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Third Sunday of Easter

April 18, 2021

Instructions for Worship

– In love for our neighbors, we encourage social distancing.
– In the spirit of 1 Corinthians 8, please wear a mask while in the sanctuary.

Musical Prelude

Welcome

– The Congregation is invited to stand

Opening Hymn – Praise To The Lord The Almighty

Praise to the Lord the Almighty
The King of creation
O my soul praise Him
For He is thy health and salvation
All ye who hear now to His temple draw near
Praise Him in glad adoration

Praise to the Lord Who over all things
So wondrously reigneth
Shelters thee under His wings
Yea so gently sustaineth
Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been
Granted in what He ordaineth

Praise to the Lord Who doth prosper
Thy work and defend thee
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do
If with His love He befriend thee

CCLI Song # 43073 Catherine Winkworth | Joachim Neander © Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain CCLI License # 2880208

The Acclamation

Officiant: Alleluia! Christ is risen!
People: The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

The Collect for Purity

– The Celebrant and the People pray together

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Summary of the Law

– The Celebrant continues

Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ says:

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.   Matthew 22:37-40

The Kyrie

Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us.
People: Christ, have mercy upon us.
Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us.

Song of Praise – Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy my righteousness and freedom
My steadfast love my deep and boundless peace
To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine I can sing all is mine
Yet not I but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side the Saviour he will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need his power is displayed

To this I hold my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley he will lead
Oh the night has been won and I shall overcome
Yet not I but through Christ in me

No fate I dread I know I am forgiven
The future sure the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And he was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released I can sing I am free
Yet not I but through Christ in me
With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For he has said that he will bring me home
And day by day I know he will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to him
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me
Yet not I but through Christ in me

7121852 Jonny Robinson | Michael Farren | Rich Thompson © 2018 CityAlight Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook)) Farren Love And War Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook)) Integrity’s Alleluia! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook)) CCLI License # 2880208

The Collect of the Day


Officiant: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Officiant: Let us pray.

– The Celebrant offers the Collect of the Day

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may, by your life-giving Spirit, be delivered from sin and raised from death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

– The congregation may be seated
– Children age 5 thru 5th grade are invited to attend “Splash Kids” upstairs in our children’s room. They will return at the announcements.

The Lessons

A Reading from Micah 4:1-5

It shall come to pass in the latter days
    that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
    and it shall be lifted up above the hills;
and peoples shall flow to it,
    and many nations shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
    and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
    and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between many peoples,
    and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
    and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
    neither shall they learn war anymore;
but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree,
    and no one shall make them afraid,
    for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
For all the peoples walk
    each in the name of its god,
but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God
    forever and ever.

Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

– All Stand

Gospel Lesson from Luke 24:36-49

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them.

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

Reader: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you Lord Christ.

– The Congregation may be seated

The Sermon – The Rev. David Ball


– All Stand

New Member Welcome


Alex Vandiver, Kay Hendricks, Monty Manley, Susan & Mike Parsons

Presenter: I present these men and these women who are baptized members of the Body of Christ and we welcome them to our community as they undertake the process of growing in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and proclaiming His gospel in the world.

Celebrant: Do you desire to join with us as we seek together to live into the Great Commission of Jesus Christ by seeking out those who are disconnected to the love of God in Jesus Christ?

Candidates: I do.

Celebrant: Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of darkness that rebel against God?

Candidates: I renounce them.

Celebrant: Do you renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God?

Candidates: I renounce them.

Celebrant: Do you renounce all sinful desires that draw you from he love of God?

Candidates: I renounce them.

Celebrant: Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Lord and Savior?

Candidates: I do.

Celebrant: Do you put your whole trust in His grace and love?

Candidates: I do.

Celebrant: Do you promise to follow and obey Him as your Lord and Master?

Candidates: I do, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you attend the worship of God regularly with us, to hear God’s word proclaimed and to celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ?

Candidates: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you participate in a life of serving those who are in any kind of need or trouble?

Candidates: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you strive to recognize the gifts that God has given you and to use those gifts to the best of your ability to grow the Kingdom of God here on earth?

Candidates: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will all those who are committed to serving Christ here at Church of Our Savior, support our brother and sisters in Christ who are standing here this morning, as they seek to grow in the knowledge and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ?

People: We will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you also share with them in our ministry to seek and save the lost and will you bear their burdens, and forgive and encourage them?

People: We will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Let us Pray.

Blessed are You, our God and our Maker, for You have formed us in Your image and You have restored us through Your Son Jesus Christ. In baptism we have all been buried with Christ and have risen to new life in Him. We pray that You will grant the power of Your Holy Spirit over these new members as they seek to be Your witnesses here at the beaches, the intracoastal area and wherever they go. We ask that You will strengthen their union and bond with the rest of our community as we seek together to live by Your love and grace and to make Jesus known to those disconnected from You; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with You and the Holy
Spirit now and forever.

