MARCH 27, 2016

Service of Worship
Easter Sunday
March 27, 2016

In their fright the women bowed to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!” Luke 24:5-6

On Easter, we celebrate the central event of history:
the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Today, we choose to believe the Good News:
Jesus is alive! That is, indeed, Good News!

Welcome to Huron Shores Fellowship!
We are glad that you are here.

GATHERING TO WORSHIP GOD
Words of Welcome and Fellowship Greeting
(Everyone, Please sign the Worship Registration Book.)

Invitation to Worship

Prelude (Please use this time to quiet our hearts and prepare
to worship together in the name of Jesus Christ).

PRAYER REQUESTS

OPENING PRAYER

“Christ Arose” (357, all)
Low in the grave He lay- Jesus, my Savior!
Waiting the coming day- Jesus, my Lord!

Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes.
He arose a victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch his bed- Jesus, my Savior!
Vainly they seal the dead- Jesus, my Lord!

Death cannot keep his prey- Jesus, my Savior!
He tore the bars away- Jesus, my Lord!

“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (367, 1,2,4)

“I Live” (366)
I live, I live because He is risen,
I live, I live with pow’r over sin,
I live, I live because He is risen;
I live, I live to worship Him.
Thank You, Jesus, thank You, Jesus,
Because You’re alive, because You’re alive,
Because You’re alive, I live!

TITHES AND OFFERINGS (Ushers come forward)

SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 24: 36-53 Carol Wyers
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

SPECIAL MUSIC: “The Ground Is Level”
Will Funk

MORNING PRAYER

MESSAGE “The Resurrection Is Our Victory”
Revelation 1:17-18

CLOSING HYMN
“He Lives” (368,all)

CLOSING PRAYER: THE APOSTLE’S CREED
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
Amen

BENEDICTION

Pastor Jack Williams
Worship Leader: Betty Brown
Pianist: Helen Timm – Becky Sommerfield
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As guests of Huron Shores Fellowship, we extend a warm welcome to you!
If you’d like to learn more about our Fellowship, please take a guest information packet with you today.

We encourage you to join us next week at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday Bible Study. We have classes for all ages.
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AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
TODAY, March 27
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time in the prayer room
9:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast
No Sunday School today
10:45 a.m. Easter Celebration
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available

FLOWERS HAVE BEEN PLACED on the altar today by
Dale and Pat Harrison in memory of their children, Bryan and Sandy.

MONDAY, March 28
Church Offices Closed
WEDNESDAY, March 30
There will not be regular evening activities this
Wednesday, March 30, due to Church policy.

COMING NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, April 6 – 6:30, Pastor Jack will be doing a new study entitled “When God’s People Pray”. This is a DVD/discussion series and the first one is entitled “God’s Heart for Us”,
Psalm 86:5. Please plan to join us.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY
This is the last week to sign up and mark your calendar for April 9 if you plan to attend the Thrivent Financial’s presentation on “Identity Theft” at Huron Shores Fellowship. This seminar will be from 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. and a complimentary luncheon will follow. There is no charge for this opportunity, and there will be no “sales pitch.”
We will need to have your confirmation by Wednesday, March 30. There is also a sign up sheet in the foyer and info on this event. You can also call Judy at 358-0047 or Carol Lewis at 379-4691 to let them know if you’re able to attend.
– Christian Life and Growth Team

COVENANT CLASS (Membership)
If you would like to become a member of Huron Shores Fellowship – or if you would like to learn more about our church – Pastor Jack will be leading this, so watch for the date sometime in April. We’ll gather for a time of sharing together about our church. We’ll talk about how to become a part of our church – and how you can find your place here at Huron Shores. This is also a great time to talk about what it means to be a Christian. (You do not have to commit to membership). If you have questions – or if you have already decided that you want to be an official part of the Huron Shores family – then help us prepare, there’s a sign-up list in the foyer. Please plan to join us!
BLESSING BACKPACKS (New Care & Outreach Project)
We are going to be filling backpacks with things the homeless can use. A lot of these items can be picked up at the dollar store. A few ideas are: gloves, thermal socks, hats, beef sticks, candy bars, crackers, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, deodorant, snacks, wash cloth, small towel, etc. Use your imagination. These items can be put in the tub in the hallway.

PASTORAL CARE
If you have a need for pastoral care, Pastor Jack Williams will be available at the church. Please call ahead to verify that he is available.

“PRAYER CHAIN”
Huron Shores Fellowship now has a PRAYER CHAIN. If you would like to request prayer, please contact Cheryl Herman at 989-884-0388 and .. if she can’t be reached call Becky Sommerfield at 517-481-6720. She will pass it on to the prayer chain.

COLLECTING BOTTLES AND CANS
The Buffalo, New York Mission Team is collecting empty cans/bottles in order to raise money for the trip. Bring your cans/bottles at the Sunday School entrance. If you would like us to come to your house and pick up your empties, please call Shannon Sherwin 590-2206

2015 YEAR-END GIVING STATEMENTS are available in the church office

Family Movie Night Coming Soon!

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