“But the Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.” - Habakkuk 2:20 NIV Let the people begin silent meditation. 8:00am—WORSHIP 9:30 am—SUNDAY SCHOOL Lections Theme: New Life In Christ Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (UMH 839); 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8 Good Morning! We extend a warm welcome to each of you worshipping with us today! It is our hope that this experience of prayer, praise and preaching will enrich you and bring you into a meaningful relationship with God, His people and His church! LIGHTING OF ALTAR CANDLES Opening Song *Call to Worship Leader: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. (Please Stand) People: Kindle in us the fire of your love. Leader: Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life.” People: We come seeking that new life in Christ. ACOLYTES Gospel Choir Hymn of Praise “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” Page 302 (UMH) Opening Prayer (Please Be Seated) Prayer Response Pastor's Notes and Welcome of Visitors Passing of the Peace / Time of Sharing Thoughts for Children *Please Stand/+Remain in Sanctuary HE IS LORD He is Lord, He is Lord! He is risen from the dead and He is Lord! Ev’ry knee shall bow, ev’ry tongue confess That Jesus Christ is Lord.
Song of Inspiration *+Altar Call Scripture John 20:1-18 Song of Preparation +Proclamation (Please Remain in Sanctuary) “The Oncological Christ” The Reverend B. Kevin Smalls, D. Min., Senior Pastor Gospel Choir Gospel Choir *+Invitation to Christian Discipleship (Please Stand & Remain in Sanctuary) “I Love You Lord, Today” Page 580 (AAHH) Holy Communion The Offertory Invitation The Offertory Prayer Almighty God, we have claimed the new life in Christ but time and again we have set our minds on things on earth rather than on things that are above. Forgive us, we pray, and through your Holy Spirit help us to rise above the material things that surround us that we may truly enter into your kingdom now and for all eternity. Father, we give these gifts as an act of celebration: celebrating the resurrection of our Savior, celebrating our own new life, and celebrating the worldwide proclamation of the good news to all people everywhere. +Tithe and General Offering (Please Remain in Sanctuary) Divine love through me blesses and multiplies all that I have, all that I give, and all that I receive, in the name of Jesus. Amen +Song of Celebration *Doxology (Please Stand & Remain in Sanctuary) *Blessing of the Offering (Please Stand) “All Things Come Of Thee” All things come of Thee, O Lord, and of Thine own have we given Thee. Gospel Choir *Recessional “He Lives” Page 310 (UMH) *Benediction *Benediction Response “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. Amen” *Please Stand/+Remain in Sanctuary 2