WELCOME! Personal COMMUNION PACKETS are available, in the back, if you would choose to receive Communion in your pew today. Please place your “Blue Cards”, and Offerings in the baskets at the very back table.

• The GATHERING •

PRELUDE • Mike Meadows
PRAISE HIM! PRAISE HIM! (Chester G. Allen)

* CALL TO WORSHIP (from PSALM 148) • Pastor Rick Vale
LEADER: Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights above.
Praise Him, all his angels;
PEOPLE: Praise Him, all His heavenly hosts.
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all you shining stars.
Praise Him, you highest heavens
And you waters above the skies.
LEADER: Praise the Lord from the earth,
You great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
You mountains and all hills,
PEOPLE: Kings of the earth and all nations,
You princes and all rulers on earth,
Young men and women, old men and children.
LEADER: Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
PEOPLE: His splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
Praise the Lord!

*SONG OF PRAISE • 4 HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

*INVOCATION, GREETING TIME, & RESPONSE • Psalm 19:14
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen.
GLORIA PATRI, 3rd Century • Charles Meineke

• The LESSON •

PRAISE for THE WORD • 559 ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOR LEADS ME

THE FIRST READING • Cindy Pugsley, Elder
EPHESIANS 3:1-13
For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles — you have heard, haven’t you, about the administration of God’s grace that He gave to me for you? The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above. By reading this you are able to understand my insight about the mystery of the Messiah. This was not made known to people in other generations as it is now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: The Gentiles are co-heirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I was made a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the working of His power.
This grace was given to me — the least of all the saints — to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of the Messiah, and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things. This is so God’s multi-faceted wisdom may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens. This is according to His eternal purpose accomplished in the Messiah, Jesus our Lord. In Him we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. So then I ask you not to be discouraged over my afflictions on your behalf, for they are your glory.

THE SECOND READING & LESSON • Pastor Rick Vale
“UNCOMMON” • ACTS 11:1-18
The apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles had welcomed God’s message also. When Peter went up to Jerusalem, those who stressed circumcision argued with him, saying, “You visited uncircumcised men and ate with them!”
Peter began to explain to them in an orderly sequence, saying: “I was in the town of Joppa praying, and I saw, in a visionary state, an object that resembled a large sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners from heaven, and it came to me. When I looked closely and considered it, I saw the four-footed animals of the earth, the wild beasts, the reptiles, and the birds of the sky. Then I also heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat!’
“ ‘No, Lord!’ I said. ‘For nothing common or ritually unclean has ever entered my mouth!’ But a voice answered from heaven a second time, ‘What God has made clean, you must not call common.’
“Now this happened three times, and then everything was drawn up again into heaven. At that very moment, three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were. Then the Spirit told me to accompany them with no doubts at all. These six brothers accompanied me, and we went into the man’s house. He reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send to Joppa, and call for Simon, who is also named Peter. He will speak a message to you that you and all your household will be saved by.’
“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came down on them, just as on us at the beginning. Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ Therefore, if God gave them the same gift that He also gave to us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, how could I possibly hinder God?”
When they heard this they became silent. Then they glorified God, saying, “So God has granted repentance resulting in life even to the Gentiles!”

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
The TIME OF PRAYER will end with the reciting of THE LORD’S PRAYER together.
Our Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil,
For Thine is the Kingdom, the power & the glory forever. Amen.

• The TABLE •

PRAISE at THE TABLE • 545 HE LEADETH ME

INVITATION TO THE TABLE

COMMUNION PRAYER • Steve Pugsley, Elder

“WORDS OF INSTITUTION” & RECEIVING
All believers in Christ are welcome at the table. You are welcome to either stay in your pew and receive COMMUNION or come up to the tables up front.

• OUR WORSHIP ends & OUR SERVICE begins •

PRAYER OF BLESSING & *DOXOLOGY
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
Thomas Ken • Louis Bourgeois

THE BENEDICTION • Numbers 6:24-26

POSTLUDE • Mike Meadows
GO IN PEACE (Kenneth E. White)

*Please stand if you are able

Please join us, following worship, in SIMS PARLOR for some light refreshment,
hosted by
Joe & Susan McDuffee

CHURCH EVENTS ONLY.
ALL Events (non-church/church events) are listed on the FULL CHURCH CALENDAR, found on our website: www.central-christian-church.com

SUNDAY • 05.15.22
10:00am – Worship
11:20am – Coffee Hour Fellowship

MONDAY • 05.16.22
4:00pm – CCCombo P.O.D.

