WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “I Know that My Redeemer Liveth” Juliet Calkins
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 16:1, 2, 7, 8
Leader: Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.
Say to the Lord,
People: “You are my Lord; apart from you
I have no good thing.”
Leader: I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
People: I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 248 “Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God our Father, in the wrong we have done and in the good we have not done, we have sinned in ignorance; we have sinned in weakness; we have sinned through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry. We repent and turn to you. Forgive us and renew our lives through Jesus Christ, our Lord…
Silent Prayers of confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS – 1 Peter 1: 8, 9
We read in the letter of Peter: “Although you have not seen Jesus, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” The good news therefore is this: in Jesus Christ we are loved and we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
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.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Acts 2:14a, 36-41, 1st Peter 1:3-9
SERMON “Living Hope” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 463 “How Firm a Foundation”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed pg. 35
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.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “We Walk by Faith” Karen Marrolli
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below: alleluia, alleluia!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 260 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”