PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
April 25, 2021 - 10:00 AM Service4th Sunday in Easter
Liturgical Color: White
""Living Biblically"" by Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins
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|Pre-worship Music||Thy Loving Kindness||Alex Danson|
|Gathering Song||God Welcomes All||Hymn #399|
|Welcoming||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace||Congregarion|
|Life of the Church||Elder Pauline Gregg|
Birthdays during week of April 25th:
|Prelude||I'd Rather Have Jesus||Alex Danson|
|Call to Worship (unison)||Elder Pauline Gregg|
Lord of Life, by submitting to death you conquered the grave.
By being lifted on a cross you draw all peoples to you.
By being raised from the dead
you restored to humanity all that we had lost through sin.
Throughout these fifty days of Easter
we proclaim the marvelous mystery of your death and resurrection.
For all praise, honor and glory are yours, now and throughout eternity. Amen.
|Opening Hymn||God You Spin the Whirling Planets||Hymn #23|
|Prayer of Confession (unison)||Elder Pauline Gregg|
Living, forgiving God, have mercy on us. We talk about love, but our actions betray us. We talk about love, but we neglect the poor. We talk about love, but we malign those with whom we disagree. We talk about love, but we mistreat those not like us. Have mercy on us, our lord. Forgive us and abide in us by the power of the Spirit, so that our lives may show our love for Jesus Christ, in whose body we live and in whose name we pray. Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Forgiveness (unison)||Elder Pauline Gregg|
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|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|Praise Hymn||Help Us Accept Each Other||Hymn #754|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
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||Come Into His Presence Medley|
|Prayer for Illumination (Unison)||Elder Pauline Gregg|
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 (Unison)||Psalm 23||Elder Pauline Gregg|
|Song of Preparation||Within Your Shelter, Loving God||Hymn #168|
|NT Lesson||Acts 4:5-12||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|Gospel Lesson||I John 3:16-24||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||"Living Biblically"||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|In Response||O for a World||Hymn #372|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
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.
|Offertory||Love Lifted Me||Alex Danson|
|Prayer of Dedication|
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.
|A Challenge to Go Forth||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|A Sending Song||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Hymn #681|
|Benediction||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|