Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH April 16, 2017 Easter  PRELUDE                “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You”                arr. Smith   WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP  REPARING OUR HEARTS Paul wrote: So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1 CALL TO WORSHIP                                                Albrecht & Althouse    “Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!”    MORNING PRAYER LITURGY FOR EASTER                                                           P. 90 MBW THE WORD OF GOD                                              Psalm 118: 1-2; 14-24                                                                                                    John 20:1-18 PREPARATION FOR CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER “Grace Flows Down” Amazing grace, How sweet the sound; Amazing love, Now flowing down From hands and feet That were nailed to the tree As grace flows down And covers me. It covers me, It covers me, It covers me, And covers me. CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING OFFERTORY              “Exalt Him with Song”                  arr. Ham        SONG OF THANKS  Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below. Alleluia, Alleluia! Praise Him above ye heavenly host Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia!   PRAYER ANTHEM                  “Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”           arr. Berry MESSAGE                                                            The Rev. Arkon Stewart From Hopelessness to Victory HYMN                               “Because He Lives” God sent His Son—they called Him Jesus; He came to love, hear and forgive. He lived and died to buy my pardon; An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives. Refrain:                         Because He lives I can face tomorrow; Because lives all ear is gone. Because I know He holds the future, And life is worth the living just because He lives. How sweet to hold a newborn baby, And feel the pride and joy he gives; But greater still the calm assurance This child can face uncertain days because He lives. (Refrain) And then one day I’ll cross the river; I’ll fight life’s final war with pain. And then, as death gives way to vict’ry, I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He reigns. (Refrain) POSTLUDE                    “Thine Is the Glory”                arr. Glyncannon The Easter lilies are placed to the glory of God and His Son, Jesus Christ, as we remember the agony of the Cross and celebrate the glory of the empty Tomb. Serving Today Elder Greeter: Jeff Ingram            Trustee Greeter: Peggy Crouse             Elder Greeter for April 23 rd : Janice Irwin            Trustee Greeter for April 23 rd : Michael Gwyn Nursery Workers for April 16 th : Diane Gannaway, Daniel Jarrett Nursery Workers for April 23 rd : Tracie Marshall, Kristen Mabe People for Whom We are Praying Members:    Marie   Adams;   Amanda   Bowles;   Frances   Collins;   Jim   Cranford;   Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce; Caroline Woo Members at home : Bertha Burge; Lisa Eaton; Peggy Gimmon Friends:     Robert    Bodenheimer,    Pots    Syndrome ;    Emily    Burge;    Jane    Crouse; Stafford   Givens,   newborn   son   of   Anna   Austin   Givens   surgery;    Josh   Holden   brain injury,   Guest   House;    Joann   Burge   Long,   Ken   Burge’s   sister;    Marolyn   Schauss   cancer;   Jake Williams, Donna Williams’s son New    Addresses:     Amanda    Bowles ,    104    Sparger    Springs    Lane,    Durham,    NC 27705. Amanda would love to have cards. Jim   Cranford ,   Bermuda   Commons   Rm   203,   316   NC   Highway   801   Advance,   NC 27006.   Jim   would   love   to   have   cards   and   some   visits.   He   is   there   for   some Rehab. EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Your   joint   boards   have   been   working   very   hard   planning   the   future   direction   of   our congregation.   We   continue   our   search   for   a   new   Pastor   and   will   keep   you   up   to   date when we have information to share. We   also   want   to   make   you   aware   of   some   exciting   changes   that   will   be   coming   in   the near    future.    Some    of    those    changes    involve    how    we    conduct    our    Sunday    morning service,   additional   contemporary   music,   facility   updates   and   expansion   of   our   current programs. More information will be coming soon! Upcoming Teachings and Sermons May 7 Worship, Fellowship, Prayer Acts2 May 14 Witness to Our Faith Acts 7 May 21 Someone Cares John 14 May 28 He’s Coming Back Acts 1 Opportunities for the Week Monday, April 17 Church Office Closed Easter Monday Holiday Tuesday, April 18 11:30 AM Senior and Friends meet at Light House, 905 Burke St. For Lunch Wednesday, April 19   5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer Room    6:00 PM     Bagged Supper     6:30 PM   Handbell Choir     6:45 PM  Video and Discussion     7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir Thursday, April 20  8:30 AM Men’s Breakfast, Cloverdale Kitchen 12:15 PM Lunchtime Lecture “Growth of Sunday School Movement in the late 19 th  Century”, Richard Starbuck Second Sunday of Easter  9:00 AM Prayer in Prayer Room  9:15 AM Joyful Voices  9:30 AM Sunday School        10:30 AM Morning Worship   Easter Flowers in God’s Acre If you wish to keep the Easter flowers you placed on graves in God’s Acre they need to be picked up by Sunday, April 23 rd . God’s Word for Today John 20:1-9 Early   on   the   first   day   of   the   week,   while   it   was   still   dark, Mary   Magdalene   went   to   the   tomb   and   saw   that   the   stone had   been   removed   from   the   entrance 2 So   she   came   running to   Simon   Peter   and   the   other   disciple,   the   one   Jesus   loved, and   said,   “They   have   taken   the   Lord   out   of   the   tomb,   and we   don’t   know   where   they   have   put   him!” 3 So   Peter   and the   other   disciple   started   for   the   tomb. 4 Both   were   running, but   the   other   disciple   outran   Peter   and   reached   the   tomb first. 5 He   bent   over   and   looked   in   at   the   strips   of   linen   lying there   but   did   not   go   in.   6 Then   Simon   Peter   came   along behind   him   and   went   straight   into   the   tomb.   He   saw   the strips   of   linen   lying   there,   7 as   well   as   the   cloth   that   had been   wrapped   around   Jesus’   head.   The   cloth   was   still   lying in   its   place,   separate   from   the   linen.   8 Finally   the   other disciple,   who   had   reached   the   tomb   first,   also   went   inside. He   saw   and   believed.   9 (They   still   did   not   understand   from Scripture   that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)