Prayer Initiative

Special Music — “Only Jesus/Calvary’s Love” ……………………………………. Nelson/McHugh

Lisa Horton, Soloist

Scripture Reading with Response ………………………………….. Luke 8:1-15

   Leader:  This is the Gospel according to Luke

   People:  Praise to you, Lord Christ!

   Let us proclaim together the mystery of our faith,

   Unison (sung):  Christ has died!  Christ is risen!  Christ will                                        come again!  This is the mystery of faith                                              that we proclaim.

Sermon  — “Some Get It . . . Some Don’t”

CELEBRATING IN OUR RESPONSE

INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP 

HYMN OF COMMITMENT — “As the Deer”……………. Nystrom

As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after Thee.

You alone are my heart’s desire, and I long to worship Thee,

                        Chorus:  You alone are my strength, my shield,

                                        To You alone may my spirit yield.

          You alone are my heart’s desire

          And I long to worship Thee.

                     You’re my friend, You are my brother, even though You are a King.

  I love you more than any other, so much more than anything.

                        Chorus

                        I want You more than gold or silver, only You can satisfy.

  You alone are the real joy giver, and the apple of my eye.

                        Chorus

 CLOSING WORDS

 BENEDICTION

 CHORAL BENEDICTION — “Beautiful Savior”

Beautiful Savior, Lord of all nations, Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and forevermore be Thine!

 POSTLUDE — “Rejoice, the Lord Is King” …………………… arr. Hayes

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