PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
April 4, 2021 - 10:00 AM ServiceRessurrection of the Lord/Easter
Liturgical Color: White
"Come the Dawn" by Rev. Christine Dickerson
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|Call to Worship (Responsive)||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
One: Christ is Risen!
Many: He is Risen, Indeed!
|Opening Hymn||Jesus Christ is Risen Today||Hymn #232|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Unison)||Kay Chabot|
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 Jesusæÿé
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Forgiveness (Unison)||Kay Chabot|
Hear the Good News! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|Praise Hymn||Thine Is The Glory||Hymn #238|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
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 (Unison)||Kay Chabot|
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 (Unison)||Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24||Kay Chabot|
|Hebrew Lesson||Isaiah 25: 6-9||Kay Chabot|
|Song of Preparation||O Master Let Me Walk With Thee||Hymn #738|
|Gospel Lesson||John 20: 1-18||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Come the Dawn||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|In Response||The Day of Resurrection||Hymn #233|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.
Let us offer our lives to the Lord.
|Offertory||He is Risen||solo by Vern Sutton|
|Prayer of Dedication|
God of unending gifts, we praise you for your abundant goodness.
As you are generous, we want to be generous too.
May the gifts we bring extend your generosity into the world,
so that all people may be made whole by your goodness and grace. Amen.
|A Challenge to Go Forth||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Benediction||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|A Sending Song||Christ Arose!||Hymn #216|