Worship from May 24

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The Order for Worship – Seventh Sunday of Easter

Prelude – Nicky Wilson, Organist

Call to Worship – Pastor Todd

Welcome, Announcements & Greeting – Pastor Todd 

† Hymn of Praise: No. 327  “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

  • Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne.  Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.  A wake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee, and hail him as they matchless King through all eternity.
  • Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave, and rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save.  His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high, who died, eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.
  • Crown him the Lord of peace, whose power a scepter sways from pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise.  His reign shall know no end, and round his pierced feet fair flowers of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.
  • Crown him the Lord of love; behold his hands and side, those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.  All hail, Redeemer, hail! For thou hast died for me; thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

† Affirmation of Faith –  Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

† Gloria Patria 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

Children’s Moment – Kelly Priest

Congregational Prayer – Pastor Todd 

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, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen

† Hymn of Praise: No. 368 “My Hope Is Built”

  • My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.  I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
  • Refrain:  On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.
  • When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace.  In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds with in the veil.
  • Refrain:  On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.
  • His oath, his covenant, his blood support me in the whelming floor.  When all around my soul give way, he then is all my hope and stay.
  • Refrain:  On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.
  • When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found!  Dress in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne!
  • Refrain:  On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.

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† Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Scripture –  Luke 24:44-53   – Pastor Todd

44 Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’

50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.  52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53 and they were continually in the temple blessing God.

Sermon – “Simple & Complex” – Pastor Todd

 † Hymn of Dedication: No. 571  “Go, Make of All Disciples”

  • “Go, make of all disciples.”  We hear the call, O Lord, that comes from thee, our Father in thy eternal Word.  Inspire our ways of learning through earnest, fervent prayer, and let our daily living reveal thee everywhere.
  • “Go, make of all disciples,” baptizing in the name of Father, Son, and Spirit, from age to age the same.  We call each new disciple to follow thee, O Lord, redeeming soul and body by water and the Word.
  • “Go, make of all disciples.”  We at thy feet would stay until each life’s vocation accents thy holy way.  We cultivate the nature God plans in every heart, revealing in our witness the master teacher’s art.
  • “Go, make of all disciples.”  We welcome thy command.  “Lo, I am with you always.”  We take thy guiding hand.  The task looks large before us; we follow without fear; in heaven and earth thy power shall bring God’s Kingdom here.

† Benediction         

 † You are invited to stand. Yes, we know you are at home, but you are still invited to stand!         

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPPER ROOM.  Upper Rooms (May-June) are now available.   If you would like a small or large print mailed to you, please email eumc@hiwaay.net or leave a message on the church answering machine 256-536-1559.   We will get one out to you early next week. 

LETTER FROM NEW MARKET UMC:   “Thank you for the donation of $400.00 for the food pantry.   We thank you for your continuing support of this vital ministry.”   Thomas O. Odom, for the Food Pantry Team. 

NOTARY.  The church office now has the ability to notarize official documents.  This service is available to all church members, family, teachers, and MDO families.  If you need a document notarized, please contact Lynn at 256- 698-7258.  

BOTTLED WATER DRIVE.  The mission team will start collecting bottled water for the homeless community as soon as we return to our regular Sunday worship service.   If you need assistance bringing in the water, please contact the church office.  Donations may be left in the narthex coat area.

 PRAYER LIST.  Please take a moment to look over the prayer list.  If you placed a loved one or friend on the list and may now be removed, please notify the church office by email at lynn@epworthumc.net. The prayer list is in an image file to prevent names from being indexed in search engines.