Gospel Reading John 20: 19 - 31 page 141
Anthem "All in the April Evening"
New Testament Reading Acts 2:14a, 22-32 page 144
Sermon "Be a Witness"
Musical Interlude (you are invited to use this time for prayer and personal reflection)
Affirmation of Faith Confession of 1967
The church gathers to praise God, to hear God's word for humankind, to baptize and to join in the Lord's Supper, to pray for and present the world to God in worship, to enjoy fellowship, to receive instruction, strength, and comfort, to order and organize its own corporate life, to be tested, renewed, and reformed, and to speak and act in the world's affairs as may be appropriate to the needs of the time.
The church disperses to serve God wherever its members are, at work or play, in private or in the life of society. Their prayer and Bible study are part of the church's worship and theological reflection. Their witness is the church 's evangelism. Their daily action in the world is the church in mission to the world. The quality of their relation with other persons is the measure of the church's fidelity.
The Giving of God's Tithes and Our Offerings
Doxology Hymn #592
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below;
praise God above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Sharing of Concerns and Celebrations
Call to Prayer "The Strife is O'er"
Prayer of the People and the Lord's Prayer
…..Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
Hymn #105 "Because You Live, O Christ" Vruechten
Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you
Benediction Response "God Be With You Till We Meet Again"
God be with you till we meet again; By his counsels guide, uphold you;
With his sheep securely fold you. God be with you till we meet again.