PRELUDE – “Christ the Victorious”
William Broyles, Organ
PRAISE MUSIC – “Hello My Name is”
Gracious God, we thank you that we can break bread together in your name. That all times can be given to you as worship. We ask that now you hear and accept our offering of praise to your holy name, in Jesus Christ. Amen.
OPENING SONGS LYRICS
SING ALONG – “How Great Thou Art”
Nancy Hughes, Piano | Kimberly Abercrombie-Pierce, Flute
SING ALONG – “How Awesome is the Lord Most High”
CALL TO CONFESSION (Psalm 32:1-2)
Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God, forgive us. Our communion is not always visible to the world. Sometimes we allow threats to unity to enter the church, making it hard to see that we are your community. We act as though we do not need each other. We do not always love one another. We do not know and bear one another’s burdens. We fail to build each other up. We do not always give ourselves willingly and joyfully to one another. Forgive us, and strengthen us so that we may live in the unity that you grant us. Amen.
ASSURANCE (Romans 6:23)
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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.
ANTHEM – “Jesus Paid It All”
arr Janet Linker | HBPC Choir
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION (Psalm 63:1)
O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Amen.
FIRST READING (Luke 24:30-31)
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.
SECOND READING (Acts 2:42, 46)
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. . . . Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts.
SERMON – “What of Easter?: Breaking of Bread”
GIVING TO GOD (Matthew 10:8b)
Freely you have received, freely give.
Ways to Give
We ask that you please remember the church in this time. You can give by:
1. Mailing your check to the church at:4140 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32224.
2. Ordering a draft be made on your account.
3. Using a credit card.
4. Paying electronically using your bank’s system.
5. Giving online using the following link: https://www.mychurchwebsitegiving.com/App/Giving/hodg4140174
6. Having stocks or mutual funds transferred to the church.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above the Heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Giver of all good gifts, we thank you for all you have done for us and all you have given to us. We ask that these tithes and offerings may build your kingdom, that all may know how much God loves us. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER
Mighty God of mercy, we thank you for the resurrection dawn bringing the glory of our risen Lord who makes every day new. Especially we thank you for the beauty of your creation, the sustaining love of family and friends, and the fellowship of faith in your church. We thank you for the gift of our meals as opportunities to have sacred moments dedicated to you. That the bread we break can be so much more than just bread.
Merciful God of might, renew this weary world, heal the hurts of your children, and bring about your peace for all in Christ Jesus, the living Lord. Especially we pray for those who govern the nations of the world. Please grant those in authority your wisdom as they consider re-opening. Help all of us to not move too fast or too slow. Use our lives to bring others the new life you give this world, in Jesus Christ, Redeemer of all, for it is in his name we pray: 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
COMMUNION MEDITATION – “I’d Rather Have Jesus”
arr Harlan Rogers | Susan Reed, Piano
HOLY COMMUNION (Matthew 11:28-30)
Jesus said: Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
CLOSING SONG – “Friend of God”
CLOSING PRAYER (Numbers 6:24-26)
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.