WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “I Want to Walk as A Child of the Light”
arr. Mark Hays
*CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 97:1-2, 6)
Leader: The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice.
People: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Leader: The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
People: And all the peoples behold his glory.
HYMN “The Day of Resurrection!” Insert
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O God, you are light, and in you there is no darkness at all. We call ourselves children of light, but sometimes we act otherwise: we love ourselves more than others, we manipulate others to get our own way, and then pretend to be innocent. We deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Shine your light into our dark places. Bring the truth to our lips. In your faithfulness, receive our confession and forgive us…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Hear the good news: “If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” ...and ... “if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 1:9, 2:1b, 2)
Thanks be to God!
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 20:19-31
SERMON: “Doubts” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the
third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
*“catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN “Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain” Insert
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
Monday, April 12
PW Circle 1 meeting at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
Sunday, April 25
Session meeting following worship in fellowship hall
Flowers today: Gail Marsh
Flowers next Sunday - Iris McEwen
Marguerite Hufham, Sarah Melvin, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush, Betty Johnson, Bill Jackson, Darrel Melvin, Happy Lashlee, Gerry Carey, Becky Regan, Mary Ward, Lucille Hood, Amy Johnson, Bill Marsh, Esther Collier, Madeline NcNeill Long, Shannon Wilcox, Clara Wooten Hunsucker, Ernest Ray Long, Jo Campbell, Linda Smith, Susan and David Butler, Doug Bergeron, Margaret Ingram, Bill Greene, Jimmy Hickman, Holly Eppley, Betty Faircloth, Susan Deans, Sammy Hatcher, Carmen McQueen, Claudia Hester, Richard and Mary Jane Howell, Susan Priest, Ray Battle, Michael Ann Williamson, James Boswell, Molly Cox, Bob Nelson, Ann Burney, Betty Ann McPherson, Alice Waugh, Wendy Marlowe Bowen, Joey Elkins, Mary Pope, Richie Thompson, Patsy Grainger, Randy Page, Bob Rivenbark, Karen Davis, Colby Hester, Brandon McDonald, Mariah Cox, Family of James Davis, Family of Sara Hester Dowd