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Easter Sunday

April 12, 2009

In many respects I find an un-resurrected Jesus easier to

accept. Easter makes him dangerous. Because of Easter
I have to listen to his extravagant claims and can no
longer pick and choose from his sayings. Moreover,
Easter means he must be loose out there somewhere.
– Philip Yancey
We are missional Anglicans seeking the kingdom of God
in our hearts, our homes, our church and our world.

Sunday Mornings @ Good Shepherd

Worship 9:00
Hospitality 10:30
Discipleship Hour 11:00

We consider it a great privilege to worship the Lord Jesus Christ
with you today. In fact, we receive your presence as a gracious gift
from God. In return, we would love to bless you according to your
needs. Please let us know how we can do so.

If you would like personal prayer this morning for any reason,
please make your way to the hallway during communion. One of
our intercessors would be honored to pray with or for you.

As you enter the church, please prepare your heart for worship.
The Prelude
Beautiful Savior
All my days I will sing the song of gladness
Give my praise to the fountain of delights
For in my helplessness, you hear my cry
And waves of mercy poured down on my life
I will trust in the cross of my Redeemer
I will sing of the Lamb that never fails
Of sins forgiven, of conscience cleared
Of death defeated and life without end
Beautiful Savior, wonderful counselor
Clothed in majesty, Lord of history
You're the way, the truth and the life
Star of the morning, glorious in holiness
You're the risen one, heaven's champion
And you reign, you reign over all
I long to be where the praise is never ending
Yearn to dwell where the glory never fades
Where countless worshippers will share one song
And cries of ‘worthy’ will honor the Lamb

Mighty To Save
Everyone needs compassion
Love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations
Savior, He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever, Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave
So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing for the glory, of the risen King Jesus
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing for the glory, of the risen King

The Opening Acclamation
Celebrant: Alleluia. Christ is risen.
People: The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.
The Hymns In Procession
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Dying once he all doth save, Alleluia!
Where's thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!
Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Agnus Dei
Alleluia, alleluia,
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Alleluia, alleluia,
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Holy, Holy are You Lord God Almighty,
Worthy is the Lamb,
Worthy is the Lamb, (Amen)
You are holy, Holy are You Lord God Almighty,
Worthy is the Lamb,

Celebrant: There is one Body and one Spirit;
People: There is one hope in God’s call to us;
Celebrant: One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;
People: One God and Father of all.

The Collect of the Day

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Celebrant: Let us pray.
O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the
death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the
power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may
evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ
your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.

Please be seated.

The First Lesson: Acts 10:34-43

Lector: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

The Psalm
The psalm will be read as prompted by the Lector.

Psalm 118
14The LORD is my strength and my might; *
he has become my salvation.
15There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous: *
‘The right hand of the LORD does valiantly;
16the right hand of the LORD is exalted; *
the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.’
17I shall not die, but I shall live, *
and recount the deeds of the LORD.
18The LORD has punished me severely, *
but he did not give me over to death.
19Open to me the gates of righteousness, *
that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
20This is the gate of the LORD; *
the righteous shall enter through it.
21I thank you that you have answered me *
and have become my salvation.
22The stone that the builders rejected *
has become the chief cornerstone.
23This is the LORD’s doing; *
it is marvellous in our eyes.
24This is the day that the LORD has made; *
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25Save us, we beseech you, O LORD! *
O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!
26Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. *
We bless you from the house of the LORD.
27The LORD is God, and he has given us light. *
Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.
28You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; *
you are my God, I will extol you.
29O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, *

for his steadfast love endures for ever.

The Second Lesson: Colossians 3:1-4
Lector The Word of the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

The Gospel Procession

Please stand and sing.

Please remain standing for the reading of the Gospel.

Priest: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

The Holy Gospel: John 20:1-10

Priest: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Sermon
Please be seated.

The Presentation and Examination of the Candidates
The Celebrant says
The Candidate for Holy Baptism will now be presented.
I present Isaac Justice Speece to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.
Will you be responsible for seeing that the child you present is brought up in
the Christian faith and life?
I will, with God’s help.
Will you by your prayers and witness help this child to grow into the full
stature of Christ?
I will, with God’s help.

Question Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of

wickedness that rebel against God?
Answer I renounce them.
Question Do you renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt
and destroy the creatures of God?
Answer I renounce them.
Question Do you renounce all sinful desires that draw you from the love
of God?
Answer I renounce them.
Question Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as your Savior?
Answer I do.
Question Do you put your whole trust in his grace and love?
Answer I do.
Question Do you promise to follow and obey him as your Lord?
Answer I do.

After the presentation, the Celebrant addresses the congregation, saying
Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to
support Isaac in his life in Christ?
People We will.
The Celebrant then says
Let us join with the Speece family in renewing our own baptismal covenant.

The Baptismal Covenant

Celebrant Do you believe in God the Father?
People I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
Celebrant Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
People I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
Celebrant Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
People 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.
Celebrant Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
People I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into
sin, repent and return to the Lord?
People I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of
God in Christ?
People I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons,
loving your neighbor as yourself?
People I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant Will you strive for justice and peace among all people,
and respect the dignity of every human being?
People I will, with God’s help.

