"Who I Am in God's Eyes"Service - April 18, 2021
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April 18, 2021 Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Easter

 

Prelude                                                             

“Rejoice, the Lord is King”

 Arr. by James Mansfield

 

Welcome

 

Call to Worship        Richard Chapman

 

*Hymn                                                                    

"Thine Be the Glory"                UMH #308

1. Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.

[Refrain:]
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.

2. Lo! Jesus meets thee, risen from the tomb;
lovingly he greets thee, scatters fear and gloom.
Let the church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
for our Lord now liveth; death hath lost its sting. (Refrain)

3. No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life!
Life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife.
Make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love;
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above. (Refrain)

 

Musical Call to Prayer                      

"Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying"    FWS #2193

 

Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
send us love, send us power, send us grace.

 

Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer

 

Special Music                                                             

“God’s Peace”                                  

Ann Jacobs, Cathy Grattan,

Brian Miller, Steve Grattan

By C. J. Adams                              

(Anthem lyrics are included at the bottom of the bulletin)

 

Scripture Reading       Richard Chapman                                                 

1 John 3:1-12  

                                                   

3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us in that we should be called God’s children, and that is what we are! Because the world didn’t recognize him, it doesn’t recognize us.

2 Dear friends, now we are God’s children, and it hasn’t yet appeared what we will be. We know that when he appears we will be like him because we’ll see him as he is. 3 And all who have this hope in him purify themselves even as he is pure. 4 Every person who practices sin commits an act of rebellion, and sin is rebellion. 5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and there is no sin in him. 6 Every person who remains in relationship to him does not sin. Any person who sins has not seen him or known him.

7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you. The person who practices righteousness is righteous, in the same way that Jesus is righteous. 8 The person who practices sin belongs to the devil, because the devil has been sinning since the beginning. God’s Son appeared for this purpose: to destroy the works of the devil. 9 Those born from God don’t practice sin because God’s DNA remains in them. They can’t sin because they are born from God. 10 This is how God’s children and the devil’s children are apparent: everyone who doesn’t practice righteousness is not from God, including the person who doesn’t love a brother or sister. 11 This is the message that you heard from the beginning: love each other. 12 Don’t behave like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he kill him? He killed him because his own works were evil, but the works of his brother were righteous.

 

Sermon

“Who I Am in God's Eyes”

 

*Hymn                                                           

"Grace Greater than Our Sin"               UMH #365

1. Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary's mount outpoured,
there where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.

Refrain:
Grace, grace, God's grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
grace, grace, God's grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin!

2. Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
threaten the soul with infinite loss;
grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
points to the refuge, the mighty cross.
(Refrain)

3. Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
brighter than snow you may be today.
(Refrain)

4. Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see his face,
will you this moment his grace receive?
(Refrain)

Invitation to Give and Offertory                 

“Jesus Speaks to Me”                          

Ann Jacobs, Cathy Grattan,

Brian Miller, Steve Grattan

by Mark Kellner                                              

(Anthem lyrics are included at the bottom of the bulletin)

 

*Closing Hymn                                       

"Jesus, Thine All-Victorious Love"       UMH #422

 

1. Jesus, thine all-victorious love shed in my heart abroad;
then shall my feet no longer rove, rooted and fixed in God.

2. O that in me the sacred fire might now begin to glow;
burn up the dross of base desire and make the mountains flow!

3. O that it now from heaven might fall and all my sins consume!
Come, Holy Ghost, for thee I call, Spirit of burning, come!

4. Refining fire, go through my heart, illuminate my soul;
scatter thy life through every part and sanctify the whole.

*Benediction

 

*Postlude                                                                                    

(Ushers will dismiss the congregation by pew beginning from the rear)

God’s Peace

Come away from rush and hurry to the stillness of God’s peace; from our vain ambition’s worry, come to Christ and find release.  Come away from noise and clamor, life’s demands and frenzied pace; come to join the people gathered here to seek and find God’s grace, God’s grace.  In the pastures of God’s goodness we lie down to rest our soul.  From the waters of God’s mercy we drink deeply, are made whole.  At the table of God’s presence all the saints are richly fed.  With the oil of God’s anointing into service we are led, we are led.  Come, then, children, with your burdens, life’s confusions, fears, and pain.  Leave them at the cross of Jesus, take instead his kingdom’s reign.  Bring your thirsts, for he will quench them, he alone will satisfy.  All our longings find attainment when to self we gladly die.  Come away from rush and hurry to the stillness of God’s peace.

 

Jesus Speaks to Me                                                                                                                                                                

 In the presence of the Lord, Jesus speaks to me.  When I bring my cares to Him, He bears them faithfully.  I come to Him for mercy; I come to Him for grace, I come to Him because I need to look upon His face.  In the presence of the Lord, Jesus speaks to me.  When I bring my cares to Him, He bears them faithfully.  When my heart is full of pain Jesus draws me near.  Though the future seems so dim, He whispers, “Never fear.  He is the God of mercy.  He hears my every prayer; I come to Him in quietness and I will find Him there.  In the presence of the Lord, Jesus speaks to me.  When I bring my cares to Him, He bears them faithfully.  He bears them faithfully.

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