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Liturgy Rundown

Welcome to our Sunday Liturgy Rundown

If you want to look ahead and begin meditating on segments of the upcoming service, if you missed our service this Sunday, or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.

Seventh Sunday of Lent 

Ordinary Time

April 21st, 2019 | 4.21.2019

Song of Adoration 

   Praise the King

Call to Worship – 1 Peter 1:3-5

   Rev. Daniel Gettemy

Leader: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

People: He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Leader: Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

People: He has given us new life and hope. He has raised Jesus from the dead.

Leader: God has claimed us as his own.

People: He has brought us out of darkness. He has made us light to the world.

Leader: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

People: He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Songs of Praise

   Christ the Lord is Risen Today

   Christ is Risen

*At this time, please come forward and place your flowers on the cross.

Confession of Sin

   Rev. Daniel Gettemy

Leader: We know that nothing is able to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ. Let us in freedom confess the wrong we have done.

All: Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak and abuse the earth you made. Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen.

Song of Comfort

   Nailed to the Cross

Assurance of Pardon – 1 Cor. 15: 20-22, 54-57

Leader: Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Leader: As we are forgiven and reconciled to God through the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, let us be reconciled to each other. The peace of the Lord be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Passing the Peace

   Gloria Patri

Community Life Announcements

Scripture Reading- 1 Cor. 15: 1-28

   Mrs. Daniela Byers

Prayers of the People

    Mrs. Daniela Byers

Song of Preparation & Offering

   Is He Worthy?

The offering is a way for Christians to support the mission and ministry of the church. Christians offer a sacrificial portion of their resources- time, talents, possessions- as an act of faith and gratitude in response to God’s grace. If you are a visitor, please do not feel like you need to give anything. The offering is for those who call City Pres home to express their faith through giving.

Colluding with Life-Practicing Resurrection

   John 20:19-29, 1 Corinthians 15:57- 58

   Rev. Justin Edgar

Song of Response

   Living Hope

The Lord’s Supper

Jesus has prepared this table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation. All who see their need for Jesus as their Lord and Savior are invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord. (Wine is on the outer circle and juice on the inner circles, gluten free bread is provided on the plate. Young children who do not yet take the sacrament may be brought forward for prayer. If you have any worries about being on camera, please remain seated during this time. The stage and surrounding area is on FB Live.)

Words of Institution

  Minister: The Lord be with you.

  People: And also with you

  Minister: Lift up your hearts!

  People: We lift them up to the Lord.

  Minister: Let us lift up our hearts to the Lord.

  People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

  Minister: Therefore, let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

  People: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!

  Minister: The gifts of God for the people of God.

Song of Communion

     Man of Sorrows

Song of Celebration

   Doxology

Benediction – Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.  Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

People: Thanks be to God!