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                             South Vernon United Methodist Church

142 Columbus Rd            April 11, 2021                    Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Pre-Service Worship

 

Invocation:

 

Offertory

Doxology

 

Hymn:                 Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus                                 Pg.  462

 

Call to worship:

L: Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

C: Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.

L: And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

C: We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance,

L:  And perseverance produces character,

C:  And character produces hope.

L:  Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.

C:   At just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

L:  Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man,

C:  Though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.

L:  But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:

C:   While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us..

L:  We rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ

All:  Thanks be to God!  Through Christ we have now received reconciliation.

 

Scripture Text:                                                                      John 20:19-31

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

 

So send I you by grace made strong to triumph

O’er hosts of hell, o’er darkness, death, and sin,

My name to bear and in that name to conquer

So send I you, My victory to win.

 

So send I you, to take to souls in bondage

The Word of truth that sets the captive free,

To break the bonds of sin,

To loose death’s fetters

So send I you, to bring the lost to Me.

 

So send I you, My strength to know in weakness,

My joy in grief, My perfect peace in pain,

To prove My pow’r, My grace, My promised presence

So send I you, eternal fruit to gain.

 

22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

 

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Fill me with life anew,

That I may love what thou dost love,

And do what thou wouldst do

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God

Until my heart is pure,

Until with thee I will one will,

To do and to endure.

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God

Till I am wholly thine,

Till all this earthly part of me

Glows with thy fire divine.

 

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”  But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”   Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

 

I care not today what the morrow may bring,

If shadow or sunshine or rain,

The Lord, I know, ruleth o’er everything,

And all of my worry is vain

Living by faith, in Jesus above;

Trusting confiding in His great love;

Safe from all harm in His sheltering arm,

I’m living by faith and feel no alarm.

 

I know that He safely will carry me thro’

No matter what evils betide.

Why should I then care, tho’ the tempest may blow,

If Jesus walks close to my side?

Living by faith, in Jesus above;

Trusting confiding in His great love;

Safe from all harm in His sheltering arm,

I’m living by faith and feel no alarm.

 

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

 

 

I know not why God’s wondrous grace

To me He hath made known,

Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love

Redeemed me for His own.

But I know whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that He is able

To keep that which I’ve committed

Unto Him against that day.

 

I know not how this saving grace

To me He did impart,

Nor how believing in His Word

Wro’t peace within my heart,

But I know whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that He is able

To keep that which I’ve committed

Unto Him against that day.

 

I know not how the Spirit moves,

Convincing men of sin,

Revealing Jesus thro’ the Word,

Creating faith in Him.

But I know whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that He is able

To keep that which I’ve committed

Unto Him against that day.

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Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

 

Sermon:          Peace - Towards Forgiveness - Towards Faith          Rev. Dr. Carolyn Greene

 

Closing Chorus:                                How Firm a Foundation                         Pg.  529

Benediction                                       

Closing Hymn                                          Til We Meet Again                               Pg. 672

 

God be with you till we meet again;

By His counsels guide, uphold you;

With His sheep securely fold you.

God be with you till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet,

Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

Till we meet, till we meet,

God be with you till we meet again.

 Announcements:

·         Tithe & offerings can be sent to the financial secretary at SVUMC, 10 Highmeadow., Mt Vernon, OH      43050

·         The United Methodist Women’s Group will meet this week, Thursday, April 15th at 6pm.

          The Mowing sign up sheet will be in the Vestibule - Please sign up to help

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                                                       Rev. Dr. Carolyn Greene  740-974-4285