While listening to Bethel's Sunrise Service on a cool Easter morning, we saw some surprise visitors outside our back fence. Next day we were treated to a magnificent sunset...later that week we watched young birds hopping around...and this week, we had late opening Easter lillies...all within a few steps of our "shelter". Which brought to mind "Easter Eggs"...not that kind...but the ones that are described as "objects, images or messages hidden in a video game, movie or other medium". I've come to think of those "surprise happenings" that bring a smile of joy, as "Easter Eggs" scattered by God in our lives with the message that He loves and cares for each of us. Happy Easter Egg gathering during this Season of Easter, and after. A new service will be available here before 10:00 am each Sunday so you may "gather" for an Early Service at 10:00 or the traditional service at 11:00 ...actually it will be available here at any time all week. We hope that you will find it a refreshing place to come into God's house.
NOTE: Each part of the service consists of an audio file and, for most, a Link to a pdf file of "projection slides". Click on the symbol to play the audio file under a separate browser tab or in a new window. Then select the "Bethel April 26,2020 Service" browser tab or return to this window to open the Link to the "slides". It is best to stop the playing of one Audio segment and close its tab or window before starting another.
Thank you for coming. Our prayer will be that we will soon gather again for worship in Bethel's Sanctuary, but intil then we'll be here for you on Sunday morning.
- . Verse - Prelude/Processional - "Sing Alleluia to the Lord"
Acolytes bring light to the candles on the altar, followed by the pastor and other worship leaders.
- . Slides - Welcome and Announcements
- A Special Announcement
. Verses - Hymn: This is the Day (UMH 657)
There are many hymns in our song books suitable for the Easter Season and we've provided ones here that you may want to add to your personal service. Take your time. We'll wait for you.
. Verses - Hymn: O How He Loves You and Me (TFWS 2108)
. Verses - Hymn: This is a Day of New Beginnings (UMH 383)
- - Slides - Call to Worship, Apostle's Creed and Gloria Patria
- - OT Scripture: Psalm 116:1-4
......consider following along with a favored translation of your own.
- - Special Music: "When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind" (Anne and Neill Wade)
- - Youth Message: "Coming Alive with Christ" (03:39)
- - Pastor's Thoughts and Prayers (06:48)
- - Message: "Overview of the Book of Hebrews" (08:09)
......You can find on this site the earlier messages in this series of Overviews of New Testament books.
- . Verses - Hymn: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (UMH 349)
- . Verse - Closing Chorus: Bind Us Together, and Benediction
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