People: Amen.

Celebrant: Please welcome our new members into the life of Church of Our Savior.

People: We recognize you as members of the household of God. Confess the faith of Christ crucified, proclaim His resurrection, and share with us in His eternal priesthood.

The Nicene Creed

– Officiant and People together

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, visible and invisible.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through Him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man.  For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried.  On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.  We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Peace

Officiant: The Peace of The Lord be always with you.
People: And with your spirit.

– The Ministers and People may greet one another in the name of the Lord by waving and speaking to one another.

Announcements

Offering

Ways to give on Sunday Morning

  • Give online by visiting church-savior.com/donate
  • Text a donation amount to 904-606-1165
  • Place offering in the basket on the way out of the sanctuary

The Lord’s Supper

(Abbreviated)

The Prayer of Consecration

– The Celebrant begins

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and when we had sinned against you and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent your only Son into the world for our salvation. By the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary he became flesh and dwelt among us. In obedience to your will, he stretched out his arms upon the cross and offered himself once for all, that by his suffering and death we might be saved. By his resurrection he broke the bonds of death, trampling Hell and Satan under his feet. As our great high priest, he ascended to your right hand in glory, that we might come with confidence before the throne of grace.

On the night that he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my Body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.”

Likewise, after supper, Jesus took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink this, all of you; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you, and for many, for the forgiveness of sins: Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.”

Sanctify them (this bread and this wine) by your Word and Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Sanctify us also, that we may worthily receive this holy sacrament, and be made one body with him, so that he may dwell in us and we in him. And bring us with all your saints into the fullness of your heavenly kingdom, where we shall see our Lord face to face.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever.   Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer


– The Celebrant then says

And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray.

– Officiant and 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,
for ever and ever.  Amen.

Celebrant: Alleluia. Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed, once for all upon the Cross.
People: Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

The Ministration of Communion

– Facing the People, the Celebrant may say the following invitation

The gifts of God for the people of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

– The Celebrant will receive the Lord’s Supper on behalf of those who are unable to receive themselves at this time

– The Lord’s Supper will be distributed as congregants come forward by row.

     – Please wait until the usher releases your row.
     – Maintain household social distancing
     – Take down mask to receive Communion and put right mask back.

Communion Songs – Speak To My Heart

Speak to my heart Lord Jesus
Speak that my soul may hear
Speak to my heart Lord Jesus
Calm every doubt and fear

Speak to my heart
Oh speak to my heart
Speak to my heart I pray
Yielded and still seeking Thy will
Oh speak to my heart today

Speak to my heart Lord Jesus
Purge me from every sin
Speak to my heart Lord Jesus
Help me the lost to win

Speak to my heart
Oh speak to my heart
Speak to my heart I pray
Yielded and still seeking Thy will
Oh speak to my heart today

Speak to my heart Lord Jesus
It is no longer mine
Speak to my heart Lord Jesus
I would be wholly Thine

Speak to my heart
Oh speak to my heart
Speak to my heart I pray
Yielded and still seeking Thy will
Oh speak to my heart today

CCLI Song # 82773 B. B. McKinney © 1927. Renewed 1955 Broadman Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) CCLI License # 2880208

Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross

Jesus keep me near the cross
There a precious fountain
Free to all a healing stream
Flows from Calv’ry’s mountain

In the cross in the cross
Be my glory ever
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river

Near the cross a trembling soul
Love and mercy found me
There the Bright and Morning Star
Sheds its beams around me

In the cross in the cross
Be my glory ever
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river

Near the cross O Lamb of God
Bring its scenes before me
Help me walk from day to day
With its shadows o’er me

In the cross in the cross
Be my glory ever
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river

Near the cross I’ll watch and wait
Hoping trusting ever
Till I reach the golden strand
Just beyond the river

In the cross in the cross
Be my glory ever
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river

CCLI Song # 36736 Fanny Jane Crosby | William Howard Doane © Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain CCLI License # 2880208

The Post Communion Prayer

– After Communion, the Celebrant says

Let us pray.

– Celebrant and People together say the following

Heavenly Father,
we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food
of the most precious body and blood
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
and for assuring us in these holy mysteries
that we are living members of the body of your Son,
and heirs of your eternal Kingdom.
And now Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do,
to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.
To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.

The Blessing

-The Bishop when present, or the Priest, gives this or an alternate blessing

The peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.   Amen.

Closing Hymn – Jesus Shall Reign

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
doth his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

To him shall endless prayer be made,
and praises throng to crown his head;
His Name like sweet perfume shall rise
with every morning sacrifice

Let every creature rise and bring
peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen.

Isaac Watts | Lani Smith © Words: Public Domain Music: 2001 The Lorenz Corporation (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) CCLI License # 2880208

Dismissal

Celebrant: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Musical Postlude

Thank You for Visiting Church of Our Savior

We Hope to See You Again Soon!