Dear Veradale Friends and Members,
Veradale United Church of Christ
An Open & Affirming Congregation
Worshiping God in Christ – Welcoming All – Working for Justice & Peace
“No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
April 11, 2021 • 10:30 a.m.
10:20 Gathering and Prelude
10:30am Worship begins
God is good. . . all the time! All the time . . . God is good!
Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light Christ
Hymn: “Seek Ye First” Public Domain
1.Seek ye first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness;
And all these things shall be added unto you. Hallelu, Hallelujah!
2.Ask, and it shall be given unto you; Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Hallelu, Hallelujah!
3. We shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out from the mouth of God. Hallelu, Hallelujah!
Response: Amen, amen, amen
A Time of Offering
An Invitation to Share
We are standing on holy ground and I know that there are angles all around. Let us praise Jesus now. We are standing in his presence on holy ground.
Giver of New Life, we offer these small tokens to your service and dedicate our lives to love of all your creation. Guide us. Strengthen our faith. Increase our hope. May your vision be fulfilled for this your church, our world, and for our lives. Amen.
Listening for God
John 20:19-31 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.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 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.
Message: Don Young
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
Hymn: Old Rugged Cross
4 To that old rugged cross I will ever be true, its shame and reproach gladly bear; then he’ll call me some day to my home far away, where his glory forever I’ll share. [Refrain]
Benediction and Love Round
Love, love, love, love. Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.