The Prayers for the Candidates

The Celebrant then says to the congregation
Let us now pray for this child who is to receive the Sacrament of new birth.
A person appointed leads the following petitions
Leader Deliver him, O Lord, from the way of sin and death.
People Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader Open his heart to your grace and truth.
People Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader Fill him with your holy and life giving Spirit.
People Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader Keep him in the faith and communion of your holy Church.
People Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader Teach him to love others in the power of the Spirit.
People Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader Send him into the world in witness to your love.
People Lord, hear our prayer.
Leader Bring him to the fullness of your peace and glory.
People Lord, hear our prayer.

The Celebrant says

Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son
may live in the power of his resurrection and look for him to come again in
glory; who lives and reigns now and for ever. Amen.

The Thanksgiving over the Water
The Celebrant blesses the water, first saying
Celebrant The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People It is right to give him thanks and praise.
We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water.
Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation.
Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage
in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus
received the baptism of John and was anointed by the Holy
Spirit as the Messiah, the Christ, to lead us, through his death
and resurrection, from the bondage of sin into everlasting life.
We thank you, Father, for the water of Baptism. In it we are
buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his
resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit.
Therefore in joyful obedience to your Son, we bring into his
fellowship those who come to him in faith, baptizing them in
the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
At the following words, the Celebrant touches the water
Now sanctify this water, we pray you, by the power of your
Holy Spirit, that those who here are cleansed from sin and
born again may continue for ever in the risen life of Jesus
Christ our Savior.
To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be all honor and
glory, now and for ever. Amen.

The Baptism
The candidate is presented by name to the Celebrant who then pours water
upon the candidate, saying
Isaac, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

When this action has been completed for the candidate, the Priest, at a place in
full sight of the congregation, prays over him, saying
Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy
Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the
forgiveness of sin, and have raised them to the new life of
grace. Sustain them, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give them
an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to
persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy
and wonder in all your works. Amen.

The priest then charges the parents.

You must remember, that it is your responsibility to see that this child is
taught, as soon as he is able to learn, what a solemn vow, promise, and
profession he has made by you. It is your duty to see that he is raised in the
community of the Church; that from a young age he is taught the scriptures,
and learns the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and
that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian
life; remembering always that Baptism represents our commitment to follow
the example of our Saviour Christ, and to grow into his likeness; that, as he
died, and rose again for us, so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and
rise again to righteousness; dying to self and living for the Lord.

Upon completion of the baptism, the Celebrant says

Let us welcome the newly baptized.

Celebrant and People

We receive you into the household of God. Confess the faith
of Christ crucified, proclaim his resurrection, and share with
us in his eternal priesthood.

The Peace
Celebrant May the peace of the Lord be always with you.
People And also with you.

The Announcements
Easter Lilies
Margaret & George Crocker in Memory of Loved Ones
Bob & Lesley Lee in Memory of Loved Ones
Margaret & Bill Magee in Memory of Loved Ones
Edna & Bud Rowland in Thanksgiving for their Children & Grandchildren
Geneva Schmidt in Memory of Loved Ones
Robert & Tricia Schurmeier in Honor of Bob & Louise Cook
Robert & Tricia Schurmeier in Honor of Julie Schurmeier
Mike & Annette Waldroop in Memory of their Mothers
Mike & Annette Waldroop in Thanksgiving for their Daughter
Kyle & Karyn Wallace in Thanksgiving for their Church Family.

All Hands on Deck: 2009 Vacation with a Purpose

Every one of us has the opportunity to invest in this exciting, church-
wide initiative. Please begin praying about how you and your family can
be "radical senders" in support of those families who have signed up as
"radical goers."
“Weekend For Missions”
Please mark your calendars for our 2009 “Weekend For Missions”, May
1-3. Events include a spaghetti supper on Friday evening, our Second
Annual Yard Sale on Saturday morning, and a special offering on Sunday
Morning Prayer: Rite Two
Tuesdays. 9:30 a.m. Church sanctuary. Bring your Book of Common
Prayer (or use one of ours).
Easter Egg Hunt
Attention all children: There will be an Easter Egg hunt this morning
following the service. Please stay and enjoy this experience with your
Good Shepherd family

For all announcements, please visit our website at

The Offertory
My Redeemer Lives
For I know my Redeemer lives
And in the end He will stand on the earth
For I know my Redeemer lives
And in the end He will reign on the earth
Though my flesh it be destroyed
Yet with my eyes I will see God
For I know that my Redeemer lives
And I will stand with Him on that day
Oh my heart it yearns within me
For the day when Jesus returns
Oh my heart it yearns within me
For the day when Jesus shall reign
Though my flesh it be destroyed
Yet with my eyes I will see God

The Doxology

The Great Thanksgiving
Please remain standing.

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.
Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

The Sanctus

Please be seated as our Celebrant continues.

The Mystery of Our Faith

We remember his death,
We proclaim his resurrection,
We await his coming in glory.

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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass 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.

The Breaking of the Bread

Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us.
People: Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!

