Welcome To Worship
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Pre-service Music “My Lord! What a Morning”
We Gather to Worship God
CCLI Song # 5064359; Jon Egan
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Call to Worship
We celebrate the empty tomb!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
We celebrate the good news!
He is risen! He is risen indeed!
We celebrate the resurrection of Christ Jesus!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
“Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks”
Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Give praise to his name.
Jesus is Lord of all the earth.
He is the King of creation.
*Hymn #232 “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”
*Passing of the Peace
As God through Jesus has recognized and forgiven each of us, let us now ourselves recognize and forgive each other by sharing God’s peace with one another. The Peace of Christ is with you!
And also with you.
*Gloria Patri #581
Time with the Children
Special Music “Wake Up to a World of Light” Pote
Copyright © 1983 CHORISTERS GUILD
We Listen for the Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
The Epistle Lesson 1 Corinthians 15:12-26 NT page 176
Gospel Reading Matthew 28:1-10 NT page 33
Meditation “Easter Isn’t Over” John R. Hilley
We Respond to God’s Love
*Affirmation of Faith
Jesus is our living Lord.
Jesus was dead and buried,
but God raised him from the dead.
We are certain that Jesus lives.
He lives as God with us,
touching all of human life with the presence of God.
He lives as one of us with God.
Because he shares our humanity
and has bound us to himself in love,
we have an advocate in the innermost life of God.
We declare that Jesus is Lord.
We maintain that ultimate sovereignty
now belongs to Jesus Christ
in every sphere of life.
Jesus is Lord!
He has been Lord from the beginning.
He will be Lord at the end.
Even now he is Lord.
*Hymn #238 “Thine Is the Glory”
Offertory “I Will Rise”
CLI Song # 5183450
Chris Tomlin | Jesse Reeves | Louie Giglio | Matt Maher
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Invitation to the Lord’s Table
Prayer of Great Thanksgiving
The God of every morning be with you.
And also with you.
People of Easter morning, lift up your hearts!
We lift them to the One who has raised Jesus from the grave.
People of Easter's joy, give thanks to the One who raises us to new life.
We sing our Alleluias to the God of everlasting love.
Therefore, we join our voices this morning
with those who stood at the empty tomb,
as well as those of every time and place,
singing our Easter joy to you:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Sharing of the Bread and Cup
Prayer After Communion
You are invited to partake of the cup as it is served to you.
We Go from Here to Serve
*Hymn #826 “Lift High the Cross”
*Please stand if you are able.
To Our Members and Guests: please sign our friendship pad.
For those of you with young children, please check out the shelf of children's Bibles located on the shelves in the Sanctuary. There are several different age-appropriate versions available for their use during the service. Please re-shelve them before you leave the building.
Children’s Worship: There will not be any Children's Worship upstairs today. Instead, the children will be provided with activities that they can do at their seats. If you have preschool- aged children who would not be comfortable in this setting, parents may elect to take them to the nursery after the Time With Children.
Worship Notes: This morning, Communion will be passed at your seats. The congregation will receive baskets of bread first and trays of juice. The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is not just for Presbyterians or “members of the church.” All who confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are invited to partake of the Lord’s Supper. Even one who doubts or whose trust is wavering may receive the bread and grape juice (in place of wine) in order to be assured of God’s love and grace in Jesus Christ.
Welcome to East Brentwood
To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you.
To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the Calendar of Events for dates and times.
Ready to connect more deeply? On Sunday, April 23rd at 9:00 a.m., meet with Pastor Hilley in his office to discuss becoming a member. On the following Sunday, April 30th, the Session will be receiving individuals into membership at 9:40 in the Pastor’s office. If you have any questions, contact Aaron Renton at 810-599-1416 or John Hilley at 615-370-4227.
Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.
East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.
Volunteers Needed! We are in need of leaders and helpers for our children's ministry for April through the summer/fall. If you are interested in leading or walking alongside our children as they learn the stories of scripture during one of these months or on an ongoing basis, please contact Regina Girten or Elizabeth Johnson for more information.
Our senior EBPC church members are meeting at the Loveless Cafe on Wednesday, April 26th at 11 am for a lunch of the famous Loveless biscuits and good home cookin' with lots of good conversation. All are invited! Please meet at the church at 11 a.m., then we will head to Loveless together. Questions? Contact Karen Haberer at (615) 790-9290. Come join the fun!
We are collecting food again for the College Grove Food Pantry! Our bins are in the Gathering Place until April 26th. We will deliver the food and help with distribution on Saturday, April 29. Anyone wishing to take part in that day, please contact Martha Wolfe at (615) 373-5979 or Mary Ellen Hofstetter at (615) 812-9867. It is a morning of great fun and rich rewards. We hope you will join us! Some specific needs are canned chicken, meats, and fish, soups, cereals, staple items such as flour, sugar, meal; canned fruits and vegetables, packaged dessert mixes, cleaning supplies and paper goods.
Mark your calendars for our next adult fellowship and fun evening at the Morrows on April 22 from 6:30-9 p.m. Erin and Louis will be hosting a grilling potluck and will furnish the BBQ meat (pulled pork and chicken) and beverages (inc. wine & beer.) We ask that everyone bring a side dish to share. The Morrows live at 9444 Norwood Dr. in Brentwood. We hope you will join us for this fun evening!
Mark your calendar for our next "Nate & Friends" concert at EBPC on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. This time, Nate will be joined by Grammy-nominated fiddler Matt Combs, who is a former member of the Grand Ole Opry, to perform a concert of songs, film scores, fiddle tunes, Bach, and a 'sneak peek' of "Appalachian Rhapsody," a new composition for fiddle, piano and full orchestra written in collaboration between Matt and Nate.
