PRELUDE:  Hail Thee, Festival Day arr. by Robert Powell

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  Hail Thee, Festival Day! [Salve Festa Dies]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  He That Raised Up Jesus  by Carlton T. Russell

He that raised up Jesus from the dead will also give life to our mortal bodies, by his Spirit that dwelleth in us .  Wherefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope.  Thou shalt show me the path of life; in thy presence is the fullness of joy, and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore, Amen. [Book of Common Prayer (from Romans 8 and Psalm 16)]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Acts 1:1-11

ANTHEM:   Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise! arr. by Dan Forrest

If God be for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare His only Son, but gave Him up for all, shall He not with Him freely give us all things?  Hail the day that sees Him rise, Alleluia!  To His throne beyond the skies, Alleluia!  Christ, the lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!  Enters now the highest heaven Alleluia.  Circled round with angel powers Alleluia!  Their triumphant Lord and ours, Alleluia!  Christ has conquered death and sin, Alleluia!  Take the King of Glory in, Alleluia!  [Romans 8:31-32, Charles Wesley, based on Llanfair by Robert Williams]

SERMON:  “Enrichment by Deprivation”

HYMN:  Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading [Njoo Kwetu, Roho Mwema]

PRAYER

HYMN:  O Beautiful for Spacious Skies [Materna]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Joy to the World by Richmond, arr. by Thomas Haweis

He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of his righteousness and wonders of his love. [Isaac Watts]

POSTLUDE:  God Is Gone Up with a Shout by Steven Quesnel

The flowers are given today in honor of all those who, in serving our nation through the Armed Forces, sacrificed their lives defending freedom.

Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDR):  God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray.  The PDR’s response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead.  Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with “DR000156-Ukraine” on the memo line & mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700.

Would you like to sponsor flowers for one week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2022 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —  https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8

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