Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin for April 1, 2018
For previous bulletins go here.

S.P.I.R.I.T. Gospel Choir - S.P.i.R.i.T Gospel Choir's Annual Fall ...

Through Faith, we walk on the path Jesus has set for us. The People of St. Paul’s will: Belong… Believe… Love… Lead.

PRELUDE

WELCOME:  This Is the Day                                             X2                    #122 More Voices

CALL TO WORSHIP

With the growing rays of dawn a new day has begun, new light springs from an empty tomb.

An EMPTY tomb? What can that mean?

Christ has been raised! Christ is Risen!

Christ is Risen indeed!

As we gather to wonder at this news we light a candle to shine like the light from the tomb.

Christ is alive! The light overcomes the darkness!

GIFT OF MUSIC: Christ is Risen, Alleluia!       Sr. Choir

*Please join with the choir at Alison’s cue.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TREATY

Here we gather on land that has been occupied for centuries. Long before Alexander Forbes claimed this site for a Presbyterian church the land was used by First Nations people: the Beaver, the Cree, the Métis. Now we share the land together as Treaty People.

We honour and thank those who cared for tis land before us. We pledge to work as partners as we move into the future.

LIFE & WORK OF THE CONGREGATION

We greet each other with the peace of Christ

OPENING PRAYER

This is the day that God has made!

We will rejoice and be glad!

God of new life and new hope, today you do a new thing!

With the dawning of the new day you have brought a new creation into being!

As we celebrate the resurrection today,

empty the tombs and dead spaces in our lives,

renew our hope for the future,

remind us that the coming Reign of Love, Peace and Justice may be slowed but can never be stopped.

As we run to the tomb with the Peter and the other disciple

open our eyes to the power of resurrection.

As we see the wonder of new life,

empower us to live as a resurrection people. We pray in the name of the Risen Christ. Amen

Gathering Hymn: Roll the Stone Away        See insert 

WE SHARE AS GOD’S CHILDREN THE BIBLE’S STORY IN WORD AND IN SONG:

GIFT OF MUSIC: This Blessed Easter Day              Jr. Choir

A TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SCRIPTURE LESSON

John 20:1-18

SILENT REFLECTION (trusting that God is at work in our midst we allow the words we have heard to settle and stir in our souls)

SERMON April Fool’s? 

GIFT OF MUSIC: A Gaelic Easter Celebration               Sr. Choir 

WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD AND PREPARE FOR MINISTRY IN THE WORLD

THE OFFERING

Mission Minute

The Invitation: His Eye is on the Sparrow                                      Bell Choir

Dedication Offering Hymn: God Says                       Vs. 3&4          #172 More Voices 

Sharing of Celebrations and Concerns

Celebration of Communion

Hymn: Thine is the Glory                    #173 Voices United

COMMISSIONING:

This is the day that God has made!
We will rejoice and be glad!
We have heard the wonderful news!
Christ is Risen!
We go to live resurrection hope!

Bringing words of life in place of fears of death, sharing the promise the God’s Reign wins out, that God has the final word.

In the name of the God who makes us,
in the name of the Christ who makes us free,
in the name of the Spirit who makes us one.
We go in God’s love and promise always.
Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen indeed! Hallelujah!

Sung Benediction: Take Up His Song        #213 More Voices

POSTLUDE: Great Things He Hath Done      Bell Choir

Previous Bulletins

You will need Adobe Reader to read the bulletins!

January
Bulletin January 7, 2018
Bulletin January 14, 2018
Bulletin January 21, 2018
Bulletin January 28, 2018

February
Bulletin February 4, 2018
Bulletin February 11, 2018

March
Bulletin March 4, 2018
Bulletin March 11, 2018
Bulletin March 18, 2018
Bulletin March 25, 2018

Easter Week
Bulletin MAUNDY THURSDAY
Bulletin GOOD FRIDAY
Bulletin April 1, 2018
Bulletin April 8, 2018