PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
April 4, 2021 - 10:00 AM ServiceRessurrection of the Lord/Easter
Liturgical Color: White
"Come the Dawn" by Rev. Christine Dickerson
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|Call to Worship (Responsive)||Jesus Christ is Risen Today||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
One: Christ is Risen!
Many: He is Risen, Indeed!
|Opening Hymn||Gloria Patri||Hymn #232|
Oh Lord, what a morning! What a day of joy as we remember and celebrate your victory over death and the eternal promise of your love!
We are thankful for the gift of your Son, that he has shown us the Way, the Truth and the Light, and we lift our faces towards you in gratitude. It is so easy to forget the miracle you have given us. We get hardened by life and cynical in our thinking. Forgive us, we pray. Open our eyes, soften our hearts, cast away the darkness of doubt! Fill us with your great desire that we should live to love, engage with light, go forth with generosity. Let us be, always, your Easter people! We give thanks and praise in Jesusæÿé
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Unison)||Thine Is The Glory||Kay Chabot|
Hear the Good News! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)||O Divine Redeemer||Kay Chabot|
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.
|Assurance of Forgiveness (Unison)||Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24||Hymn #581|
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
|Praise Hymn||Isaiah 25: 6-9||Hymn #238|
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.
Let us offer our lives to the Lord.
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||O Master Let Me Walk With Thee||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
God of unending gifts, we praise you for your abundant goodness.
As you are generous, we want to be generous too.
May the gifts we bring extend your generosity into the world,
so that all people may be made whole by your goodness and grace. Amen.
|Anthem||John 20: 1-18||solo by Joana Chiurash|
|Prayer for Illumination (Unison)||Come the Dawn||Kay Chabot|
|Psalter Lesson (Unison)||The Day of Resurrection||Kay Chabot|
|Hebrew Lesson||He is Risen||Kay Chabot|
|Song of Preparation||Christ Arose!||Hymn #738|
|Gospel Lesson||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|In Response||solo by Vern Sutton|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings||Hymn #606|
|Offertory||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Prayer of Dedication||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|A Challenge to Go Forth|
|A Sending Song|