April 28, 2019

A welcoming congregation located in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. We believe Jesus treated everyone with a spirit of love and equality. Therefore, we accept every individual without regard to age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. We affirm all persons as created in the image of God.

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Next Sunday June 2, 2019 we will air a special program featuring our new Co-pastors first sermons. Katie and John Callaway officially joined our staff on May 12, 2019. We hope you will join us next week at Noon here on WRUU.

Order of Service:


April 28, 2019 Second Sunday of Easter Eleven O’clock


Chiming of the Hour

†Prelude - “At Eastertide by C. V. Stanford

Richard Lewis, organist

Welcome and Call to Worship,  Rev. Josh Brewer

Invocation, Rev. Will Barnes

 †*Hymn No. 113 - “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today!”  Llanfair

The congregation will please stand at the entrance of the processional cross.

Aaliyah Lawrence, crucifer

*Affirmation of Faith

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*Gloria Patri No. 579

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, World without end. Amen. Amen.


†Children’s Time, Bill Sutton 

Children through fifth grade are invited to the front of the sanctuary for children’s time.

First Lesson - Acts 5:27-32, Debbie Wyatt, lay reader 

Second Lesson - Revelation 1:4-8

Solo - “Take My Life” by Mark Hayes

Rev. Bill Gardner, tenor Dianne Gardner, pianist

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.

Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise. Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of thy love. Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for thee. Take my voice, and let me sing, always, only, for my King. Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from thee. Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold; Take my intellect, and use every power as thou shalt choose. Take my will, and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine. Take my heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne. Take my love; my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store. Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.

(The text is by Frances Ridley Havergal.)

Gospel Lesson - John 20:19-31 Response to the Lessons

This is the written Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God!

Sermon - “Please Pass the Peace . . . Resurrection Confirmed” by Rev. Will Barnes


*Hymn No. 115 - “Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain”  st. kevin Call to Prayer

Silent Prayers

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Offertory Sentence

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory - “Land of Rest” by Russell Schulz-Widmar

*Presentation and Doxology, lasst uns erfreuen

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; 

Praise God, all creatures here below; 

Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Praise God above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

*Offertory Prayer

*Invitation to Christian Discipleship


*Hymn No. 108 - “Christ Is Alive!” truro 

Events in the Life of the Church

Pastoral Benediction

Congregational Response

The Lord Is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Organ Postlude - “Ah, Holy Jesus” by Johann Cruger


223 Bull Street facing Chippewa Square Education Building located at 102 W. McDonough

*The congregation stands with the choir. †The ushers will seat those waiting.

The congregation is invited to greet the ministers in the narthex or be seated for the postlude.

The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of the 100th birthday of Charles Waldrop by his children.


Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

John Callaway, Co-Pastor

Josh Brewer, Assistant Minister for Community Missions 

James Richardson, Organist Emeritus


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