PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
May 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM Service4th Sunday of Easter
Liturgical Color: White
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Dirk Voerman|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||We Shall Behold Him||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
One: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands.
Many: Serve the Lord with gladness; come into his presence singing!
One: Know that the Lord is God, it is he that he made us, and we are his.
ALL: Give thanks to him and bless his name!
|* Opening Hymn||To God Be the Glory||Hymn #634 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
What is life without your love? Even as the days unfold, and we are grateful for friends, family and community, our blessings exceed our understanding. You are beside us, and yet you are also around the next corner, where we have not walked. Your presence surrounds and protects, your patience, waits. Our faith embraces us as sunlight on skin, felt yet unseen, a source of strength and comfort. We take so much for granted, especially your steadfast care . In our hearts we know you will always hear us and lift us up, but we need reminding to stop, be humble,and give thanks. We need to remember that with your grace comes a call to reach out, to help and embrace the separated and unloved. To demonstrate YOU in your world. So often, we simply forget. We take and do not give. Forgive us God, and create in us the transformation of the Cross; make us a light in every darkness and a joy for every heart. We are your Easter people, and we pray in Jesus
|(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.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|* Praise Hymn||Pass It On||On Screen (all)|
|Choral Preparation||Open Our Eyes, Lord||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.
|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 23 KJV (unison)||Dirk Voerman|
|New Testament||Acts 9: 36-43|
|Song of Preparation||There Is a Place of Quiet Rest (Near to the Heart of God)||Hymn #824 (1&3)|
|New Testament||Revelation 7: 9-17|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||All God's People||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||Shall We Gather at the River||Hymn #375 (1,2,3)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||Down East||solo by Vern Sutton|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|