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The Second Week of Easter

 

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Welcome & Preparation for Worship

Almighty God, we pray for your blessing
on the church in this place.
Here may the faithful find salvation,
and the careless be awakened.
Here may the doubting find faith,
and the anxious be encouraged.
Here may the tempted find help,
and the sorrowful find comfort.
Here may the weary find rest,
and the strong be renewed.
Here may the aged find consolation
and the young be inspired;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Raise Up the Standard

Verse 1

Raise up, raise up the standard
Jesus Jesus
Across this land again
Heavens arches are ringing
Ringing ringing
With His beloved name


Yesterday today forever the same (REPEAT x4)

Verse 2

Hear the glad sound the Saviour comes
The Saviour promised long
Let every heart prepare a throne
And every voice a song
He comes the prisoners to release
Their chains and fetters break
The iron bars before Him burst
The cells foundations shake


Verse 3

He comes the broken heart to bind
The bleeding soul to cure
And with the riches of His grace
To bless the humble poor
He turns the darkness into light
He clears the mental ray
And on the eye long closed in night
He pours celestial day

CCLI Song # 5280463 | Godfrey Birtill | Philip Doddridge

© 2008 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

 

First Reading

Acts 4:32-35 (NRSV)

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

 

The Psalm

Psalm 133 (NRSV)

How very good and pleasant it is
    when kindred live together in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
    running down upon the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
    running down over the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon,
    which falls on the mountains of Zion.
For there the Lord ordained his blessing,
    life forevermore.

 

Walk Around My house

Verse 1

Walk around my house and turn it upside-down
Your love pursues me
Walk around my house and turn it upside-down
Your Spirit moves me

Pre-Chorus

You overcome my days
With the brightness of Your face
My heart will be satisfied

Chorus

I will hope in the Lord
I will hope in the Lord
I will hope in the Lord
I will hope in the Lord

Verse 2

Open up my windows and unlock all the doors
You know You own me
Open up my windows and unlock all the doors
Blow right through me

Bridge

Let Him be known for who He is
Who He really is
Let Him be known for who He is
Who He really is
Let Him be known for who He is
A God of love

CCLI Song # 7046144 | John Mark McMillan | Sarah McMillan

© Meaux Jeaux Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); Raucous Ruckus Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); Sarah McMillan Publishing (Admin. by Watershed Music Publishing)

 

There Is None Like You

Chorus

There is none like You
No one else can touch
My heart like You do
I could search
For all eternity long and find
There is none like You

Verse

Your mercy flows like a river wide
And healing comes from Your hands
Suffering children are safe in Your arms
There is none like You

CCLI Song # 674545 | Lenny LeBlanc


© 1991 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook))

 

Teach Us Your Ways

Verse 1

Teach us Your ways teach us Your ways
As we learn from one another
Learn to love each other
Teach us Your ways

Verse 2

Teach us to give teach us to give
Give ourselves for one another
Learn to love each other
Teach us to give

Verse 3

Teach us to weep teach us to weep
Let us weep with one another
Learn to love each other
Teach us to weep

Verse 4

Hallelujah hallelujah
Let us learn from one another
Learn to love each other
Teach us Your ways

CCLI Song # 7133715 | Isaac Wardell | Leslie Jordan | Orlando Palmer | Paul Zach

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The Gospel Reading

John 20:19-31 (NIV)

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”


But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”


Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”


Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”


Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

 

The Sermon

 
Candles
 

Profession of Faith

Do you believe in God the Father?
We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.


Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended to heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.


Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.


—based on Apostles’ Creed

 

A Call to Service and Benediction // The Sending & the Blessing

To him who is able to keep you from falling
and to present you before his glorious presence
without fault and with great joy—
to the only God our Savior
be glory, majesty, power, and authority,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen!
—Jude 24-25, NIV

 

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