11:00 a.m.                                              April 23, 2006

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church


s  Passing the Peace


s Bible Songs: “Under His Wings” #188

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship  (Psalm 91:1-2)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  We live in the shelter of the Most High.

People:, We abide in the shadow of the Almighty,

Leader:  God is my refuge and my fortress

People:  God is my God, in whom I trust.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Most holy and merciful Father; we acknowledge and confess before thee; our sinful nature prone to evil and slothful in good; and all our shortcomings and offenses.  Thou alone knowest how often we have sinned; In wandering from thy ways; In wasting thy gifts; In forgetting thy love.  But thou, O Lord, have mercy; upon us; Who are ashamed and sorry; for all wherein we have displeased thee.  Teach us to hate our errors; Cleanse us from our secret faults; And forgive our sins; For the sake of thy dear Son.  And O most holy and loving Father; Help us, we beseech thee; To live in thy light and walk in thy ways; According to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Declaration of Forgiveness (Psalm 103:8,10-12)

Leader:  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

People:  For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.

s Hymnbook: “The Day of Resurrection!”  #208

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 91: 5-12


Second Scripture Lesson: Mark 16:6

Sermon: "If It Bleeds, It Leads”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: “Thine is the Glory”   #209

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



In the afterglow of Easter, our happiness regarding the resurrection of our Lord continues. We welcome each of you and invite you to join in this joyful service of worship.


Wednesday Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.


The oldest surviving manuscripts of the Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, are on display at Discovery Place in Charlotte. We are going to see them on Saturday, May 6.  The van will leave the church at 8:15 a.m.  Tickets cost $20 per person.  If you would like to go please sign the sheet in the narthex, and give your money to Frances Nivens.


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