Order of Worship
April 14th 2024 ~ The 3rd Sunday of Easter

 

Prelude

 
Welcome, Announcements, and Peace

 
Call to Worship

Almighty God,
we praise and thank you for making us children of God,
not through our own power and piety
but through our baptism into crucified and risen Lord Jesus Christ.
We turn daily to you,
and in that turning we find peace, courage and purpose.
Make your whole church a witness
to the great good news of Christ’s resurrection.
Come let us worship our God of the risen Jesus. Amen. 
 
— written by Bishop Telmor Sartison

 

Hymn of Praise

I Then Shall Live

#604 

I then shall live as one who’s been forgiven.
I’ll walk with joy to know my debts are paid.
I know my name is clear before my Father;
I am His child and I am not afraid. 
So, greatly pardoned, I’ll forgive my brother;
The law of love I gladly will obey. 

I then shall live as one who’s learned compassion.
I’ve been so loved, that I’ll risk loving too.
I know how fear builds walls instead of bridges;
I’ll dare to see another’s point of view.
And when relationships demand commitment,
Then I’ll be there to care and follow through. 

Your Kingdom come around and through and in me;
Your power and glory, let them shine through me.
Your Hallowed Name, O may I bear with honor,
And may Your living Kingdom come in me.
The Bread of Life, O may I share with honor,
And may You feed a hungry world through me.

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Opening Prayer

God of the Resurrection,
how grateful we are for your loving mercies.
You saw our fear and doubt, our suspicion, our mistrust,
and you replaced them with hope, peace, love, and joy.

You called us to be your witnesses, to all the world,
unafraid of what others might think or say about us.
We have been invited out of our darkness
into the light of your world to bring hope, justice, peace and compassion.

Be with us, as we participate in ministries of healing and hope
through this church, in our community, region, nation, and world.
Give us courage and strength to be your disciples
in all the circumstances of our lives;
for we ask this in Jesus’ Name.
Amen. 

— written by Nancy C. Townley


Special Music

Salt Spring
John Reishman

 

Scripture Reading

1 John 3:1-7
New International Version

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

 Sermon

Responding to the Greatest Love
The Rev. Dr. Charla Belinski

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Prayers of the People

 

Offertory

Minor Swing
Grappelli/Reinhardt arr. David Grisman

 

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heav’nly host
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost
Amen

 

CCLI Song # 6115489
Thomas Ken
Public Domain
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Communion

 

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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn

Let It Be Said Of Us
Steve Fry

WS # 146

Let it be said of us that the Lord was our passion,
that with gladness we bore every cross we were given;
that we fought the good fight,
that we finished the course
knowing within us the power of the risen Lord.  

Let the cross be our glory and the Lord be our song,
by mercy made holy, by the Spirit made strong.
Let the cross be our glory and the Lord be our song
’til the likeness of Jesus be through us made known.
Let the cross be our glory and the Lord be our song. 

Let it be said of us: We were marked by forgiveness,
we were known by our love, and delighted in meekness.
We were ruled by His peace, heeding unity’s call;
Joined as one body that Christ would be seen by all. 

Let the cross be our glory and the Lord be our song,
by mercy made holy, by the Spirit made strong.
Let the cross be our glory and the Lord be our song
’til the likeness of Jesus be through us made known.
Let the cross be our glory and the Lord be our song.

CCLI Song # 1855882
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Closing Prayer

Living Word,
whose love abides in us,
You call us to love
in truth and action.
Give courage to our hearts
so we may love your beloveds.
Open our ears to the wisdom
of those you send,
who might otherwise be dismissed.
Transform our charity into justice
over all the earth.
Amen.

~Written by Rev. Laurie Bayen and Rev. Laura Baumgartner


Blessing

 

Postlude


Our love in action now begins…

 

This Sunday’s Special Music is brought to you by
Delaney Meyers (Violin) & Harris Jackson, (Classical Guitar)
and Damian Smith, Chris Bank, & Randall Utterbach.

Thank you to all of this Sunday’s volunteers!

Altar – Sue de Campo
Fellowship host – Jane Mitchell
Greeters – Striegler Family
Scripture and POP reader – Esteban Ferrer
Communion – Ellie and Bill Striegler 

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