April 7, 2024 • 11am Worship

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WELCOME TO WORSHIP

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER • APRIL 7, 2024 • 11:00AM

THE COMMUNITY GATHERS

The prelude signifies the beginning of worship. You are invited to be in a spirit of prayer and meditation. Please silence all mobile communication devices.

† Please stand as you are able

PRELUDE GREETING

INTROIT

Hymn of Praise — René Clausen

Alleluia. Praise God in His holy temple. Amen, amen, alleluia, amen! (Psalm 150)

†OPENING PRAYER

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

†HYMN OF PROCESSION

#304 Easter People, Raise Your Voices — REGENT’S SQUARE

†AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is the one true church, apostolic and universal, whose holy faith let us now declare:

We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, power, and love, whose mercy is over all his works, and whose will is ever directed to his children’s good. We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father’s unfailing grace, the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death. We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need. We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth. Amen.

SCRIPTURE — 1 Corinthians 11:23-24

This is the word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

SERMON OFFERTORY

WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT

Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ — Bradley Ellingboe

Let us talents and tongues employ, reaching out with a shout of joy; bread is broken, the wine is poured, Christ is spoken and seen and heard. Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again, pass the word around: loaves abound! Christ is able to make us one, at the table he sets the tone, teaching people to live to bless, love in word and in deed express. Jesus calls us in, sends us out, bearing fruit in a world of doubt, gives us love to tell, bread to share, God (Immanuel) everywhere!

†DOXOLOGY

#95 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow — OLD 100th Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below; praise God above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

†PRAYER OF DEDICATION

Almighty and forgiving God, we your unworthy servants give you most humble thanks for all your goodness and loving kindness, to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. Give us such an awareness of your mercies, that our hearts may be thankful, and that we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

WE CELEBRATE HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION TO COMMUNION

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess before God and one another.

CONFESSION AND PARDON

The congregation is invited to follow the communion liturgy beginning on page 12 of the hymnal.

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

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

RECEIVING OF ELEMENTS

MUSIC AT COMMUNION

Every Time We Eat this Bread — Ken Canedo

The congregation will be invited to sing:

Every time we eat this bread, every time we drink this cup, we proclaim the death of the Lord until He comes.

CLOSING PRAYER

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

WE GO AS GOD’S PEOPLE INTO THE WORLD

†HYMN #312 Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise — LLANFAIR

†BENEDICTION

†BENEDICTION RESPONSE

Go Now in Peace — Robert Lau

Go now in peace, and may God’s peace go with you. Believe and trust His holy word. Amen.

†POSTLUDE

Thank you for joining us in worship today.

PREACHING

The Reverend Dr. P. Glenn Kinken III

Senior Minister

LITURGISTS

The Reverend Meg Peters, Assoc. Minister

MUSIC

Jonathan Emmons, Director of Music Ministries

Joshua Sobel, Organ Scholar

The Chancel Choir

PARTICIPANTS IN WORSHIP The

CRUCIFER

Jack Pfefferkorn

TORCHBEARERS

Meg Gilliam

Matthew Lycan

FLOWERS

The Chancel Flowers are given in loving memory of Bess Richardson by her husband Scott and children, Libby, Susan, and George.

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WELCOME!

The congregation and staff of Centenary welcome you to today’s worship.

It is our honor to have you with us! Our ministers, staff, welcome team and ushers are happy to assist you with any questions you may have. We hope our worship will inspire, comfort and challenge you as we hear God’s message proclaimed through preaching, music, prayer and liturgy.

WORSHIP AT CENTENARY

SUNDAYS

9:00 am • Memorial Auditorium

11:00 am • Sanctuary

MEMBERSHIP

We are eager to share Centenary’s story with you. If you are interested in learning about church membership, please contact Rev. Meg Peters (336-724-6311 ext. 1361)/mpeters@ centenary-ws.org to schedule a time to meet.

WATCH

Each Sunday morning, our 11:00 am worship service is broadcast on the Internet through our Live Stream. Visit www.centenary-ws.org. Once there, scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on either Live Stream or the Live Stream arrow.

HEARING LOOP

Our Sanctuary is fitted with a Hearing Loop system. Please switch your hearing device to T-coil. If you need a listening device, please contact one of our ushers. Be sure to sit in the pews located on the floor of the Nave.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CENTENARY

There is always something happening at Centenary and we invite you to join us. To learn more about Centenary ministries and events, visit our website at www.centenary-ws.org. You may also contact our receptionist who will guide you to the appropriate ministry area.

