In-person worship schedule  for Sunday, April 11: This Sunday, the Issues and Christianity and Open Circle Sunday School classes and their family members are invited to attend. For those Issues and Christianity and Open Circle members (and their families) who are attending this Sunday, you can enter by the front doors (west) or the south automatic doors.  All other doors to the church will be locked.   Worship Service starts 10 minutes into the video. Sound does not immediately start.

April 11, 2021, 9:30 am
Holy Hilarity Sunday

Lighting the Christ Candle—Cliff Dick and Marlene Ewert

Welcome and prayer—Cliff Dick and Marlene Ewert

Hymn—God bless you merry sinner                                                                                         
(Tune: God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen)

God bless you merry sinner,
you’re forgiven it is true;
Remember Christ your Savior
has lived and died for you,
and lives again as King of Kings,
of saint and sinner, too.
Oh, tidings of Easter peace and joy,
peace and joy.
Oh, tidings of Easter peace and joy.

In Jerusalem at Calvary
that dismal Friday morn,
amid the pain and suffering
eternal life was born.
It came with arms outstretched to us,
right through the curtain torn.
Oh, tidings of Easter peace and joy,
peace and joy.
Oh, tidings of Easter peace and joy.

So sing an alleluia,
for our Savior’s victory,
and shout to all “Hosanna!”
that we have been set free
from sin and death and devil’s grip
throughout eternity.
We’ll have tidings of Easter peace and joy,
peace and joy.
Glad tidings of Easter peace and joy.

Children’s Conversation—Marlene Ewert

Scripture Reading—Psalm 126—Cliff Dick

Exercise on Joy—Joy Remembered, Joy Anticipated—Renee Reimer

Hymn—Come, Thou Fount—VT 563

Prayers of God’s people—Cliff Dick

Sending Hymn—Go tell it on the mountain (reprise)                                                             

Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere,
Go tell it on the mountain
that Jesus is alive.

While soldiers watched the gravesite
that quiet Sunday dawn
there came a big commotion
and then the storm was gone.

The women found no body
their spices to anoint;
instead they found an angel,
God’s message to appoint.

Go from where He isn’t
to where He said He’d be.
An Easter-time reunion:
the hills of Galilee.

Benediction—Renee Reimer

VT  =  Voices Together

Musicians—John Mark Koontz, Eli Reiger, and Simon Koontz

Audio visual—Francis Toews

Pastor—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms

Church Announcement Misprints
• Coming Up—Theological Open House. We discuss thought-provoking topics. Your opinions are hardly welcome.
• The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of David Alan Belzer, the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Julius Belzer.
• A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
• At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What Is Hell?” – come early and listen to our choir practice.
• The sermon this morning: “Jesus Walks on the Water.” The sermon tonight: “Searching for Jesus.”
• Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
• Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack’s sermons.
• The church will host an evening of fine dining, superb entertainment, and gracious hostility.
• Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.