PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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April 8, 2018 - 10:00 AM Service
2nd Sunday of Easter
Liturgical Color: White
 
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Pre-Service Music Praise Band

Welcoming Rev. Christine Dickerson

Life of the Church Elder John Evans

Passing of the Peace My Peace (As we return to our seats.)  Congregation

Prelude My Tribute  Praise Band

* Call to Worship One: We gather to give thanks for God’s love and grace; Many: Through Christ we are forgiven and renewed. One: We come to sing praise for the beauty of God’s world; ALL: Let us shout for joy that all may hear and receive this greatest gift!

* Opening Hymn Morning Has Broken  Hymn #664 (all)
1
Morning has broken,
Like the first morning.
Blackbird has spoken,
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the Word.

2
Sweet the rain's new fall,
Sunlight from heaven.
Like the first dewfall,
on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where God’s feet pass.

3
Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning.
Born of the one light
Eden saw play.
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning;
God's re-creation
of the new day.

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)
We come to you, O God, filled with the glory of Easter, in awe at the gift that has been given. Our lives were forever changed by the victory of the Cross and our personal relationship with you. We are humbled, yet emboldened in the assurance that light is always the victor in every aspect of living. Around us, your Creation casts its spell of beauty and sustenance, and you have called us to be stewards of your works. We seek to do your will, O Lord, and care for all that gives life. Yet, in our lesser nature, we plunder both people and wilderness. We become hardened to suffering, and greedy for plunder. We wonder then, who are we? Remind us, we pray! Heal and restore us; our souls truly cry out to thrive as your Easter people, filled with love, caring, renewal and the understanding that all of us are equally loved by you and called to prepare the Way, in flesh and earth, for every breath of life. Hear our prayer, O Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Pardon
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us, Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.

* Singing Gloria Patri  Hymn #581

This Is My Father's World  Hymn #370 (all)

Choral Preparation What a Friend We Have in Jesus  Choir

Prayers of the People & 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Anthem Everywhere I Go  Solo by Jim DeHart

Prayer for Illumination Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen

Psalter Lesson Psalm:133  Elder John Evans

Epistle Lesson Acts 4: 32-35 

Song of Preparation Within Your Shelter, Loving God  Hymn #168 (1&5)

Gospel Lesson John 20:19-31 

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon The Importance of Doubt  Rev. Christine Dickerson

* In Response In the Bulb There Is a Flower  Hymn #250 (all)

Morning Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Put Your Hand In The Hand  Praise Band

* Doxology Congregation

* Prayer of Dedication

Hymn of Preparation Let Us Break Bread Together  Hymn #525 (all)
1
Let us break bread together
on our knees,
Let us break bread together
on our knees.

When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

2
Let us drink the cup together
on our knees,
Let us drink the cup together
on our knees.

When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

3
Let us praise God together
on our knees,
Let us praise God together
on our knees.

When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Invitation

The Great Thanksgiving

Breaking of the Bread

Communion of the People

Prayer after Communion

* A Challenge to Go Forth

* A Singing Response Let There Be Peace on Earth  Congregation

* Benediction

Postlude Praise band

* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall

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Psalm 66: 8-20; Acts 17: 22-31; John 14: 15-21

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