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Holy Communion Sunday April 14, 2024 - Third Sunday of Easter Rev. Marion Edmondson preaching
Rev. Marion Edmondson
Rev. Marion Edmondson
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Order of Service with Hymns

NOTE:  Pg #s refer to the BAS

Lord Jesus, open to us the scriptures; make our hearts burn within us while you speak.     ~See Luke 24.32

Processional Hymn: #378 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.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy 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 sceptre sways,
from pole to pole, that wars may cease,
absorbed in prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end;
and round his pierced feet
flair flowers of paradise extend
their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown him the Lord of love;
behold his hands and side,
rich wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified;
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
for thou hast died for me;
thy praise shall never, never fail
throughout eternity.

Welcome & Acknowledgment of Land

Call to Worship:
Christ has risen… Christ has risen indeed.
God is alive . . . new birth is given.
Hope is alive . . . a new age is dawning.
Joy is alive . . .  redemption is here.
Love is alive . . .death cannot harm us.
We are alive . . . new life is within us.
The church is alive . . .God’s Spirit is within us.
Let us celebrate the God of resurrection!
(We prepare our hearts for worship in silence)

The Gathering of the Community (Service begins on p. 185) 

Glory to God p.186

Kyrie Eleison p. 186 

Collect: O God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

The Proclamation of the Word   (Led by Kathleen Bell)
First Reading:    ACTS 3:12-19
PSALM 4    R:  The Lord does wonders for the faithful.
Second Reading:    1 JOHN 3:1-7

Gradual Hymn: #222 All Shall Be Well (vs 1-3)

All shall be well!
for on our Easter skies
see Christ the Sun
of Righteousness arise.

All shall be well!
the sacrifice is made;
the sinner freed,
the price of pardon paid.

All shall be well!
the cross and passion past;
dark night is done,
bright morning come at last.

The Gospel:    LUKE 24:36B-48

Gradual Hymn:  #222 All Shall Be Well (vs 4-5) 

All shall be well!
within our Father's plan
death has no more
dominion over man.

Jesus alive!
Rejoice and sing again,
`All shall be well
for evermore, Amen!

Homily:  (Rev. Marion Preaching)

Affirmation of Faith: Tirechan’s Creed, 7th Century
Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say,
Our God is the God of all humans, the God of heaven and earth, the God of seas and rivers, the God of sun and moon, the God of all heavenly bodies, the God of the lofty mountains, the God of the lowly valleys. God is above all the heavens; and beneath the heavens. Heaven and earth and sea, and everything in them, such God has as an abode. God inspires all things gives life to all things, stands above all things, and stands beneath all things. God enlightens the light of the sun, strengthens the light of the night and the stars, makes wells in the arid land and dry islands in the sea, and places the stars in the service of the greater lights. And there is the Son who is co-eternal with God, and similar in all respects neither is the Son younger nor older; and the Holy Spirit breathes in them. And the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are inseparable.   Amen

Prayers of the People    (Led by Tim Ray )

Confession and Absolution p. 191

The Peace    p. 192

Offertory Hymn:  #435 Take My Life and Let it be 

Take my life and let it be 
consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my moments and my days, 
let them flow in ceaseless praise

Take my hands and let them move
 at the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be 
swift and purposeful for Thee

Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from Thee
Take my intellect and use
every power as thou shalt choose

Take my will and make it Thine, 
it shall be no longer mine
Take my heart, it is Thine own, 
it shall be Thy royal throne

Take my love, my Lord I pour 
at Your feet, it's treasure store
Take myself and I will be 
ever, only, all for Thee

Prayer over the Gifts: Creator of all, you wash away our sins in water, you give us new birth by the Spirit, and redeem us in the blood of Christ. As we celebrate the resurrection, renew your gift of life within us. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen

The Celebration of the Eucharist 

The Great Thanksgiving 

The Lord’s Prayer (sung)        p. 211

The Breaking of the Bread (prayer # 8)     p. 213    

Agnes Dei (sung) O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us… Grant us Thy peace. 

The Communion (all are welcome to receive communion, or to come up to the altar for a blessing)

Communion Hymn:  #70 Jesus the Joy of Loving Hearts

Jesus, the joy of loving hearts,
true source of life, our lives sustain;
from the best bliss that earth imparts,
we turn unfilled to you again.

Your truth unchanged has ever stood;
you rescue those who on you call:
to those yet seeking, you are good;
to those who find you, all in all.

We taste of you, the living bread,
and long to feast upon you still.
We drink from you, the fountain-head,
our thirsty souls from you we fill.

Our restless spirits long for you,
however may our lot be cast,
glad when your gracious smile we view,
blessed when our faith can hold you fast.

Jesus, forever with us stay:
make all our moments calm and bright;
chase the dark night of sin away;
shed through the world your holy light.

Prayer after Communion:  Author of life divine, in the breaking of bread we know the risen Lord. Feed us always in these mysteries, that we may show your glory to all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen 

Doxology (Old 100th): Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Praise him all creatures here below! Praise him above ye heavenly hosts! Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost! Amen

The Blessing

Closing Hymn: Let there be Peace on Earth
1.  Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be
2.  With God as our Father
Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.
3.  Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.

4.  With ev'ry step I take
Let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment and live
Each moment in peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me

The Dismissal    p. 215