Marshall Presbyterian Church
Carol Ann West, Pianist
Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor
ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME
be with you.
All: How good and pleasant it is when we live together in unity.
One: Receive the Holy Spirit.
ALL: It is like precious oil on the head, the blessing of the Lord. Let us worship God!
* Opening Prayer
God of Easter, in the risen Christ you broke the
sin and evil. And yet we still live in the tombs of forget-
fulness, anxiety and fear. We have failed to love you
as we should. We have neglected to love our neighbor.
We have even failed to love ourselves.…silent prayers
of confession…Forgive us, Lord. Release us from
the tombs that terrify us, so that we can see your image
in one another and in your good creation. Free us from
the grave of self-hatred, so that we can see ourselves as
your children. Amen
One: This is the word we have heard:
God forgives our sins and raises us to new life! This is the good news we declare: God leads
us out of the tombs of sin and self-hatred to walk as Easter people in the
light of Christ!
All: Thanks be to God; Amen!
* GLORIA PATRI
Glory be to the Father, and to the son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
* PASSING THE PEACE
New Testament: Acts 4:32-35
Epistle 1 John 1 – 2:2
Gospel: John 20:19-31
All: Thanks be to God!
MESSAGE Rev. Melissa Upchurch
life in Christ takes shape in a community in which people
know that God loves and accepts them in spite of what
they are. They therefore accept
themselves and love others,
knowing that no one has any ground on which to stand, except God’s grace. Amen.
SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS
Sharing the Gifts of God
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
* Prayer of dedication And thanksgiving
O God, we offer
these gifts on the promise that they
will serve you
in our community and world. May they
peace, love and justice for the earth and
all who dwell in
GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME