Third Sunday of Easter Time
We Gather as the Body of Christ
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FUNNY STORY
CALL TO WORSHIP
Stay with Christ, and Christ will stay with you. Listen for God, and God will speak. See the Spirit, and the Spirit will be revealed. For the Spirit is already here, inviting us to stay. Come, let us worship God together.
HYMN: Blessed Assurance
#369 UMC HYMNAL vs 1 & 3
(The refrain is repeated twice after verse three)
Eternal God, we are here, yearning to know you more fully. Stay with us as we worship this day. Reveal yourself in the words that are spoken, the songs that are sung, and the bread that is broken. Help us understand your truth, and embrace your life-giving power, revealed within your enduring word. In Christ’s holy name, we pray. Amen.
EPISTLE LESSON 1 Peter 1: 17-23
CHILDREN'S TIME WITH PASTOR BOB
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and PASTORAL PRAYER
LORD'S PRAYER and PRAYER RESPONSE
Turn Your Eyes on Jesus (the CD will sing a verse)
and we will join in singing the refrain twice
#349 UMC Hymnal
GOSPEL READING Luke 24: 13-35
“Is Your Heart Strangely Warmed?”
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
HYMN: It is Well with My Soul
#377 UMC HYMNAL vs 1, 3, & 4
(The refrain is sung after verse 1 & 4)
Open your eyes – to the abundance that God offers, that might be right in front of you.
Open your eyes – to the possibilities that faith-filled choices might bring to you.
Open your eyes – to the ways in which you might follow God more closely _ at home, at work, here at church, and in this community.
And as you do, remember that you are not alone, and that you need not fear. God, our Creator; Jesus, our Redeemer; and the Holy Spirit, our Encourager, are with you, this day and every day. Amen.
Shalom to You #666 UMC Hymnal
DEPART IN PEACE!