Palm Springs Presbyterian Church

member of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
April 8, 2012 - 10:00 AM Service
Easter Celebration
Liturgical Color: White
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Prelude Special Music Praise Band
* Call to Worship One: Christ is Risen! Many: He is Risen, Indeed! Rev. Christine Dickerson
*Opening Hymn “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” on Screen (All)
Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison) Rev. Narcissis Tucker
Lord of heaven and earth, what a time of praise and hope! On this day of radiant gladness we rejoice in the assurance of your love, and the miracle that is the Resurrection. We give thanks for Christ’s victory over death, and the promise of eternal life with you. A new beginning that starts today, as we claim your holy gift. Forgive us when we doubt, we pray; forgive us when our faith falters. Help us to be as little children, alive in our faith, and confident that, in you all things are possible. Let us be your Easter People! In Jesus name we pray, Amen.  
Assurance of Pardon Rev. Narcissis Tucker
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.  
* Singing: “Gloria Patri” Hymn #623 (all)
“Thine Is The Glory” Hymn #227 (all)
Children’s Moment
Children Dismissed to Sunday School  
Choral Preparation: “Spirit of the Living God” 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 “Risen Indeed” Choir
Prayer for Illumination Rev. Narcissis Tucker
God, source of all light, by your Word you give light to the soul. Pour out upon us the spirit of wisdom and understanding, that, through the Scriptures, our hearts and minds may be opened to know your will in our lives. Amen.  
Psalter Lesson: Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 (In Unison) Rev. Narcissis Tucker
Hebrew Testament: Isaiah 25: 6-9 Rev. Narcissis Tucker
Song of Preparation O For a Closer Walk with God Choir
New Testament: John 20: 1-18 Rev. Christine Dickerson
Pastor: "The Word of the Lord."  
People: "Thanks be to God."  
Sermon “Imagine” Rev. Christine Dickerson
* In Response: The Day of Resurrection Hymn #226 (All)
Morning Titles and Offerings
Offertory: “Easter Morning” Choir
* Doxology Congregation
* Prayer of Dedication
* A Challenge to Go Forth with God's Blessing
* Hymn of Sending: Christ Arose! Hymn #216 (All)
* Blessing  
Postlude Praise band
* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall  
* NOTE: If able, please stand  
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04/08/2012 00:00
10:00 AM
“And very early in the morning the first day of the week,
they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun...”
Mark 16: 2
Prayers of the People