Sunday, April 3, 2016

Bulletin April 3, 2016

Welcome to Deltona Christian Church! This is Holy Humor Sunday.  Today we will put the Ha ha  in Hallelujah!  We celebrate this day of laughter and gaiety because God’s love for us has conquered death.

  Greetings                                                    Pastor Susanna

Gathering in God’s Presence

  Prelude                                Valentine Agranovsky
  Acolytes bring the light of God into our worship space
*Opening Hymn           Ho Ho hosanna,                                                         Insert
        Joy, Joy, Joy, Down In my heart,
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*Call to Worship (Read Responsively)                                               Brenda Morales
One: Christ is risen!
Many: Christ is risen indeed!
One: Alleluia! Celebrate God in this sacred space!
Celebrate God in all places under heaven!
Many: Give praise for God’s mighty deeds!
Give praise for God’s resurrecting power!
One: Praise God with a fanfare of trumpets.
Many: Praise God with the harp and the cello!
One: Praise God with tambourines and dancing!
Many: Praise God with flutes and guitars!
One: Praise God with cymbals and drums!
Money: Let everything with life and breath praise God!

*Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer                                  Brenda Morales
(using debts and debtors)
  Sharing of Jokes
  Hymn                   Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah                          Insert
Click here to read the words of the song 

Proclaiming God’s Word

  Scripture Reading                                                                Delores Lester
Gospel Lesson                                                 John 20:19-31
One: The Word of God for the people of God
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Many: Thanks be to God!

  Time for God’s Children                                                        Pastor Susanna
(Children aged k-8th grade can come up to the steps for this lesson.    
      After, the kids can go next door to Kids Central.)

  Choir Anthem                                    Jesus is the Rock

Sermon                                           No Laughing Matter                        Pastor Susanna
Responding to God’s Word

  Prayer of Commitment                                                                                 Pastor Susanna
*Invitation Hymn                   You Are My All In All                                    Insert
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 (come forward at this time to unite with our church family,
for a prayer, or to commit your life to Jesus Christ.)

  Communion Meditation                                             Pastor Susanna
  Communion Hymn      Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ                   422
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  Prayer for the Bread and Cup                                   Brenda Morales
  Distribution and Sharing of Emblems                       The Diaconate
(Eat the Bread when served. Please hold the Cup
and we will drink together. Gluten Free is available upon request.)
  Offering Meditation and Prayer of Dedication
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                          46
Taking God’s Word to the World

*Parting Hymn                           Peace Like a River                                           530
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*Acolytes take the light of God out into the World
*Benediction                                                                          Pastor Susanna
*Postlude                                                                        Valentine Agranovsky

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