Worship Bulletin - June 1, 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, June 1, 2014 - 10:30 AM Worship


Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship - based on John 1:1, 4-5, NRSV

Grace and peace from Jesus Christ, our Lord. And also with you. Sisters and brothers in Christ, on this most holy day, when our Savior, Jesus Christ, passed from death to life, we gather with the church throughout the world in vigil and prayer. This is the Passover of Jesus Christ: Through light and the Word, through water and the bread and wine, we recall Christ’s death and resurrection, we share Christ’s triumph over sin and death, and with invincible hope we await Christ’s coming again. Hear the Word of God: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

*Hymn of Praise - “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” - #367

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns


Offertory - "Standing on the Promises/Higher Ground"

*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 21:15-19 - p. 1166

*Hymn of Preparation - “‘Tis so Sweet Trust in Jesus” - #581

Sermon - “Restoration” - Pastor Wesley Allen

*Hymn of Invitation - “We Are God’s People” - #399


*Benediction - “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (v.1) - #426


*If you are able, please stand


June Benevolence: One Great Hour of Sharing One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada.

Women’s Friendship Group - The Wednesday Friendship group will be meeting at Riverview Estates this Wednesday, June 4th at 2:00pm for their “Getting to Know You Interviews”. All are welcome!

IHN - Interfaith Hospitality Network, Friday, June 27 - Cooks, servers, and overnighters needed.  Contact Amanda for more information.

Summer Bible School - Bible School is coming soon and we are in need of some supplies!  See our sign up sheets in Memorial Hallway to see what you can donate.  We are also in need of small toys to give away as prizes.  These can be  new or gently used toys such as small stuffed animals, balls, stickers, etc.  See Jen with questions!  Any donations can be placed in the boxes on the tables.  Thanks in advance for your help!

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.