April 21, 2019 Worship Bulletin

Ingram Presbyterian Church EPC

Campus: 101 Webb Ave, Ingram, TX

Mail: P.O. Box 629  Ingram, TX  78025

Office: (830) 367-5672 

ORDER FOR THE PUBLIC WORSHIP of  GOD

 Easter Sunday                 April 21, 2019

 

Prelude Hymn #315                       “Were You There?”                      

 

Responsive Call to Worship    (Adapted from  John 11:25-26 ; Revelation 5:12)

   Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes though he die, yet shall he live,

            And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.

   Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, To receive power and wealth

   and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!

            Alleluia! Christ is risen!

He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!  

 

*Hymn #361                                     “Worship Christ, the Risen King”

 

*Prayer of Adoration

 

*Affirmation of Faith                         Heidelberg Catechism Q# 45.

   How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?

            First, by His resurrection He has overcome death, so that He might make us share

            in the righteousness He obtained for us by His death.

            Secondly, by His power we too are already raised to a new life.

            Lastly, Christ’s resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our own blessed resurrection.

 

Responsive Gospel Lesson                   John 20:1-9

   Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that   

   the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

            So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to   

            them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."

   So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running

   together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in,

   he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.

            Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there,

            and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a

            place by itself.

   Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;

            For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise from the dead.

 

Children’s Message               (ages 3 and Up)

 

 

*Hymn #450                                                 “Lift High the Cross”

 

Corporate Prayer of Confession with Individual Prayers of Confession

   Almighty God,You have raised Jesus from the grave and crowned Him Lord of all.

  Yet, we confess that we have not bowed before Him or acknowledged His rule in our lives.

  You raised Jesus from the grave and shattered the power of sin and death.

  Yet, we confess we remain captive to fear and bound by the ways that lead to death.

  Forgive us and raise us from the pit, that we may be Your faithful people.

  Transform us, and make us new, that we may know the joy of abundant life given in Jesus Christ, our 

  risen Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit now and forever.

 It’s in the matchless name of our Redeemer, we pray..

 

Assurance of Divine Pardon  (Romans 4:25)

            He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

 

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving  

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.

 

Lesson from the Revelation                  Revelation  5:1-14                  pew Bible pg. 1030-1

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture (from Psalm 119:28)

   Our souls melt away for sorrow; strengthen us according to Your Word!

 

Sermon    “Life in the Tribulation: Only Jesus is Worthy”       John W. Uhl, Pastor

 

The Bread & The Cup

 

*Hymn #357                                                 “Christ Arose”     

 

*Benediction

 

*Congregational Response                    Three-fold Amen                         

 

Postlude

    

*You are invited to Stand when prompted by Pastor John.

 

 

New Guests We are so glad you are here worshiping the Lord with us. If you will, please fill out an Information Card found in the back, so we can get to know you a little. These can be placed in the offering plate or handed to a Greeter or Pastor John. 

 

Cry Room/Nursery –Please be assured that we do want your children in Worship with Us.  But,  we have now equipped a very pleasant, clean & comfortable “cry room” for families with small children to use as needed.   It is located at the right of the sanctuary and is equipped with everything needed (including Audio) for events happening in the sanctuary. Entry to the room is gained from inside the sanctuary itself or can be accessed through the library.

 

Ingram Extra - Please join us immediately after service for some refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. This is an informal time to get to know each other better. During this short-time, we usually hear something practical from Pastor John and are able to share our prayer requests together.

 

 

The Lord’s Supper - We celebrate the Lord’s Supper each Sunday at Ingram. All who sincerely trust in Jesus Christ and Him alone, for the forgiveness of sin, are invited to partake. Our custom is to distribute the elements processing forward by rows. When everyone is served, then we will take the elements together. For children not yet taking communion, please bring them forward with you so Pastor John may pray for them. If you believe your child is ready to take Communion, please ask Pastor John about the process.

 

Church Web-site - Please access our website for information about the ministries of Ingram Presbyterian and for access to past sermons. IngramEPChurch.org

 

Church Staff: Mrs. Shirley Madary, Office Manager; Rev. Dr. John Wilder Uhl, Pastor

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Events    April 21st – April 27th  

 

Today       

                    9:00 am      Pancake breakfast in fellowship hall, hosted by men of the church.

                    10:00 am      Service of Worship in the Sanctuary

                   11:15 am      “Ingram Extra’’ – join us for refreshments in Fellowship Hall.

                  

Tuesday     10:30 am     Tuesday AM Bible Study in the Community Room, studying Hosea.

                    7:00 pm       Al-Anon Meeting in the Community Room

 

 

Saturday      9:00 am       Al-Anon Meeting in the Community Room

                                      Ala-Teen Meeting in the Choir Room

 

 

 

Upcoming Events this week:   Gulf-South Presbytery Meeting, Monroe Louisiana, April 26th and

27th.   Pastor John will be attending this meeting.   Please remember him in your prayers for safe travels, and for his (and Lydia’s) sons,  John Vincent and Nathan, as they travel back with him from college.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:   There will be a called congregational meeting on May 5th, after worship service, for the purpose of church naming. 

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