order of worship

4/18/21

Instrumental Prelude - "Reckless Love" 

Welcome
Ali Chappell DeHay


"The Day of Resurrection!"

The day of resurrection!

Earth, tell it out abroad

The Passover of gladness,

The Passover of God.

From death to life eternal

From sin’s dominion free

Our Christ has brought us over

With hymns of victory


Our hearts be pure from evil

That we may see aright

The Lord in rays eternal

Of resurrection light

And, listening to his accents

May hear, so calm and plain

His own “all hail” and, hearing

May raise the victor strain


Now let the heavens be joyful!

Let earth its song begin!

The world resound in triumph

And all that is therein

Let all things seen and unseen

Their notes of gladness blend

For Christ the Lord has risen

Our Joy that has no end.


Prayer
Mandy McMichael

"Reckless Love"

Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so so kind to me


Chorus:

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the 99
And I couldn't earn it
I don't deserve it, still You give yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God


When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so good to me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
You have been so, so kind to me


Scripture Reading
1 John 3:1-12, 4:7-12
Luke 24:36b-48

"God Welcomes All"

God welcomes all

Strangers and friends

God’s love is strong

And it never ends


Children's Message
Will Ward

"Christ Beside Me" 

Christ beside me, Christ before me

Christ behind me, King of my heart

Christ within me, Christ below me

Christ above me, never to part


Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand

Christ all around me, shield in the strife

Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting,

Christ in my rising, light of my life


Christ be in all hearts thinking about me

Christ be on all tongues telling of me

Christ be the vision in eyes that see me

In ears that hear me Christ ever be


Christ beside me, Christ before me

Christ behind me, King of my heart

Christ within me, Christ below me

Christ above me, never to part


Choral Worship
"To Love Our God"

Sermon
Pastoral Candidate

"They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love" 

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord;
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord;
And we pray that all unity will one day be restored.

Chorus: 

And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,
yes, they'll know we are Christians by our love.

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand;
We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand;
And together we'll spread the news that God is in our land.

We will work with each other, we will work side by side;
We will work with each other, we will work side by side;
And we'll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride.

All praise to the Father, from whom all things come;
And all praise to Christ Jesus, God’s only Son.
And all praise to the Spirit who makes us one.


Reminders

Spoken Benediction

Sung Benediction - "You Shall Go Out with Joy"

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace

The mountains and the hills will break forth before you

There’ll be shouts of joy, and all the trees of the field

Will clap, will clap their hands.

And all the trees of the field will clap their hands

The trees of the field will clap their hands

The trees of the field will clap their hands

While you go out with joy.


Organ Postlude