Anchor of Hope Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 9:30 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Cindy Privette, Pastor
Musicians: Jane Davis, Davy Davis, Cynthia Hurst.
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The Order for Worship of God and Celebration of the Resurrection
Third Sunday of Easter, April 30, 2017
FIFTH SUNDAY
Welcome and Announcements Cindy Privette
Prelude “Galatians 3:20” Davy Davis
Morning Prayer/Lord’s Prayer (debts…debtors)
Call to Worship George Cook
When you feel alone, don’t despair. ..
Christ is here.
When your hope falters, open your ears . . .
God is still speaking words of comfort and love.
When your spirit flags, open your hearts ...
The Spirit is here to guide us home.
Here in this house of worship...
we enter to rejoice, and to come home. Amen.
Hymn #572 - "Blessed Assurance"Celebration Hymnal
Scripture Luke 24: 13 – 35 Karlynn Goforth
Prayer of Confession Cindy Privette
God of Easter hope, it is easy to dismiss your resurrection
miracles in the world we live in.
When we fail to recognize you on the road, speak your enduring
word to us, that our hearts may yearn to know you better.
Help us follow our hearts when we meet you on the road
and invite you to stay with us,
During times of confusion and doubt,
open our eyes so that we can see you,
and then proclaim the miracle of Easter. Amen.
Assurance of Forgiveness
Hymn #563 - "Open My Eyes That I May See"
Offertory Prayer Graham Watson/Edwin Armbrister
Offertory “Loud and Long” Davy Davis
Presentation of Offerings & Doxology (Hymn 591)
*Pass the Peace (Greet neighbor saying, “The peace of Christ be with you”)
Bible Story “The Present” from Genesis 22
Pastoral PrayerCindy Privette
Missionary Speaker Dr. Jeff Jones
Hymn #410 - "Standing on the Promises"
Commission George Cook
As you meet strangers on the road, let mutual love increase.
Born of the imperishable seed of God’s love,
we will grow in grace and power.
As you experience Christ in the smile of another, be assured of the
presence of the Holy One.
Born to grow into oaks of righteousness,
we go forth to reveal the glory of God in our lives. Amen.
Benediction: “Because He Lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He
Lives, all fear is gone. Because I know… he holds the future, and life
is worth the living, just because He lives.”
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Welcome family friends and visitors!
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Today Galena and Anchor of Hope (sister churches)
are meeting together at we do every Fifth Sunday!
Thanks to Anchor of Hope for hosting today’s service
Please plan to stay and enjoy a meal with us!
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Scripture for Bible Study on Tues. 6:00 p.m. at Galena
Acts 2: 42-47 “Signs and Wonders”
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Prayer List: - Family of Eddie Jones, Keith Family,
Dalva Alderman,Elizabeth Russell, Wallace White, Charles Shockley.
Concerns:Ellen Crowgey (accident on horse), Karen Porter (cancer),
Kathy Rogers, Richard Ward, Janie Harmon, Donna Tolley, Karla
Milgrim, Sannie Ziegler,Unspoken Request at Galena
Richard Fielder,Barbara Porter, Ronny Bayse, Dickie Lephew,
Penny Adams, Lynda Cook, Brenna Doane & Natasha Mabe Puckett,
Abingdon Presbytery, Alicia Davidson, Balicia Dunford, the
incarcerated, children, youth, teachers, staff/administrators,
Students taking SOL tests, Noreen/Don traveling.
Ongoing:Bess Clark, Lovelene Hanes, Ralph Bralley,
Kathleen Etter,Pauline Nichols, Shirley Hall, Nancy Davis, Olene
Thompson, Christy Graham, nations, the grieving, homeless, abused,
hungry, refugees, immigrants, caregivers, veterans, soldiers.
Don/Noreen’s Granddaughter,Susie Stuart, Bill Shupe, Barry Carner,
Larry Scott, Linda Chrisley (knee replacement surgery, first of May)
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IMPORTANT DATES AT GALENA!
May 7
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, 2017-Congregational Meeting- Elder election –
Ann Manley, Nancy Graham
May 16, 2017- Mother’s Day – Installation Service of Elders
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Session Meetings – AOH – July 13, Galena – July 20
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Older Adult/Will Emphasis Sunday –May 7
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Max Meadows Fire Department Chicken Dinner Next Sunday!!
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Anchor of Hope and Galena welcomesJeff and Polly Jones,
of Royal Oak Presbyterian Church in Marion!!
Dr. Jones will be speaking this morning about
his mission trip to Uganda with MedReach on
January 28 – Feb. 8, 2017.
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May Birthdays:
Kasey Wyatt, Haley/Hunter Jackson (2), Frances Watson (3),
Anne Hager (7), Cole Barker (16), Bess Clark (18), Kent Shumate
(22), Radar Hardin (23), Bryan Watson (27), Charles Jackson (27