Virtual Worship for April 26, 2020

The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton, Ohio

Pastor Karen Crawford

Liturgists: Kiera McPeck, Lydia Black and Ashley Bryant

Musicians: Mark Wagner, Caroline Heading, and Matt Downing

Prelude: Blessed Assurance  (Arr. by Victor Labenske)

Mark Wagner, Piano

Greeting/Announcements: Pastor Karen

Opening Sentences: Kiera McPeck and Lydia Black

As the sun set over the village of Emmaus, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to his friends.

Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.

Today we gather around table, font, and pulpit—hoping, trusting to behold the risen Lord.

May our eyes be open to recognize Jesus in our midst.

Hymn:  I Am The Bread of Life

University of Notre Dame Folk Choir

And I will raise you up, and I will raise you up, and I will raise you up on the last day.

I am the Bread of Life, you who comes to Me shall not hunger, and you who believe in Me shall not thirst. No one can come to Me, unless the Father beckons. And I will raise you up, and I will raise you up, and I will raise you up on the last day.

Unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man and drink of His blood, and drink of His blood, you shall not have life within you. And I will raise you up, and I will raise you up, and I will raise you up on the last day.

Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, The Son of God who hath come into the world. And I will raise you up, and I will raise you up, and I will raise you up on the last day. And I will raise you up, and I will raise you up, and I will raise you up on the last day.

Call to Confession/Prayer of Confession/Assurance

Living Lord, by the power of your Spirit, you are present among us. Yet, like the first disciples, we fail to see you in our midst. We do not realize you are walking beside us, for we are rushing to meet the demands of hectic schedules and overcrowded lives.  We do not notice you in everyday encounters,  for we are distracted by daily labors and consumed by our own concerns. We do not recognize you on our streets or at our tables, for our expectations are too limited to imagine all the ways you dwell among us. Open our eyes to perceive you in our midst, so that—seeing you clearly— we might follow you faithfully. Amen

Time with Children and Youth

Prayer for Illumination & 1 Peter 1:17-23:

Kiera McPeck and Lydia Black

Scripture: Luke 24:13-35 

Message         On the Walk to Emmaus

Hymn   Day of Arising

Apostles’ Creed: Ashley Bryant

Anthem: Crown Him (Arr. by Cindy Berry) Matt Downing, Piano

Invitation to Offering/Prayer of Thanksgiving/Lord’s Prayer 

Friends, thank you for joining us for worship today. We invite you to give to the ministries of The Presbyterian Church as the Spirit leads you. Thank you for your faithfulness, especially during this very difficult time, when we don’t have in-person worship because of coronavirus restrictions. Let us pray together our Prayer of Thanksgiving and Lord’s Prayer.

Great God, to you we give our thanks; your steadfast love endures forever. With gratitude we bring our gifts to you. Bless us and our gifts, that our lives and our resources may be a source of healing and hope, of joy and justice in our world. Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


Postlude:  Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Caroline Heading, Pianist

Published by karenpts

I am the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, New York on Long Island. Come and visit! We want to share God’s love and grace with you and encourage you on your journey of faith. I have served Presbyterian congregations in Minnesota, Florida and Ohio since my ordination in 2011. I am a 2010 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and am working on a doctor of ministry degree with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I am married to Jim and we have 5 grown children and two grandchildren in our blended family. We are parents to fur babies, Liam, an orange tabby cat, and Minnie, a toy poodle.

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