Order of Worship                            Third Sunday of Easter                                April 18, 2021


Prelude                     “This Joyful Eastertide”                      Dutch Carol, arr. Tom Birchwood

Call to Worship                                                                                 Tom and Maureen Upton
    Christ the Lord is risen!
        The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
    Let us offer right sacrifices to God,
        We put our trust in the Lord.
    In peace we lie down and sleep;
        In the Lord alone do we lie down in safety.

Opening Prayer
  Almighty God, the author of salvation by grace:
  Blot out, we pray, the handwriting made by the law of sin which you have made void in us by the mystery of the resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord;
Who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God in glory everlasting. Amen.
                                                                                                 [Gelasian Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                         “Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise ”                                 #312
Prayer Before the Word                                                                                         Cathy Bonnett

First Lesson                                                       1 John 3:1-7

Psalm    Psalm 4

Children’s Time                                                                                                     Kathy Lindsay

Gospel                                                Luke 24:36b

Message                                    “Not Just for Show”                           Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                           “Come, Let Us with Our Lord Arise”                                         #2084

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                               Kasey P. Lindsay
    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.

Offering    [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory            “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”          arr.Frederick C. Atkinson
                                        Marian Kaser, piano and Barbara Hoff, organ

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                     “Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word”                                #596

    Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.
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

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Marian Kaser - Piano
Cathy Bonnett - Reader
Tom and Maureen Upton and  Kasey P. Lindsay - Liturgy

Kathy Lindsay - Children's Time

Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing



Worship and wonder over the parable of the Good Shepherd.