April 16, 2023

The Second Sunday of Easter Grace



Prelude   "Meditation"  by Hal Hopson                                                                                                                                                                

Call to Worship Sandy Green

  The Lord did not abandon Thomas to his unbelief, 

          nor will the Lord abandon us to ours. 

  God hears our cries for help and answers. 

            God knows how we struggle to believe what we can't see or touch. 

  See God at work in your life from this day forward. 

            Now trust your spiritual sight more each day. 


Opening Hymn   “Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise”      #312

Opening Prayer Sandy Green

      Lord of life, submitting to death, you conquered the grave.

            By being lifted on a cross you draw all peoples to you.

     By being raised from the dead

            you restored to humanity all that we had lost through sin.

     Throughout these fifty days of Easter

            we proclaim the marvelous mystery of death and resurrection.

    For all praise is yours, now and throughout eternity. Amen.                                                                                                                           

Prayer Before the Word Kay Bolin

Epistle Lesson     1 Peter 1:3-9                   

  L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God  


Gospel Lesson  John 20:19-31                       

L: The word of the Lord  P: Thanks be to God

Storytime Pastor Rich Bolin

Sermon   "Grace"  Pastor Rich Bolin

Hymn   "Breathe on Me, Breath of God" #420


Pastoral Prayer

Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory "How Deep The Father's Love For Us" by Stewart Townend  


 Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer    Sandy Green

O God, you have blessed us. We find it hard to name and explain your blessings so that they will make sense to others. Yet they are real. We are grateful . . . for friends, for faith, for freedom. Now, we offer these gifts in thankfulness and in joy. We are giving money and rejoicing about it. We can't explain it, even to ourselves, as we offer these gifts. We rejoice because we offer this money to be used for good in this world. We pray as Jesus taught us to by saying:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 

    your kingdom come, your will be done, 

    on earth as in heaven.   

Give us today our daily bread. 

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

    now and for ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn "Amazing Grace" #378


Song of Blessing:    “Shalom to You”

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Interim Pastor: Rich Bolin

Sarah Jane Scott - Piano, Organ, and Vocals

Sandy Green & Kay Bolin -  Liturgy & Scripture Reader

Mary Anne Meyer, Rich Bolin, Sarah Jane Scott - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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