ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, April 18th, 2021, Third Sunday of Easter

INTROIT:  “All Glory Be to God” by Gordon Young, sung by the GGUMC Chancel Choir, conducted by Sally Hickman, organist Norberto Guinaldo.  Recorded April 28th, 2019.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PRAYER LIST:  Tereise Tosi

A late breaking announcement that did not make it into the video is that GGUMC will be celebrating Pentecost in the Sanctuary with an in-person Worship Service on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021.  If all goes well, we will be returning to regular in‑person worship on June 20th, 2021.  Masks and social distancing will still be required.

Prayer List

Please remember these members of our church family in your thoughts and prayers – Evelyn McCart, Dexter Welton, Bud Ruhl, Gwen Anderson, David Gregory, Helen Sothan, Lilas Green, Steve Ryder, Pat Turner, and also Eddie Lopez, John Elwell, and Gary Palmer.

GREETING AND CALL TO WORSHIP:  Pastor Toné Tosi

Call to Worship

I Lift my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.  The Lord watches over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.  The Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER:  “Hear Our Prayer” by Ray Woods, sung by the GGUMC Chancel Choir, conducted by Sally Hickman, organist Norberto Guinaldo.  Recorded April 28th, 2019.

PASTORAL PRAYER:  Pastor Toné Tosi

THE LORD’S 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, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

PRAYER RESPONSE:  “Sevenfold Amen” by John Rutter, sung by the GGUMC Chancel Choir, conducted by Sally Hickman, organist Norberto Guinaldo.  Recorded April 28th, 2019.

PRAYER RESPONSE:  “Sevenfold Amen” by John Rutter, sung by the GGUMC Chancel Choir, conducted by Sally Hickman, organist Norberto Guinaldo.  Recorded April 28th, 2019.

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Acts 3:12-19, New Revised Standard Version, read by Tereise Tosi

12 When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. 14 But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.

17 “And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. 19 Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out,

ANTHEM:  “Total Praise” arr. Patty Ford Simms, sung by the GGUMC Chancel Choir, conducted by Sally Hickman, organist Norberto Guinaldo.  Recorded April 28th, 2019.

MESSAGE:  “Witnesses of Glory” by Pastor Toné Tosi

OFFERING:  Tereise Tosi

DOXOLOGY:  “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” by Thomas Ken, license free music courtesy of smallchurchmusic.com.

HYMN:  #61 “Come Thou Almighty King”, Words:  Anon, Music:  Felice de Giardini, sung by GGUMC congregation, H. H. Hanson conducting.  Organist Norberto Guinaldo.  Recorded November 4th, 2018.

BENEDICTION:  Pastor Toné Tosi

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