Sunday Schedule

8:30 AM: Indoor Worship/Livestream Worship (watch directly from our website

9:45 AM: Children's Sunday School at the Pavilion; Youth Sunday School at the Outdoor Benches; Sunday School Zoom classes for Youth and Adults.

11:00 AM: Indoor Worship
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We have Indoor Worship in the Sanctuary at both 8:30 and 11 AM. We will continue to livestream the 8:30 AM service. Following COVID protocol, we will seat 46 family groups per service. Sign up here or call Sara Chang at 615.794.5114 ext 203. Deadline to RSVP is the Thursday night prior to that particular Sunday.
Order of Worship
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Youth Sunday

Chiming of the Hour

Pouring of the Water

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude: "Chant de Paix (Song of Peace)", Jean Langlais

Call to Worship:
The Lord is risen! Alleluia!
      Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!
Praise the Lord.
      The Lord’s name be praised.

Opening Hymn 246: "Christ Is Alive"
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing. 
The cross stands empty to the sky.
Let streets and homes with praises ring.
Love, drowned in death, shall never die.

Christ is alive! No longer bound
to distant years in Palestine,
but saving, healing, here and now,
and touching every place and time.

Women and men, in age and youth,
can feel the Spirit, hear the call,
and find the way, the life, the truth,
revealed in Jesus, freed for all.

Prayer of the Day:
Almighty God,
through your only Son you overcame death
and opened to us the gate of everlasting life.
Grant that we who celebrate our Lord’s resurrection,
may, through the renewing power of your Spirit,
arise from the death of sin to the life of righteousness;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession:
Forgiving God, in raising Jesus from the grave,
you shattered the power of sin and death.
We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear,
bound by the ways that lead to death.
We overlook the poor,
and pass by those who mourn;
we fail to hear the cries of the oppressed,
and we are indifferent to calls for peace.
Forgive us, God of mercy.
Help us to trust your power
to change us and make us new,
that we may know the joy of life abundant
given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hymn of Praise: "Thine is the Glory"
Thine is the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory, thou o’er death has won.
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away;
kept the folded graveclothes where thy body lay.
Thine is the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory, thou o’er death has won.

Time with the Young Church: Children's Bulletin

Prayer for Illumination:
Living God,
With joy we remember the work you have done within us.
Continue that work now, and give us the courage to go out and spread your Word during this season.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36-48 
Sermon: Ellie Jones

Affirmation of Faith: “Apostle’s Creed”
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins;
he resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People:
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer:
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.

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Offertory Music/Dance: Anna Marie Love and Gracie Jones

Prayer of Dedication

Closing Hymn 296: Go in Grace and Make Disciples”
Go in grace and make disciples, baptize in God’s holy name.
Tell of death and resurrection; Easter’s victory now proclaim.
Christ’s commission sends us forth to the nations of the earth.
Go in grace and make disciples, midwives for the world’s rebirth.

Go and follow Christ’s example, not to vanquish, but to heal.
Mend the wounds of sin’s divisions, servant love to all reveal.
Roles and ranks shall be reversed; justice flow for all who thirst,
Go and follow Christ’s example, forge a world of last made first.


Postlude: Toccata on “How Firm a Foundation”, Claude Murphree
Leading in Worship Today:
Lucas Rydlund
Grayce Bechtel
Owen Sower
Emma Sower
Brian Keener
Jack Hoeffler
Ashlyn Moyers
Shea Hollis
Elijah Sower
Avery DeYoung
Ellie Jones
Barrett DeYoung
Grace Hollis
Francie Gottlieb
Anna Marie Love
Gracie Jones
Prayer Requests
For the full list, click here.
Dianne Wood
Alex Brydon's mother, Denise Brydon
Nancy Egbert's friend, Dale Killough
Ruthie Moulton's friends, Kaye Gibbs and family
Barbara and Dale Roos' son, Kevin Roos

Cordelia Jane Evans, born March 29, 2021; daughter of Gracie and Matt Evans; granddaughter of Rick and Cindy Blackburn

Mary Frances Ligon, March 27, 2021

In Memory of:
Anne Eberle, April 21, 2015
Barbara Lee, April 21, 2016
Tom Clarkson, April 22, 1998
The flowers in the Sanctuary are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Grace Eddlemon by Janice Eddlemon.