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Apr 17, 2022

“Jesus’ Word Is True – He Is Risen!

Passage: Luke 24:1-12

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: Easter Series

Category: Luke


Main Text - Luke 24:1-12, OT Reading - Psalm 16:1-11, NT Reading - Luke 24:1-12, Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40


 LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Easter Sunday for Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 10:45 AM


Prelude – Because He Lives


Gospel Greeting – Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings of the earth. - Revelation 1:4-5

Call to Worship Hymn – W&C 215 – Alleluia, Alleluia

Easter Call & Response

Minister: The Lord is risen!

Church: He is risen indeed!

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Opening Hymn – NTH 276 – Up From the Grave He Arose

Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Confession of Sin – Almighty, everlasting God, for our many sins we justly deserve eternal condemnation. In Your great mercy, you sent your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who won for us forgiveness of sins and everlasting righteousness. Grant us true repentance that, dead to sin, we may be raised up by faith in Your life-giving Gospel. Grant us your Holy Spirit that we may be ever thankful and live a faithful and godly life in your service; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon – (Righteousness) will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. – Romans 4:24b-25

Congregational Singing – Christ, Our Hope in Life and Death

Choir – Redeeming Love

Responsive Reading – W&C 182

Cello Solo – God So Loved the World

Responsive Reading – W&C 214

Congregational Singing – NTH 277 – Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Adult Choir – Lamb of Glory

Congregational Singing – In Christ Alone

Exhortation to Give – Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Readings – OT: Psalm 16:1-11 / NT: Luke 24:1-12

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of Luke 24:1-12: “Jesus’ Word Is True – He Is Risen!

Jesus’ Gospel words are true and worthy of trust:

  1. 1. As confirmed by the fact of His empty tomb. (Luke 24:1-4)
  2. 2. As the angels proclaim the meaning of His empty tomb. (Luke 24:5-8)
  3. 3. As the women go and tell the apostles about His empty tomb. (Luke 24:9-12)

Prayer of Application

Song of Response – Psalm 16 (Trinity Psalter)

Benediction – Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21


 ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 04/17/2022

  1. 1. On Tuesday morning at 7:45 – 8:30AM, Pastor Phelps will be leading Prayer for Revival here at the church (all are welcome to join in). At 11:30AM – 12:30PM there will be an Outreach Bible Study, this week held at Starbuck’s at Hamilton Crossings off the 222 Bypass near Whole Foods/Costco.
  2. 2. Our Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer time will resume this week. As always it will also be on Zoom. Please review Romans 12:3-8.
  3. 3. Women's Bible Study, Thursday, 4/21, here at the church at 10AM. See Andie Batten if you have any questions.
  4. 4. Men’s Breakfast will be next Saturday morning, 4/22/2022. We will meet for food, study and fellowship at 8:30AM. Please read Chapter 17, "Discipline of Witness" in the book, Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes.
  5. 5. Salt Shaker Dinner sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board.  Questions can be directed to Raymond Hayes.  Please sign up by April 23rd for: Saturday, 5/21/22, Saturday, 10/01/22.
  6. 6. 1ST NOTICE - The Session of Living Hope OPC hereby calls a Congregational Meeting on Sunday 5/1/22 [following 2ndservice] to present a proposal for an OPC-approved, 12-month Pastoral Internship for Dominic Silla; and to vote on approving financial support of $24,000 divided over two budget years. All communicant members are requested to attend this meeting.
  7. 7. A note from Pastor Phelps - We are at a major "break" in the Gospel of John, so I will pause this series to preach a series in Galatians, "Gospel Freedom".
  8. 8. This year the Philadelphia Presbytery is using the Spring Offering Project to support our new church plant, Christ Church in Downingtown. Please see the information on the bulletin board.
  9. 9. The Easter Flowers that are seen today at Church are provided in loving memory by the following people:
  • Doris Rook => loved ones
  • Truscott family => loved ones
  • Scott family => loved ones
  • Carol Nolan => my parents
  • Betty Minich => my parents
  • Ed & Molly Harbison => our parents
  • Raymond Hayes => in honor of Violette Hayes

Thank you to all who purchased flowers and helped make the sanctuary look special for our Easter Service!