April 2, 2021 Good Friday Service: 
 

Prelude

Welcome:
 

Service of Lessons and Hymns (2 verses each). 

Reading from John 18:1 – 19:42  (pgs. 1133-1136) New King James
 

Organist is Whitney Augustine; Vocalist is Aaron Noake

 

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn #224           When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
 

Scripture Lessons:

John 18:1-14               Jesus Arrested                                               Rev. Ted

John 18:15-27             Peter’s Denials                                              Rev. Laura
 

Hymn # 554              The Old Rugged Cross

 

John 18:28-40             Jesus before Pilate                                       Rev. Ted

John 19:1-16               Jesus Sentenced                                           Rev. Laura

 

Hymn # 407              Beneath the Cross of Jesus             

 

John 19:17-27             The Crucifixion                                            Rev. Ted

John 19:28-37             The Death of Jesus                                      Rev. Laura

John 19: 38:42             The Burial of Jesus                                     Rev. Ted
 

Pastoral Prayer                                                                               Rev. Laura

Hymn # 228              Were You There
 

Commissioning and Benediction                                 Rev’s Ted and Laura
 

Postlude

April 4th., 2021 

Order of Service 

Prelude: Christ is Risen Today

Opening Prayer

Hymn: # 232 (Praise) Christ Arose

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: # 173 (VU) Thine is the Glory

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude 


NOTE:  Piano/Organ Music by Whitney Augustine
 

Sermon: "Easter Questions"

Scriptures

Psalm reading; Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24

God is my strength and song
 

Book of Acts: Acts 10: 34-43

Peter preaches "God shows no partiality"
 

Gospel Lesson: Mark 16: 1-8

Mary and the empty tomb

Theme: If we leave here today the same people we were as when we came we've missed the point of this day.  Easter isn't the annual remembrance and celebration of an event in history. It's a new way of being, it's a new way of living. Easter  is less a noun and more a verb.

April 11th., 2021 

Order of Service 

Prelude: 

Opening Prayer

Hymn: # 53 (Praise) Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: # 37 (Black) We Shall Go Out with Hope And Resurrections

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude 


NOTE:  Piano/Organ Music by Whitney Augustine
 

Sermon: "Unlocking The Doors"

Scriptures

Psalm reading; Psalm 133

The blessing of living together in unity
 

Book of Acts: Acts 4: 32-35

The Believers share their possessions
 

Gospel Lesson: John 20: 19-31

Jesus appears to the disciples and Thomas

Theme: Jesus did not unlock the doors for the disciples . They would have to do that for themselves, and so do you and I.  No one else, not even Jesus can open the doors I've locked.  That's for you and me to do. That's our Easter life, and you and I already hold in our hands the key.

April 18th., 2021 

Order of Service 

Prelude: 

Opening Prayer

Hymn: # 78 (Praise)How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: # 375 (Praise) All the Way My Savior Leads Me

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude 


NOTE:  Piano/Organ Music by Whitney Augustine
 

Sermon: "The Resurrected Life"
 

Scriptures

Psalm reading; Psalm 4

Answer me when I call, O God
 

Book of Acts: Acts 3: 12-19

Peter preaches in Solomon's Portico
 

Gospel Lesson: Luke 24: 36b-48

Jesus invites the disciples to touch his hands and feet.

Theme: The resurrection life reveals that the all creation and everyone of us are filled with God, holiness, divinity. Nothing can bind or suspend the grace that is given  us through resurrection: unconditional love, unconditional forgiveness, unconditional life.

April 25th., 2021 

Order of Service 

Prelude: 

Opening Prayer

Hymn: # 412 (Praise) What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: # 419 (Praise) Tell it to Jesus

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude 


NOTE:  Piano/Organ Music by Whitney Augustine
 

Sermon: "The Good Shepherd"
 

Scriptures

Psalm reading; Psalm 23

The Lord is My Shepherd
 

Book of Acts: Acts 4: 5-12

Peter & John before the Jewish religious leaders
 

Gospel Lesson: John 10: 11-18

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Theme: It would be easy to divide this Gosple into good characters and bad characters. Let's not do that. Let's just hear this story as information about our lives, without making a judgement  or a conclusion, but simply as an opening to the abundant life.

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