15 April 2021

Gathering Music

“Order My Steps” words & music by Glenn Burleigh

Pan Af Choir, Cassondra James, soloist

Greeting

Members of the African American Church Music Class

Hymn of Welcome

“Welcome” by Mark Miller

Confession

Based on Acts 3:12-19

Reader 1: God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, and God of our ancestors,
you have glorified your servant Jesus.

Reader 2: To this we are witnesses.

Reader 1: We handed over and rejected Jesus though he had been released.

Reader 2: In this we are complicit.

Reader 1: Even now we continue to devalue lives made in your image.

Reader 2: To this we are witnesses.

Reader 1: We reject calls to justice. In willful ignorance, we cry, “Peace! Peace!”,
when there is no peace.

Reader 2: In this we are complicit.

Reader 1: We killed the Author of life. God raised him from the dead.

Reader 2: To this we are witnesses.

Reader 1: God of Justice, raise us from the dead. Open our eyes that we might see
Truth.

Response

“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” Negro Spiritual

Julian Wamble, soloist

Scripture

Luke 24:36b-48 NRSV

36b Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate in their presence.

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.

Sermonic Anthem

“Give Me a Clean Heart”

James Rufflin

Homily

Interim Dean Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre

Call to Prayer

“Praise Him” by Donnie Harper

Mark Miller

Pastoral Prayer

Jiwon Yoon, Brian Keahey, Rebekah Keazer

Blessing

Interim Dean Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre

Sending Song

“We’ll Understand it Better By and By” by Charles Tindley

Class Choir

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