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Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Worship April 18th, 2021

 

REID MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)
SUNDAY April 18, 2021 at 10:30 am
Third Sunday of Easter
We will worship together in the sanctuary and live via
Youtube page.

WE GATHER IN GODS WORD
 

PRELUDE               Scherzo on The Day of Resurrection   Kevin Hildebrand
 
PRAYER OF PREPARATION
O God, within every kernel of doubt, there is a spark of life and hope.  In those times when our faith falters, we cannot recognize the presence of the Holy among us.  God takes our faith and transforms it, patiently showing us the many ways Christ walks among us.  Amen.
 
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS               Rev. Nadine Ellsworth-Moran
 
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                         Rev. Mark A.Medina
     
When the disciples were certain that Jesus was dead,
       he stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”
Let us watch for the risen Christ this day,
      bursting in with new life and new hope.
Easter people, Christ is risen!
      Christ is risen indeed!  Let us worship God.
 
*HYMN 263               All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!       CORONATION 

                                                            

CONFESS AND RECEIVE GOD’S PARDON

 
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION                                                                       

What love you have given us, O God, that we should be called your children. What love you have given us, O Christ, that we should share a table with you. Forgive us when we act as if we were your only children: when we do not recognize your image in the faces of strangers, enemies, or friends; when we do not share our own tables, forgetting that we need each other. Forgive us, O Christ, maker of peace, and teach us to follow in your way.  Hear us now, O God, as we bring our silent prayers of confession to you.

 
*SILENT PRAYER
 
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
 
*GLORIA PATRI
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.
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD'S PRAYER                  Rev. Robert Hunt   
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.

 

WE BRING GIFTS TO GOD

 
OFFERING OF OUR LIVES AND LABORS                                                 
 
OFFERTORY        That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright               Paul Manz
 
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE          Doxology                        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.  

 
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
 
*HYMN 240                  Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks          ALLELUIA NO. 1

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

 
CHILDRENS MOMENT                                                              Ms. Joy Maple

Three-year olds through second grade may remain
with parents or worship in children’s church. Room 207

    
 

Go now in peace. Go now in Peace.
May the love of God surround you,
everywhere, everywhere, you may go.

 
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION                                           Rev. Ellsworth-Moran
 
NEW TESTAMENT READING          Acts 4:32-35                                     
The Word of the Lord.                               
                        Thanks be to God. 
 
ANTHEM                    Psalm 8: How Great Is Your Name     Joseph Gelineau
                                                   (Chancel Choir)
 

Antiphon I: How great is your name,
O Lord, our God, through all the earth!
 
Antiphon II: Sing glory to the King of Kings!
 
Your majesty is praised above the heavens;
on the lips of children and of babes
You have found praise to foil your enemy, to silence the foe and the rebel.
 
When you see the heavens, the work of your hands, t
he moon and the stars which you arranged,
What is man that you should keep him in mind,
mortal man that you care for him?
 
Yet you have made him little less than a god;
with glory and honour you crowned him,
Gave him power over the works of your hand,
put all things under his feet.
 
All of them, sheep and cattle, yes, even the savage beasts,
Birds of the air, and fish that make their way through the waters.  Antiphon I
 
Give glory to the Father Almighty, to his Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord,
To the Spirit who dwells in our hearts both now and forever.  Amen.  Antiphon I & II
 

GOSPEL READING                    John 20:19-31                       
The Word of the Lord.                 
                        Thanks be to God. 
 
SERMON     The Easter People Proclaim the Risen Lord  Rev. Mark Medina
 

MOMENTS OF REFLECTION

 
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                                The Apostles’ Creed
 
Do you believe in God the Father?
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth;
 
Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
 
Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
 

WE ARE SENT INTO THE WORLD

 
*HYMN 247                      Now the Green Blade Rises            Noel Nouvelet

 
*BENEDICTION                                                         
 
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE            Amen                                    John Rutter
 
*POSTLUDE          Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands      J. S. Bach
 
 
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 *Please stand, as you are able

 

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