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“The friendly church with a place for you”
505 S. Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, Florida 32404
850-785-7081

EASTER SUNDAY
Festival Worship Service
April 1, 2018
THE FESTIVAL OF THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LLO
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Sunday at 10:00 AM
WE WELCOME ALL who are in worship this Easter morning as we celebrate the
highest and most glorious festival of the Church Year, the Resurrection of our Lord
Jesus Christ. We pray that your worship experience with us this morning will be a
blessing in your life. We especially welcome those who might be visiting with us today
and hope that you will feel God’s Spirit of grace among us here at Parkway. If you are
looking for a Church Home, please consider our congregation.
Please silence cell phones ( + ) Denotes to please stand, if you are able

AS WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP

SILENCE FOR PRAYER AND MEDITATION

PRELUDE
Lanelle Alford

Pastor/ Christ Is Risen!
People/ He Is Risen Indeed!

BELL RING ANNOUNCING THE RESURRECTION
+ HYMN

+ THE OPENING DIALOG
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Christ is risen.
People: He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Leader: Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
People: He gave us new life and hope by raising Jesus from the
dead.
Leader: Rejoice, then, even in our distress.
People: We shall be counted worthy when Christ appears.
Leader: God has claimed us as His own.
People: He called us from our darkness into the light of His day.
All: Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Leader: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you.
Leader: God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive
and has become the Lord of life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we
share with Christ, and help us to grow as your people toward the fullness of eternal life
with you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. People: Amen
+ PRAYER OF THE DAY
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
FIRST READING
OFFERING
Leader: Everlasting God, the whole universe sings a new song of praise: the rivers
clap their hands, the hills ring out for joy. As you have raised us to new life in Christ,
give us voices ready to cry out for justice and proclaim resurrection joy wherever your
Spirit leads us. In Jesus' name we boldly pray.
People: Amen
(Please complete Prayer Cards and hand to an usher)
+ OFFERTORY “Sing
Praise To The Lord”
PRAYER FOR THE GIFTS
Leader: Let us pray: Blessed are you, O Lord, our God, maker of all things.
Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts. With them we offer
ourselves to your service and dedicate our lives to the care and redemption of all that
you have made, for the sake of him who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
Pastor / This is the Word of the Lord !
People / Thanks be to God !
TIME WITH THE CHILDREN AND CHILDREN’S CHURCH
+HYMN:
WE PREPARE AND SHARE THE MEAL

34Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality,
35but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
36You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus

Christ — he is Lord of all. 37That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in
Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who
were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39We are witnesses to all that he
did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree;
40but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41not to all the

people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with
him after he rose from the dead. 42He commanded us to preach to the people and to
testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43All the
prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of
sins through his name."
ANTHEM Sanctuary
Choir
GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
HYMN:
“Thine Is The Glory” (vs 1)
Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won!
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.
Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won!
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the
tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went
to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them,
"They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid
him." 3Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4The two
were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
5He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in.
6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen

wrappings lying there, 7and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the
linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8Then the other disciple, who reached
the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9for as yet they did not
understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10Then the disciples
returned to their homes. 11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she
wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12and she saw two angels in white, sitting
where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet.
13They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have

taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him." 14When she had said
this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was
Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking
for?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him
away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." 16Jesus said to her,
"Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" (which means Teacher).
17Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the

Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your
Father, to my God and your God.'" 18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the
disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
SHARING THE GOOD NEWS

Pastor: The peace of the risen Christ be with you always!
People: And also with you.
AS WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
ANTHEM
Sanctuary Choir
Sing praise to the Lord, All The Earth. Alleluia, Alleluia
Play music to praise his name, Alleluia, Alleluia
(Choir Sings Verse)
Repeat Refrain
THE PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
Pastor: The Lord be with you People: And also with you
Pastor: Lift up your hearts People: We lift them up to the Lord
Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise
Pastor: It is truly right and our greatest joy to give you thanks and praise, eternal
God, creator and ruler of the universe. At your word the earth was made and spun on
its course among the planets. Your hand formed us from the dust of the earth and set
us among all your creatures to love and serve you. When we were unfaithful to you, you
kept faith with us, your love remained steadfast. When we were slaves in Egypt, you
broke the bonds of our oppression, brought us through the sea to freedom, and made
covenant to be our God. By a pillar of fire you led us through the desert to a land
flowing with milk and honey, and set before us the way of life. You spoke of love and
justice in the prophets, and in the Word made flesh you lived among us, manifesting
your glory. He died that we might live, and is risen to raise us to new life. Therefore
we praise you, joining our voices with angels and archangels and with all the faithful of
every time and place, who forever sing to the glory of your name:
Choir and People:
Holy, holy, holy Lord. God of power and might;
Holy, holy, holy, Lord. God of power and might;
Heaven and earth are full, full of your glory
Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.

