“ Christ Is Alive” 318 Hymnal (Verse 1)
*CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsively)
L: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also with you.
L: The risen Christ is with us.
P: Praise the Lord !
*HYMN OF PRAISE #707 “Hymn of Promise”
*OPENING PRAYER (Unison)
Almighty God, to You all hearts are open,
and from You no secrets are hidden.
Cleanse the thoughts of
our hearts by the inspiration of
Your Holy Spirit, that we
may perfectly love You,
and worthily magnify Your holy name,
our risen Lord. Amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION (Unison)
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of
Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and Your Word
proclaimed, we may hear with joy what You say to us today.
LESSON Luke 24: 13—35
L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God !
SERMON “Defeat Transformed Into Victory” Pastor Ray
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Responsively)
ONE: You reveal Yourself in many ways, O God.
us to understand Your special significance
to us. You reveal
Yourself as Shepherd.
ALL: When we ignore Your wise call,
when we go our own
way, forgive us !
ONE: You reveal Yourself as gracious host.
ALL: When we turn down Your invitation, when we focus on
the faults of our fellow guests, forgive us !
ONE: You reveal Yourself as Friend.
ALL: When we rely only on our own resources, when our
pride refuses freely offered help, forgive us !
ONE: You reveal Yourself as Courage-bringer to the
ALL: When we will not recognize the needy, when we fail
to support the downtrodden, forgive us !
TIME FOR SILENT REFLECTION
Pastor: Hear the good news. Christ died for us while we were
sinners. That proves God’s love toward us. In the name
of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven !
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ~ page # 13 Responsively
WORDS OF INSTITUTION (Pastor)
GIVING THE BREAD AND CUP
WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING
*DOXOLOGY # 95
*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Sentence Prayers)
*HYMN OF DEDICATION # 309 “On the Day of Resurrection”
*DISMISSAL “Christ Is Alive” # 318 ( verse 5 )
*PASSING OF THE PEACE: As you leave the sanctuary, please
extend signs of friendship and peace. Pass the blessings of
to each other.
*POSTLUDE NOTE: * indicates standing if you are able