STAY CONNECTED

Reception Desk • 336-724-6311

CENTENARY LEADERSHIP CONNECTIONS

336.724.6311 + Extension

(for the Minister on Call • Option 2)

Reverend Dr. P. Glenn Kinken III ext. 1362

Senior Minister

Mary Ann Wexler ext. 1346

Executive Director

Jonathan Emmons ext. 1339

Director of Music Ministries

Reverend R. Craig Ford ext. 1353

Associate Minister

Reverend Kate May ext. 1331

Associate Minister with Children

Reverend Meg Peters ext. 1361

Assoc. Minister of Evangelism, Engagement & Missions

ANNOUNCEMENTS • APRIL 7, 2024

Learn more and register for events at www.centenary-ws.org/church-events

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

SCUBA VBS

JULY 29-AUGUST 1 • 9 AM - NOON

MISSIONS

CURAMERICAS

YOUTH MINISTRY

Today 10:00 am: Youth Sunday school

5:00 pm: Middle school youth group

6:15 pm: All youth dinner - $3 per person

6:30 pm: Senior high youth group

April 9

6:30 pm: Love Thy Neighbor Leadership team meeting

NOURISH

NOURISH RETURNS

APRIL 10, 17 & 21 • 5:15 PM DINNER

6:00 PM ADULT & CHILDREN FORMATION

Tammy Pollock ext. 1337

Director of Youth Ministries

Rick Gibbons ext. 1342

Congregational Care Assistant

Stacy Holley ext. 1359

Exec. Assistant to Senior Minister

John Markle ext. 1347

Director of Operations

Doug Peninger ext. 1368

Director of Communications

John Rogers ext. 1356

Director of Information Technology

CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

646 W. FIFTH STREET • WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27101

WWW.CENTENARY-WS.ORG • 336-724-6311

Adventure awaits us, as we dive into friendship with God in our SCUBA Vacation Bible School! We hope all 4-year-olds through rising 6th graders will join us! Register using the QR code or through the Events and Links page of the church website. For more information or if you want to volunteer, contact Kate May kmay@centenary-ws.org/ext. 1331).

OLDER ELEMENTARY MISSION WEEK

JUNE 25-27 • 9 AM – 3 PM

If you are interested in joining Curamericas Global on a work team in Bolivia, Guatemala, or Kenya, please join Rev. Meg Peters on Wednesday, April 17 in room 107 at 6 pm. Curamericas Global (formerly Andean Rural Health Care) has saved the lives of moms and their babies around the world, including here in NC. Please contact Rev. Meg Peters (mpeters@centenary-ws.org) for any additional information.

MUSIC & ARTS

April 10

6:00 pm: Confirmation – Grief #1

April 11

5:30 pm: Youth Choir Collective on Fifth

April 14

10:00 am: Youth Sunday school 11:00 am: LTN set up Noon: Love Thy Neighbor lunch and medical clinic 2:15 pm: LTN clean up

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

We hope you will join us as we finish out our spring series in April. Courses are offered including “Key Questions That Help Us Explore Our Faith,” facilitated by Dr. Kinken, “Faith 102,” facilitated by Rev. Kate May, and “Children’s Art Experience,” facilitated by our CAE team. To learn more and register for dinner, visit the church website: https:// centenary-ws.org/nourish.

We hope our rising 4th – 6th graders can join us for a time to serve the community and have fun with friends! Registration is open and space is limited to register early! You can register using the QR code or through the Events and Links page of the church website. Contact Kate May (kmay@ centenary-ws.org/ext. 1331) for more information.

CENTENARY HELPS STUDENTS SUCCEED

Did you know that we partner with 4 different schools in Winston-Salem to help provide food for students? This special ministry is called the backpack program. Schools determine students who may not have access to food over the weekend and are partnered with an organization through the Second Harvest Food Bank. They receive boxes of meals that are distributed to the students. Centenary partners with Brunson Elementary, Wiley Middle School, Reynolds High School and the Winston Salem Street School. Are you interested in partnering with us to help students gain access to food? You can do so by contacting Kate May (kmay@centenary-ws.org/ext 1331) and she can tell you about all the ways we need your help.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Spring is traditionally a season of renewal. Even with the promise of Easter foremost in mind, you may find yourself struggling with depression, heartache at a loss, loneliness..any number of despondent thoughts. A Stephen Minister can journey beside you as you face these troubles.. Brighter Days are ahead!

If you or someone you know could benefit from Stephen Ministry, please contact Deena Morgan (336-692-2314), Wilba Brady (336-723-6236), Rev. Craig Ford (336-724-6311 ext. 1353).

REFRESH: WEEKLY PRAYER IN THE CHAPEL

TUESDAYS • APRIL 2 – MAY 28

NOON- 12:30PM

You are invited for a time of prayer each week in our Chapel. Resources will be provided for a time of independent reflection and contemplation.

JUSTICE & RECONCILIATION

HOW CAN WE CHANGE THE STORY?

