Worship Services

 
 Sunday Worship  

Worship services are open in the sanctuary, and will also stream on Facebook Live at 10:30 each Sunday morning. Sunday school for all 

begins at 9:15 a.m.

Please mail your offerings to 6190 US Hwy 52, Salisbury, 28146

or bring them by the church office and place in drop box Ann's office door.

Office hours are

Monday - Friday,  8:30 am -1:30 pm

 

Easter Season 

Eastertide is a festal season in the liturgical year of Christianity that focuses on celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Eastertide is the period of 50 days, spanning from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. Each Sunday of the season is treated as a Sunday of Easter. Following the Sunday of the Resurrection, they are named Second Sunday of Easter, Third Sunday of Easter, etc. up to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, concluding with Pentecost Sunday, this year to be celebrated on May 23.

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Helping May 16 
Reader: Terry Ritchie
Greeter: Jenny Roberts

Usher: Brian Barringer

Altar Guild: Carmen & Drew Pethel, Linda Connell, Earlene & Brittney Ritchie
Communion Assistant: 

Offering Counters: Cam & Laurie Ritchie
Altar Flowers: Pr. Carl & Kathy Haynes

Pedestal Flower: 
Nursery: Leanne & Jason Kluttz

May 16 Scripture Lessons 

FIRST LESSON: Acts 1:12-26

12{The apostles} returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. 15In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16“Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18(Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20“For it is written in the Book of Psalms, “‘May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it’; and “‘Let another take his office.’ 21So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us — one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” 23And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. 24And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

 

PSALM 150   

Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked,

     nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful!

Their delight is in the law of the Lord,

     and they meditate on his law day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season,

     with leaves that do not wither; everything they do shall prosper.

It is not so with the wicked;

     they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes,

     nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,

     but the way of the wicked is doomed.

 

SECOND LESSON: 1 John 5:9-15

9If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. 10Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. 11And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 14And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

                                                                                     

 

 

HOLY GOSPEL: John 17:11b-19

11b{Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said,} “Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.”