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Easter Sunday April 21st 2019 Bulletin

        ASBURY-ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  
April 21ST, 2019              EASTER SUNDAY/COMMUNION                              11AM       
                         Chiming of the Hour/Liturgical Color- White
 
 
*INSERT: “Easter Flowers are Blooming Bright”
 
*PROCESSION OF THE EASTER LILIES   
(Jaime, Jemma, & Julia McBride-Stacey Hiott- Sydney, Katherine, & Grady Gaddis)
 
*PROCESSION OF THE CROSS, GOD’S WORD, AND LIGHT 
 
                                   
*CALL TO WORSHIP:  ALL STAND
PASTOR: Look, life is here,
PEOPLE: even when the tomb is empty.
PASTOR: Listen, love is calling,
PEOPLE: even when death is all around.
PASTOR: Believe, for hope reigns victorious;
PEOPLE: this is the gift of resurrection.
PASTOR: This is the miracle of Easter.
PEOPLE: Hallelujah! Amen.
 
*HYMN# 322 “Up from the Grave He Arose”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
*INVOCATION   
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father”                 Hymnal Pg. 70
 
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ THE APOSTLES CREED
I BELIEVE IN God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
 
GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father”                 Hymnal Pg. 70
 
(Please fill out prayer requests during this time)
 
CHILDREN/YOUTH SERMON “THE RESURRECTION EGGS” 
 Rev. Tim Shaw
 
 
 THE NEW TESTAMENT READINGS
 Acts 10:34-43                                                       Pew Bible Pg.129  1 Corinthians 15:19-26                                        Pew Bible Pg. 176
Pat Turner, Liturgist
 
 
PASTORAL INTERCESSORY PRAYERS~ JOYS AND CONCERNS
(Please hand prayer requests to usher prior to prayer time)
 
*HYMN# 310 “He Lives”
 
 
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
PASTOR: Give thanks and sing, for God’s faithful love conquers the grave, covers us with grace, and raises us up with new life and new beginnings. Amen.
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God. Amen.
 
GOSPEL LESSON:           Luke 24:1-12                   Pew Bible Pg.90           
SERMON:                           “HE LIVES”                      Rev. Tim Shaw
 
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION               Hymnal Pg. 12
 
OFFERTORY: “Then Came the Morning”
*DOXOLOGY
 
*HYMN # 364 “Because He Lives”
Please bring forth your Lenten Boxes to the Altar
 
*COMMISIONING AND BLESSING 
 
 
POSTLUDE: “Oh How He Loves You and Me”
 
 
 
*Please stand as able
 
 
 
STEWARDSHIP REPORT FOR:                                             Sunday, April 14th, 2019
TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO DATE____________                                      _   $28,148.00                                                               
ATTENDANCE    52                                                                                                     CAFÉ 12
 
 
***SUNDAY MORNING STUDY***
Join us as we study from Adam Hamilton’s new book, “Simon Peter, Flawed, But Faithful Disciple”.  A continental breakfast at 9:30 AM precedes the study at 10:00 AM in the Family Life Center. We will soon begin a new study entitled, “Revival” also by Adam Hamilton. This study will begin at the close of our current study.
 
~~~EASTER EGG HUNT AFTER SERVICE~~~
We invite you and your family to join us with our Easter egg hunt on the front lawn of the church campus.  Baskets are provided for the children. We ask that baskets be returned after the hunt.  
 
 
*JAMIE WESTENDORFF’S FAMOUS BBQ/BRING A FRIEND*
Sunday May 19th is “bring a friend Sunday.” We are asking you to bring a friend or family member to church with you on that Sunday. Jamie Westendorff’ will be preparing his famous BBQ dinner for everyone in attendance. Come and enjoy time with your church family and visitors in the Family Life Center after the morning service. There is no charge for this meal. We want to encourage you to bring someone with you on “bring a friend Sunday.” 
 
*WE WELCOME YOU TODAY*
If this is your first Sunday visiting us, we invite you to sign our visitor sheet located on the desk in the narthex. We would love to send you a letter welcoming you today to our service.
 
~IN MEMORY OF MARY ANN HOLDER~
Elizabeth Fraser, Joyce (Palmetto Care Center)
 
~*~KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS~*~
                Edna Earl Richardson~ The Dillards~  Toni Stramm~
Mary Ann McDonald ~Skippy Adkins~Ermene Graham~Rosemary Corley~The Infingers~ Evelyn Robertson