Pastor: You are holy, O God of majesty, and blessed is Jesus Christ, your
Son, our Lord, whom you sent to save us. He came with healing in his touch, and was
wounded for our sins. He came with mercy in his voice, and was mocked as one
despised. He came with peace in his heart, and met with violence and death. By your
power he broke free from the prison of the tomb, and at his command the gates of hell
were opened. The one who was dead now lives. The one who humbled himself is
raised to rule over all creation, the Lamb upon the throne. The one ascended on high
is with us always, as he promised. We give you thanks that the Lord Jesus, on the night
before he died, took bread, and after giving thanks , he broke it, and gave it to his
disciples, saying: Take, eat. This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance
of me. In the same way he took the cup, saying: This cup is the new covenant sealed
in my blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me. Remembering all your mighty and
merciful acts, we take this bread and this cup from the gifts you have given us, and
celebrate with joy the redemption won for us in Jesus Christ. Accept this our sacrifice
of praise and thanksgiving as a living and holy offering of ourselves, that our lives may
proclaim the One crucified and risen. Great is the mystery of faith:
People: Christ has come. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.
Pastor: Gracious God, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these your gifts of
bread and cup, that the bread we break and the cup we bless may be the communion of
the body and blood of Christ. By your Spirit make us one with Christ that we may be
one with all who share this feast, united in ministry in every place.
People: Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be
done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and
deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now
and forever. Amen.
Pastor: As this bread is Christ’s body for us, send us out to be the body of Christ in
the world.
COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
(Please eat and drink the elements as you receive them)

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: Refrain
you break the chains of hatred and fear: Refrain
you are the way of justice and peace: Refrain
you are the way of mercy and love: Refrain

Refrain: Have mercy on us, mercy on us, mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace, grant us peace,
grant us peace

(As the people commune, the hymn printed on the next page may be sung)

WE RECEIVE GOD’S BLESSINGS
COMMUNION BLESSING

Pastor: The grace of our risen Lord Jesus Christ and the gifts of his bread and cup
strengthen, preserve, keep and unite us both now and forevermore.

People: Amen

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER
Pastor: Lord Jesus, in a wonderful sacrament you have left us a memorial of your
suffering and death. May this sacrament of your body and blood so work in us that the
fruits of your redemption will show forth in the way we live, for you live and reign with
the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People/ Amen

EASTER BENEDICTION

Pastor: God the Father who raised Christ from the dead open to you the gate of
everlasting life. God the Son who burst from the grave, give you joy as you celebrate
his resurrection. God the Holy Spirit who brought you to birth in baptism, fill you with
strength and peace. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit bless you now and
forever.

Choir: Amen, Amen, Amen
THE BEAUTIFUL EASTER PLANTS THAT ADORN OUR SANCTUARY ON THIS EASTER
SUNDAY ARE GIVEN TO THE GLORY OF GOD BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS:
A BIG THANK YOU to all who have worked so hard in preparation for today’s worship
services and for our other worship services this week. Thank you for your dedication,
witness and love for the Risen Savior and Parkway Presbyterian Church.
WE THANK ALL
who purchased fflloow
weerrss &
& ppllaannttss to help decorate the sanctuary for our service this
morning. You may take home you plant (s) following our worship today.
+ HYMN: “Now All The Vault Of Heaven
Resounds”
+ HYMN:
GIVEN BY: IN MEMORY OF:
AN EASTER EGG HUNT
will be held in the back lawns of the church following our worship service today . This
is always a fun time to see our beautiful children hunt for those eggs filled with candy.
All hymns & liturgy in this bulletin are used by permission from copyrights purchased by Parkway Presbyterian Church

