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+ STUDIES IN THE GOSPEL OF MARK +

welcome
Thank you for coming to First Presbyterian Church of
Orlando this morning! Were so glad youre here. If you
would like to learn more about this church family, one
of our members will be at the front of the room at the
conclusion of worship to answer your questions. Or, check
in at fpco.org/guest.

COMING UP
TODAY, Compass Class Begins. Navigate Your Finances
Gods Way! fpco.org/compass
April 4, Womens Spring Bible Study begins with
BECOMING: Identity. Lori Needham at lneedham@fpco.org
or x1463. fpco.org/register
April 6, Tournament for the Tots, Dubsdread Golf Course,
benefiting Magnolia Preschool. To sign up, please call
407.425.1126.
April 9, ServeDay. Sign up today! ourserveday.com
April 10, Second Sunday Social, after church. Enjoy free
coffee and welcome new members.
April 15, Pause Prayer, from 11am-1pm in the Chapel. Take
some time to rest in God.
April 18, Sign Up Starts for Vacation Bible School, Jonah!
A Whale of a Tale July 11-15. 12pm at fpco.org/vbs.
April 28, FOUR12 Farm to Table event. Ticket deadline is
April 15. myfour12.org

GENEROSITY
Due to the holiday printing schedule, our generosity report
is unavailable. (But you can still tithe)
(Give securely on your smartphone at fpco.org/mobile)

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORLANDO


1 06 E AST CH UR CH STREET, ORLAN DO, FL 32 8 01
407.423.3441 | FPC O.ORG | EST. 1 8 7 6

APRIL 3, 2016

CONGREGATIONAL CARE
As a caring body of believers, please remember in your
prayers those recently hospitalized or recuperating at
home: Rick Graham.
Our sympathy to Debbie and Bill Lawton on the death of
her sister, Pam Needham, March 23.
To be added to our prayer list call the Pastoral Care
office at x1455, or submit an online prayer request at
fpco.org/prayerrequest.

ABOUT COMMUNION
We believe in an open table. We invite every believer
who has publicly professed faith in Jesus to join us in this
celebration. We believe by the power of the Holy Spirit, that
the bread and the cup become for us the living presence of
the broken body and shed blood of Jesus. We do not believe
it becomes actual flesh and blood, but the spiritually living
presence of God through the Holy Spirit.
Presbyterian churches do not have altars like other
churches may. We have a table, symbolic of the Great Feast
of Thanksgiving we will one day enjoy with Jesus and the
heavenly host, as illustrated in Matthew 26:29 & Luke 22:1618.
We view the cross of Christ as the final and sufficient altar, on
which the ultimate sacrifice was made.
Suggestions for Celebrating Communion. Before serving the
bread and wine (non-alcoholic grape juice), the pastor will lead
the congregation in a time of prayer. During this time, confess
your sins to God; ways you have violated His commandments;
areas of your life where you are not living by faith; things you do
in an attempt to earn His favor.
While the bread is being served, meditate on what the death
of Jesus means for you; how the sins you confessed were laid
upon Him and paid for with His body. Rejoice that you do not
suffer Gods judgment because Christ suffered this judgment on
your behalf.
While the cup is being served, let it wash away your guilt, much
the way we are washed spiritually by the blood of the Lamb
(Jesus). One day, you will feast with God and all that your heart
desires will be fully satisfied. Take this time to confess specific
things that capture your heart more than God (approval of
others, success, your family, etc.). Rest in His presence.

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W O R S H I P

Welcome
To Hear Gods Word
Prayer for Illumination
*Scripture Reading

Dr. David Swanson


Mark 16:15-20

 t the conclusion of our Scripture reading, the leader


A
will say, This is the word of the Lord. The congregation
is invited to respond, Thanks be to God.

Message

So What Happens Now?


Living into the Hope of Easter

Communion
Invitation to the Table
Prayer of Consecration
Words of Institution
Serving of the Bread
Serving of the Cup
Assisting in Worship: Rev. Jack Peebles and Wil Brown.
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NOTES

traditional
W O R S H I P

For many people, Easter Sunday is thought of as a


one day event, the day Christ arose from the dead. But
think about it. Jesus gained the victory over death, sin,
and defeated evil for all eternity and we celebrate this
glorious triumph for one day? We need to think on a
little larger scale. The Early Church celebrated Easter
for the following seven weeks because Jesus appeared
to many people, several times during the ensuing forty
days. He did a Bible study with some people on the road
to Emmaus. (Wouldnt you have loved to listen in on that
one?!) He did a beach cookout with the disciples by the
Sea of Galilee. On another occasion he interacted with a
large crowd of over 500 people. Jesus didnt disappear
following his resurrection. The resurrection was an
historic event in which God interacted with his creation
in a way that changed the course of the universe and
everything in it. Why would we acknowledge a once in
all of time occasion for a single day? The Early Church
didnt. For them each Sunday was a little Easter. And
Easter was an extended season which lasted from
Resurrection Sunday until the coming of the Holy Spirit
at Pentecost fifty days later. In keeping with this broader
perspective, our music today, and in the coming weeks,
will continue to rejoice in the ramifications of this lifechanging event.
- Dr. Dan Sharp
(Please silence all phones and electronic devices.)

GATHERING
Prelude Toccata in F major

j.s. bach

Welcome
Organ Meditation

Call to Worship

Verset
josiah armes

Good Christians All, Rejoice!

*Processional Hymn of Praise



Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven

Hymn no. 289

*Ascription of Praise
Organ Praise
Pastoral Report
*Passing of the Peace
Gbemi Yesu
Yoruba Prayer Song
Beh-mee, beh-mee Yeh-soo Lift Me Jesus

Call to Prayer

Pastoral Prayer and Lords Prayer

THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving Through Tithes and Offerings
old hundredth
*Doxology

*Prayer of Commitment
hymn no. 34

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Anthem of Proclamation

God So Loved the World


John Stainer
Chancel Choir

PROCLAMATION OF GODS WORD


To Hear Gods Word
Prayer for Illumination
*Scripture Reading

Dr. David Swanson


Mark 16:15-20

 t the conclusion of our Scripture reading, the leader


A
will say, This is the word of the Lord. The congregation
is invited to respond, Thanks be to God.

Message

So What Happens Now?


Living into the Hope of Easter

Communion
Invitation to the Table
Prayer of Consecration
Words of Institution
Serving of the Bread
Serving of the Cup

RESPONSE
*Hymn of Sending

*Invitation and Charge

Lift High the Cross


hymn no. 287

*Benediction
*Choral Response

Postlude

Lantz Amen
daniel sharp

Fanfare on Lift High the Cross


john leavitt

* All who are able are invited to stand.


Assisting in Worship: Dr. Case Thorp, Dr. Daniel Sharp and
organist Josiah Armes.