Welcoming – Pastor Ross
Prelude – Trumpet Tune and Air ‐ Purcell
It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you. ~Tyler Perry
Call to Worship – Pastor Linda
Opening Hymn – Easter People, Raise Your Voices – #304
Prayer Concerns ‐ Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda
Prayer Song – Surely the Presence of the Lord – #328
Pastoral Prayer ‐ Lords Prayer – Pastor Linda
Special Music – Becouse He Lives ‐ Gather – Tamara Anaya
Scripture – John 20:19‐23 – Barb Littlejohn
Offering – Pastor Ross
Hymn of Preparation – Come Thou Fount – #400
Message – Forgiveness ‐ Keith Adkins
Closing Hymn – The Day of Resurrection – #303
Benediction & Response
Postlude – Fanfare Postlude on “St. Kevin”
John 20:19-23 – New Revised Standard Version
19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors were locked where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”
20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
Jesus gives the disciples his peace and the gift of the Holy Spirit. He commissions them to share forgiveness with the world. How forgiveness can reboot our relationships and our lives.
Let us know what you would like to sing in Worship this summer!