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THIRD AVENUE UNITED CHURCH
1301 - 102nd Street
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, S9A 1G4


Who are we? We are a community of faith, known as Third Avenue United Church, who have adopted and prayerfully put into words and deeds what we believe to be our Mission in this community and in the world, and that is: We seek to love and care for God’s creation through worship and service in Christian community. W E L C O M E
Thank you for worshipping with us today!


Background Music: “Cannon of Thanks
Third Avenue United Church Choir


Order of Worship

Resurrection Sunday
Sunday - April 21, 2019
Worship Service:   10:30am

PULPIT SUPPLY:  Rev. Fred Tinio

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Ilene Wettergreen
Pianist/Organist:  Glenn Goodman

SCRIPTURE READERS:  Ken Holliday

Words of Welcome and Greetings
Celebration of Community Life
Lighting of the Christ Candle

GATHERING

Call to Worship:
One: Praise God, who brings life out of death and hope out of despair.
All: Praise God, who has raised Jesus Christ from the dead.
One: Praise God, who gathers up the fragments left by human destruction and creates new possibilities. Christ has risen!
All: He has risen indeed. Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Worship  “Welcome, Happy Morning'   #161 VU

Invocation: (Unison)
We rejoice mighty God, that you raised Jesus Christ from the dead. We praise you and glorify your name forever. New life blossoms where dead hopes were buried. Today one again the world is made new. Be known among us in your resurrection power, through Jesus, the crucified and risen Christ, who taught us to pray in the following words: "Our Father who art in heaven……."

Gloria Patri:
  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be.
  World without end. Amen. Amen.

Acknowledgement of our Flawed Humanity:
One: Easter Morning takes us by surprise, awakening us to the doubt and despair that have been deeply rooted in our lives. Let us now confess our sins and shortcomings before God.
All: If, at times, we deny you, God forgive. If, at times, when the risks of discipleship are high, we are nowhere to be found;
One: God, forgive.
All: If, at times, we wash our hands off our responsibility;
One: God, forgive.
All: If, at times, we cast our lot with the powerful and seek to buy freedom with silver;
One: God, forgive.
All: If, at times, fear keeps us from witnessing to your truth or prejudice keeps us from believing it;
One: God, forgive.
All: In the bright light of Easter morning, our sins are exposed, but your grace is revealed. Tender God, we are bold to come before you and ask you to forgive us. Help us to leave behind our foolish doubt so that with joy we may witness to your awesome deeds in Jesus the Risen One. Amen.   (Silent prayer)

Words of Pardon and Acceptance:
One: Hear to Good News: in raising Jesus from the dead, God has brought life and immortality to light. By God's grace we are born to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
All: Through Christ our sins are forgiven; all things are made new; Christ is with us always. Alleluia, Amen!

Halle, Halle, Halle: Sing Twice  # 958 VU {Song of the Forgiven}
HALLE, HALLE, HALLELUYAH, HALLE, HALLE, HALLELUYAH
HALLE, HALLE, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH.

Time with the Young and the Young at Heart:

LISTENING TO THE WORD

Responsive Reading: Psalm 118 Pg. 837 VU   [With sung refrain]

Scripture Readings:
Isaiah 65: 17 - 25
1 Corinthians 15: 19 - 26
One: This ends the reading of the Old Testament and the Epistles.
All: Thanks be to God. Amen


Gospel Reading: Luke 24: 1 - 12
One: The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
All: All Thanksgiving and Praises be given to God, Forever and ever. Amen.

Anthem:  “Easter Song”  by Allen Pote  (Third Avenue Senior Choir)

Collect for the Day: Easter Prayer # 174 VU   (In Unison)

Spoken Word:  “Hopelessness without Resurrection”

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

Invitation to Offering:
One:  Freely, we are given all things. Let us freely give of ourselves and of our substance. Let us receive our offering.

Offertory Music:  [Those collecting offering, please remain at the back until the selection is complete. Thank you.]

Doxology:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise God all creatures high and low,
Give thanks to God in love made known,
Creator, Word, and Spirit one.
Amen.

Prayer of Dedication:  {Spoken}

Affirmation of Faith: “  The Apostles Creed # 918 VU

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ God's only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Celebration of the Lord's Table: Alter Communion

Closing Hymn:  “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ #469 VU

Commissioning and Benediction:

Lectionary Reading for April 28, 2019    Second Sunday of Easter  Acts 5:27-32;  Psalm 118:14-29;  Revelation 1:4-8;  John 20:19-31.

Games Church!

“Games Church” is a regular fun-filled Sunday evening event, held downstairs in Calvin Hall.
Doors open at 5:15, with Potluck at 5:30, followed by a family-friendly ecumenical church service. And then ...let the games begin!
“Boardgame Cafe” style (lots of games will be provided, or bring your own)
There is no admission for this event, but please bring a potluck dish to share. ALL ARE WELCOME!
For more information, please contact Rev. Shawn at 481 5654 or email: greenpriest@hotmail.ca

ON A “MUSICAL” NOTE
Jubilation Handbell Ringers practices are on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Practises for the Senior are on Thursdays @ 7:30 PM.
If you would like to sing with us,
Join Us!
COME RING AND/OR SING WITH US!


CHILDREN'S AREA
A table with books, pictures to color or draw your own, and crayons are at the back of the Sanctuary for children to use if they wish.


EVENTS and HAPPENINGS
  1. FRIDAY, April 19, 2019  GOOD FRIDAY  11:00 am   Battleford United Church  No Service At Third Avenue  ALL ARE WELCOME!

  2. SUNDAY, April 21, 2019  10:30 am  EASTER SUNDAY   No Sunday School  ALL ARE WELCOME!

  3. EASTER SUNDAY, April 21, 2019  11:30AM - 1:00PM   SUNDAY BRUNCH  ALL ARE WELCOME!

  4. SUNDAY, April 21, 2019  GAMES CHURCH;  Doors open at 5:15, with Potluck at 5:30, followed by a family-friendly ecumenical church service. And then ...let the games begin!

  5. TUESDAY, April 23, 2019  HANDBELL PRACTICE  7:00 pm

  6. YOUTH ACTIVITY CLUB (YAC)  7:00 pm  Logie Hall Gym  END OF SEASON; WILL RESUME IN OCTOBER

  7. WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2019  10:00am   NO BIBLE STUDY (Resumes May 1)

  8. THURSDAY, April 25, 2019  SENIOR CHOIR  7:00pm   COME.  SING WITH US!

  9. TUESDAY, April 30, 2019  7:00 - 9:00  OFFICIAL BOARD MEETING  Board Room

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF UPCOMING EVENTS AT THIRD AVENUE UNITED CHURCH, SEE THE “HAPPENINGS” TAB ON THE CHURCH WEBSITE.