The YPPC Nursery will be open during worship beginning Sunday, April 25th.  All workers and volunteers will be vaccinated and wearing masks.

Rev. Mary Robinson, Interim Minister
Sermon, April 18, 2021:    “We are Resurrection Community” 

Worship Service, April 18, 2021


Order of Service

3rd Sunday of Easter

 

CHIMING OF THE HOUR

ANNOUNCEMENTS

*CALL TO WORSHIP:

One: When we are confused
ALL: Lord, grant us your peace.
One: When we are afraid
ALL: Lord, grant us your peace.
One: When we grieve
ALL:  Lord, grant us your peace.  O God, meet us in this Sanctuary and grant us your peace!

 *OPENING PRAYER

MUSIC:  Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

CALL TO CONFESSION

 PRAYER OF CONFESSION (First silently, then corporately)

Wondrous God, we confess that at times our doubts and fears override our hope and faith. Forgive us when we lose sight of the joy of Your love and instead fall into despair and gloom. Lift up our spirits, Lord, and help us to remember the promise of new life here and now, not just the hope of resurrection for the future. We give thanks for Your Son, Jesus the Christ, who continues to offer us new life, who continues to turn us around and upside down, who continues to break down the walls of death in our own life. Forgive us, restore us and renew us. In the name of our risen Savior, Jesus the Christ, we pray. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 CHILDREN’S SERMON

 SPECIAL MUSIC:  Sinfonia

OLD TESTAMENT READING:     Psalm 4

1 Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress;
    
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people turn my glory into shame?

    How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.

Tremble and[d] do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord.

Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us.
Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON:     Luke 24:36b-48

 Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence. 44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

THE WORD OF THE LORD:  Thanks be to God.

 PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

 SERMON:    “We are Resurrection Community”

 MUSIC: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

 PASTORAL PRAYER/LORD’S PRAYER

 MUSIC: The Strife Is O’er

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (IN UNISON)

We are not alone, we live in God’s world.  We believe in God:  who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit.  We trust in God.  We are called to be the Church:  to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen our judge and our hope. In life, in death in life beyond death, God is with us.  We are not alone.  THANKS BE TO GOD.

 *CHARGE AND BENEDICTION



FROM THE SESSION

·        The Session voted to resume in-person worship on March 28th and will be continuing to follow the safety guidelines that were in place in the Fall (see guidelines on the Worship Page of this website).  The service will be recorded and made available online by 1:00 each Sunday.

·        The Session Voted to allow in person gatherings within YPPC, (Dot Wall Quilters, Bible Study, Boy Scouts, etc) provided masks are worn and social distancing is practiced.



FROM THE PASTOR, April 2021
Greetings in the name of Christ dear friends:
Holy Week 2021 is almost here. Last year this time we were all quite
focused on COVID-19 and the shutdown of the world for weeks and
months and now a year! Easter 2021 is almost here. Are you ready
to celebrate – hopefully with family/friends around the Easter
dinner table?
Your church has been planning for Holy Week for a couple of
months now and you will have the opportunity to see and
experience what they have planned beginning this Sunday, Palm
Sunday, March 28th. Set up in the church Fellowship Hall will be the
Stations of the Cross for you to explore at your own pace.
Fellowship Hall will be open during office hours Monday-Friday 9-
2:30. Please wear your mask and observe social distancing while
participating.
Some of you may be saying – “Just what is the stations of the
cross?” It is fairly new for us reformed Presbyterians but not new
at all to others. Since the earliest days of the church, Christians have
held holy sites where our Lord lived, ministered, and died in high
esteem. As early as the 4th century churches were built on the hill
of Golgotha and procession between them occurred on certain
days.
Born from those making spiritual journeys to the Holy Land, the
Stations of the Cross is a way to make that journey locally. There
are 14 stations in all and you may spend as little or as much time as
you would like at each station reflecting on what is depicted. This
is a powerful way to contemplate and enter into the mystery of
Jesus’ gift of himself to us. I pray you will visit and feel the love of
Christ through this experience.
HAPPY EASTER!
Pastor Mary

The Clerk of Session message is on the Monthly News & Updates page of this Website


Methods of Giving
By Mail:
You can mail your checks directly to the Pledge Secretary (Preferred) or directly to the church.

Through your bank:
If you have online banking, you can make Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church
the Payee and a check will be sent to the church. Contact your bank for more
information.

Online giving:
YPPC now has a new option for giving.  We have been piloting an online giving
program powered by the Presbyterian Foundation for the last several months. 
The process is as simple as installing the Giveplus+ app, selecting the church,
and then entering your information.  You can donate to YPPC using a debit or
credit card. It is important to note that there is a 2% fee charged to the church
for using Giveplus+ and they give you the option to absorb that fee.  Contact the
Session Secretary if you have questions.
































       


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