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Bright Sunday,  April 11, 2021

Pastor Steve Poteete-Marshall
Liturgist:  Jake White
Musicians: Sharon Cooper, Julia Wallace & Gere Sibbach

Welcome & Announcements                              Pastor Steve Poteete-Marshall

Hymn                                            “Joyful, Joyful”                               Julia Wallace
by Mervyn Warren

Opening prayer                                                                                        Jake White

Lord Jesus, my Savior, You created the home as a refuge from there world. There we find comfort, support, and understanding. It gives us a glimpse of the unconditional love that You have for each person. Sustain our homes, Lord. Bless them and keep them so that all members of the household may come to know the grace You have given us through Christ, our Lord. In Your almighty name, I pray. Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                         Jake White

Lord’s Prayer                                                      Jake White

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom comes. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Theme of the day                                              Pastor Steve Poteete-Marshall

Scripture Lessons
Psalm 133                                                   Jake White

 How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes.
 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion. For there the LORD ordained his blessing, life forevermore.

John 20: 19-31                                              Jake White

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”
After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”
 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe. “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book.
 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

Music: “Sing Unto the Lord” with “I Will Sing of the Mercies” Sharon Cooper
Arr. by Mark Hayes

Sermon “A Place to Call Home where all are Welcome”
Pastor Steve Poteete-Marshall

Service of Holy Communion                              Pastor Steve Poteete-Marshall

Mission Moment: Preparing for Earth Day Celebration on April 22

Invitation to Offering                                                                                                       Jake White

Prayer of Dedication                                                                               Jake White

Music           “This World is Not My Home”   Gere Sibbach
By Albert Brumley

Benediction/Sending Forth                                 Pastor Steve Poteete-Marshall