Order of Worship – Easter III, April 26, 2020

Ward Hill Church of Christ the King

A Christ-Centered Community of Faith, Hope, & Love

The Lord’s Day, April 26, in the Lord’s Year 2020 – Third Sunday of Easter

 

Please speak bold words and sing italicized words.

Meeting God

Prelude & Quiet Prayer – five minutes before service (9:55-10:00 am)

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Christ is Risen!  He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen!

Hymn 267   The Day of Resurrection                                                                 LANCASHIRE

Invocation

Being Reconciled to God and One Another

Confession of Sin:  Gracious God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised to receive us when we come to you. We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you or our neighbors as we should. Forgive us, O God, and grant that in the Holy Spirit we may live and serve you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Declaration of Forgiveness: If you have repented of your sin and turned in faith to Jesus Christ, I can declare through Christ’s atoning death and life-giving resurrection that you are forgiven in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 New Life in Christ: If you love God, keep his commandments. Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Response (Hymn 494, verse 4)                                                                         DOVE OF PEACE

Lord, cleanse the depths within our souls, and bid resentment cease; then, reconciled to God and man our lives will spread your peace.

O Lord, open our lips, and our mouths shall show forth your praise.

Gloria Patri (Hymn 735)                                                         GLORIA PATRI (GREATOREX)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen.

The Peace of Christ      Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! The peace of the Risen Christ be with you. And also with you.

 Welcome & Announcements; Scripture & Catechism – see Bell Ringer

 Preparing to Hear God

Hymn 106   Father, Father of All Things                                       FATHER OF ALL THINGS

Hymn 287   Morning Sun                                                                      MUSIC ANNO DOMINI

 Collect for Easter III:  O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 Hearing God by Word and Spirit

The Holy Scriptures

Acts 2:14a,36-41         Psalm 116 – hymnal page 827-828

1 Peter 1:17-23            Luke 24:13-35                     The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 Sermon – “How God Appears”

Answering God in Faith, Prayer, and Giving

The Apostles’ Creed – hymnal page 845

Prayers of Thanksgiving, Petition, and Intercession

Offering Ourselves and Our Gifts to God

Offertory (Hymn 729)                                                                                 HERR JESU CHRIST

All things are thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer thee; and hence with grateful hearts today, thine own before thy feet we lay.

Doxology (Hymn 731)                                                                    OLD HUNDREDTH

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.

Offertory Prayer

Being Sent with God’s Blessing into the World

Hymn 284   This Joyful Eastertide                                                                        VRUCHTEN

Benediction

Postlude

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