April 21, 2019

April 21, 2019
2019-4-21 weekly fridge news


We are grateful to have you join us for worship this morning! If you want to learn more about our programs, church activities, and volunteer services, then we invite you to browse our website, check out our Facebook page, or call the church office at 540-942-1145.

9:00 AM Red Door Worship Service

Red Door Worship – Chapel – 9:00 a.m.


Song and Opening Prayer
Holy Spirit

Children’s Time
Children’s Church begins after Children’s Time
for ages Pre – K through 2nd Grade.


The Old Rugged Cross

Prayer Time with Candles


Luke 24:1-12

God Moves Us… Out of the Tomb

Closing Song
Soul on Fire

11:15 AM Open Door Worship Service


Childcare is provided in the upstairs nursery, room #149  for ages 4 and under during the service.
Hearing devices are available in the narthex.  See Kathy Baker for assistance. 
*Please stand if able, in body or spirit.

Prelude                             Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!                    Raney

Welcome and Opening Prayer

Call to Worship
Leader:  God calls us and moves us to worship our Risen Lord.
People:  After nights of darkness, we come to the light of Easter morning.
Leader:  We come with eyes open to the dark emptiness of the tomb.
People:  We come with ears tuned to hear the angel proclamation:
Leader:  Christ is not here, for he is risen.
All:   Christ is risen indeed!

*Hymn of Praise               Christ the Lord is Risen Today                      Red #234

* Prayer of Confession
On this morning of hallelujahs, we must confess how human we are, Emptier of tombs.
We haven’t done any great evil, but we have failed to do good when we had the chance.
We have not intentionally hurt anyone, nor have we offered healing to the broken.
We easily accept the witness of the angel in the tomb, but find it difficult to share this good news with our friends and neighbors.
Bring us new life, Dazzling God.  Where we are tired and stressed, give us the energy to serve your creation;
transform our hardened hearts into fountains of grace; forgive us of all the damage we have done, and fill us with the joy of your Spirit.
In the name of Jesus Christ, who gives us new life, we pray.
*Silent Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon

*Westminster Greeting Please greet those who are in worship this morning.

Please sign the Red Friendship Book along the inside of your pew,
and  pass it to the person beside you

Children’s Time
Grades Pre K – 2 nd grade can attend Children’s Church after the Children’s Time.
Children under 4 can attend the nursery.

Prayer for Others and the Lord’s Prayer

Anthem                        He Lives!                                                           Pote

Scripture                                                                                      Luke 24:1-12

 Sermon           God Moves Us… Out of the Tomb                                             Rev. April Cranford

*Affirmation of Faith                                                                    Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Receiving of the Morning Offering – Please place completed friendship register sheets
in the offering plate along with prayer cards.

Offertory                                                 I Know That My Redeemer Liveth                                 arr. Gower

*Doxology   Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn of Parting                             Crown Him with Many Crowns        Behnke (insert)


*Benediction Response  Christ the Lord is Risen Again                     Stopford      

 * Postlude                                            Easter Alleluia!            Lanier

Office Hours

Monday -Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Staff is out of the office on the following days:
April Cranford, Pastor – Monday
Hunter Davis, Communications Assistant – Friday
John Tindall, Director of Christian Education – Friday
Bettie Tindall, Director of Music Ministries – Wednesday and Friday
Wes Bush, Finance Assistant- Friday

Additional Great Staff without office hours
Doris Lunsford, Custodian
Scott Russell, Worship Leader
Erin Spencer, Nursery Attendant
Sue Wright, Organist

Last Week’s Attendance

Open Door Service:111

Red Door Service: 83

Total Worship Attendance: 194

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