PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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April 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM Service
3rd Sunday of Easter
Liturgical Color: White
 
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Pre-Service Music Praise Band

Welcoming Rev. Christine Dickerson

Life of the Church Elder John Evans

Passing of the Peace My Peace (As we return to our seats.)  Congregation

Prelude Special Music  Praise Band

* Call to Worship One: Praise the Lord Many: Praise the Lord, O my soul. One: I will praise the Lord all my life, ALL: I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

* Opening Hymn When the Morning Stars Together  Hymn #689 (1,3,4)

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)
In you, O God, I find refuge; in you, I find strength. Through you, I accept a love that is beyond my understanding, love that transforms and redeems. In the desert light of Spring, wildflowers overwhelm the barren sand. The dunes are alive with color, and even the wheat grass gold of hills beginning to dry are a delight rarely experienced. It is your world, as we are your people. Even when we become gray with doubt and dark with fear, you reach out and hear our cries for forgiveness. You transform. You redeem. We pray for this spring light that is you to ignite our imagination and hope, reveal the bright color of our souls, and prepare us to both receive and give to all the gift of this Easter season. We ask always in Jesus’ name. Amen.

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Pardon
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.

* Singing Gloria Patri  Hymn #623

Baptized in Water  Hymn #482 (all)

Children's Moment

Choral Preparation Day By Day  Choir
Day by day, day by day,
O dear Lord, three things I pray:
To see You more clearly,
Love You more dearly,
Follow You more nearly,
Day by day.

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 I Have Decided To Follow Jesus  Choir

Prayer for Illumination .
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 Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19 (unison)  Elder John Evans

New Testament Acts 2: 14a, 36-41 

Song of Preparation Breathe on Me, Breath of God  Hymn #259 (all)

Gospel Lesson Luke 24: 13-35 

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon Be Willing...  Rev. Christine Dickerson

* In Response I Danced in the Morning  Hymn #157 (all)

Morning Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Special Music  Praise Band

* Doxology Congregation

* Prayer of Dedication

* A Challenge to Go Forth

* A Singing Response Let There Be Peace on Earth  Congregation

* Benediction

Postlude Praise band

* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall

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