CURRENT: Carol Forehand, Faye Jackson, Marge Lily, Marilyn Sandell, IdaMae
Fleming, Myrt Shoemaker, Richard Cook, Marianne Bacen, Millie Miller, Pastor Reid,
Bill Lawson, Jean Olson.
CONTINUING: Tony Abbott, Ed Brown, Pastor Reid, Doris Dixon, Ida Mae Fleming, Anne
Freeland, Mary Gordon, Anna Jones, Lee Masters, Chris Meek, Marty Reed, Joan
Scherer, Marilyn Schubert, Marge Smith, Rhema Drayton.
HOMEBOUND: Darol Keefer, Gordon Merkel, Model Richardson, Bertie Shuster,
Barbara VonNyvenheim, Jackie Hogan
HYMN:
“Thine Is The Glory” (vs 2)
Lo, Jesus meets thee, risen from the tomb!
Lovingly he greets thee, scatters fear and gloom;
Let his Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
For the Lord now liveth; death hath lost its sting!
Thine is the glory, risen conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won!
SECOND READING
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is,
seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on
things that are on earth, 3for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in

glory.
HYMN:
“Thine Is The Glory” (vs 3)
No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is nought without thee; Aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conqu’rors, through thy deathless love;
Bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.
Thine is the glory, Risen, conqu-ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won!
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVEN BY: IN HONOR OF:
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS
Jimmy Kuchta 4/02
Lynn Certalich 4/04
THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY CALENDAR AT PARKWAY
TODAY—Easter
9:00 AM Sunday School Adults
10:00 AM Worship Service
11:00 AM Egg hunt
11:15 AM Fellowship
MONDAY
7:00 PM AA in Skipper’s Nest
WEDNESDAY
11:30 AM Wednesday Workers
5:30 PM Youth
7:00 PM AA in Skipper’s Nest
THURSDAY
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
SATURDAY
7:00 PM AA in Skipper’s Nest
NEXT SUNDAY
9:00 AM Sunday School For All Ages
10:00 AM Worship Service
11:15 AM Fellowship

Fellowship Time is important to the life of the congregation. We always want to provide
wonderful treats during this time. If your last name begins with N
N--R
R would you please bring
goodies for next Sunday’s fellowship.
Pastoral Ministry—
The Rev. Dr. Richard M. Connor, Sr
Administrative Assistant—McKenzie Creamer
Director of Music—Cathy Connor
Organist—Lanelle Alford
Director of Youth—Angie Worcester
ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY

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Lay Assistant: Bruce Davis
Sunday School Leaders:
Sherl Morden & Taylor Minchew
Elder of the Month: Bruce Davis
“Jesus Christ is Risen Today”
Acts 10:34-43
Colossians 3: 1-4
THE HOLY GOSPEL
John 20:1-18
“Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing” (Vs. 1,3 &5)
THE SERMON Pastor
Ric
“Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”
Wanda Segers Grandchildren & great grandchildren
Jamette Minchew Family
Andy & Connie Schuller Children, grandchildren, and great grand
daughter
Ed & Becky Brown Our families
Carol Forehand Family and friends
Mariann Bacen Pastor & Cathy Connor
Art & Sherl Moden Our great grand children
Walt & Jan Russel Family
Lisa Davis Friends and family
Eleanor Grammer Glory of God
THE BEAUTIFUL EASTER PLANTS THAT ADORN OUR SANCTUARY ON THIS EASTER
SUNDAY ARE GIVEN TO THE GLORY OF GOD BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS:
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Monday: 2:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00– 12:30 PM
Wednesday: 2:00-5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Office #:785-7081
Fax #: 763-5101
Pastor’s #: 960-7222
Tom & Druanne Martin Our Parents
John & Sandi Shuff Ron Miller, Ronnie Miller, Willie Towns, Lola Shuff, &
Jeff Shuff
Wanda Segers WC & Alma Segers, Oscar & A. Barnes
Lois Allemang Loved ones
Jamette Minchew John & Merle Minchew
Sylvia Mitchell Thomas Mitchell
Cathy Odom & Elizabeth Dil Tim Odom & Velma Durland
Andy & Connie Schuller Our Parents
Eva & Reid Cameron To the glory of God
Sarah Shink My husband and daughter
Linda & Salvatore Bonacasa Jerry Mayes & Arlette Bonacasa
Carol Forehand Bob Worcester & John Forehand
Donn Beidelman & Gail Little Elizabeth Beidelman
Mariann Bacen Frank Bacen
Jim & Jean Olson John & Dolores Lundberg & Ohar & Kay Olson
Kathy Riley Wilma & Harold Riley
Louise Robinson My husband William Robinson
Art & Sherl Morden Our loved ones
Chris Waters
Mary Lou Edwards Louis Edwards
Walt & Jan Russell Loved ones
Lisa Davis Loved ones
Sylvia Mitchell Ruby Galyon