Week of April 16th, 2023

Order of Service



Opening Prayer

Hymn of Praise: UMH #302 – “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” (Verses 1 & 2)

Call to Worship:
Leader: Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
PEOPLE: I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.
Leader: I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
PEOPLE: I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Leader: Therefore, my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.
PEOPLE: You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy.

Contemporary Song: UMH #310 – “He Lives” (Verses 1 & 2)

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community

Pastoral Prayer/Silent Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Thanksgiving

New Testament Readings: Acts 2: 14a, 22-32, John 20: 19-31
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Paul: “Is it OK to doubt?”

Closing Hymn: UMH #304 – “Easter People, Raise Your Voices” (Verses 1 & 2)



Announcements & Community Events

Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Thank You: Thanks to all those who have added beauty to our sanctuary for the Lenten & Easter season! Live flowers added to the ambiance. Thanks to the garden fairies who cleaned, mulched, and planted flowers in our flower garden. And thanks to all those who participated and were blessed by the Good Friday and Easter Services.

Leadership Meeting: Our meeting will start at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 18th.

Community Dinner: We will be hosting our regular community dinner on Wednesday, April 19th. We so appreciate the food and monetary donations.

Rock UMC Pancake Feed & Raffle: This will be hosted on Saturday, April 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Rock gym with a suggested donation of $8.00.

UWF Retreat “Growing in the Spirit: Join the ladies in the conference on April 29th at Trinity UMC in El Dorado from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM for an amazing day.

Be United Service: A gathering celebration of Wichita East & West District UMC churches. It will be held on April 30th at 3:00 p.m. at First UMC, Wichita. Offering is for Camp Horizon & Open Door.