Congregational Care: We want to assist with needs that may arise, either anticipated or unexpected, among the people in our church family. Examples of supports include: assistance with transportation and home delivered meals following medical procedures, transportation to church for Sunday services, prayer requests, funeral support and in-home communion. If you have these or other needs, please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com or 615 472-1502.
EBPC will be hosting an important community-wide forum sponsored by the Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services this May about how faith-based organizations can support their members who are struggling with addiction and recovery. If you want to learn more about addiction and resources available in the area, please come to this event on May 2nd from 6-8 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, go to our website or click here.
LUKE 14:12 is an organization that provides meals to those who are homeless in downtown Nashville. EBPC serves lunch for Luke 14:12 on the third Tuesday of every month. We meet at 11:30 in the dining room of the Room In The Inn campus (705 Drexel St., off 8th Ave.) and are finished up by 1:00. Transportation from the church is available. We leave at 11:00 a.m. We are in need of a few new friends to add to our volunteer list. If you are interested, we would love to have you join us! Our next opportunity to serve is THIS Tuesday, April 18th. For more information about participating in Luke 14:12 with EBPC or to be added to the volunteer list, contact Ann Ketch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 440-6124. To learn more about Luke 14:12 go to: http://www.luke1412.org/.
Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance
Sunday, April 16—EASTER
9:00 a.m. Easter Festivities
10:00 a.m. Worship
4:00 p.m. PYG for High School Youth/Confirmation Class
Tuesday, April 18
11:00 a.m. Luke 14:12
Wednesday, April 19
9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
6:00 p.m. Adult Learning Circle
6:00 p.m. Kids’ Music & Drama Club
6:08 p.m. 608 for Middle School Youth
6:30 p.m. Choir Practice
7:30 p.m. Praise Team
Sunday, April 23
9:00 a.m. Adult Education
10:00 a.m. Worship
10:00 a.m. Upwards
4:00 p.m. PYG for High School Youth
5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class
Praise and Prayers
† Prayers for Mary Weisz who is in hospice care and for Marcie and Bob Gilchrist.
† Prayers for healing and strength for Ron Rein in light of a recent cancer diagnosis.
† Prayers for Bill and Ruth Miller who are temporarily in Louisville, Kentucky and would be happy to receive mail at Presbyterian Homes of Kentucky, 2116 Buechel Bank Road, #102, Louisville, KY 40218.
† Prayers for the family and friends of Cindy Blanton as they grieve her passing.
† Prayers for the health of the churches in the Peten Provence of Guatemala who our mission team met on their recent trip.
† Prayers of healing for Ric Brown (friend of the Beattys) as he recovers from an illness and car accident.
† Prayers for Brent Byers and his family.
† Prayers for our nation and its leaders.
† Prayers of healing for Carrie Jane Hopkins.
† Prayers for those facing addictions, either their own or those of family members and loved ones.
† Prayers for Marisa Miller and her family with the losses and health challenges they have had.
† Prayers for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod and for mission coworkers Charles and Melissa Johnson who are working in Lusaka.
If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Richard Strecker, Congregational Care moderator by e-mail: email@example.com or phone 615.472.1502.
Easter lilies benefitting the Presbyterian Women missions locally and worldwide have been made in memory and in honor of family, friends, and loved ones and in honor of God.
Yarnell & Liz Beatty In Memory of Alex Beatty
In Memory of Patsy & Guy Beatty
In Honor of Virginia & Frank Galloway
Laura & Andrew Coulam In Memory of Craig M. Coulam
Andy, Martha, Caroline, & Annie Dinges In Memory of Ron Dinges
Roland and Cathy Gilbert In Honor of the great grand baby
due any day to Jeff & Cassidy Hurt
Marcie & Bob Gilchrist In Memory of Robert Weisz
In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. C.D. Gilchrist
Doug, Robin, Graham, & Caroline Hausken
In Memory of Kenneth Carlson
In Memory of Charles Edward Smith
John & Kira Hilley In Memory of David Hilley
In Memory of Ralph Ernest Strouf
Carol Huffman In Memory of Carl & Freda Martin
In Memory of Bill & Gwen Martin
Jeannie & Rick Lausten In Memory of Andy Lausten
In Honor of Katie and Jess Lessard
Kelly, Mark, Matt, & Jeremy McConnell In Memory of Doris Ryan
Judy Moser In Memory of Bob Moser
In Honor of Isabelle Moser
In Honor of McCall Van Rensselaer
In Honor of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
Steve, Amy, Landen, Rilynn Roadman
In Honor of Nancy Schowalter
In Honor of Paul Roadman
Mary Ann Schellhardt In Memory of Dick Schellhardt
Peggy Stout In Memory of Bob & Carolyn Rosenkrans
Easter Lilies may be taken home after the Easter worship service.
Participants in Today’s Service
Pastor John Hilley
Liturgists: Clyde Russell, Liz Beatty
Acolyte: Reid Johnson
Director of Music & Accompanist: Nate Strasser
Guest Vocalist: Briana Tyson
Percussionist: Joe Ennis
Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist: Dave Shupe
Bass Guitarist: Louis Morrow
Electric Guitarist: Steve Bell
Vocalists: Liz Beatty, Marcie Gilchrist, Peggy Rein, Peggy Stout, Briana Tyson, Kristine Vasilevskis
Bob Gilchrist, Anthony Hall, Jeffrey Rein, Ed Vasilevskis
Barb Davis, Cassandra Donegan, Bob Gilchrist, Marcie Gilchrist, Delaney Gold, Kira Hilley, Carol Huffman, Mary Hughes, Lizzy Hinton, Magdalene Hutchinson, Ruth Pennington, Peggy Rein, Dave Shupe, Michael Spencer, Peggy Stout, Hillary Talken, Kristine Vasilevskis, Larry Wilson