Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Monday, April 23, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
   
 
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*Indicates when worshipers are invited to stand.
UMH indicates use of the United Methodist Hymnal.
TFWS indicates the use of The Faith We Sing songbook.
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GATHERING MUSIC                                               Marilyn Gibbs
 
WELCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 
*CENTERING PRAYER    
 
*CENTERING MUSIC             This is the Day!                 UMH 657
    
*CALL TO WORSHIP    
 L: It is still Easter – Christ is Alive!
 P: Hope is alive! Joy is alive!
 L: New life is within us, redemption is here.
 P: Love is alive! We are alive!
 L: God of life we worship you.
 P: God of creation, we praise you!
 All: God of resurrection we are in awe of you!
 
*HYMN OF PRAISE                   Christ is Alive!              UMH 318
 
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS
 
GIFT OF MUSIC                                                    The Choir
 
EPISTLE READING     1 John 1:1-10                      N.T. Pg 224
                                                  
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  
 SILENT PRAYER & REFLECTION
 PRAYER OF THE COMMUNITY
 Gracious God, we have gathered together to worship, to pray,
 to seek. You pronounced all that you created, good. Move
 
 us to embrace possibility even when the world looks dark. 
 Open our spirits as we pray these words in hopeful confidence: 
 New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long
 you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you;
 to live peacefully with our neighbors, and all your creation, and to
 devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
 
 PRAYER SONG                  Christ Has Risen                  TFWS 2115
 
GOSPEL READING    John 20:19-29                              
 
MESSAGE                         Easter People               Pastor Lou
  PASTOR’S PRAYER
   RESPONSE SONG           Together We Serve                TFWS 2175
                                                                                
 GIVING OF OUR OFFERINGS/NOISY BUCKET OFFERING
    Dedication Song         Praise God from whom…                UMH 94
   *PRAYER OF DEDICATION  
    Receive our gifts, gracious Lord. May they be blessed for the
    work of love and life-giving peace as we share in ministry in
    your world. In gratitude for your generous compassion, Amen.
 
*SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE
 
*SENDING SONG                 Easter People                           UMH 304       
 
*BENEDICTION                                            
   L: Be forever blessed, forever loved.
  P: Forever held by God, forever called by name.
 L: Go, knowing God’s grace, sharing God’s peace,
 P: living God’s justice and bringing God’s blessing to all.
  L: Go in the peace of God, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen
 
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE          Go Now in Peace
 
*POSTLUDE