TUESDAY • 05.17.22
9:00am – Women’s Bible Study
1:00pm – Yarn Ministry

WEDNESDAY • 05.18.22
NO SCHEDULED CHURCH EVENTS

THURSDAY • 05.19.22
NO SCHEDULED CHURCH EVENTS

FRIDAY • 05.20.22
NO SCHEDULED CHURCH EVENTS

SATURDAY • 05.21.22
NO SCHEDULED CHURCH EVENTS

SUNDAY • 05.22.22
10:00am – Worship
11:20am – Coffee Hour Fellowship

SERVING NEXT SUNDAY • 05.22.22

ELDERS
Sandy Leslie (N)
Cindy Pugsley (S)

HEAD GREETER
Pam Mullen

DOORGREETERS
Antha Childes (Jackson)
Paul & Nancy Cunningham (10th St.)
Brad Childes (Elevator)

DEACONS
Joshua & Sara Wilkinson – Lead
TR Weston & Joe McDuffee – Prep

SOUND ENGINEER
Sara Wilkinson

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS
Lyle & Cindy Crouse

NURSERY
Parent Accompanied Only

MAY FOOD PANTRY
Lynn High

Contact THE CHURCH OFFICE (765.643.0701) with your requests. Names should be submitted ONLY with approval from that person. Confidential requests are treated as such by CCC’s Staff and Prayer Groups.
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PRAYERS FOR OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Cindy Allison
Bobbie Beaty
Ed Combs
Kathleen Cookman
Tod Custer
Julia Dotson
Marsha Dunkin
JoAnne Hadlow
Ginny Hodson
Barbara Jones
Don Lynch
Thom McConnell
Marlene Niccum
John Robinson
Cindy Silvey
Kristi Stanley
Carole Strock
Mary Whipple

PRAYERS FOR OUR FRIENDS
Kaitlyn Allison | Req. by Michael & Dawn Allison
Ann Pike Ashley | Req. by Joe & Susan McDuffee
Students & Leaders of ACS | Req. by Ralph & Karen Sipes
Sarah B. | Req. by Norma Weston
Personal Request | Req. by Daisy Lynn Bloome
Family | Req. by Daisy Lynn Bloome
Sharon Campbell | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Carla| Req. by Joe & Susan McDuffee
Cody | Req. by Phyllis Dodd
Roger & Linda Creason | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
PG Decker | Req. by Jerry & Nancy Pitcock
Jamie Dick | Req. by Judy Dick
Pamela Dodge | Req. by M. Gary Schuster, Sr.
Ronny Douglas | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Beverly Esarey | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Debbie Fields | Req. by Joshua & Sara Wilkinson
Tom & Deb Fredericks | Req. by Cindy Allison
Elaina Haverstick | Req. by Christie Huff
Heidi Hogshire | Req. by Mary Faust
David Jackson| Req. by Joe & Susan McDuffee
Scott Keller | Req. by Karl & Sara Keller
Ed Kemp | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Marcia Knorek | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Tom Lee | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
My Family | Req. by Nancy Melton
Personal Request | Req. by Olivia Mikel
Brayden Presser & his E-Kidz friends | Req. by Andrea Presser
The Reece Family | Req. by Brad & Antha Childes
John Robinson II | Req. by John & Luanna Robinson
Allen Romack | Req. by Mike & Nancy Romack
Gary Schuster Jr. | Req. by Jackie Sokol
Collin Seamon | Req. by Nancy & Jerry Pitcock
Dempsey Sturgill | Req. by Christie Huff
Jeff Strock | Req. by Carole Strock
Mitchell Wiesjahn | Req. by Gary Schuster Sr.

THIS MONTH WE PRAY FOR – CCC OUTREACH AND MISSIONS

THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR – RESTORATION CHURCH

-FOR YOUR CALENDARS –
June 5th – PENTECOST
June 9th – Alley Theatre Supper Club presents, MARTHA GREEN, ED FRY, and RICK VALE in CONCERT
June 10th-12th – The Alley in the Park presents, “THE MOUSETRAP”
June 19th – FATHERS’ DAY
July 4th – INDEPENDENCE DAY
August 5th-7th – The Alley in the Park presents, “THE TEMPEST”
September 1st – Alley Theatre Supper Club presents, NINTH STREET IMPROV
September 5th – LABOR DAY
September 11th – “First Sunday”

2022 REGIONAL ASSEMBLY
“On Promise Road”
Saturday, November 5, 2022
at Geist Christian Church
Promise Road Campus / 12756 Promise Road, Fishers, Indiana
Gathering & Exhibits: 9:00 am
Plenary: 10:00 am
Worship Service: 2:30 pm
Assembly will conclude at 4:00 pm
(All times are Eastern)
The theme for the Assembly will be “On Promise Road.” We are delighted that Disciples author and minister Sandhya Rani Jha will be our keynote speaker and Janae Pitts-Murdock, senior pastor at Light of the World Christian Church (Indianapolis) will be our worship preacher. The Regional Assembly will be a “hybrid” event, meaning that you may register to attend in person for $45, or you can register to attend on-line for $25. REGISTER TO ATTEND ONLINE OR IN PERSON AT indianadisciples.org

SUNDAYS IN JUNE
During Sundays in JUNE, Pastor Rick will look at some “Brides” in the Bible – celebrating “June Brides”. Each Sunday will be a trip into the stories of various “Brides” in the scripture, including: LEAH (June 12), ESTHER (June 19), THE WEDDING AT CANA (June 26), and extending into the holiday weekend of July 3rd in Gray’s Park with THE BRIDE OF CHRIST!

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