• The GATHERING •
PRELUDE • Pastor Rick Vale
* CALL TO WORSHIP • from PSALM 8
LEADER: O Lord, our Lord
How magnificent is Your name throughout the earth!
PEOPLE: You have covered the heavens with Your majesty.
Because of Your adversaries,
LEADER: You have established a stronghold
From the mouths of children and nursing infants
To silence the enemy and the avenger.
PEOPLE: When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You set in place,
What is man that You remember him,
The son of man that You look after him?
LEADER: You made him little less than God
And crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him lord over the works of Your hands;
You put everything under his feet
PEOPLE: O Lord, our Lord, how magnificent
Is Your name throughout the earth!
*SONG OF PRAISE FOR THE DAY Congregation
100 • WHEN MORNING GILDS THE SKIES
*INVOCATION, GREETING & RESPONSE Psalm 19:14
• The WORD •
SONG OF PRAISE for THE WORD • Congregation
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” • Charles Meineke
THE FIRST READING • Jim Millikan, Elder
He grew up before Him like a young plant
and like a root out of dry ground.
He didn’t have an impressive form
or majesty that we should look at Him,
no appearance that we should desire Him.
He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of suffering who knew what sickness was.
He was like someone people turned away from;
He was despised, and we didn’t value Him.
Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses,
and He carried our pains;
but we in turn regarded Him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted.
But He was pierced because of our transgressions,
crushed because of our iniquities;
punishment for our peace was on Him,
and we are healed by His wounds.
*THE SECOND READING &LESSON Pastor Rick Vale
LUKE 24:13-35 • EMMAUS
Now that same day two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles, from Jerusalem. Together they were discussing everything that had taken place. And while they were discussing and arguing, Jesus Himself came near and began to walk along with them. But they were prevented from recognizing Him. Then He asked them, “What is this dispute that you’re having with each other as you are walking?” And they stopped walking and looked discouraged.
The one named Cleopas answered Him, “Are You the only visitor in Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things that happened there in these days?”
“What things?” He asked them.
So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a Prophet powerful in action and speech before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified Him. But we were hoping that He was the One who was about to redeem Israel. Besides all this, it’s the third day since these things happened. Moreover, some women from our group astounded us. They arrived early at the tomb, and when they didn’t find His body, they came and reported that they had seen a vision of angels who said He was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they didn’t see Him.”
He said to them, “How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken! Didn’t the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted for them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
They came near the village where they were going, and He gave the impression that He was going farther. But they urged Him: “Stay with us, because it’s almost evening, and now the day is almost over.” So He went in to stay with them.
It was as He reclined at the table with them that He took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him, but He disappeared from their sight. So they said to each other, “Weren’t our hearts ablaze within us while He was talking with us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us?” That very hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem. They found the Eleven and those with them gathered together, who said, “The Lord has certainly been raised, and has appeared to Simon!” Then they began to describe what had happened on the road and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
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 •
SONG OF PRAISE for THE TABLE • Chandler Rasmussen
“BE THOU MY VISION” • Wells
INVITATION TO THE TABLE • Pastor Rick Vale
COMMUNION PRAYER • Nita Arnold, Elder
“WORDS OF INSTITUTION” AND RECEIVING OF COMMUNION
All believers in Christ are welcome to participate in their seats. Please take and eat communion elements yourself, and with your loved ones; both the “bread” and “cup” together when indicated by The Pastor.
• The BENEDICTION •
OUR WORSHIP IS ENDED & OUR SERVICE HAS JUST BEGUN.
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
BLESSING OF THE OFFERING & THE BENEDICTION Numbers 6:24-26