2002-04-21 — The Message That Turns The World Upside Down!

Easter 3:
Date: April 21, 2002

Theme: The Message That Turns The World Upside Down!

– John 20:19-23

– Ude, John

The Order of Worship:

Liturgy:


HYMN 210

THE LITURGY (Congregation responds with bold print)

In the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Ghost, O Lord, open Thou my lips.

And my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.

Make haste, O God, to deliver me.

Make haste to help me, O LORD.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, forevermore. Amen. Hallelujah!

Oh, come, let us worship the Lord:

For He is our Maker.

THE LITURGICAL SONG: Psalm 118 interspersed with Hymn 463

Psalm 118: 1-4 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let Israel now say, “His mercy endures forever. ” Let the house of Aaron now say, “His mercy endures forever. ” Let those who fear the Lord now say, “His mercy endures forever. ”

1. For all the saints who from their labors rest,

Who Thee by faith before the world confess,

Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest, Alleluia! Alleluia!

5-7 I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.

2. Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress, and their Might;

Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;

Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light. Alleluia! Alleluia!

8-12 It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in princes. All nations surrounded me, But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. They surrounded me, Yes, they surrounded me; But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. They surrounded me like bees; They were quenched like a fire of thorns; For in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

3. Oh, may Thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold,

Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old

And win with them the victor’s crown of gold. Alleluia! Alleluia!

13-16 You pushed me violently, that I might fall, But the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly. The right hand of the Lord is exalted; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.

4. O blest communion, fellowship divine,

We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;

Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine. Alleluia! Alleluia!

17-20 I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord. The Lord has chastened me severely, But He has not given me over to death. Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, And I will praise the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord, Through which the righteous shall enter.

5. And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,

Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,

And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong. Alleluia! Alleluia!

21-23 I will praise You, For You have answered me, And have become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. 23 This was the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. 24 This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

6. But, lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day;

The saints triumphant rise in bright array;

The King of Glory passes on His way. Alleluia! Alleluia!

25-28 Save now, I pray, O Lord; O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We have blessed you from the house of the Lord. God is the Lord, And He has given us light; Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar. You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You. 29 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
7. From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia! Alleluia!
Scripture Lesson: John 16:16-23 O LORD, we are sinful but O Lord have mercy upon us.
O Lord, we deserve Your wrath but O Lord have mercy upon us.
Thanks be to Thee, O LORD! The Apostles’ Creed
8. The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon, to faithful warriors cometh rest.
Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest. Alleluia! Alleluia!
THE SERMON John 20:19-23
THE MESSAGE THAT TURNS THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN!
HYMN 208 4-8 THE OFFERINGS THE PRAYERS
Lord, have mercy upon us, Christ, have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy upon us,
The LORD’s Prayer The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
The collect for grace: O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who has safely brought us to the beginning of this day, defend us in the same with Your mighty power and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger, but that all our doing, being ordered by Your governance, may be righteous in Your sight; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God forevermore. (Organ) Amen
Bless we the Lord. Thanks be to God. The Benediction Amen.
HYMN 208 9,10