April 18, 2021
This service goes LIVE on Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
* Please stand as you are able.
The congregation speaks the text in bold type.
THE GATHERING MUSIC
Prelude on ST ANNE | Alfred Fedak
“This is the Day” | Gallus
Sung by an ensemble from the Sanctuary Choir
THE WELCOME AND OPENING PRAYER
UMH 584 “Lord, You Give the Great Commission” | HYMN TO JOY
*THE AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
This is the good news which we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved:
Christ died for our sins, was buried, was raised on the third day, and appeared first to the women, then to Peter and the Twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses. We believe Jesus is the Christ, the Anointed One of God, the firstborn of all creation, the firstborn from the dead, in whom all things hold together, in whom the fullness of God was pleased to dwell by the power of the Spirit. Christ is the head of the body, the church, and by the blood of the cross reconciles all things to God. Amen.
*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE
THE WELCOMING OF NEW MEMBERS | 11:00 a.m.
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
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. Amen.
“You Are Mine” | arr. Mark Hayes
Sung by an ensemble from the Sanctuary Choir; Akiko Iguchi, piano; Natalie Smith, flute
I will come to you in the silence, I will lift you from all your fear. You will hear my voice, I claim you as my choice, be still, and know I am here. I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to see. In the shadows of the night I will be your light, come and rest in me. Do not be afraid, I am with you. I have called you each by name. Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you and you are mine. I am strength for all the despairing, I am healing for the ones who dwell in shame. All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know my name. I am the Word that leads all to freedom, I am the peace the world cannot give. I will call your name, embracing all your pain. Stand up, now, walk, and live.
Joshua 24:14-15 | KJV
“Now therefore revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
“I Will Serve the Lord” | Josh Miles
“We All Are One in Mission” | AURELIA
Sung by an Ensemble from the Sanctuary Choir
All Glory Be to God on High | Timothy Albrecht
Thank you for your generous and sacrificial support of the mission of our church by giving.
Dave Walton |
You can also give by placing a check in the mail to
Athens First UMC
P.O. Box 1109
Athens GA, 30603
Please make all checks out to Athens First United Methodist Church.
Text-to-give allows you to give using your cell phone. This is a safe and easy way to place your offering from your home or pew.
- Text “give” to 706-471-1127 and tap on the link you receive.
- Select fund and amount and click “Submit”.
- Fill out payment information and you’re DONE!