WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Praise to the Lord the Almighty”
arr. John Carke
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The Lord is risen! Alleluia!
People: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Leader: O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.
People: God’s steadfast love endures forever.
Leader: The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
People: This is the Lord’s doing, it is marvelous in our eyes!
Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made.
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
*HYMN “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” (vss. 1 & 4) insert
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Almighty God, we confess that we look for the living among the dead. You send Jesus on ahead of us, but we stay behind, studying the tomb. You reveal to us your heavenly glory, but we set our minds on earthly things. Forgive us; give us new life! Send us forth to share the gospel, with our words and deeds proclaiming the life that death cannot destroy; through Jesus Christ our Lord…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
As the Apostle Paul wrote: “If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10: 9). The good news is this: “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him” (John 3:17).
Thanks be to God!
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Matthew 28:1-10
SERMON: “Dying to Live” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
*“catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman
SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer
Communion of the People
Prayer after Communion
*HYMN “Thine Is the Glory” (vss. 1 & 3) insert
POSTLUDE “The Strife Is O’er” Cindy Berry
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
Monday, April 12
PW Circle 1 meeting at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall
Today - Musette Hoefer
Next Sunday – Gail Marsh
Ann Burney, Susan Priest, Marguerite Hufham, Sarah Melvin, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush, Betty Johnson, Bill Jackson, Darrel Melvin, Gerry Carey, 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, David Callihan, Ray Battle, Michael Ann Williamson, James Boswell, Molly Cox, Bob Nelson, Betty Ann McPherson, Alice Waugh, Wendy Marlowe Bowen, Joey Elkins, Mary Pope, Richie Thompson, Rev. Andy Smith, Patsy Grainger, Randy Page, Bob Rivenbark, Karen Davis, Colby Hester, James Davis, Family of Billy Johnson, Family of Nikki Ward