Sunday Worship. April 18. Easter 3. In-Person & Online

Easter is not over. Easter is not a single day. We have begun an extended celebration of Christ’s Resurrection.
In the season of Easter, we rejoice and experience what it means when we say Christ is risen.
This Sunday with the worship series: God and Gardens,
we go to the Garden of Gethsemane. Where is your place to go for a time of prayer?

Your sanctuary is open for your participation in corporate worship at 8 & 10AM in a safe environment,
where wearing a face mask is expected, social distancing is practiced,
and UV lights in the duct with the improved air ventilation is running to disinfect air in the gathering space.
Between the two service, sprays a disinfectant registered on the EPA List N for use against COVID-19 virus.

Both services continue to be livestreamed https://www.facebook.com/LodiUMC
and are available on FM 103.5 channel at the locations within a half mile away from the church.

Please observe a day of worship and reflection on Sunday wherever you are.

Order of Worship
April 18, 2021

OPENING LITANY
Rise up, people of prayer!
Let us pray and seek God’s will.
Rise up, people of faith!
Let us faithfully follow God’s will.
Rise up, people of Christ!
Let us join our voices with Christ, saying: “Thy will be done!”

HYMN OF ADORATION     Graves Into Gardens      Amazing Love (You Are My King)

I searched the world, but it couldn’t fill me.
Man’s empty praise and treasures that fade are never enough.
Then You came along and put me back together.
And every desire is now satisfied here in Your love.

Chorus Oh, there’s nothing better than You. There’s nothing better than You.
Lord, there’s nothing, nothing is better than You. Oh.

I’m not afraid to show You my weakness
My failures and flaws, Lord, You’ve seen ’em all and You still call me friend.
‘Cause the God of the mountain is the God of the valley.
There’s not a place your mercy and grace won’t find me again. Repeat Chorus

You turn mourning to dancing. You give beauty for ashes.
You turn shame into glory. You’re the only one who can.

You turn graves into garden. You turn bones into armies.
You turn seas into highways. You’re the only one who can. Repeat Chorus

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I’m forgiven because You were forsaken. I’m accepted, You were condemned.
And I’m alive and well, Your spirit is within me, because You died and rose again. (Repeat)

Amazing love, how can it be, that You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love and I know it’s true. And it’s my joy to honor You.
Amazing love and I know it’s true. And it’s my joy to honor You, in all I do to honor You.
You are my King. You are my King. Jesus, You are my King. You are my King
Amazing love, how can it be, that You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love and I know it’s true. And it’s my joy to honor you. In all I do I honor you.

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS    Please share your prayer requests and joys. Type them in the comment section.

PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE    After each prayer that ends with “Set our minds on heavenly things,” respond by saying, “Fill us with your joy”

TIME OF DEDICATION   This is our commitment to following Jesus. Thank you for living your faith by sharing your gifts with God’s world through your church.
Doxology (United Methodist Hymn #94)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Prayer of Dedication
Thank you, O God, that you have plans for each of us which are for our good and your glory. We give to you today as a response to your goodness to us. May the peace of God reign in our lives, the love of God surround us, the Spirit of God empower us and the joy of God uphold us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC     The Secret Place       Praise Team
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SCRIPTURE READING Luke 22:39-46
He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed
him. When he reached the place, he said to them, ‘Pray that you may not come into the time of
trial.’ Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, ‘Father, if
you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.’ Then an angel from
heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and
his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground. When he got up from
prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping because of grief, and he said to them,
‘Why are you sleeping? Rise up and pray that you may not come into the time of trial.’

MESSAGE    Garden of Gethsemane: A Place of Prayer

SONG OF COMMITMENT    Have Thine Own Way, Lord (United Methodist Hymn #382)
1. Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way! Thou art the potter; I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after thy will, while I am waiting, yielded and still.
2. Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way! Search me and try me, Savior today!
Wash me just now, Lord, wash me just now, as in thy presence humbly I bow.
3. Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way! Wounded and weary, help me I pray!
Power, all power, surely is thine! Touch me and heal me, Savior divine!
4. Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way! Hold o’er my being absolute sway.
Fill with thy Spirit till all shall see Christ only, always, living in me!

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

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