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Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 THE CHURCH GATHERS TO WORSHIP GOD

THE CHURCH PROCLAIMS THE WORD OF GOD FIRST READING (pg. 492) ………………..………….……………...…..…...……………….Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 ANTHEM……………………………….…………………….…………………..………………………………Gordon Young We Will Carol Joyfully

SECOND READING (pg. 860) ………….………….……......………………..……………….……..……Luke 24:1-12

MESSAGE……………………………………………………………….………………………Pastor Mark E. Poindexter

CHIMING THE HOUR

SILENT MEDITATION

EASTER GREETING

MORNING PRAYER

1 CORINTHIANS 15:3-4

THE CHURCH COMES TOGETHER AT THE LORD’S TABLE

Leader: Christ is risen! PEOPLE: HE IS RISEN INDEED!

“God’s Love for You”

CHORAL PRELUDE…………..………………………………………………..………..…………………..…E. E. Ferguson Easter Fanfare

*CALL TO WORSHIP…………………………...…...…………………………..…………...…….……..…….Lexi Kilburn Leader: Rejoice and be glad: PEOPLE: THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE!

Leader: Rejoice and be glad: PEOPLE: HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL NEVER BE THE SAME! Leader: Rejoice and be glad: UNISON: CHRIST IS RISEN! ALLELUIA!

*WORSHIP HYMN………………………………………………………………………………………………………CH. 216 Chris the Lord is Risen Today

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST……………………………………..…………………..……Ashanti Colson *INVOCATION AND LORD’S PRAYER

Alleluia! We praise you, O God, for the power of your saving love revealed in the resurrection of our Lord. As you have raised Jesus from the dead, give to us the everlasting life, that we may worship you forever; through Christ, our risen Lord, who taught us to pray, saying, “Our Father, who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your 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. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil; for Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever.” Amen. *GLORIA PATRI.......………………………………………………...……….………...…….…………….…...…..…....CH. 35 Glory Be to the Father

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP OFFERTORY…………………………..……………..………………..…….……………………….……………J. Fred Coots With Gods Hand in Mine

*DOXOLOGY………..………..…...……...…….…...……………................................................................................CH. 46 Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING We praise you, O God, and give thanks that you have given us such joy, such grace, and such hope. Let our lives be proof of that good news. Let our words and actions, our love and service, bear witness to the living Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen. COMMUNION INVITATION COMMUNION HYMN………………………..……………...……………….…………………………………..……CH. 218 Thine is the Glory

PRAYERS FOR THE BREAD…………….………..………………...………………………….……………….Steve Gray PRAYER FOR THE CUP……………………………………………….……..……………...……….........Lynne Thomas

DISTRIBUTION OF THE ELEMENTS.…………………….…...…………………………………………John Stainer God So Loved the World

The Lord’s Table is open for all people. Christ has set the table before us. It is by His invitation we are fed. You may eat the bread as it is passed and drink the cup at the conclusion of the Words of Institution.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Leader: PEOPLE:

The Peace of Christ be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(Through an extended hand or open arms, share the Peace of Christ with each other).


THE CHURCH GOES FORTH TO SERVE GOD IN MISSION INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP *HYMN OF INVITATION………………………………………………….............………………......……………CH. 226 He Lives!

During the singing of the Hymn of Invitation, we invite anyone wishing to become a Christian or wishing to unite with this congregation, to please come forward.

*TAKING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST INTO THE WORLD *BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE……………………………………………………………………..………………………………….…Traditional Amen

Children Preschool – 2nd grade may attend Children, Worship & Wonder 3rd – 8th attend LIVE BIG! *PLEASE STAND AS YOU ARE ABLE

DIACONATE SERVING TODAY Bonnie Bour, Janey Culpepper, Ivy Kelly, Jennifer Larson

Thank you for worshipping at West Side Christian Church today. We hope you received a blessing this morning, and that you will experience God’s presence in the week ahead. We look forward to seeing you next Sunday!

The Welcome Loaf

We offer a homemade loaf of bread to first time visitors as an expression of our appreciation for your presence. Please see a greeter at the door following worship to receive your loaf.

West Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

West Side is a Global Ministries Church You can now listen to a live stream of the Sunday morning worship service on your home computer by going to our website www.wscc-doc.church or on your smart phone or table by going to www.mixlr.com/westsideccdoc

535 Cherokee Road Portsmouth, VA 23701 757-488-0514 Website: www.wscc-doc.church Email: pastormark@westsideccdoc.org

Mark E. Poindexter, Pastor Kristen Schafer, Music Director

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