Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
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GATHERING HYMN                   “Lord of the Dance”                UMH #261

*Call to Worship                                                                     

Leader:   Roll away the stone of doubt;

People: Remove the stopper on our emotions.

Leader:   Let our songs dance on the waves

People: And our joy echo off the canyon walls.

Leader:   Christ is risen, today!

People: Christ is risen, indeed!

Leader:   Let dead ends be turned into entrance ramps,

People: And dry deserts yield new bouquets.

Leader:   Christ is risen, just as he said!

People: Christ is risen, indeed!


*Hymn of Praise                                                                 UMH #302

“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”



Holy God, today your glory and power is made known in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are Easter people because Christ is risen. He is alive! And, where you live, life and light, freedom and salvation, hope and reconciliation break out. You penetrate our lives. You propel us to action. You invigorate our love. All praise and honor and glory be yours as we manifest the risen Christ in our worship and in our lives. Amen.




Sharing of Joys and Concerns


Pastoral Prayer


Hymn                             “In the Garden”                             UMH  #314



Offering of Tithes and Gifts to the Lord


*Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving


We Listen and Respond to God's Word

Children’s Message

 Gospel Lesson                                                         Mark 16:1-8  pg 929


Sermon         “Well, what can you expect?”             Pastor Mary


Sacrament of Holy Communion

 Great Thanksgiving

The 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, forever and ever. 

Giving the Bread and Cup

 Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Closing Hymn                “He Lives”                                 UMH #310    

*Dismissal With Blessing



March Worship Helpers:
Announcer: Wanda Brunner    Greeter: Margaret Harrison   Scripture: Michelle Retzer    Ushers: Walter Porter and Youth 
Wanda Brunner & Sandy Stewart

April Worship Helpers:
Announcer:  Melissa Washe  Greeter: Michelle Retzer  Scripture Bill Stewart  Ushers: Walter Porter and Youth 
Margaret Harrison & Kathy Fuller

Monday, March 28   Building Meeting 10 am (Discuss the layout of the Ministry Building)
Tuesday, March 29    Lenten Bible Study at Noon and 7 pm with Pastor Mary
Wednesday, March 30  6:30 p.m. Celebration of Ministry with Bishop Bickerton at Edinboro UMC
Friday, April 1   Food pick up at Second Harvest 9am
Sunday, April 3  Services 9:30 am  Sunday School 10:45am  Lay Servant Classes in Saegertown 2-4pm

Pastor Mary will be on vacation Monday, March 29-Monday, April 11. There will be a clergy on call in case of an emergency. Please call Mary Adams or the church office if you need pastoral care.

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