April 26 - Third Sunday of Easter


                                     Simplified Worship Service for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2020

Call to Worship
    Praise the Lord!
        Praise God’s holy Name!
    The Lord has heard our cries and listened to us.
        We call upon the Lord as long as we live!

Opening Prayer
Almighty and everlasting God, you have created this world filled with beauty and danger, and placed us in its midst. Grant to us wisdom and grace that we may avoid as much danger as possible and see as much beauty as our hearts can hold. We know that you are ever present with us in every circumstance. So, in all circumstances let us lean upon you and give you love and praise.  Amen.

Prayer before the Word                                                                                                                                       Sandy Green

First Lesson                                                                  1 Peter 1:17-23

Psalm                                                                        Psalm 116:1-4; 12-19

Song                                                                     “The Day of Resurrection”   

Gospel                                                                            Luke 24:13-35   
                                           L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.  P: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Message                                                                   “Relational Words”                                           Pastor Gilbert Stones

Song                                                               “Easter People, Raise Your Voices”
Prayers of the People   

The Lord's Prayer
    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.

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Prayer of Dedication

Benediction and Pass the Peace of Christ to one another today
                                                      Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing                                                   “Shalom to You”

Music Notes: To the best of our ability to check, all music is either Public Domain or used by permission.

The Day of Resurrection - Trinity UMC (York, SC)
    The day of resurrection! Earth, tell it out abroad;
    the passover of gladness, the passover of God.
    From death to life eternal, from earth unto the sky,
    our Christ hath brought us over, with hymns of victory.
    Our hearts be pure from evil, that we may see aright
     the Lord in rays eternal of resurrection light;
    and listening to his accents, may hear, so calm and plain,
    his own "All hail!" and, hearing, may raise the victor strain.
    Now let the heavens be joyful! Let earth the song begin!
    Let the round world keep triumph, and all that is therein!
    Let all things seen and unseen their notes in gladness blend,
    for Christ the Lord hath risen, our joy that hath no end.

Easter People Raise Your Voices - Trinity UMC (Homewood, AL).
    Easter people, raise your voices, sounds of heaven in earth should ring.
    Christ has brought us heaven's choices; heavenly music, let it ring.
    Alleluia! Alleluia! Easter people, let us sing.
    Fear of death can no more stop us from our pressing here below.
    For our Lord empowered us to triumph over every foe.
    Alleluia! Alleluia! On to victory now we go.
    Every day to us is Easter, with its resurrection song.
    When in trouble move the faster to our God who rights the wrong.
    Alleluia! Alleluia! See the power of heavenly throngs.