April 4, 2021

John 20:24-31

  • Resurrection Sunday

    Order of Worship

    Sunday, April 4, 2021

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Leader:               The Lord is Risen!

    Congregation:   He is Risen, indeed!

     

    Gathering the Family Together

     

    Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven

    Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts to Heaven and voices raise:

    Sing to God a hymn of gladness, Sing to God a hymn of praise.

    He, who on the cross a victim, For the world’s salvation bled,

    Jesus Christ, the King of glory, Now is risen from the dead.

     

    Alleluia, Christ is risen! Death at last has met defeat

    See the ancient powers of evil in confusion and retreat.

    Once he died and once was buried; Now he lives forever more—

    Jesus Christ, the world’s Redeemer, whom we worship and adore.

     

    Christ is risen, Christ the first fruits of the holy harvest yield,

    Which will all it full abundance at his second coming yield.

    Then the golden ears of harvest will their heads before him wave,

    Ripened by his glorious sunshine from the furrows of the grave.

     

    Alleluia, alleluia! Glory be to God on high;

    Alleluia! to the Savior Who has won the victory;

    Alleluia! to the Spirit, Fount of love and sanctity:

    Alleluia, alleluia! To the triune Majesty.

     

    Call To Worship

     

    Scripture Reading                                                               John 20:1-10

    The Resurrection

    1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

    2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”

    3 So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb.

    4 Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

    5 And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.

    6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there,

    7 and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.

    8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;

    9 for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

    10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.

     

     

    Prayer of Invocation

     

     

    Children’s Sermon

     

     

    Baptism

    Chloe Richards

    Benjamin Richards

     

     

    We Respond to God’s Presence

     

    Christ Arose

    1. Low in the grave He lay, Jesus, my Savior!

    Waiting the coming day, Jesus, my Lord!

     

    Chorus:     Up from the grave He arose

    With a mighty triumph over His foes;

    He arose a victor from the dark domain,

    And He lives forever with His saints to reign;

    He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

     

    1. Vainly they watched His bed, Jesus, my Savior!

    Vainly they sealed the dead, Jesus, my Lord!      Repeat Chorus

     

    1. Death could not keep his prey, Jesus, my Savior!

    He tore the bars away, Jesus, my Lord!               Repeat Chorus

    Robert Lowry

     

    See, What a Morning

    1. See, what a morning, gloriously bright,

    with the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;

    Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,

    as the angels announce “Christ is risen!”

    See God’s salvation plan,

    wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,

    Fulfilled in Christ, the Man, for He lives:

    Christ is risen from the dead.

     

    1. See Mary weeping, “Where is He laid?”

    As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb.

    Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;

    It’s the Master, the Lord, raised to life—again!

    The voice that spans the years, speaking life,

    Stirring hope, bringing peace to us,

    Will sound ’til He appears, for He lives:

    Christ is risen from the dead.

     

    1. One with the Father, Ancient of Days,

    through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty.

    Honour and blessing, glory and praise

    To the King crowned with power and authority.

    And we are raised with Him; Death is dead,

    Love has won, Christ has conquered.

    And we shall reign with Him, for He lives:

    Christ is risen from the dead

    Music and Words by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend. Copyright © 2002 Thankyou Music/Adm. by worshiptogether.com songs excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Kingsway Music. tym@kingsway.co.uk. Used by permission.

     

    Induction of New Members

    Renae Cragg

    Roger Cragg

    Cynthia Farrell

    Mary Hankins

    Steve Hankins

    Austin Richards

    Benjamin Richards

    Chloe Richards

    Misty Richards

     

    All Heaven Declares

    All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord

    Who can compare with the beauty of the Lord

    Forever He will be the Lamb upon the throne

    I gladly bow the knee and worship Him alone

     

    I will proclaim the glory of the risen Lord

    Who once was slain to reconcile man to God

    Forever You will be the Lamb upon the throne

    I gladly bow the knee and worship You alone

    by Noel and Tricia Richards ® 1987 ARR. CCLI #172212

     

    Pastoral Prayer:

    The basket to receive His tithes and our offerings

    is located on the left as you leave the Sanctuary.

     

  •  

    We Worship Through Hearing

     

    Today’s Message

     

    “He is Risen; No Doubt!”

