Broadway Presbyterian Church holds Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. and special worship services as announced. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The Order of Morning Worship April 16, 2017 Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Responsive Call to Worship
Minister - Why do you seek the living among the dead? PEOPLE - HE IS NOT HERE. HE HAS RISEN! Minister - Jesus Christ has conquered death! PEOPLE - THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL! Minister - Christ is risen! PEOPLE - HE IS RISEN INDEED! ALL -- ALLELUIA!
Hymn # 123 – “Jesus Christ is Risen Today"
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION:
O GOD, YOU HAVE PUT IMMORTAL LONGINGS INTO THE HEARTS OF YOUR PEOPLE, AND WE THANK YOU FOR THEM. FORGIVE US, O GOD, FOR EVERYTHING THAT KEEPS US FROM MAKING THE IDEAL INTO THE REAL, FOR OUR LAZINESS THAT WILL NOT MAKE AN EFFORT, FOR OUR LACK OF PERSEVERANCE WHICH GIVES UP TOO EASILY AND TOO SOON. GRANT US, O GOD, THE STRENGTH TO MAKE YOUR NEW LIFE, RESURRECTED LIFE, REAL, AND A PART OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES. BRING THE GOOD NEWS OF THIS DAY AS A POWER THAT IS PERSONAL AND LIFE CHANGING. IN JESUS' LIVING LOVE WE PRAY. AMEN.
Assurance of Pardon
Our statement of faith – OUR PRESBYTERIAN STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Gloria Patri #546 in red hymnal (Glory be to the father)
The sharing of Joys and Concerns.
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Hymn #122 - "Thine is the Glory"
Presentation of His Tithes and Our Offerings
The Doxology #544 in red hymnal (Praise God from Whom all blessings flow)
The Prayer of Dedication
The Word of God read: The Gospel of Matthew 28:1-10
The Word of God preached: “Christ's Resurrection is for Our Living, Today”
The ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING offering will be received this morning, along with our regular offering. This special offering goes to Presbyterian Church (USA) programs for hunger, disaster relief, and assisting ex-offenders to build new lives after prison.
Our monthly 2-cents-a-meal offering will be received next Sunday, April 30th.