A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

April 28, 2019


“And every day in the temple and at home they did not cease to teach and proclaim Jesus as the Messiah.” Acts 5.42


Mrs. Lynn Patterson

*Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God)

Announcements and Opportunities for Service

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew)

Choral Introit                                                            The Sanctuary Choir

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 150)

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament!

All: Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 35 “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”

(The ushers will collect prayer cards during the singing of this hymn.)

*Call to Confession (adapted from Psalm 79.9)

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake. Let us pray.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

We confess, Father, that we have sinned against you and against one another. The accumulation of our sins from this past week has become a burden that is too much for us. It prevents us from walking steadily in the path of Christ and from living freely in the present. Forgive us, O Lord, and remove this terrible burden from our backs. Remind us that your yoke is easy and your burden is light. Free us this day for your service, that all we say and do might bring honor and glory to your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; in whose name we pray. Amen

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 581)

Special Music                                                                 The Sanctuary Choir

Children’s Sermon Five Cents-A-Meal Offering

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade to join us downstairs following the Children’s Sermon)

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Lessons

New Testament lesson Acts 5.27-42 NT 107

New Testament lesson Revelation 1.4-8 NT 217

Gospel lesson John 20.19-31 NT 101

Our Worship Reader for this morning is Doug Sheets.

Leader: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God

Sermon “Unable to Silence”

*Hymn 234 “Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain”

*Affirmation of Faith The Nicene Creed (Page 34)

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Tithes and Gifts


*Doxology (Hymn 606)

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (Page 35)

*Hymn 817 “We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight”


*Choral Benediction

*Postlude                                                                        Mrs. Lynn Patterson






USHERS: Cindy Moore, Kay Young

               Cindy Camp, Doug Sheets

ALL GOD’S CHILDREN: Jacqueline Hamilton