WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Children of the Heavenly Father”
*CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 148)
Leader: Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the
People: Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!
Leader: Praise the Lord, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining
People: Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name
alone is exalted!
HYMN “To God Be the Glory” Insert
PRAYER OF CONFESSION - St. Augustine
Creator God, who did not forget me when I forgot you, enter this soul which you inspired with longing. For not even the heart which is most turned in on itself can hide from your sight. So find me in my seeking, that I may discover it is for you alone that I long…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – Romans 4:25
Hear the Word of the Gospel: “Christ was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” All you who repent of your sin and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation, rejoice and be glad and give glory to the Lord who has taken away all of your sins in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Thanks be to God!
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 24: 36-48
SERMON: “Seeing and Not Believing” 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 “Be Thou My Vision” Insert
POSTLUDE “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” Franklin Ritter
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
Sunday, April 25
Session meeting following worship in the fellowship hall
Flowers today - Iris McEwen
Flowers next Sunday - Phyllis McDougald
Ann Burney, Susan Priest, 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, Ray Battle, Michael Ann Williamson, James Boswell, Molly Cox, Bob Nelson, Betty Ann McPherson, Alice Waugh, Wendy Marlowe Bowen, Mary Pope, Patsy Grainger, Randy Page, Bob Rivenbark, Karen Davis, Colby Hester, Brandon McDonald, Mariah Cox, Mickey Packer, Jesus Mondragon