WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” John A. Behnke
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 150
Leader: Praise the LORD!
People: Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty firmament!
Leader: Praise him for his mighty deeds;
People: praise him according to his surpassing greatness!
Leader: Praise him with trumpet sound;
People: praise him with lute and harp!
Leader: Praise him with tambourine and dance;
People: praise him with strings and pipe!
Leader: Praise him with clanging cymbals;
People: praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Leader: Let everything that breathes praise the LORD!
People: Praise the LORD!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 624 “I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Loving God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed: we have not loved you with all our heart or served you with all our strength; we have been blind to the vision of a renewed world and deaf to your call to costly discipleship; we have been indifferent to the suffering of others and unwilling to forgive one another. In your mercy, Lord, pardon and restore us, that together in the ministry of Christ we may serve you with joy all the days of our life…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Hear the good news: “Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and ruler of the kings on earth...loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood....To him be the glory and dominion for ever and ever.” (Revelation 1:5,6)
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 LESSON: John 20:19-31
SERMON “Forgiving to Forgiven” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 817 “We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight”
*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 “Sing We All Now Alleluia”
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 254 “That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright”
*POSTLUDE “Praise the King of Glory” David Paxton
*Those who are able are invited to stand.