Sunday, April 26

Welcome to worship!

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(Parents, download this week's Sunday School "TO GO" packet HERE)

Prelude

"All Hail the Power," James Curnow

Christian Pagnard, Trumpet

Call to Worship

Pastor Jason & Pastor Katie

Musical Call to Worship

"Will You Come and Follow Me" (The Summons)

arr. John Leavitt

Opening Prayer

(Erin Oedemann)

Dear Lord, you have so much to show us and to tell us—
things that no human eyes have seen,
things that no human ears have heard,
things that you have prepared for those you love.
Mighty God, your promises are like shelter in a storm—
to us and to our families,
to all those far and near,
to everyone who hears your call.
Your promises reach us in our homes,
they reach us far and wide,
they reach us anywhere and everywhere.
O, that we might have the mind of Christ,
that we may know and understand your truth.
We wait as empty vessels,
ready to be filled to overflowing with your living water,
as you reveal your love for us through Jesus Christ,
in whose name we pray. Amen.

Opening Hymn

"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"

1. Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down;
fix in us thy humble dwelling;
all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation;
enter every trembling heart.

2. Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast!
Let us all in thee inherit;
let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.

3. Come, Almighty to deliver,
let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

4. Finish, then, thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee;
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.

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Pastoral Prayer & 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 trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil,
for thine is the kingdom,
and the power and the glory forever.
Amen.

Prayer Request

Anthem

"Blessed Assurance" by Jason Krug
Recorded by The Celebration Ringers at the Area III festival in Chesapeake, Spring 2019

Lyrics by Frances J. Crosby

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood

Chorus:
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

 

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels, descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

 

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

Scripture Reading

Rev. Dr. Jason Snow

Message "Today Salvation Has Come to This Home"

Rev. Katie Carson Phillips

Prayer of Dedication

(Margaret Yowell)

God of spring buds, new leaves, nourishing rain, and new life:
We come before you a grateful people. Even as we experience this unique season - together, but apart - we recognize the many ways that we are blessed.
We recognize the many ways you continue to pour out your love, your presence, your care, your inspiration, your kindness, your creativity, and your hope.
We offer back to you a portion of the many gifts you have given us for your use in our church, in our community, and throughout the world.
Amen.

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Offertory

Meditation from Thais, Massenet
Catherine Gerhiser, Violin

Closing Hymn

"Happy the Home When God is There," #445 (UMH)

1. Happy the home when God is there,
and love fills every breast;
when one their wish, and one their prayer,
and one their heavenly rest.

2. Happy the home where Jesus' name
is sweet to every ear;
where children early speak his fame,
and parents hold him dear.

 

3. Happy the home where prayer is heard,
and praise is wont to rise;
where parents love the sacred Word
and all its wisdom prize.

 

4. Lord, let us in our homes agree
this blessed peace to gain;
unite our hearts in love to thee,
and love to all will reign.

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Benediction

Rev. Katie Carson Phillips

Postlude

"I've Got the Joy" arr. Pepper Choplin

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