April 21, 2013 10:30 AM FOURTH SUNDAY IN EASTER Rev. Denise M. Childers, Pastor Sylvia E. Mulherin, Interim Music Director www.stgumc.org 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4513 Office: 703.385.4550 • Fax: 703.385.7771 • Preschool: 703.385.4422
WE GATHER TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP WELCOME
Frank Ford, Lay Reader
MINISTRY AND MISSION WE PREPARE OURSELVES FOR WORSHIP PRELUDE
I Danced in the Morning
† CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: Shepherding God, be with us to guide us in this time of worship. People:
Help us to find rest and peace in your resurrection presence.
Prepare our hearts and minds with joyous praise.
Grant us mercy and grace, so that as we abide in your comforting love, we may flourish in grace and blossom into new and hope-filled persons. WE OPEN OUR LIVES TO GOD
† HYMN NO. 304 UMH
Easter People, Raise Your Voices
† OPENING PRAYER (in unison) Celebration, joy, hope! These are the gifts you give to us, Jesus. You turn our mourning into dancing; you take our ashes and transform them into beauty. Thank you, Jesus. Help us to come to you, not only when we are sorrowful, but also when we are celebrating. You desire to rejoice with us; for you are the reason we can celebrate. For the sunshine, the rain, the mountains, the seas; for our children, our friends, our homes and the air we breathe – these are only the beginnings of things we have to be so grateful for. Thank you, Jesus. Amen. THE PSALTER GOSPEL LESSON
Psalm 23 (with sung response 2) John 10: 22-30
pg 754 UMH pg 98 NT Pew Bible
† PASSING THE PEACE Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and love. A TIME FOR THE CHILDREN As children come up, the congregation sings Jesus Loves Me. Following, children are welcome to remain in worship or are invited to join in one of our ministries for children: Happy Club (ages 3-Kindergarten) is meeting today downstairs in room 101. Children’s Church (1st – 3rd grade) is not meeting today. † Please stand as you are able.
Glorify Celebration Singers
WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD SERMON LESSON SERMON † HYMN NO. 314 UMH
Acts 9: 36-43
pg 120 NT Pew Bible
The Miracle at Joppa
Rev. Dr. John Tate, Jr.
In the Garden
JOYS AND CONCERNS THE PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER (in unison) 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. WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD WE OFFER OUR TITHES AND GIFTS TO GOD OFFERTORY
Inscription of Hope Chancel Choir
† THE DOXOLOGY
Stroope No. 94 UMH
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below; Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! † PRAYER OF DEDICATION † HYMN NO. 600 UMH
Wonderful Words of Life
WORDS OF LIFE
† BENEDICTION † BENEDICTION RESPONSE He is Lord HYMN NO. 177 UMH He is Lord, he is Lord! He is risen from the dead and he is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. † POSTLUDE
A Festive Trumpet Tune
FWS-Faith We Sing ° UMH-United Methodist Hymnal ° OT-Old Testament ° NT-New Testament
St. Georgeâ€™s Welcomes Our Guests! Please sign in the Attendance Registration pad located in the pew or complete a yellow card found in the pew rack and place it in the offering plate, so we can greet you and thank you for your visit. We are glad you are here!
Sunday Schedule 9:00 AM
Sunday School for ALL ages 10:00 AM Fellowship Time 10:30 AM Worship The nursery (located off the Fellowship Hall) is available for children through Kindergarten age during Sunday School, Fellowship Time, and Worship.
Flowers in Worship The flowers on the altar today are dedicated to the glory and honor of God and in loving memory of my dear friend, Lynda Scurloch. - Patricia Swaney
The flowers on the communion table today are dedicated to the glory and honor of God and in loving memory of our parents, Doris May and Everett George Hopson. - Christine and Frank Rosillo - Eugene Hopson - Elizabeth Ashley and Christine May Rosillo, granddaughters
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