Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
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Lectionary Readings:
   Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; Acts 2:14a, 22-32; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35

*GATHERING HYMN                                                  TFWS #2223
                                   “They’ll Know We Are Christians”


(Please take this time during the prelude to quiet your hearts before God

and peacefully anticipate the movement of the Holy Spirit.)


*Call to Worship                  

Leader:   By the power of God's word, we are created.

People:  By the power of God's passion, we are redeemed.

Leader:   By the power of God's presence, we are renewed.

ALL:      God's power is the credential of our ministry, for in the victory over evil and death is our hope of the new life, "both now and forever."


*Hymn of Praise                                                           UMH #103

                       “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”


Opening Prayer 

We are still basking in the glory and joy of Christ's Easter victory, O God. The stone was rolled away! The "stones" which have trapped us - our worries, fears, anxieties, troubles of various sorts - need not threaten us. We pray that your power that raised Christ from the dead will also raise us out of darkness and sorrow. Amen.




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.




Offering of Tithes and Gifts to the Lord


Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                           “Doxology”                             UMH #95



Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19

Leader:   I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

People:  Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Leader:   The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.

People:  Then I called on the name of the Lord: "O Lord, I beseech thee, save my life!"

Leader:   What shall I render to the LORD for all his bounty to me?

People:  I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord,

Leader:   I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

People:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Leader:   O Lord, I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid. Thou hast loosed my bonds.

People:  I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.

All:         in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!


Children’s Time


Special Music and Testimonies


Scripture Lesson       1 Samuel 16:1-13                             page 257


Sermon                        "God Saw a King"             Rev. Debbie Hills


*Closing Hymn                                                            UMH #454

                           “Open My Eyes, That I May See”


*Dismissal With Blessing


A special welcome and thank you to Rev. Debbie Hills, Executive Director of All God’s Children Ministries, for sharing the message today.


Sunday, April 30

            9:30 a.m.           Worship

Tuesday, May 2

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


Wednesday, May 3

            9 a.m.               Pick up food at Second Harvest

12:30-2 p.m.     Food Pantry

Saturday, May 6

            10:00 a.m.         Ad Council

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