Week of April 9th, 2023

Order of Service



Opening Prayer

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

Call to Worship:
Leader: The dark night is behind us; the morning light erased all darkness and doubt.
PEOPLE: All that remains is the empty tomb and the wrappings of pain and death.
Leader: The Lord has risen; he’s no longer among the dead.
PEOPLE: He lives. The Lord has risen!
Leader; Yes, the Lord lives! The new morning fills our hearts with joy and hope.
PEOPLE: Let us then worship together, extinguishing all doubt and fear with joyful songs and an unbreakable faith in our Redeemer.

Contemporary Hymn: UMH #310 – “He Lives” (Verse1 & 2)

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community

Pastoral Prayer/Silent Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings

Special Music: Cathy & Wayne “Written In Red”


Prayer of Thanksgiving

New Testament Readings: Acts 10: 34-43, Matthew 28:1-10
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: “He Is Risen”

Closing Hymn: UMH #322 – “Up from the Grave He Arose” (Verses 1 & 2)


Announcements & Community Events

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

Community Dinner: We will be hosting our regular community dinner on Wednesday, April 12th. We so appreciate the food and monetary donations.

Leadership Meeting: We will have a meeting following the Bible Study on Tuesday, April 18th at 11:00 p.m.

TEFAP: The TEFAP distribution will be held this Saturday the 22nd from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. If able, join them as they always need an extra hand or back to lift the heavy boxes.

UWF Retreat “Growing in the Spirit”: It will be held on April 29th at Trinity UMC in El Dorado from 10:00 – 2:30 p.m.

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.

Mother/Daughter Luncheon: The United Women in Faith will be hosting a luncheon starting at 11:00 a.m. on May 6th in the Fellowship Hall with guest speaker, Pastor Janet Sutter.