Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH April 15, 2018 Third Sunday of Easter PRELUDE                           “Behold the Man”                         Richolson WELCOME / 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 we are 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 rise To Christ our King. Your name, Your name Is victory. All praise will rise To Christ our King. The fear that held us now gives way To him who is our peace His 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 to declare 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. Our God 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 sunrise There in the shadows of this life: Your great grace. It’s there on the mountain top, There in the ev’ryday and the mundane There 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 into eternity, Your grace finds me. Yes, Your grace finds me. There in the darkest night of the soul, There in the sweetest songs of victory, 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 MOMENT CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER                                      RESPONSE TO CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER                                                                     “Lord, Hear Our Pray’r”                           Heckman WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING OFFERTORY        “O Lord Most Holy”                                Abt/Price SONG OF THANKS  Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly host Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.   Amen PRAYER ANTHEM                            “Be Still and Know”                   arr. Chapman THE WORD OF GOD                                                           Luke 24:36b-48 COMMUNION MEDITATION      Peace Be With You      Chaz Snider HOLY COMMUNION IN CELEBRATION OF THE RESURRECTION                                                                                                 P. 209 MBW POSTLUDE                 Variations on “Coronation”                    L. Smith The 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 Today Elder Greeter: Alan McFadden            Trustee Greeter: Peggy Crouse    Elder Greeter for April 22 nd : Vic Eckard    Trustee Greeter for April 22 nd : Michael Gwyn Nursery Worker for April 15 th : Kaye Brookshire, Olivia Conrad      Nursery Workers for April 22 nd : JoAnn Goodson, Daniel Irwin Sanctuary Flowers Needed The 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 ~~ June 24; July 29  People for Whom We are Praying Members:     Marie    Adams;    Annie    Boyd;    Amanda    Bowles;    Frances    Collins; Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce; Marolyn Schauss; Bett Warner Home Bound Members :  Bertha Burge; Peggy Gimmon Friends:     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 SERIES April 15, 2018 – May 13, 2018 BELONG, BEHAVE, BELIEVE Date Title Scripture April 29 Follow the Verbs Acts 8:26-40 May 6 th When Jesus Interrupts Acts 10:44-48 May 13 th   Jesus In the World John 17:6-19 Opportunities for the Week Today, April 15   4:00 PM Joint Board Meeting followed by Elders and Trustees Meeting Tuesday, April 17       11:30 AM Senior and Friends meet at Peking 3214 Silas Creek for lunch Wednesday, April 18   5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer room   6:00 PM Family Oasis  Supper   6:30 PM Handbell Rehearsal   6:45 PM Bible Study           7:30 PM         Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Thursday, April 19 8:30 AM Men’s Breakfast, Cloverdale Kitchen Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22 9:00 AM Prayer in Prayer Room 9:30 AM Sunday School       10:30 AM Worship Service, Evan Sieges, preaching Sermon Text Luke 24:36b-48 36 ….    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”.