HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
http://www.hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com   prayerrequest@hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com       office -  814-453-6041

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Acts 10:34-43
                          Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18; Matthew 28:1-10
 

*GATHERING HYMN 
                       “Halle, Halle, Halleluja”           TFWS #2026 (3 times)

*Call to Worship                  

Leader:   Jesus Christ is risen today!

People: Christ is risen, indeed!

Leader:   The tomb could not hold him.

People: The grave is empty. Christ is risen!

Leader:   Humanity’s sin could not condemn him.

People: He shattered sin’s power over us. Christ is risen!

Leader:   Death could not contain him.

People: He conquered death for all eternity. Christ is risen!

Leader:   Jesus Christ is risen today!

People: Christ is risen, indeed!

 

*Hymn of Praise                                                           UMH #302

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

 

Litany for Easter                                        by Rev. Bret S. Myers

Leader:   Astonished, with the pain of Good Friday lingering in our consciousness, we awake to a new day of hopes and miracles.

People:  Loving God, we sought closure for the tragedies of the past, but you now beckon us to seek openness to the miracles of present.

Leader:   You have surprised us with grace, and have shown us a different future than the one in which we were convinced.

People:  We know that the good news of resurrection, as well as being a cause for joy and celebration, is also a challenge to never resign our spirits to the “inevitable.”

Leader:   For the “inevitable” is what has been buried with the rising of the “imaginable.”

People:  The prison of death has been ransacked by the power of life…

Leader:   …the dungeon of disillusionment has been replaced by the sanctuary of assurance.

People:  Resurrect our spirits and faith that we may go forth…

Leader:   to a world in need of our good news and our good deeds, that truth may reign…that justice may prevail…and that mercy may mend all our past hurts

People:  and restore us to health and wholeness.  Amen.

 

*Hymn                   “Woke Up This Morning”              TFWS #2082

 

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER
 

Praises, Joys and Concerns

 


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

 

Offering of Tithes and Gifts to the Lord

 

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                           “Doxology”                             UMH #95

CELEBRATING THE WORD

 

Children’s Time

 

Special Music and Testimonies

 

Epistle Lesson            Colossians 3:1-4                            page 1073

 

Gospel Lesson            Matthew 28:1-10                             page 909

 

Sermon                            “He is alive!                      Pastor Mary

*Closing Hymn               “He Lives”                        UMH #310

             

*Dismissal With Blessing

Announcements:

Tuesday, April 18

5:30-7:30 p.m.   Girl Scouts at San Juan

Wednesday, April 19

9 a.m.               Pick up food at Second Harvest

12:30-2 p.m.     Food Pantry

 

Thursday, April 20                       

10:30-2 p.m.     Senior Boxes

Saturday, April 22

10:00 a.m.         Ad Council

Sunday, April 23

9:30 a.m.           Worship—Music Sunday

 

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