Reverend Peggy Huston, Interim Pastor
2nd Sunday of Easter
April 28, 2019
WE GATHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Welcome to worship at FPC Cadillac. We are glad you are here. Please share your prayer requests/praises by writing them on the blue card in the pew rack and placing them in the offering plate. Please be mindful to turn your cell phone off, or on a setting that won’t disturb others.
*Indicates that those who are able may stand
WE PRAISE THE LORD OUR CREATOR
INTROIT AND BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
Let this be a time of preparing our hearts for worship
#515 “I Come With Joy” verses 1 & 4
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: We gather as people on a journey.
All: We believe and we have doubts; we do good and we sin.
We are imperfect humans, and still beloved by God.
One: Love and grace. Hope and faith. These are the essence of the one we call God.
All: We seek forgiveness and grace from the One and from those we’ve harmed.
One: Assured of that grace, we are ready to grow again.
All: We yearn for a new way, a new perspective, and a clear path.
One: Though we are full of trust and full of doubt, we are here. Speak to us, God! Continue creating us!
All: Inspire our hearts. Enlighten our minds. Guide our actions. Amen.
*HYMN #266 “Joy to the World”
WE CONFESS OUR NEED
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
When our faith stands at the grave, grieving for a stone that's rolled away, forgive us.
When our faith is short of understanding though the truth is there to see, forgive us.
When our faith, beset by doubt, sees no further than an empty tomb today, forgive us.
Bring to mind the cry of Mary, ‘I have seen the Lord!' and grant us faith to believe! Amen
SILENT PERSONAL CONFESSION
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: Behold: there is a new heaven, a new earth and a new city, where the river of life flows, where the tree of life bears fruit in every season. This heaven, this city, this river, this tree are a vision of your life reborn, restored, and renewed.
All: Thanks be to God!
*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*SUNG RESPONSE “Gloria Patri” (Avery & Marsh)
Glory be to the Father, and the son, and the Holy ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Rev. Peggy Huston
OLD TESTAMENT READING (pg. 492) Psalm 118: 14-29
NEW TESTAMENT READING (pg.994) Revelation 1: 4-8
VIOLIN SOLO BY Millie Zukausky “Shine, Jesus Shine”
SERMON “Where Will God Find a Witness”
Rev. Peggy Huston
HYMN #353 “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
DEDICATION OF OUR LIVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory “Spirt of God, Descend Upon My Heart”
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE 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 us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
WE GO RENEWED
*HYMN #240 “Alleluia! Alleluia! Give Thanks”
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE #515 vs. 5 “I Come With Joy”