ORDER OF WORSHIP 11:00 AM April 21, 2019 EASTER SUNDAY Rev. Bill Knechtel, Pastor Jorja Fobes, Choir Director Sherry J. Patton, Pianist pulaskipres.com
PRELUDE MEDITATION SILENT PRAYER
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Pastor: He who said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,’ calls us to attend Him.
People: Who also said, ‘And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.’
INVOCATION AND LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN: # 181 “Were You There?”
*UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Pastor: The Lord be with you. People: And with your spirit. Pastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all. Let us pray: All: Gracious Father, you sent your son to die and rise to new life in order that death might be brought to an end and that we might live a new life in Him. Yet we confess that we too often have chosen to remain captive to doubt and fear and ways that lead to death. By our thoughts, words, and actions, we have scorned your love, diminished the lives of others, and defaced your image in us. Father, forgive us for Jesus’ sake, and enable us by His resurrection power to live no longer for ourselves but for Him who died and rose again for us. Amen.
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON AND HOPE
Pastor: Jesus was delivered over to death for our sins and raised to life for our justification.
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God.
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: The Apostles’ Creed, Selection 716
RECOGNITION OF NEW MEMBERS
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE / CHILDREN EXCUSED TO JR. CHURCH
JOYS AND CONCERNS
THE PASTORAL PRAYER
THE WORSHIP OF GOD THROUGH TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY THE OFFERTORY PRAYER
*HYMN: # 216 “Christ Arose”
SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 28:1-10
SERMON: Fall at His Feet
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
*HYMN: # 220 "He Lives"
*THE BENEDICTION *THE POSTLUDE *Those who are able, please stand
NEW MEMBERS joining today are Caitlyn Hoover, Josh Patton, Brendan Geiger, and Evin Richardson. Sherry Patton is joining by transfer of letter.
BIRTHDAY WISHES TO:Ted SmithApril 22