Worship Bulletin - May 18, 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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Worship Order

Lord’s Day, May 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM Worship


Welcome And Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship - based on Romans 6:9-10, NIV

Christ is risen from the dead. Alleluia! We know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. Praise the Lord. The Lord’s name be praised!

*Praise Music - "He is Exalted” & “Mighty us Our God”

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns


Offertory - “Here is Love Vast as the Ocean

*Song of Thanksgiving - “Give Thanks” - #170

Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One, Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son. (repeat) And now let the weak say, "I am strong,"  Let the poor say, "I am rich," because of what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

Gospel Reading - John 20:19-29 - p. 1165

*Praise Song - “Standing on the Promises”

Sermon - “Not seeing and believing” - Pastor Wesley Allen

*Praise Song - “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”



*If you are able, please stand


May Benevolence: Blood:Water Mission Each partner uses different solutions for HIV/AIDS and water, according to what their communities need. These solutions can include wells, latrines and clinics. We support our partners with funding and expertise to augment the technical side of these immediate outcomes.

Women’s Friendship Group The Wednesday Friendship group will be meeting on the 21st at 7:15pm in the Sunday School Auditorium.  We will be working on a project for June 4th which will be at Riverview Estates in the afternoon.

Pentecost Pot-Luck Mark your calendar! Central is holding a Pentecost Pot-Luck! Please join us on June 6th after worship for food, friends, fun, and more! And don’t forget to bring your favorite dish!

Camp Lebanon Classic The 4th Annual Camp Lebanon Classic will be held on June 14th at the Lakewood Country Club. The Classic Raises funds to support the ongoing operation of Camp Lebanon This one day tournament is a great time of fun on the course, followed by an excellent meal and celebration of the day. Registration information can be round on the bulletin board.

GDVA Mission Event & Annual Meeting All are invited to this “bring-your-own-lawn-chair” family and kid friendly edition of our Annual Meeting, on Sunday June 22, 3-5pm at the Challenge Grove Park Picnic Shelter, Cherry Hill. Speaking will be Rev. Cheryl Jones (ABC missionary South Africa) and new Association “Youth Ministry Initiative” Coordinator Randy Van Osten. Information on how to RSVP on the bulletin board.