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April 11, 2021
Rev. Stephanie Richmond.
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Greenbank & Seagrave Pastoral Charge April 11th, 2021 Holy Humour Sunday Welcome Thank you: Shirley Hooker, Darlene Hallett, Tara Taylor, Val Hunter, Joan Lee, The Combined Choir, Juli and Richard for sending out the services via email, All you for joining us and all of you who have sent in pictures. Territorial Acknowledgement Lighting of The Christ Candle Opening Prayer Holy One of joy, you have given us many gifts: gifts with which we cope with the ups and downs of life. Yet we often forget that even in the hard times we encounter, laughter can lift us up to see the joy that is sometimes hidden from us through our own lack of vision. Lead us to smile more, to laugh more, to experience life as you intended. God is good. God smiles and laughs with us. Let’s respond with joy as we worship together today. We pray in the name of the bringer of joy Christ the risen One. Amen Children’s Time Mission and Service: Tara Taylor Blessing of Offerings and Gifts Music Ministry : VU#624 “Give To Us Laughter” Scripture Reading: Darlene Hallett; Psalm 150, John 20:19-31 Reflection Hymn: VU #820 “Make A Joyful Noise” Make a joyful noise all the earth! Worship your God with gladness. Make a joyful noise all the earth. Come to this place with a song! 1 Know that your God has made you. Know it's to God we belong. And come to this place with joyfulness and praise. Worship your God with a song! Make a joyful noise all the earth! Worship your God with gladness. Make a joyful noise all the earth. Come to this place with a song! 2 Enter these gates, thanks giving. Enter these courts with praise. Sing thanks to your God and bless the holy Name. Worship your God with a song! Make a joyful noise all the earth! Worship your God with gladness. Make a joyful noise all the earth. Come to this place with a song! 3 Ages through endless ages, seasons of endless years, the love of our Maker ever shall endure. Worship your God with a song! Make a joyful noise all the earth! Worship your God with gladness. Make a joyful noise all the earth. Come to this place with a song! CCLI#1794364 Prayers of the People O God, giver of joy and laughter, we thank you for giving us these gifts. For the moments of laughter and unbridled joy you give to us: for opportunities to laugh at ourselves, for the belly laughs of children, for friends and family who love us because of our quirks, and not just in spite of them, for artists who give us the opportunity to see the world through the surreal, for the courage to smile even when difficulties arise, for those who have hope even when others think there is no hope, for saints in the Lord who overflow with laughter and spread your joy to all of us .For the words of Jesus that defy our logical minds; for teaching us that we can be born again, for the woman who finds a lost coin and calls her friends and neighbors to celebrate, for the absurdity of a camel trying to fit through the eye of a needle, for the father of the Prodigal Son who is willing to look like a fool as he runs to greet his son, for the generosity of the landowner who will pay workers a whole day’s wage when they only worked one hour, for tiny bits of faith that can move entire mountains, for the reality that nothing can live unless it first dies. O God, giver of joy and laughter, we thank you for giving us these gifts. Thank you for the gift you give us that allows us to enjoy these things to the full. We can laugh because of the most amazing thing of all – that you conquered death, that the tomb is empty, that light shone so bright that it overcame the darkness. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Amen. Let us now join our voices and pray together the prayer Jesus taught, we pray to God who’s love is like that of our Mother and 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and forever. Amen Closing & Benediction Closing Choral “Walk With Me” CCLI#1794364 Coffee Time To learn more about our community of faith, to comment on the service and for ongoing pastoral care, please email Reverend Stephanie Richmond at firstname.lastname@example.org
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