    John 20:24-31

     

    Notes

    I.  Doubting __________________ (John 20:24-25)

     

     

     

     

    II.  Doubting ___________________ (John 20:26-27)

     

     

     

     

    III.   Doubting ____________________                          (John 20:28-31)

     

     

     

     

     

    Communion

     

    Prayer of Contrition

     

    Sharing of the Elements

     

    We invite to the Lord’s Table all those who are baptized disciples of Jesus Christ and are under the authority of Christ and His body, the Church. By eating the bread and drinking the wine with us as a visitor, you are acknowledging to the elders of this local church that you are in covenant with God and an active member of a congregation in which the gospel is faithfully confessed, taught, and believed. You also acknowledge that you are a sinner, without hope except in the sovereign mercy of God, and that you are trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. If you have any doubt about your participation, please speak to the elders before or after the service.

     

    Declaration of Forgiveness

     

     

    We Are Sent Forth in Worship

    to Share the Gospel

     

    Scripture Reading                                                 Song of Songs 2:10-13

     

    Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

    1. Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

    Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia!

    Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

    Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply: Alleluia!

     

    1. Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

    Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

    Dying once, He all doth save, Alleluia!

    Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

     

    1. Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

    Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

    Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!

    Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

     

    1. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!

    Praise eternal as His love; Alleluia!

    Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!

    Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!  Amen.

    Words: Charles Wesley; Music: Easter Hymn “Lyra Davidica”

     

    Hallelujah, Salvation, and Glory

    Men:                   Hallelujah, salvation and glory

    Honor and power unto the Lord, our God

    For the Lord, our God, is mighty

    Yes, the Lord, our God is omnipotent

    The Lord, our God, He is wonderful!

     

    Altos:                  All praises be to the King of Kings

    And the Lord of Lords, He is wonderful!

     

    Sopranos:           Hallelujah,

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, He is wonderful!

    Words: from Rev. 19, Jeffrey LaValley © Candied Jamm Music/Savgos Music (BMI) Music: (HALLELUJAH, SALVATION, AND GLORY): Jeffrey La Valley Music © 1984 Candied Jamm Music/Savgos Music (BMI) CCLI #172212.

     

    Benediction

     

  • Resurrection Sunday

    Order of Worship

    Sunday, April 4, 2021

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Leader:               The Lord is Risen!

    Congregation:   He is Risen, indeed!

     

    Gathering the Family Together

     

    Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven

    Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts to Heaven and voices raise:

    Sing to God a hymn of gladness, Sing to God a hymn of praise.

    He, who on the cross a victim, For the world’s salvation bled,

    Jesus Christ, the King of glory, Now is risen from the dead.

     

    Alleluia, Christ is risen! Death at last has met defeat

    See the ancient powers of evil in confusion and retreat.

    Once he died and once was buried; Now he lives forever more—

    Jesus Christ, the world’s Redeemer, whom we worship and adore.

     

    Christ is risen, Christ the first fruits of the holy harvest yield,

    Which will all it full abundance at his second coming yield.

    Then the golden ears of harvest will their heads before him wave,

    Ripened by his glorious sunshine from the furrows of the grave.

     

    Alleluia, alleluia! Glory be to God on high;

    Alleluia! to the Savior Who has won the victory;

    Alleluia! to the Spirit, Fount of love and sanctity:

    Alleluia, alleluia! To the triune Majesty.

     

    Call To Worship

     

    Scripture Reading                                                               John 20:1-10

    The Resurrection

    1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

    2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”

    3 So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb.

    4 Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

    5 And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.

    6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there,

    7 and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.

    8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;

    9 for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

    10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.

     

     

    Prayer of Invocation

     

     

    Children’s Sermon

     

     

    Baptism

    Chloe Richards

    Benjamin Richards

     

     

    We Respond to God’s Presence

     

    Christ Arose

    1. Low in the grave He lay, Jesus, my Savior!

    Waiting the coming day, Jesus, my Lord!

     

    Chorus:     Up from the grave He arose

    With a mighty triumph over His foes;

    He arose a victor from the dark domain,

    And He lives forever with His saints to reign;

    He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

     

    1. Vainly they watched His bed, Jesus, my Savior!

    Vainly they sealed the dead, Jesus, my Lord!      Repeat Chorus

     

    1. Death could not keep his prey, Jesus, my Savior!

    He tore the bars away, Jesus, my Lord!               Repeat Chorus

    Robert Lowry

     

    See, What a Morning

    1. See, what a morning, gloriously bright,

    with the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;

    Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,

    as the angels announce “Christ is risen!”

