Worship Bulletin - May 4, 2014
Christ is risen! The season of Easter marks the time between Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension – during which the disciples came to understand the purpose of Jesus’ ministry and his identity. Join with us to celebrate the wonders of Christ’s resurrection, and what it means for the resurrection life of the Church!
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Lord’s Day, May 4, 2014 - 10:30 AM Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship - from Psalm 118:1, 5, 14, 17, 22-24, NIV
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. In our anguish we cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting us free. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. The LORD is our strength and our song; he has become our salvation. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. We will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; The LORD has done this; and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
*Hymn of Praise - “Rejoice, the Lord is King” - #370
Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Offertory - “One Bread, One Body”
*Song of Thanksgiving - “Doxology” - #815
Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen
Gospel Reading - John 17:1-5 - p. 1160
*Hymn of Preparation - “How Firm a Foundation” - #408
Sermon - “Eternal Life” - Pastor Wesley Allen
*Hymn of Invitation - “Redeemed” - #356
*Benediction - "Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (v.1) - #426
*If you are able, please stand
May Benevolence: Blood:Water Mission Blood:Water is an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. We do this by identifying Africa’s hidden heroes and coming alongside their vision for change. Through technical, financial and organizational support, we expand the reach and effectiveness of African civil society organizations and the communities they serve.
Woman’s Friendship Group The Wednesday Friendship Group will be meeting on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:15pm in the Sunday School Auditorium. A devotion will be given and plans will be discussed. Bring a goodie to share with everyone.
Riverview Photo Book Riverview Estates is celebrating 50 years of ministry in 2014! To celebrate they are putting together a new photo-book for their community, but they need OUR help to make it a success. On May 10, from 10AM to 5PM, Riverview is looking for volunteers to help check people in for their sittings. The job is easy, and the benefit for Riverview is HUGE. So please, sign up for an hour or two – and bring a friend to be your partner!
In addition, you may reserve a slot for your OWN sitting! You’ll be able to say if you want your picture to appear in the book or not, but either way you will receive a photo (with the option to order a package, of course). If Riverview registers 200 sittings, their photo-book becomes hard-bound.
Riverview Flower Planting Day Volunteers are need for a special opportunity to work at out Annual Flower Planting Day, Saturday, May 17 from 10AM to 12PM. We hope to have many teams for this one day even to plant 100 flats of flowers to make our grounds beautiful and welcoming! A box lunch will be provided as well as community service verification! For more information, see the bulletin board.