FOOD INSECURITY

APRIL 7 • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

Join us for a monthly series of panel discussions about social issues impacting our community. Guest panelists are Jan Jones, Crystal Dixon, Tonya Hairston, Kyle Luth, and Dudley Watts, moderator.

SIGN UP NOW FOR CHILDREN’S

MUSIC & ART CAMP 2024

July 15 - 18, 2024

CMA Camp is offered for infants through rising 5th graders. Offerings include singing, handbells, handchimes, creative movement, art, Kindermusik, and more! Snacks are provided daily. The week ends with a camper-led worship service on Thursday at 12:30 PM followed by a reception to celebrate the accomplishments of each child during camp. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled week! Register via the QR Code today! For more information, please contact Music Ministry Assistant, Virginia Sheffield (vsheffield@centenary-ws.org).

CHILDREN’S MUSIC & ARTS SPRING FINALE

MAY 5 • 11 AM

Join us as Centenary’s children and youth lead music alongside young people from across the Triad! This finale to our CAE program year will include inaugural collaborations between our Creative Arts Experience participants, the members of the Youth Choir Collective on Fifth, and children and youth choristers from First Baptist Church, Greensboro. We look forward to seeing you as our youngest make important cross-community connections through worship and the arts!

POULENC GLORIA

APRIL 21 • 3 PM •SANCTUARY

Continue to celebrate the joy of Easter: join us to hear Francis Poulenc’s Gloria presented by the Centenary Chancel Choir, the Greensboro Symphony Master Chorale, and Piedmont Wind Symphony. This masterwork, filled with a captivating mixture of solemnity and whimsical exuberance, remains a favorite with audiences.

THE RALEIGH RINGERS

MAY 5 • 4 PM

The Raleigh Ringers are coming to Centenary! We are thrilled to present this internationally acclaimed, Emmynominated, concert handbell choir that dazzles their audiences. Join us for an unforgettable program. Tickets can be purchased via the QR Code for $20/adult and $5/child (12 & under).

SENIOR ADULTS

LUNCHEON

THURSDAY • APRIL 18 • NOON

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

Join us every Sunday at 10:00 am on the fourth floor (@Youth Commons) for ALL youth Sunday School. As always there are breakfast snacks, coffee & drinks, and friends & fellowship before the lesson every week!

Beginning April 7, join us for a brand-new series in Youth Sunday school, “Faith Face to Face”. This new series is all about exploring your questions of faith. We asked you what your questions are; you told us what you’re wondering about, and together we will find the answers! In 1 Corinthians 14: 33 we are reminded that “God is a God not of confusion, but of peace”. We can’t wait for you to be part of this great opportunity to take one question of faith each week and seek God’s wisdom so that we might more grow in the likeness and love of Jesus.

COLLEGE & BOARDING SCHOOL

CARE PACKAGES

At our Confirmation and Graduation Recognition services each year we promise to stay the course of faith with our church babies no matter where they go. One of the ways we do this is to send a ‘little love’ to our church babies away at school. Our Pathfinders class lovingly packs all kinds of goodies and reminds them that as they go into final exams, we are praying for them.

If you have a college student or a boarding school student, please contact Tammy Pollock Director of Youth Ministry tpollock@centenary-ws.org with their address. The deadline to request a package for your student is April 18.

LOOKING AHEAD

April 14: Love Thy Neighbor

April 18: Youth Ministry Leadership team meeting

May 19: Confirmation Sunday

June 2: Graduation Recognition Sunday

July 20-28: YouthWorks Senior High Mission trip

July 29-August 1: Vacation Bible School

August 11: LTN

August 11: 6th grade Promotion Party

August 18: Sunday school Open House & Fall Kickoff!

For more information or to sign up to receive Youth Ministry updates by email, contact Tammy Pollock tpollock@centenary-ws.org). Follow us on Instagram @centenary_youth.

This month’s speaker is The Hon. Michael Robinson, Superior Court Judge. We gather at 11:45 and lunch will be served at noon. To register, send an email to seniorlunch@centenary-ws.org or call the church office during business hours. Luncheon cost is $10.00 and the signup deadline is Wednesday, April 10.

MONDAY • APRIL 8

1 Chronicles 11-14 & Psalm 66

TUESDAY • APRIL 9

1 Chronicles 15-17 & Psalm 67

WEDNESDAY • APRIL 10

1 Chronicles 18-21 & Psalm 68

SUNDAY • APRIL 14

THURSDAY • APRIL 11

1 Chronicles 22-24 & Psalm 69

FRIDAY • APRIL 12

1 Chronicles 25-29 & Psalm 70

SATURDAY • APRIL 13

2 Chronicles 1-4 & Psalm 71

1 Chronicles 5-8 & Psalm 72

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