April 16, 2023 | Worship

Preparing Our Hearts for Worship
Calling on God
Breath on Me, Breath of God Hymnal 420 verses 1 & 2
Easter People, Raise Your Voices Brian, congregation. Hymnal 304
Honest Questions, Compassionate Response
Ministry of Music Alleluia Ringers Canticle of Hope
Teaching and Message
Hearing of Scripture
From John 20: 19b-31
Jesus came and stood among [the disciples] and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin[a]), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
Easter’s Mercy
Response to the Word
Breath on Me, Breath of God Brian, congregation Hymnal 420 verses 3 & 4
Ministry Moment: Forgive Us Our Debt
The Lord’s Prayer
Generosity and Gratitude
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow Brian, congregation Hymnal 94
Thanksgiving for Answered Prayers
I Am Thine, O Lord Brian, congregation Hymnal 419 verses 1 & 2