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Bulletin and Hymns (PDFs linked for viewing)

                                                                           

ORDER FOR WORSHIP

PRELUDE
Ta Wei Tsai

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Rev. Dr. Seth J. Thomas

CALL TO WORSHIP      
Maureen Kosa

We live in the radiance of your glory.
Our worship comes from
the gladness you have put in our hearts.
We give you thanks for the peace of your salvation.
Oh, hear the joy of our praise
for your grace and mercy.

 

HYMN OF PRAISE                   Now the Green Blade Rises” – GTG 247

CALL TO CONFESSION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
What love you have given us, O God,
that we should be called your children.
What love you have given us, O Christ,
that we should share a table with you.
Forgive us when we act as if we were your only children:
when we do not recognize your image
in the faces of strangers, enemies, or friends;
when we do not share our own tables,
forgetting that we need each other.
Forgive us, O Christ, maker of peace,
and teach us to follow in your way.

 

ASSURANCE OF GOD’S GRACE

*THE PEACE
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
And also with you.

 

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING
Psalm 4 pg. 490

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

SERMON READING 
Luke 24:36b-48 pg. 91

SERMON
“Invitation to Understanding”
 Rev. Dr. Seth J. Thomas

*HYMN OF RESPONSE
“Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me” – GTG 703

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP

JOYS & CONCERNS

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

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.

INVITATION TO THE OFFERING

OFFERTORY

 

*DOXOLOGY
“For the Life That You Have Given” – GTG 717
For the life that you have given, for the love in Christ made known,
With these fruits of time and labor, with these gifts that are your own;
Here we offer, Lord, our praises; heart and mind and strength we bring;
Give us grace to love and serve you, Living what we pray and sing.

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

*SINGING WELCOME AS CHILDREN RETURN TO SANCTUARY
Welcome, children, welcome, we are glad you’re here.
Welcome, children, welcome. Now to God draw near.

*HYMN OF COMMITMENT
“Go in Grace and Make Disciples” – GTG 296

       

     WE GO INTO THE WORLD AS GOD’S AMBASSADORS

*BLESSING & CHARGE

POSTLUDE                

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