Worship Bulletin - May 25, 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 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM Worship


Welcome And Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship - based on Matthew 18:20

Joyful is the sound we make this morning! For this day liberates us from doubt and fear. Thankful is the song we sing! For this day moves us past darkness and despair. Hopeful is the prayer upon our lips! For this day awakens in us long-awaited new life. Jesus said, “Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Christ lives here and now. He is among us at this and every moment! May his peace and presence be known to you. And also to you. Let us greet one another with expressions of Christian love.

*Hymn of Praise - “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” - #210

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns


Offertory - "Love Song" - written & composed by Jean O'Bryan

*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 21:1-14 - p. 1165

*Hymn of Preparation - “Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord” - #622

Sermon - “Gone fishing” - Pastor Wesley Allen

*Hymn of Invitation - “Where He Leads Me” - #593



*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 June 4th at the Riverview Estates. All are welcome!

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.