Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church


Sunday, April 8, 2018

10:00 a.m.


Youth Service


2nd Sunday of Easter



Sunday, April 8, 2018


The congregation is asked to use the time of the pre-service music as a period of silent prayer and preparation.


We Gather to Worship God


   Welcome & Announcements


   Prelude          “God of Wonders”

CCLI Song # 3118757

Marc Byrd | Steve Hindalong

© 2000 Never Say Never Songs (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)

New Spring (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)

Meaux Mercy (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Storm Boy Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

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*Call to Worship

As the sun rises in the morning

As the cool breeze ushers in the evening

As the heat of the noonday sun spreads across the land:

God is present with us.

Let us worship God.


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn #240 “Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks”


Prayer of Confession

God, you are good and upright, and you instruct us in your ways,

Show us how to break down the barriers separating us from each other,

Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.

Forgive us for the times we have abandoned the poor,

the disabled, and the homeless,

Teach us to live by the law of love in unity, peace, and harmony.

Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.

Forgive us for the ways we exclude people of different race, culture, or gender,

Guide us that we may come to mutual understanding and care.

Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.

Draw us into your community to embrace those

with whom we need to be reconciled,

Grant that all who seek to heal divisions between peoples may have hope.

Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.

Show us your ways, O Lord,

Teach us your paths and guide us towards your truth.

Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.


Time for Silent Reflection


Response “Trisagion” Ortega

Holy God. Holy and mighty.

Holy Immortal One, Have mercy, have mercy on us.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.


Passing of the Peace

The peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you.


Gloria Patri #581

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen.


Special Music “Waiting for My Time to Come” Colony House


Time with the Children


We Listen for God’s Word


Prayer for Illumination


The Gospel Lesson John 21:1-14 NT page 115

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Meditation “Life is Awe-mazing Tess Henderson

& Wonder-ful” & Kelly McConnell


Time of Reflection


Prayers of the People—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 sins, as

we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into

temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


We Respond to the Word


*Hymn #721 “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore” Vs. 1, 4




Offertory “Indescribable”

CCLI Song # 4403076

Jesse Reeves | Laura Story

© 2004 Laura Stories (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

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*Prayer of Thanksgiving & Dedication


We Go from Here & Serve


*Hymn #726 “Will You Come and Follow Me” Vs. 1,2,5


*Parting Words







*Please stand if you are able.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Youth Director: Kelly McConnell; Musicians: the Youth Band; Elder of the Day: Liz Beatty; Liturgists: Will Morrow, Owen Coulam, Dara Kurbegov, Kevin McGuire, Grady Vasileveskis, Faith Glover, Katherine McGuire, Jeremy McConnell, Tess Henderson, Jake Henderson, Tyler Bell.


This Week is Youth Sunday: All children will remain in worship. The nursery will be available for our youngest friends.


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. Be sure to complete a yellow contact card if you wish to receive future communications from EBPC.


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.


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.



SAVE THE DATE: EBPC goes to the Well on Saturday, April 28th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The Well is a coffee house on Old Hickory Boulevard, east of Target. Everyone is welcome! Nate will be performing with some guest musicians.


Men! We heard you! Mark your calendars for a chance to get together. It won’t be over some tired dinner and a speaker but kicking around a bonfire on Friday, April 20th at Larry Wilson's place at 2195 N. Berry’s Chapel Rd. Franklin, TN 37069. The fire will be roaring by 6:30 and good conversation around the fire will follow. Bring your own camp chair and refreshments to add to what we will have on hand. Contact Brian Telford for more information at telford451@gmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE: UPWARDS Canvas Painting! On Sunday, April 15, all Upwards kiddos will be painting canvases that incorporate one of their favorite Christian symbols. One of our goals this year is for our upper elementary kids to start telling their own faith story as they grow into creative thinkers and doers of Christ! Upwards will start at 10am on the 15th so that we all have time to finish our paintings! Please make plans to join us for this special Upwards tradition. Parents are invited to view our gallery of artwork at the end of worship on the 15th.


EBPC Preschool Begins Strategic Planning Process: During 2018, a group of EBPC church members and Preschool staff will be engaged in Strategic Planning for the EBPC Preschool. After 19 great years of serving children and families in our community, it is a good time to envision our future and build on our strengths. This process will take several months and includes visioning for 2023, Input Sessions with staff, members, and other friends of the Preschool, and the creation of initiatives to maintain an already well-respected program in our community. Please feel free to reach out to any member of our working group—Sheri Vosel (svosel@ebpctn.org), Rev. John Hilley (jhilley@ebpctn.org); Elizabeth Johnson (ebpc.preschool.chapel@gmail.com); and Lavona Russell (lavona.russell@gmail.com)—with your questions or input to this process.


Helped Needed at our Partner School! Glenview Elementary seeks proctors for the upcoming state assessments on the mornings of April 17-19 and 24-26. You will be an extra set of eyes in the classroom and will get to chat with students during breaks! If you are available one (or more!) morning to help, please email Katherine Booker at katherine.booker@mnps.org. Thank you!


As part of our year of "Getting Connected; Staying Connected" theme, periodically we will hold "Coffee and Chat" gatherings on Sunday mornings before worship. If you have been visiting with the church and would like the opportunity to learn more about EBPC, Pastor John and Liz Beatty would love for you to join them for conversation and refreshments on Sunday, April 8th AND 15th from 9:00-9:45 a.m. If you would like to formally join EBPC, members of our Session will be available on the 15th to receive your request and act upon your desire to publicly profess your commitment to becoming a church member. If you have any questions or would like to join the church but are unable to attend this event, please contact John (jhilley@ebpctn.org) or Liz (aybeatty@comcast.net). 


NaCoMe Christian Camp | Family Camp: Formerly known as You & Me Camp, Family Camp is perfect for first-time campers or for families looking to grow closer. It is for families with pre-K to 5th graders. It is from June 29th-July 1st. Want to come just as parent and child? Great! Grandparent and grandchild? Join us! Family of 6? We’d love to have you! Any size or combination of family is welcome to this intergenerational camp. Most activities are designed for the youth and adult campers to enjoy together, although there are times where adults will participate in separate Bible study and activity times. Family Camp encourages independence and allows campers to engage in a positive environment while gaining the experience and familiarity to come back to camp on their own, all while deepening your family’s faith as a unit. For more information go to www.nacome.org.

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, April 8—Youth Service

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

9:15 a.m. Kids’ Music & Drama Club

10:00 a.m. Worship led by our Junior & Senior High Youth

3:00 p.m. Yoga

6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous

Wednesday, April 11

9:45 a.m. Staff Meeting

No Wednesday evening musical practices because Nate is in West Virginia performing his orchestral composition, Appalachian Rhapsody

Sunday, April 15

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

9:15 a.m. Kids’ Music & Drama Club

10:00 a.m. Worship

3:00 p.m. Yoga

4:00 p.m. PYG for High School Youth

6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous


Praise & Prayer Requests

† Prayers for John Jeter, father of Pam Hunter, who has intestinal cancer and had surgery last week.

† Prayers for Judy Moser as she continues to recover in Virginia from a recent illness.

† Prayers for our partner churches in the Petén, Guatemala and for the work of The Rev. Philip Beisswenger, our Presbyterian Mission Worker.

† Praise God for the birth of Sheri & Jeff Vosel’s first grandchild!


If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Kristine Vasilevskis at team5v@att.net or (615) 403-5713.