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ORDER OF WORSHIP * Please stand if you are able Bold print denotes congregational response "No matter who

you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."

* * * * April 14, 2013 PRELUDE

* * * * Third Sunday of Easter

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
- Seneca

WELCOME SHARING OF THE PEACE Liturgist: Christ has taken the scales from our eyes and turned our mourning into dancing. Rejoice with one another, remembering that the peace of Christ is with you. The peace of Christ be with you. All: And also with you. (Share the sign of peace with each other.) INTROIT: Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah! Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah; Praise ye the Lord! Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah; Praise ye the Lord! Praise ye the Lord! Hallelujah; Praise ye the Lord, Hallelujah, Praise ye the Lord, Hallelujah, Praise ye the Lord!

CALL TO WORSHIP Liturgist: Lord, we come before you in joy, clothed in the majesty of your glory. People: We come to sing your praises. Liturgist: Like the myriad faithful of old, we proclaim the Lamb to be worthy of blessing, honor, and glory. People: We fall down before you in worship! * HYMN: Open My Eyes

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ANNOUNCEMENTS and NEWS OF THE CHURCH PRAYER OF APPROACH (in unison) All: Compassionate, glorious God, you hear our cries, and our pleas for help. We may enter the dark of night with weeping, but we wake in the morning with joy, for you hear our petitions and come in our hour of need. As we gather here in the name of your Son, be with us we pray, that we may know the dawn of your mercy, and the sweet taste of your favor. In Jesus name. Amen. EPISTLE READING Acts 9:1-20 *GLORIA

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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. Amen. MESSAGE FOR ALL AGES Dedication of Knitted Items ANTHEM/SPECIAL MUSIC I Believe He Died For Me Colbert and Joyce Croft Matt Harvey - Soloist

CALL TO CONFESSION Liturgist: When your soul is suffering in silence, call out to the Lord our God, who heals our brokenness, who lifts us up from the pit and restores our lives. Let us confess our sin: PRAYER OF CONFESSION All: Lord God, in the light of your glory we see the evil we have done, the suffering we have caused, the good we have refused, and the truth we have denied. Heal us of our sin, wash us in your mercy, and feed us with your grace, so that we may follow your way and tell the good news of the gospel. Amen.

DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS Liturgist: Rise up from the dust! Cast off the shroud of sorrow and put on the joy of the Lord. In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. All: Thanks be to God! * HYMN It Is Well With My Soul #321 Praise

SCRIPTURE FROM THE GOSPEL John 21:1-19 MESSAGE CELEBRATIONS AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION Silent Prayer Pastoral Prayer The Lords Prayer Our Father, who 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. OFFERING OFFERTORY Pew Bible page 1165

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* DOXOLOGY Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ and Spirit, One. Amen. * PRAYER OF DEDICATION (in unison) All: Lord, receive these gifts of thanksgiving and praise and use them for your glory and the good of your people. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.


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* BENEDICTION All: May we go forth from this place with our eyes wide open as we journey into the wider world. May we love God and see Christ in each person we meet. May we give thanks always and not withhold love from anyone. Pastor: Go and be a blessing to God. All: Amen. POSTLUDE * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Please join us for refreshments and fellowship after worship. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Today's worship leaders: Ministers: All members of the church Ushers: Bobbie & Allen Mills Liturgist: Judy Reynolds Coffee Hour: Dorothy Terwilliger Deacon of Month: Dorothy Terwilliger Acolyte: Paul Brown, Jr. Organist: Stu James Worship Leader: Rev. Pat Jackman CALENDAR FOR THE COMING WEEKS Bible Study Tues. April 16 Brown Bag Lunch Tues. April 16 Council Tues. April 16 Knit Wits Weds. April 17 Choir Thurs. April 18 Music Committee Sun. April 21 Pastoral Relations Tues. April 23 Church-wide Stewardship Mtg. Sun. April 28 Deacons Tues. May 7 Trustees Tues. May 14

4:00 PM 11:30-1:00 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM after worship 7:00 PM 5:00 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM

SW Assoc. Annual Mtg.


May 19

2:30 PM

Rev. Pat Jackmans office hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 - 12:00 noon. Home phone: 802-725-8119; Cell phone: 802-770-4003; Church Office: 483-6408. DID YOU KNOW . . . That we are told in Acts 1:1-3 that after the resurrection Jesus was on the earth for 40 days teaching and giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles giving them proof that he was still alive. ANNOUNCEMENTS Prayers The churches of the UCC Southwest Association are praying this week for the Federated Church of Castleton and their pastors, the Rev. Rob Noble and the Rev. Steve Berry. Music Lovers If you or someone that you know would like to participate in our special music each Sunday, please contact Jean Butler-Smith at 459-2754. April Soloists 7th Jean Butler-Smith 14th Matt Harvey 21st Carrie Butrimas 28th - Full Choir May Soloists 5th Elizabeth Frost 12th Jocelyn Frost 19th ? 26th Full Choir

Food Shelf Its time for the Feinstein Challenge at the Food Shelf. They are in need of all types of items for their clients. Lets work together and help them achieve their goal. Canned vegetables, fruits, protein items, cereals, and paper goods are all wonderful items to help them achieve this goal. See Bob and Jane Welch if you have questions. Bible Study The group will continue the conversation about forgiveness on Tuesday, April 16th at 4:00 PM. Church-wide Stewardship Meeting & Pot Luck Please join us for an evening of information on stewardship. Members of the Vermont Conference Stewardship Committee have requested time to visit and share ideas with us on stewardship. They will make a short presentation then have questions and answers. The evening will be followed by a pot luck dinner. All members of the church community are encouraged to attend. The meeting will begin at 5:00 PM on April 28th. SW Association Annual Meeting The Southwest Association Annual

Meeting will be held on May 19th from 2:30 5:00 PM at the Dorset and E. Rupert Church in Dorset. There will be a program of information followed by the business meeting to elect officers and committee members. All are welcome. Prayer Request - Forms are located in the pew racks. Written requests may be placed in the offering plate or in the prayer box. You may also request prayers by calling Bobbi Mills (438-5653). Praying the Directory - For the month of April please keep our church family members from Q - Z in the directory in your prayers.

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