PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
April 19, 2020 - 10:00 AM Service2nd Sunday of Easter
Liturgical Color: White
"Believing is Seeing" by Rev. Bruce Myers
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|Pre-Service Music||He's Got The Whole World In His Hands||Alex Danson|
|Gathering Song||God Welcomes All||Hymn #399|
|Welcome||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace|
|Life of the Church||Elder Peggy Kueffer|
|Prelude||His Name Is Life||Alex Danson|
|Call to Worship (Responsive)|
ONE: With Mary, whose glad tidings signaled hope and summoned joy, we proclaim:
ALL: We have seen the Lord!
ONE: With the disciples, whom Jesus greeted with peace and freed from fear, we declare:
ALL: We have seen the Lord!
ONE: Behold! The risen Lord is in our midst!
ALL: Let us worship God!
|Thanksgiving for Baptism (Responsive)||Rene Myers|
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
O Lord our God, we give you thanks
for the new life you raise up in us
through the mystery of our baptism¢
|Opening Hymn||Jesus Christ is Risen Today (rec. 4/16/16)||Hymn #232|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Responsive)||Rene Myers|
ONE: Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our merciful God has given us living hope that we, too, may share in new and abundant life. Yet, we do not always live as an Easter people. Trusting that God will transform our hearts, let us confess our tendency to cling to old ways of living rather than embracing the gift of new life.
ALL: Risen Lord,
you have breathed the Spirit upon us, and sent us forth to testify to what we have heard and seen. Yet we resist this calling, huddling behind locked doors rather than stepping out with confidence. We yearn for moreŸ
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Forgiveness (Responsive)||Rene Myers|
ONE: Let your hearts be glad and your souls rejoice! For the One who raised Jesus from the dead does not abandon us to the grave; the One who sent Jesus into the world teaches us the way that leads to life. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace.
ALL: In the name of the risen Christ we are forgiven. Alleluia! Amen! 4/15/2020
|Forgive Us, Lord (rec. 11/3/19)||Hymn #431|
|Praise Hymn||Be Not Afraid (rec. 4/3/16)||Hymn #243|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Rev. Bruce Myers|
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||He Is Risen Alleluia (rec. 3/31/13)||Choir|
|Prayer for Illumination (Responsive)||Rene Myers|
ONE: Living God, with joy we celebrate the presence of your risen Word. Enliven our hearts by your Holy Spirit so that we may proclaim the good news of eternal and abundant life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
|Psalter Lesson (Unison)||Psalm 16: 1-11||Rene Myers|
|Epistle Lesson||1 Peter 1: 3-9||Rene Myers|
|Song of Preparation||Open the Eyes of My Heart (rec. 1/5/20)||Hymn #452|
|Gospel Lesson||John 20: 19-31||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Believing is Seeing||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|In Response||Jesus Calls Us (rec. 9/14/14)||Hymn #720|
|Affirmation of Faith (Unison)|
Life in Christ is life eternal. The resurrection of Jesus is the sign that God will consummate the work of creation and reconciliation beyond death and bring to fulfillment the new life begun in Christ.
|Morning Tithes and Offerings||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Offertory||Down At The Cross||Alex Danson|
|Prayer of Dedication||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|A Challenge to Go Forth||Rev. Bruce Myers|
Pastor: The cross...
ALL: WE SHALL TAKE IT.
Pastor: The bread...
ALL: WE SHALL BREAK IT.
Pastor: The pain...
ALL: WE SHALL BEAR IT.
Pastor: The joy...
ALL: WE SHALL SHARE IT.
Pastor: The gospel...
ALL: WE SHALL LIVE IT.
Pastor: The love...
ALL: WE SHALL GIVE IT.
Pastor: The light...
ALL: WE SHALL CHERISH IT.
Pastor: The darkness...
ALL: GOD SHALL PERISH IT.
|A Sending Song||Make Me A Channel of Your Peace (rec. 2/16/20)||Hymn #753|
|Benediction||Rev. Bruce Myers|