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    Sunday, April 11, 2021

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    We welcome and thank our guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore, for being with us, today!


    WELCOMING GOD'S PRESENCE

    Words of Welcome - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore -

    Musical Prelude - Dr. João Casarotti

    Announcements - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

    Call to Worship - Bill Trotter

    Leader: Join me in our call to worship as we read together this prayer from St. Francis of Assisi:

    ALL: Lord make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. 

    O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we we are born to eternal life. Amen.

    Hymn of Praise - Come, Christians, Join to Sing- Chalice Hymnal #90

    Opening Prayer & Lord's Prayer - Bill Trotter

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
    Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread
        and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
    Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.
    Amen.

    GOD SPEAKS TO US

    Reading of Proverbs 4:20-27 - Anderson Krupala, via video

    Children's Sermon - Crystal Casarotti, via video

    COMMUNITY PRAYER & COMMUNION TABLE

    Prayer Hymn - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth - Chalice Praise #225

    Pastoral Prayer - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

    Communion Hymn - Let Us Break Bread Together - Chalice Hymnal #425

    Communion Invitation - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

    Communion Prayer - Pam Comeaux, Elder

    Words of Institution - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

    Post-communion Silent Prayer

    GOD SPEAKS TO US

    Scripture Hymn - Ancient Words

    A Reading from Ephesians 4:17-24 - Pam Comeaux, Elder

    A Reading from Ezekiel 37:1-14  - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

    Today's Message - Can These Bones Live? - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

    Hymn - Rise Up, O Saints of God! - Chalice Hymnal #611

    Invitation to Discipleship/Membership - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

    Closing Refrain Peace Be Upon You - Crystal Casarotti via video

    Peace be upon you and guard you forever.
    Go in the knowledge that God is with you.
    ©1995 Chalice Press; Used with permission.

    Closing Announcements - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

    Benediction - Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

    Closing Voluntary - Dr. João Casarotti


    Announcements

    • Please respect Social Distancing measures: You should maintain at least six feet distance from anyone not in your household. Do not sit in a pew with blue tape or blue signs.
    • All entrances and exits should be used to maintain the six-foot distancing. Do not linger in the narthex, entryways, or aisles.
    • Greet others with words, a wave, or a nod of your head -- no touching.PayPal Donation QR Code
    • Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances/exits.
    • Offering plates are available at all entrances/exits to avoid handling of objects. We offer PayPal and ACS online giving options. Read more here.
    • Mask/No-mask zones: Our no-mask zone is that area on the west side (Jefferson Hwy. side) of the center aisle. Those not wearing masks should also enter and exit through the west doors.
    • Coffee Fellowship as well as infant and toddler nursery care are suspended until further notice.
    • We are doing all we can to make an eager return to our sanctuary as comfortable for everyone in our church family as possible.
    • Please check in using our sign-in form, above. Paper sign-in tablets are not being used.