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Sunday, April 26, 2020
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Order of Worship


Sunday, April 26, 2020



Prelude: And Can it Be That I Should Gain


Song of Praise: O Love that Will Not Let Me Go


O love that will not let me go, 

I rest my weary soul in thee.

I give thee back the life I owe, 

that in thine oceans depths its flow.

May richer fuller be.


O light that followest all my way, 

I yield my flickering torch to thee.

My heart restores its borrowed ray, 

that in thy sunshine's blaze its day.

May brighter fairer be.


O joy that seekest me through pain, 

I cannot close my heart to thee.

I chase the rainbow through the rain, 

and feel the promise is not vain.

That morn shall tearless be.


O cross that liftest up my head, 

I dare not ask to fly from thee.

I lay in dust's life's glory dead, 

and from the ground there blossoms red.

Life that shall endless be.



Call to Worship:


Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,

who alone does wondrous things


For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing,

but to us who are being saved is it the power of God.


For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, 

and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”


Blessed be his glorious name forever


May the whole earth be filled with his glory!



Prayer of Invocation


Song of Praise: Go to Dark Gethsemane 


Go to dark Gethsemane, ye that feel the tempter's power 

Your Redeemer's conflict see, watch with Him one bitter hour 

Turn not from His griefs away; learn of Jesus Christ to pray 

Learn of Jesus Christ to pray


See Him at the judgment hall, beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned 

O the wormwood and the gall! O the pangs His soul sustained! 

Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; learn of Christ to bear the cross 

Learn of Christ to bear the cross


Calvary's mournful mountain climb; there, adoring at His feet 

Mark that miracle of time, God's own sacrifice complete 

"It is finished!" hear Him cry; learn of Jesus Christ to die 

Learn of Jesus Christ to die


Early hasten to the tomb where they laid His breathless clay 

All is solitude and gloom. Who has taken Him away? 

Christ is risen! He meets our eyes; Savior, teach us so to rise 

Savior, teach us so to rise



Song of Praise: Come Thou Fount


Come, Thou Fount of every blessing

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace

Streams of mercy, never ceasing

Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet

Sung by flaming tongues above

Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it

Mount of Thy redeeming love


Here I raise my Ebenezer

Here there by Thy great help I've come

And I hope, by Thy good pleasure

Safely to arrive at home

Jesus sought me when a stranger

Wandering from the fold of God

He, to rescue me from danger

Interposed His precious blood


Oh, to grace how great a debtor

Daily I'm constrained to be

Let that goodness like a fetter

Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it

Prone to leave the God I love

Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it

Seal it for Thy courts above


Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it

Seal it for Thy courts above



Confession of Sin


Awesome and compassionate God, 

you have loved us with unfailing, self-giving mercy, 

but we have not loved you. 


You constantly call us, but we do not listen. 

You ask us to love, but we walk away from neighbors in need, 

wrapped in our own concerns. 

We condone evil, prejudice, warfare, and greed. 


God of grace, as you come to us in mercy, 

we repent in spirit and in truth, admit our sin, 

and gratefully receive your forgiveness through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. 





Assurance of Pardon


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 


As a father has compassion for his children, 

so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him. 


For he knows how we were made; he remembers that we are dust. 


But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. 



Prayers for the Church and the World         Michael Zekoff


Reading of Scripture 


19: ”There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.  20: And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21: who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.   22: The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23: and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.  24: And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’  25: But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.  26: And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’  27: And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— 28: for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’  29: But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’  30: And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’  31: He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”