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11:00 a.m.                                                    April 20, 2003

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:


Choral Introit:


s Hymnbook: "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”   #204

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church


Call to Worship

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People:   The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia!


Opening Prayer


Proclamation of Easter

Luke 24:1-12 (in unison)

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.  They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.  While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.  The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.  Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again."  Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.  Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles.  But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.  But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.


s Gloria Patri: #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Resurrection Day"

                                    Luke 24:6

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)


Prayers of the People


s First Reading: Psalm 118:14-24

s Hymnbook: "Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain”…#205

Second Reading: John 20:1-18




Sermon: "Jesus On Ice”


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 Charge and Blessing



       *s:  all who are able, please stand.




Psalm 118:14-24


14  The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.

15  There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous: "The right hand of the LORD does valiantly;

16  the right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly."

17  I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.

18  The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to death.

19  Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.

20  This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.

21  I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.

22  The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

23  This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

24  This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.


Hallelujah! Christ has risen!  Let us join our hearts, our hands and our voices in celebration of this miraculous day and the promise it brings to all.



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



Men's Fellowship Breakfast is next Sabbath morning, (April 27), at 8:00 .a.m.



I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kindness after the untimely death of my grandson, Corey Slaughter.


            Alice Cook



Historical Meeting of Synod, May 3, Old Brick Church,

2 p.m.  As part of Synod's Bicentennial Celebration, and the York Church's Sesquicentennial celebration,  General Synod will have a called meeting "for the purpose of worship and celebration" (2002 Minutes of Synod, p. 354) Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Old Brick Church.  This church is the site of the founding of the Associate Reformed Synod of the Carolinas in 1803. The Old Brick Church is located on SC 213, thirteen miles West of its junction with US 321 in Winnsboro, SC.  Parking at the church is limited, so please park in designated locations and use the shuttle vans.  Seating in the church is also limited, so please bring your lawn chairs.



Synod Wide Communion Service, May 4.

This Synod Communion is to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Synod.  It is part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of the York Church.


This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake; which that he may discharge, he was made under the law, and did perfectly fulfil it; endured most grievous torments immediately in his soul, and most painful sufferings in his body; was crucified, and died; was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption.  On the third day he arose from the dead, with the same body in which he suffered; with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Father, making intercession; and shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world.

--Westminster Confession of Faith (8,4)




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