Since the governor has extended the lockdown to Carbon County, St. John’s will hold Worship at 10:30 AM in the parking lot but we will make some changes as:
- We will not not approach your car in any way and please don’t approach anyone else’s.
- No bulletins will be handed out, but the service is available on Facebook and attached below.
- We will not distribute Holy Communion (we will have factory sealed host kits but will wait for the safe time to use them).
Churches are exempt from the lockdown ban but we will respect our leaders’ directives and conduct ourselves in an appropriate manner. If you choose to worship with us please stay in your cars and distance from others. Dark days are coming but we will keep turning toward the light. May our Lord Jesus have mercy on us and the whole world.
Contact Pastor Jody at email@example.com for more information! Please note that the Sunday School building and its bathrooms will remain closed to protect the health and safety of all.
WORSHIP SERVICE – April 19, 2020
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: What is sown in the earth as a perishable thing is raised imperishable.
People: Sown in humiliation, it is raised in glory;
Leader: Sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
People: Sown as physical, it is raised as spiritual.
ALL: Eternal God, fount of all wisdom, the giver of life; so fill our hearts with hope that in our doubts and despair we would learn to wait upon you. Sow in us seeds of your love that we learn to die with Christ and so share the glory of his resurrection.
SONG: “If I Had A Hammer”
If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning, I’d hammer in the evening
All over this land. I’d hammer out danger. I’d hammer out a warning.
I’d hammer out love between, My brothers and my sisters, ah-ah, All over this land.
If I had a bell, I’d ring it in the morning, I’d ring it in the evening, All over this land.
I’d ring out danger. I’d ring out a warning. I’d ring out love between My brothers and my sisters, ah-ah, All over this land.
If I had a song, I’d sing it in the morning, I’d sing it in the evening, All over this land.
I’d sing out danger, I’d sing out a warning, I’d sing out love between
My brothers and my sisters ah-ah, All over this land.
I got a hammer, And I’ve got a bell, And I’ve got a song to sing, All over this land.
It’s the hammer of justice. It’s the bell of freedom. It’s the song about love between
My brothers and my sisters, All over this land.
GREETING & DIALOGUE
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: The Word is near you,
People: On your lips and in your heart.
Leader: If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord,
People: And believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Leader: Faith comes from what is heard,
People: And what is heard comes from the word of Christ.
Refrain: Kyrie Eleison on our world and on our way, Kyrie Eleison every day.
1) For peace in the world, for the health of the church, for the unity of all. For this holy house, for all who worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord. Let us pray to the Lord.
2) That we may live out your impassioned response to the hungry and the poor; that we may live out truth and justice and grace, let us pray to the Lord. Let us pray to the Lord.
3) For peace in our hearts, for peace in our homes, for friends and family. For life and for love, for our work and our play, let us pray to the Lord. Let us pray to the Lord.
4) For your spirit to guide, that you center our lives in the Water and the Word. That you nourish our souls with your body and blood, let us pray to the Lord. Let us pray to the Lord.
HOLY SCRIPTURE: St. John 20:19-31
19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Leader: Having heard God’s Word, please pray with me,
People: O God of life, you reach out to us in our fears with the wounded hands of your risen Son, Jesus. By your Spirit’s breath revive our faith in your mercy, and strengthen us to be the body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
HYMN: “Just As I Am”
- Just as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
- Just as I am, and waiting not To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
- Just as I am, though tossed about With many a conflict, many a doubt, Fightings and fears within, without, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
- Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
- Just as I am, Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
- Just as I am, Thy love unknown Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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 and ever. Amen.
CLOSING HYMN: “Allelu! Allelu! Everybody Sing, Allelu!”
Chorus: Allelu, Allelu, Everybody sing allelu for the Lord has risen it is true, everybody sing Allelu!
- God said He would send His son, allelu, allelu! And salvation would be won, Alleluia!
- Christ was born in Bethlehem, allelu, allelu! So that man would live again, Alleluia!
- Thirty years He walked the land, allelu, allelu! To all in need He lent His hand, Alleluia!
- On the hardwood of the cross, allelu, allelu! He suffered and He died for us, Alleluia!
- On the third day He did rise, allelu, allelu! Now He lives no more to die, Alleluia!
- Now we too can live anew, allelu, allelu! Live in Him need all we do, Alleluia!