PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
April 21, 2019 - 10:00 AM ServiceEaster
Liturgical Color: White
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|* Call to Worship|
One: Christ is Risen!
Many: He is Risen, Indeed!
|* Opening Hymn||Jesus Christ is Risen Today||Hymn #232 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
Oh Lord, what a morning! What a day of joy as we remember and celebrate your victory over death and the eternal promise of your love!
We are thankful for the gift of your Son, that he has shown us the Way, the Truth and the Light, and we lift our faces towards you in gratitude. It is so easy to forget the miracle you have given us. We get hardened by life and cynical in our thinking. Forgive us, we pray. Open our eyes, soften our hearts, cast away the darkness of doubt! Fill us with your great desire that we should live to love, engage with light, go forth with generosity. Let us be, always, your Easter people! We give thanks and praise in Jesusl
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon|
This is the day of Resurrection! In Christ we are forgiven, in Christ we are reborn! Know that God loves you and be at peace.
|* Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|* Praise Hymn||Thine Is The Glory||Hymn #238 (all)|
|Choral Preparation||Easter Morning||Hymn #288 (all)|
|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||O Divine Redeemer||solo by Joana Chiurash|
|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 118: 1-2, 14-24 (Unison)|
|Epistle Lesson||Isaiah 25: 6-9|
|Song of Preparation||O Master Let Me Walk With Thee||Hymn #738 (1&3)|
|Gospel Lesson||John 20: 1-18|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Stumbling Towards Grace||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||The Day of Resurrection||Hymn #233 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||He is Risen||solo by Vern Sutton|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||Christ Arose!||On Screen (all)|