WP April 19, 2020

Hawaii Kai United Church of Christ
Worship Order for the Second Sunday of Easter
April 19, 2020
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WELCOME   

CALL TO WORSHIP  (Adapted from Psalm 118: 1, 14, 17, 24 NIV)
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
   his love endures forever.
The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become our salvation.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
   his love endures forever.
We will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
   his love endures forever.
This is the day the LORD has made;
   let us rejoice and be glad in it!

OPENING PRAYER

OPENING HYMN  

Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Words: Transl. from Latin, 14th c.; verse 4 by Charles Wesley. Music by Robert Williams.
Public domain

 Jesus Christ is risen today, Al-le-lu-ia!
Our triumphant holy day, Al-le-lu-ia!
Who did once upon the cross, Al-le-lu-ia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Al-le-lu-ia!

 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Al-le-lu-ia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Al-le-lu-ia!!
Who endured the cross and grave, Al-le-lu-ia!
Sinners to redeem and save.  Al-le-lu-ia!

 But the pains which he endured, Al-le-lu-ia!
Our salvation have procured; Al-le-lu-ia!
Now above the sky He’s King, Al-le-lu-ia!
Where the angels ever sing. Al-le-lu-ia!

 Sing we to our God above, Al-le-lu-ia!
Praise eternal as His love; Al-le-lu-ia!
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, Al-le-lu-ia!
Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Al-le-lu-ia!

 PRAYER OF CONFESSION

We come before you, O Lord, to confess our lack of trust.  While we sing of your lordship over all creation, we have too often acted as though you are powerless in the face of today’s events.  Help us to live with confidence in your presence today and in hope for life with you forever.  Amen.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Touch Holiness, ed. Ruth C. Duck and Maren C. Tirabassi.  ©1990 The Pilgrim Press. 

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

  • Sometime today, would you please call someone in our church family with whom you would like to share the peace of Christ?  Pray together on the phone—God hears our prayers whether we are together in person or connecting remotely.

SCRIPTURE READING  Acts 1:1-14 

CHILDREN’S TIME 

MESSAGE  “Wait for the Gift”

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

  • Please call in or send prayer requests to Pastor Janice or Carol Ganiron.

DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

  • Please mail your offerings to the church office at 6650 Hawaii Kai Drive #102, Honolulu, HI  96825.  Checks only, please.

 OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 CLOSING SONG:  

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)
Words and Music by Brenton Brown and Paul Baloche
©2005, 2006 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), 
Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI))
CCLI No. 350601

Praise is rising, eyes are turning to You, we turn to You
Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for You, we long for You
When we see You we find strength to face the day
In Your presence all our fears are washed away, washed away 

Chorus:

Hosanna, Hosanna
You are the God who saves us 
Worthy of all our praises
Hosanna, Hosanna
Come have Your way among us
We welcome You here, Lord Jesus
 

Hear the sound of hearts returning to You, we turn to You
In Your Kingdom broken lives are made new, You make us new
When we see You we find strength to face the day
In Your presence all our fears are washed away, washed away
 

(Chorus)

BENEDICTION