The Invitation
Celebrant: These are the gifts of God for the people of God.
Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you,
and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

All baptized disciples of Jesus Christ are welcome at God’s table. Please be seated
until your row is invited to come.

At this time, parents may return to the nursery to escort your children back to the
sanctuary for communion.

The Communion Hymns
Please be seated and sing.

Alleluia no 1
Alleluia, Alleluia, Give thanks to the Risen Lord
Alleluia, Alleluia, Give praise to His Name
Jesus is Lord of all the earth
He is the King of creation
Spread the good news o'er all the earth
Jesus has died and has risen
We have been crucified with Christ
Now we shall live forever
God has proclaimed the just reward
Life for all men alleluia
Come let us praise the Living God
Joyfully sing to our Saviour

Holy and Anointed One

Jesus Jesus
Holy and Anointed One
Jesus Jesus
Risen and Exalted One
Your name is like honey on my lips
Your Spirit like water to my soul
Your Word is a lamp unto my feet
Jesus I love You I love You

The Post-
Post-Communion Prayer
Please stand and say together.

Almighty and everliving God,

we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food
of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
and for assuring us in these holy mysteries
that we are living members of the Body of your Son,
and heirs of your eternal kingdom.
And now, Father, send us out
to do the work you have given us to do,
to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.
To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen

The Blessing
Celebrant: All our problems
People: We send to the cross of Christ

Celebrant: All our difficulties

People: We send to the cross of Christ

Celebrant: All the devil's works

People: We send to the cross of Christ

Celebrant: All our hopes

People: We set on the risen Christ.

Celebrant: Christ the Son of Righteousness shine upon you and

scatter the darkness from before your path; and the
blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
be among you, and remain with you always.

The Hymn in Recession
Please remain standing and sing.

Majesty worship His majesty
Unto Jesus be all glory
Honor and praise
Majesty kingdom authority
Flow from His throne
Unto His own His anthem raise
So exalt lift up on high
The name of Jesus
Magnify come glorify
Christ Jesus the King
Majesty worship His majesty
Jesus who died now glorified
King of all kings

The Dismissal
Celebrant: Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia! .
People: Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!

Beautiful Savior: Stuart Townend ©1998 Thankyou Music
Mighty To Save: Ben Fielding, Ruben Morgan ã 2006 Hillsong Publishing, Inc.
Christ the Lord is Risen Today: Charles Wesley, Public Domain
Angus Dei: Michael W. Smith © 1990 Sony /ATV Milene Music
My Redeemer Live:
Live John Willison ©1993 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord: John Fawcett, 1995
Alleluia no 1: Donald Fishel,
Fishel © 1973 International Liturgical Publications
Holy and Anointed One: John Barnett © 1988 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing
Majesty: Jack Hayford © 1981 Rocksmith Music

Discipleship Hour – Sundays @ 11
Pastor’s Forum
Leader: Kyle Wallace
Participants: All Adults
Purpose: Teaching on a host of topics, all relevant to following Christ
Leadership Huddle
Leaders: Kyle & Karyn Wallace
Participants: Discipleship Group
Purpose: Equipping leaders with the resources necessary to lead fruitful groups
Deeper Waters
Leader: Eric Speece
Participants: Adults
Purpose: Processing the morning’s sermon and its application in our lives
Leaders: Conor Mooney, Sarah Kay Knicely, Matt Lee, Mary Moore Lowenfield
Participants: Middle School/Sr High
Purpose: Learning and applying God's Word as young followers of Christ
Character Crew
Leaders: Ken & Ellyn Baeszler
Participants: Children, ages 7-10
Purpose: Developing godly character within a community of peers
Godly Play
Leaders: Cynthia Plumb, Tricia Schurmeier
Participants: Children, ages 3-6
Purpose: Discovering the stories of Scripture in a fun, hands-on way
Leaders: Jess Bradshaw, Lindsay Tillis, Gabrielle Weinberg
Participants: Children: Newborn-2
Purpose: Nurturing an environment of love & security for our youngest children

Adults Youth Children

Sundays Forum Huddle Deeper Pursuit Crew Godly Nursery
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5th No Discipleship Hour
Birthdays and Anniversaries *
*If your name has been overlooked, please contact the office at 704.895.0059.
April Birthdays
06 Olivia Mankos 23 Luke Jahns
15 Sharon Ann Johnson 24 George Mankos
17 Erin Hicks 25 Ken Baeszler
18 Will Baysinger 25 Mary Ann Coggan
21 Ethan Hicks 26 Bud Rowland
23 Jonathan Allen

April Anniversaries
29 Jeffrey & Phillis Cardwell

Altar Flowers
Please contact Annette Waldroop at 704-528-3397 to make a donation.

The Church of the Good Shepherd
Post Office Box 643 605 South Street
Davidson, NC 28036

Kyle Wallace, Lead Pastor,
Conor Mooney, Pastor to Students,
Eric Speece, Director of Music & the Arts,
Melanie Johnson, Webmaster,
Carol McIntyre, Administrative Assistant,
Jeff Cardwell (Senior Warden) Matt Creswell
Loys Johnson, Sr. (Treasurer) George Mankos (Junior Warden)
Herb Poole Annette Waldroop