FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 PASTOR: CLINT EVANS
*Call to Worship
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED!
Darkness has been vanquished!
THE BRILLIANT LIGHT OF HOPE HAS COME!
Come let us worship and celebrate the Good News!
ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN! AMEN!!
*OPENING HYMN #322 “Up From the Grave He Arose”
Loving, Powerful God, joy floods over our souls on this day! Christ is risen! Fear is vanquished! Open our hearts and our spirits to receive fully the joy which has been given for us! Let us celebrate the victory of Christ and the
hope for the future! Amen.
*SHARING GOD’S PEACE
PERFORMANCE FROM JAM KIDS
OFFERING OF GIFTS
Special Music – Caroline Flaten, granddaughter of Cliff & JoAnn Lux
PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE
FIRST READING Acts 10:34-43 pg.1152
SECOND READING 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 pg. 1205
*HYMN #314 “In the Garden” CHRIST IS RISEN!!! John 20:1-18 pg. 1136 MESSAGE
*CONFESSION AND PARDON
Gracious God, You have walked patiently with us throughout our lives. You have celebrated our successes and our growing understanding of Your love; and You have mourned our failures and rejections of Your healing mercies. This day, as we have gathered to celebrate the joy of Easter, let us remember that we are to become “Easter People”, people of the Resurrection; people who know that what was thought to be impossible has been conquered. Forgive our stubbornness and fears. Fill us with Your healing love and help us to become the disciples that You need to serve in this world. For we ask this in the name of our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.
INVITATION TO COMMUNION
GREAT THANKSGIVING (SEE INSERT)
*CLOSING HYMN #701 “When We All Get to Heaven”
Please sign the attendance pads in the pews and sign our guest book if you are a visitor.
The Nursery is for children pre-school – 1st grade.
There will be JAM, Wednesday, April 4th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The sign-up sheets are at the
back. Please sign-up anywhere you can help.
This week’s Prayer List includes: Lee Case, Carol Lochner and Carole Plahn.
Please check the chart for the “Blessed To Be A Blessing” project and take An “Umbrella”
or give a call to one of the names for April.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 26th Annual Pork Loin Supper a success! All your hard work was greatly appreciated: from setting up the dining room, pre-ticket sales, roasting the meat, serving the food, making all the delicious desserts, filling out the take-outs and last but not least, helping clean up. We truly had a great bunch of people that TOTALLY worked together! Much help makes little work! Thanks again to everyone!
Pick up the April Newsletter in your mailbox.
Trustees Committee Meeting on Tuesday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m.
The Youth Lock-In on Friday, April 13th to Saturday, April 14th.
Dinner On Us is Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.