View the worship service for April 23, 2023

April 23, 2023
Third Sunday of Easter
The Restoration of Creation
Prelude—Kol Nidrei (Bruch)—Caleb Garber, cello; Lisa Schmidt, accompanist
Christ Candle Lighting—Elizabeth Schmidt
Welcome and Prayer
*Hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful—VT 177
Children’s Conversation—Kathy Stucky
Anthem—All Creatures, Worship God Most High—VT 81—verses 1-4, 7 –Chancel Choir, Riley King, director; Karen Schlabaugh, accompanist—Congregation join in unison on verse 7
Scripture Reading—Genesis 1:24-31; Romans 8:18-24a; Colossians 1:15-20—Jane Goering
Reflections—Dwight Platt, Lorna Harder, Ani Koontz
*Hymn of Response—The Garden Needs Our Tending Now—VT 788
Prayers of God’s People
*Hymn—There’s a Wild Hope in the Wind—VT 828
Postlude— Postlude on Fredericktown (Robert J. Powell)—Karen Schlabaugh
* You are invited to stand
VT = Voices Together
Keyboard- Karen Schlabaugh
Audio visual— Ken Lamp