ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH April 15, 2018Third Sunday of EasterPRELUDE “Behold the Man” RicholsonWELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP CALL TO WORSHIP “Our God” arr. Mauldin PREPARING OUR HEARTS:The bread of life opens our eyes. The word of life opens our ears.The risen one shows us God’s own brokenness, and by those wounds weare healed. The peace of Christ be with you.PRAISE SONGS AND HYMNS“Resurrecting”The head that once was crowned with thorns Is crowned with glory now.The Savior knelt to wash our feet, Now at his feet we bow.The one who wore our sin and shame, Now robed in majesty.The radiance of perfect love Now shines for all to see.Chorus: Your name, Your name Is victory. All praise Will riseTo Christ our King. Your name, Your nameIs victory. All praise will rise To Christ our King.The fear that held us now gives way To him who is our peaceHis final breath upon the cross Is now alive in me. (Chorus)By Your Spirit I will rise, from the ashes of defeat. The resurrected King is resurrecting me. In Your name, I come alive todeclare Your victory. The Resurrected King is resurrecting me.The tomb where soldiers watched in vain was borrowed for three days.His body there would not remain, Our God has robbed the grave. OurGod has robbed the grave. (Chorus)“Open the Eyes of My Heart”Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, Open the eyes of my heart; I want to see You, I want to see You.Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, Open the eyes of my heart;I want to see You, I want to see You.To see You high and lifted up, shining in the light of Your glory.Pour out Your power and love; as we sing holy, holy, holy. (repeat)Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy; Holy, holy, holy,I want to see you.“Your Grace Finds Me”It’s there in a newborn cry, There in the light of ev’ry sunriseThere in the shadows of this life: Your great grace.It’s there on the mountain top, There in the ev’ryday and the mundaneThere in the sorrow and the dancing. Your great grace, Oh, such grace.From the creation to the cross, There from the cross into eternity,Your grace find me. Yes, Your grace finds me.It’s there on the wedding day, There in the weeping by the graveside. There in the very breath we breathe: Your great grace.It’s the same for rich and poor, The same for the saint and for the sinner,Enough for this whole wide world: Your great grace, Oh, such grace.Chorus: From the creation to the cross, There from the cross intoeternity, Your grace finds me. Yes, Your grace finds me.There in the darkest night of the soul, There in the sweetest songs ofvictory, Your grace finds me. Yes, Your grace finds me.Your great grace, Oh such grace. Your great grace, Oh such grace.The same for rich and poor. The same for the saint and for the sinner.Enough for this whole wide world. Your great grace Oh, such grace.(Chorus)Your grace finds me, Yes Your grace finds me. Your grace finds me, Yes Your grace finds me. CHILDREN’S MOMENTCONGREGATIONAL PRAYER RESPONSE TO CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER “Lord, Hear Our Pray’r” HeckmanWORSHIP IN OUR GIVINGOFFERTORY “O Lord Most Holy” Abt/PriceSONG OF THANKSPraise God from whom all blessings flowPraise Him all creatures here below.Praise Him above ye heavenly hostPraise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. AmenPRAYERANTHEM “Be Still and Know” arr. ChapmanTHE WORD OF GOD Luke 24:36b-48COMMUNION MEDITATION Peace Be With You Chaz SniderHOLY COMMUNION IN CELEBRATION OF THE RESURRECTION P. 209 MBWPOSTLUDE Variations on “Coronation” L. SmithThe sanctuary flowers are placed to the Glory of God, and in honor of the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary of Catherine and Len Williams. (All songs printed under ccli# 1007661)Serving TodayElder Greeter: Alan McFaddenTrustee Greeter: Peggy CrouseElder Greeter for April 22nd: Vic EckardTrustee Greeter for April 22nd: Michael GwynNursery Worker for April 15th: Kaye Brookshire, Olivia Conrad Nursery Workers for April 22nd: JoAnn Goodson, Daniel IrwinSanctuary Flowers NeededThe following Sundays are still available for flowers. If you would like to place flowers in honor or memory of someone on one of these dates pleased contact Pat Nelson 336-775-1134 ~~ email@example.com.June 24; July 29People for Whom We are PrayingMembers:Marie Adams; Annie Boyd; Amanda Bowles; Frances Collins; Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce; Marolyn Schauss; Bett Warner Home Bound Members: Bertha Burge; Peggy GimmonFriends:Emily Burge; Dustin Goodson, grandson of Clive and JoAnn Goodson; Doug Vaughn, stroke,Betty Vaughn, son; Rosemary Stewart, Jake Williams, Donna Williams’s son; Judy West, friend of Beth Mabe.WORSHIP SERIESApril 15, 2018 – May 13, 2018BELONG, BEHAVE, BELIEVEDateTitleScriptureApril 29Follow the VerbsActs 8:26-40May 6thWhen Jesus InterruptsActs 10:44-48May 13thJesus In the WorldJohn 17:6-19Opportunities for the WeekToday, April 15 4:00 PMJoint Board Meeting followed by Elders andTrustees MeetingTuesday, April 17 11:30 AMSenior and Friends meet at Peking 3214 Silas Creek for lunchWednesday, April 18 5:30 PMPrayer in Prayer room 6:00 PMFamily Oasis Supper 6:30 PMHandbell Rehearsal 6:45 PMBible Study 7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir RehearsalThursday, April 198:30 AMMen’s Breakfast, Cloverdale KitchenFourth Sunday of Easter, April 229:00 AMPrayer in Prayer Room9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AMWorship Service, Evan Sieges, preachingSermon TextLuke 24:36b-4836 ….Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate in their presence.44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.Welcome to Ardmore Moravian Church“Where Communion and Community Come Together”We are a Christ-centered fellowship of people bound by love of Jesus and one another. Our greatest hope is that God will be glorified through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit among us. We have gathered to worship; celebrating the eternal life won for us by Christ through His death and resurrection as promised in the Bible. God has created and called us into relationship with Himself (communion) and with one another (community). We need the Lord, and we need each other. As you draw close to God, may you also grow in friendship with those around you. We believe God has gifted people in every age. So our worship is marked by a variety of styles and expressions of music, liturgy, prayer and proclamation. We seek to blend these expressions in a way that pleases God and edifies one another. The Moravian Church, while unfamiliar to many, is actually one of the oldest Protestant denominations in the world. Our roots and heritage run deep, even one hundred years prior to the Great Reformation. Yet our sense of mission is alive and active today as we serve the Lord in ministry together. Jesus said to His disciples, “…you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” At Ardmore Moravian we sincerely strive to live that promise. We worship, study the Holy Scriptures, fellowship and grow as disciples of Christ together here at the corner of Hawthorne and Academy. We ask the Lord then to send us out and employ us for His glory as we share the Gospel - the Good News of Christ - locally, regionally and globally.If you are searching for a meaningful relationship with God and productive friendships with other people, you’ve come to the right place - “Where Communion and Community Come Together”.