Worship Bulletin

For Sunday, April 4th, 2021

Call to Worship

Luke 23:54-24:9 (ESV)

 

It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.  The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid.  Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

 

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.  And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

 

While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.  And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek 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 delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise." And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 

 

Worshiping God by Singing

 

Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed 

How can it be, the One who died,
Has born our sin through sacrifice
To conquer every sting of death?
Sing, sing hallelujah.

For joy awakes as dawning light
When Christ's disciples lift their eyes.
Alive He stands, their Friend and King;
Christ, Christ He is risen.

 

Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!
Oh, sing hallelujah.
Join the chorus, sing with the redeemed;
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!

 

Where doubt and darkness once had been,
They saw Him and their hearts believed.
But blessed are those who have not seen,
Yet, sing hallelujah.

 

Once bound by fear now bold in faith,
They preached the truth and power of grace.
And pouring out their lives they gained
Life, life everlasting.

 

Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!
Oh, sing hallelujah.
Join the chorus, sing with the redeemed;
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!

 

The power that raised Him from the grave
Now works in us to powerfully save.
He frees our hearts to live His grace;
Go tell of His goodness.

 

Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!
Oh, sing hallelujah.
Join the chorus, sing with the redeemed;
Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!

 

©2012 Getty Music and Alletrop Music

Keith Getty | Kristyn Getty | Ed Cash

CCLI # 1243365

 

 

 

Mighty to Save

Everyone needs compassion,

love that's never failing. 

Let mercy fall on me

Everyone needs forgiveness,

the kindness of a Savior,

the hope of nations

 

Savior, He can move the mountains,

my God is mighty to save,

he is mighty to save

 

Forever Author of salvation,

He rose and conquered the grave,

Jesus conquered the grave

 

So take me as You find me,

all my fears and failures,

fill my life again

 

I give my life to follow,

everything I believe in,

now I surrender

 

Savior, He can move the mountains,

my God is mighty to save,

he is mighty to save

 

Forever Author of salvation,

He rose and conquered the grave,

Jesus conquered the grave

 

Shine your light and let the whole world see

we're singing for the glory of the risen King, Jesus

 

Shine your light and let the whole world see

we're singing for the glory of the risen King

 

Savior, He can move the mountains,

my God is mighty to save,

he is mighty to save

 

Forever Author of salvation,

He rose and conquered the grave,

Jesus conquered the grave

 

Savior, You can move the mountains,

Lord, You are mighty to save,

You are mighty to save

 

Forever Author of salvation,

You rose and conquered the grave,

Yes, You conquered the grave

©2006 Hillsong Music Publishing (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)

Ben Fielding | Reuben Morgan

CCLI # 1243365

 

 

Prayer

Missionary of the Week:

Dr. and Mrs. Tom Wright

MTW- Haiti

Community Church of the Week:

Salt and Light Church

Rev. Marion Zeigler

 

Presbytery Church of the Week:

New Covenant Presbyterian Church

Rev. Jon Beane

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

1 Peter 1:3-9 (ESV)

 

 

Sermon: A Living Hope

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith-- more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire-- may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 

 

 

Because of the ____________ of ____________, we have a ____________ ____________.

 

 

This means our hope in Christ is not ____________ or ____________, but ____________ and ____________.

 

 

We need this living hope because in this life we face various kinds of ____________.

 

 

No matter what the future holds, the resurrection of Jesus ____________ God ____________ and ____________ bring about good for his children.

 

 

So let’s ____________ ourselves ____________ of the sure and certain hope we have because Jesus is risen.

Worshiping God by Celebrating the Lord's Supper

1 Corinthians 11:23-32

 

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.  Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord.  Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.  For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.  That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.  But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged.  But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

Worshiping God by Singing

Immovable Our Hope Remains

Immovable our hope remains,

though shifting sands before us lie

The One who washed away our stains

shall bear us safely to the skies

 

The floods may rise the winds may beat,

torrential rains descend

Yet God His own will not forget;

He’ll love and keep us till the end

You’ll love and keep us till the end

 

This is eternal life to know

the living God and Christ the Son

The Savior will not let us go

until His saving work is done

 

Our debt was great as was our need,

but now the price is paid

Who can behold Immanuel bleed

and doubt His willingness to save?

We trust Your willingness to save

 

The Lord acquits, who can condemn? 

Though Satan’s accusations fly

His pow’r can never reach our names

to blot them from the Book of Life

 

The Son has surely made us free,

His Word forever stands

And all our joy is knowing we

are graven on His wounded hands

We’re graven on Your wounded hands

 

Built into Christ secure we stand

for with His Spirit we’ve been sealed

By grace we’ll see the promised land

where every sorrow shall be healed

To God who gave His only Son,

to Jesus Christ our Lord

To God the Spirit, Three-in-One,

be songs of praise forevermore

We’ll sing Your praise forevermore

©2012 Sovereign Grace Praise (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)

Augustus Montague Toplady | Bob Kauflin | Brittany Kauflin

CCLI # 1243365

Benediction

Romans 15:13 (ESV)

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

230 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 803.773.7235

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