PRELUDE:  Prelude on “Brother James’s Air” by M. Searle Wright

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  I Danced in the Morning [Lord of the Dance]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice arr. by Robert J. Powell

Jesus makes my heart rejoice; I’m his lamb and know his voice; He’s my shepherd, gently guiding, in his pastures now abiding; constant love to me he shows, yes, my very name he know.  Trusting in his path always, I go in and out with peace; he will feed me with the treasure of his grace in richest measure; when I thirst to him I cry, Living water he’ll supply.  Shall I sing how blessed I am, led by Jesus as his lamb?  For when all my days are over, in the arms of my dear Savior, welcome will be my delight, joy forever in his sight. [H. Louise von Hayn and F. W. Foster]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Acts 9:36-42

ANTHEM:  We Believe by Dan Forrest

We believe in God Supreme, ever present, never seen; God Most High, who reigns above; Father nigh, whose name is Love.  We whose prayers to God ascend praise creation’s Source and End.  We rejoice in Jesus Christ – God’s own Son, our Sacrifice; Very God, yet virgin born; sinless, yet for sinners torn.  We whom Jesus died to win know He lives to come again.  We adore the Spirit free – author of our unity.  Giver of the sacred Word, Wellspring of the second birth.  We whom He indwells and fills yield our hearts and minds and wills.  We, the Church, affirm our faith in the Triune God of grace; kingdoms fall and ages change; faithful, changeless, God remains!  One in Christ, we lift one voice!  We believe, and we rejoice! [Chris Anderson]

SERMON:  “Regular Resurrections”

HYMN:  Now the Green Blade Rises [Noel Nouvelet]

PRAYER

HYMN:  We Know that Christ is Raised [Engelberg]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Hymn of Promise by Natalie Sleeth

In the end is our beginning; in our time, infinity.  In our doubt, there is believing; in our life, eternity.  In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see; unrevealed until its season, something yet unknown, which God alone can see.

POSTLUDE:  Fantasy on “Engleberg” by Albert Travis

Flowers in worship today are in celebration of Mother’s Day by the Muenzer family in honor of Joan, beloved mother and grandmother & Temwani Woods with love and honor of her mother, Bubele Sakala.

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.

Covenant Flood Recovery Renovation:  To make a donation, please click on the GIVE button on the home page of our website or mail a check to the church office.  The first $75,000 will be matched!  We invite you to make your dollars count double.

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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