    See God’s salvation plan,

    wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,

    Fulfilled in Christ, the Man, for He lives:

    Christ is risen from the dead.

     

    1. See Mary weeping, “Where is He laid?”

    As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb.

    Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;

    It’s the Master, the Lord, raised to life—again!

    The voice that spans the years, speaking life,

    Stirring hope, bringing peace to us,

    Will sound ’til He appears, for He lives:

    Christ is risen from the dead.

     

    1. One with the Father, Ancient of Days,

    through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty.

    Honour and blessing, glory and praise

    To the King crowned with power and authority.

    And we are raised with Him; Death is dead,

    Love has won, Christ has conquered.

    And we shall reign with Him, for He lives:

    Christ is risen from the dead

    Music and Words by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend. Copyright © 2002 Thankyou Music/Adm. by worshiptogether.com songs excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Kingsway Music. tym@kingsway.co.uk. Used by permission.

     

    Induction of New Members

    Renae Cragg

    Roger Cragg

    Cynthia Farrell

    Mary Hankins

    Steve Hankins

    Austin Richards

    Benjamin Richards

    Chloe Richards

    Misty Richards

     

    All Heaven Declares

    All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord

    Who can compare with the beauty of the Lord

    Forever He will be the Lamb upon the throne

    I gladly bow the knee and worship Him alone

     

    I will proclaim the glory of the risen Lord

    Who once was slain to reconcile man to God

    Forever You will be the Lamb upon the throne

    I gladly bow the knee and worship You alone

    by Noel and Tricia Richards ® 1987 ARR. CCLI #172212

     

    Pastoral Prayer:

    The basket to receive His tithes and our offerings

    is located on the left as you leave the Sanctuary.

     

  •  

    We Worship Through Hearing

     

    Today’s Message

     

    “He is Risen; No Doubt!”

    John 20:24-31

     

    Notes

    I.  Doubting __________________ (John 20:24-25)

     

     

     

     

    II.  Doubting ___________________ (John 20:26-27)

     

     

     

     

    III.   Doubting ____________________                          (John 20:28-31)

     

     

     

     

     

    Communion

     

    Prayer of Contrition

     

    Sharing of the Elements

     

    We invite to the Lord’s Table all those who are baptized disciples of Jesus Christ and are under the authority of Christ and His body, the Church. By eating the bread and drinking the wine with us as a visitor, you are acknowledging to the elders of this local church that you are in covenant with God and an active member of a congregation in which the gospel is faithfully confessed, taught, and believed. You also acknowledge that you are a sinner, without hope except in the sovereign mercy of God, and that you are trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. If you have any doubt about your participation, please speak to the elders before or after the service.

     

    Declaration of Forgiveness

     

     

    We Are Sent Forth in Worship

    to Share the Gospel

     

    Scripture Reading                                                 Song of Songs 2:10-13

     

    Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

    1. Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

    Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia!

    Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

    Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply: Alleluia!

     

    1. Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

    Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

    Dying once, He all doth save, Alleluia!

    Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

     

    1. Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

    Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

    Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!

    Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

     

    1. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!

    Praise eternal as His love; Alleluia!

    Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!

    Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!  Amen.

    Words: Charles Wesley; Music: Easter Hymn “Lyra Davidica”

     

    Hallelujah, Salvation, and Glory

    Men:                   Hallelujah, salvation and glory

    Honor and power unto the Lord, our God

    For the Lord, our God, is mighty

    Yes, the Lord, our God is omnipotent

    The Lord, our God, He is wonderful!

     

    Altos:                  All praises be to the King of Kings

    And the Lord of Lords, He is wonderful!

     

    Sopranos:           Hallelujah,

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, He is wonderful!

    Words: from Rev. 19, Jeffrey LaValley © Candied Jamm Music/Savgos Music (BMI) Music: (HALLELUJAH, SALVATION, AND GLORY): Jeffrey La Valley Music © 1984 Candied Jamm Music/Savgos Music (BMI) CCLI #172212.

     

    Benediction

     

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