Order of Worship – April 25, 2021

Below is the order of worship for Sunday, April 25, 2021. Please follow along in person or live on Facebook and use this to sing the lyrics to our praise music, participate in prayers, and prepare for reading scripture and hearing the sermon.

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude (The light of Christ enters the world)

Call to Worship – Based upon Acts 4:5-12

Leader: The Suffering Servant becomes the healing source.

People: The stone rejected becomes hope’s cornerstone.

Leader: The Crucified One is raised to new life.

ALL: The God of healing, hope and life is in our midst: Let us celebrate and worship our good God!

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Chorus

Open the eyes of my heart Lord

Open the eyes of my heart

I want to see You

I want to see You

Verse

To see You high and lifted up

Shining in the light of Your glory

Pour out Your power and love

As we sing holy holy holy

Bridge

Holy holy holy

Holy holy holy

Holy holy holy

I want to see You

Congregational Greeting Time “Wave to your neighbor.”

(Social distancing must be maintained with masks)

I’ll Fly Away

Verse 1

Some glad morning when this life is o’er

I’ll fly away

To a home on God’s celestial shore

I’ll fly away

Chorus

I’ll fly away O glory I’ll fly away

When I die hallelujah by and by

I’ll fly away

Verse 2

When the shadows of this life have grown

I’ll fly away

Like a bird from prison bars has flown

I’ll fly away

Chorus

I’ll fly away O glory I’ll fly away

When I die hallelujah by and by

I’ll fly away

Verse 3

Just a few more weary days and then

I’ll fly away

To a land where joys shall never end

I’ll fly away

Chorus

I’ll fly away O glory I’ll fly away

When I die hallelujah by and by

I’ll fly away

Prayer & Offering

Lord’s Prayer

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 Trespasses,

As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us,

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation,

But Deliver Us From Evil.

For Thine Is The Kingdom,

And The Power, And The Glory,

For Ever And Ever

Amen

Ministry Moment

Doug Stumbaugh – Special Announcement 

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Verse 1

Amazing grace how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost but now I’m found

Was blind but now I see

Verse 2

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear

And grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed

Chorus

My chains are gone I’ve been set free

My God my Savior has ransomed me

And like a flood His mercy rains

Unending love amazing grace

Verse 3

The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures

Chorus

My chains are gone I’ve been set free

My God my Savior has ransomed me

And like a flood His mercy rains

Unending love amazing grace

Verse 4

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow

The sun forbear to shine

But God who called me here below

Will be forever mine

Will be forever mine

You are forever mine

Scripture: Acts 1:15 – 26 New Living Translation

15 During this time, when about 120 believers were together in one place, Peter stood up and addressed them. 16 “Brothers,” he said, “the Scriptures had to be fulfilled concerning Judas, who guided those who arrested Jesus. This was predicted long ago by the Holy Spirit, speaking through King David. 17 Judas was one of us and shared in the ministry with us.”

18 (Judas had bought a field with the money he received for his treachery. Falling headfirst there, his body split open, spilling out all his intestines. 19 The news of his death spread to all the people of Jerusalem, and they gave the place the Aramaic name Akeldama, which means “Field of Blood.”)

20 Peter continued, “This was written in the book of Psalms, where it says, ‘Let his home become desolate, with no one living in it.’ It also says, ‘Let someone else take his position.’

21 “So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus— 22 from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus’ resurrection.”

23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they all prayed, “O Lord, you know every heart. Show us which of these men you have chosen 25 as an apostle to replace Judas in this ministry, for he has deserted us and gone where he belongs.” 26 Then they cast lots, and Matthias was selected to become an apostle with the other eleven.

Sermon: REVIVE – Matthias

My Life Is In You

Chorus

My life is in You Lord

My strength is in You Lord

My hope is in You Lord

In You it’s in You

My life is in You Lord

My strength is in You Lord

My hope is in You Lord

In You it’s in You

Verse

I will praise You

With all of my life

I will praise You

With all of my strength

With all of my life

With all of my strength

All of my hope is in You

Ending

In You

Benediction