April 24, 2022 Second Sunday of Easter
Carolyn Ogburn, Guest Pianist
Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor
ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME
wELCOME AND aNNOUNCEMENTS
* CALL TO WORSHIP (based on Psalm 150)
One: The stone that the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
All: This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes!
* Opening Prayer
* HYMN Purple Hymnal #245
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
You send us, God of the Great Commission, but we hedge and hesitate. We are witnesses of your grace and glory but allow others to silence our praise. We imprison ourselves with doubt and shame and fail to shine your light for all to see. Forgive our fears. Free our testimony…silent prayers of confession… Amen.
* assurance of pardon
One: Christ brings the healing light of forgiveness into the locked places of our souls; resurrecting our spirits and breathing new life into us.
All: Thanks be to God; Lord, help us live as forgiven people. 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.
New Testament: Revelation 1:4-8
Gospel: John 20:19-31
Message Rev. Melissa Upchurch
* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (based on 1 Cor. 15:1-11)
*HYMN Purple Hymnal #286 Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Prayers of the People
*Prayer of dedication
Holy God, bless these offerings and transform them into healing for the wounded, hope for the disheartened, courage for the frightened, and faith for the embittered. In the name of Christ our Savior, Amen.
GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME
*HYMN Purple Hymnal #468 In My Life Lord, Be Glorified
Thank You to Carolyn Ogburn, who graciously volunteered
to substitute for Carol Ann West today. We appreciate you!
WHAT’S GOING ON AT MPC?
Sundays, 10 a.m. Gentle Faith class Fellowship Hall
Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Neighbors in Need
6:30 p.m. NA
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Scouts
Fridays, 7 p.m. AA