May 1 – LPC – Rev van de Wall

Third Sunday of Easter

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome the Rev. Willem van de Wall to lead us in

Worship

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship: Psalm 119: 1-7
One: Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
All: CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED!
One: Darkness has been vanquished!
All: THE BRILLIANT LIGHT OF HOPE HAS COME!
One: Come let us worship and celebrate the Good News!
All: ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN!

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: Thine be the glory                                                              #258
1. Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son; endless is the vict’ry Thou o’er death hast won. Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, kept the folded graveclothes where Thy body lay.
Refrain ~
Thine be the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
endless is the vict’ry Thou o’er death hast won.
2. Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb. Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom; let His church with gladness hymns of triumph sing, for the Lord now liveth; death hath lost its sting.
[Refrain]
3. No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life!! Life is nought without Thee; aid us in our strife; make us more than conqu’rors, through Thy deathless love; bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above. [Refrain]

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Luke 24: 13-35

Sermon: “I Walk with The Risen Christ”

Hymn: And can it be that I should gain                                 #352
1. And can it be that I should gain God’s riches through the Saviour’s blood? Died he for me, who caused his pain?
For me, who him to death pursued? Amazing love! how can it be that thou, my God, should’st die for me?
Refrain ~
Amazing love! how can it be that thou, my God, should’st die for me?
2. ‘Tis mystery all! the Immortal dies: who can explore his strange design? In vain the first-born seraph tries to sound
the depths of love divine.
‘Tis mercy all! let earth adore; let angel minds inquire no more.
‘Tis mercy all! let earth adore; let angel minds inquire no more.
3. He left his Father’s throne above, so free, so infinite his grace, emptied himself of all but love, and bled for Adam’s helpless race.
‘Tis mercy all, immense and free, for, O my God, it found out me.
‘Tis mercy all, immense and free, for, O my God, it found out me.
4. Long my imprisoned spirit lay fast bound in sin and nature’s night; thine eye diffused a quickening ray; I woke, the dungeon flamed with light; my chains fell off; my heart was free
I rose, went forth and followed thee.
My chains fell off; my heart was free. I rose, went forth and followed thee.
5. No condemnation now I dread; Jesus, and all in him,
is mine; alive in him, my living head, and, clothed in righteousness divine, bold I approach the eternal throne, and claim the crown, through Christ, my own.
Bold I approach the eternal throne, and claim the crown, through Christ, my own.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion
~An Invitation
~Communion Hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross VS 1,2
~Words of Institution
~Affirmations of Faith – Apostles’ Creed
~Prayer for the Blessings of the Elements
~Partaking of the Elements
~Prayer of Thanksgiving
~Communion Hymn: When I survey the wonderous cross VS 3,4

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication

The Prayer of the People & The 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 debts,
as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: O Lord my God! / How great Thou art                  #332
1 O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed,
Refrain~
then sings my soul. my Saviour God. to thee.
How great thou art! how great thou art!
Then sings my soul. my Saviour God. to thee.
How great thou art! How great thou art!
2. When through the woods and forest glades I wander
and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees, when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur and hear the brook. and feel the gentle breeze.
[Refrain]
3. And when I think that God, his Son not sparing, sent him to die. I scarce can take it in. that on the cross. my burden gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin.
[Refrain]
4. When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration. and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art!
[Refrain]

Benediction

Choral Amen: Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.