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Order of Worship for Sunday, April 21, 2019
 
 

Gathering & Preparation

“Public worship must be performed in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Externalism and hypocrisy stand condemned (Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 15:7-9). The forms of public worship have value only when they serve to express the inner reverence of the worshipper and his sincere devotion to the true and living God. And only those whose hearts have been renewed by the Holy Spirit are capable of such reverence and devotion” (Book of Church Order 47-5).
 
Prelude
 
*Call to Worship – Luke 24:1-8
 
*Hymn #277                Christ the Lord is Risen Today
 
*Prayer of Adoration
 
*Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed (Trinity Hymnal p.845)
 

Unison Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. Lord, bring new life where we are worn and tired; new love where we have turned hard-hearted; and forgiveness where we feel hurt and where we have wounded. Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.
 
Silent Prayer
 
Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 
Worship through Giving
 

Offertory – Yet Not I, But Through Christ in Me (CityAlight)

                      Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, Rich Thompson (2018)
 
*Hymn #731                Doxology
 
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
 
Prayer for Our Covenant Children
 
Children’s Worship [2’s & 3’s, Pre-K]
 
*Hymn #274                Thine Be the Glory
 
Scripture Reading – Luke 24:13-45
 
Sermon – The Unopened Gift
                  Pastor Dan Ledford
 

*Hymn                      See What a Morning (Resurrection Hymn)

                                  Keith & Kristyn Getty; Stuart Townend (2003)
 
Prayer of Intercession for Christ’s Church & the World
 

*Hymn                       Death Was Arrested

                                    Adam Kersh, Brandon Coker, Heath Balltzglier, Paul Taylor Smith (2015)
 
*Benediction
 
Postlude – Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)
 
Announcements
 
 
* Congregation standing for those who are able