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Prelude: "To a Wild Rose" played by Marilyn Lee
Welcome and Announcements/Passing the Peace: Pastor Eric Dale
Call to Worship: Rob Bickmore
Leader: God made the world and everyone in it.
All: Our life and breath come from God.
Leader: God made all nations under heaven.
All: We are all God's offspring.
Leader: Search for God in our time of worship.
All: When we search, we find God near.
Opening Prayer: Rob Bickmore
Hymn # 304: "Easter People, Raise Your Voices" played by Marilyn Lee
Easter people, raise your voices, sounds of heaven in
earth should ring. Christ has brought us heaven's choices;
heavenly music, let it ring. Al-le-lu-ia!
Al-le-lu-ia! Easter people, let us sing
Fear of death can no more stop us from our pressing
here below. For our Lord empowered us to
triumph over every foe. Al-le-lu-ia!
Al-le-lu-ia! On to victory now we go.
Every day to us is Easter, with its resurrection song.
When in trouble move the faster to
our God who rights the wrong. Al-le-lu-ia!
Al-le-lu-ia! See the power of heavenly throngs
Scripture: Acts 17: 22-31 read by Charlotte Peterson
Scripture: John 14: 15-21 read by Pastor Eric Dale
Message: "Abiding in God" delivered by Pastor Eric Dale
Hymn # 384: "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" played by Marilyn Lee
Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven to
earth come down; fix in us thy humble dwelling;
all thy faithful mercies crown! Jesus, thou art
all compassion, pure unbounded love thou art, visit
us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.
Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit into every
troubled breast! Let us all in thee inherit;
let us find that second rest. Take away our
bent to sinning; Alpha and Omega be; end of
faith, as its beginning, set our hearts at liberty.
Come, Almighty to deliver, let us all thy
life receive; suddenly return and never,
never more thy temples leave. Thee we would be
always blessing, serve thee as thy hosts above, pray and
praise thee without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love.
Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Eric Dale
Invitation to Offering: Rob Bickmore
Offertory: "Faith of Our Fathers" played by Marilyn Lee
Offering Prayer: Rob Bickmore
Hymn # 89: "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" played by Marilyn Lee
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!
All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heaven reflect thy rays,
stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowering meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing ever blest,
well spring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother, all who live in love are thine;
teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.
Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale
Postlude: "Recessional" played by Marilyn Lee