September 19, 2021
John 20.1-18-Jesus is ALIVE! Mary visits the tomb of Jesus to pay her respects and...it's empty!
Where did the body go? How was the seal broken? Where were the guards?
She runs and tells Peter and John what she witnessed and then they check it out.
Bottom line...Jesus is ALIVE!
He conquered death! He is the Lord of LIFE!
THAT is why we worship him.
Here is a reminder of our church building Sunday schedule..
9 am - Highland Park Christian Church adult and children's Sunday School
10 am - Highland Park Christian Church main worship service
12 noon - Iglesia Evangélica Génesis main worship service
2:30 pm - Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal M.I. main worship service
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We will continue to prepare these online worship pages for you.
We will continue to keep uploading the sermon and providing the YouTube versions of the songs that we sang during worship. Even if you cannot join us, we'd still like to pray for you.
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This weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...
We have great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...
Pastor Harvey took us back to the Gospel of John and we returned to John 20:1-18-Life!
We hope this continues to bless YOU and draws you closer to God.
Remember, Denise and I are a phone call away if you want to pray together or just chat.
(Also remember that God is NOT far away, He has promised that He would never leave us - can I get an "Amen"!)
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Thanks for all of your support!
For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise
Pastor Denise is now meeting LIVE with the children - come join her in Sunday school every Sunday at 9:00 am. Sing, Pray and learn about God.
Also we are meeting LIVE for Adult Sunday School every Sunday at 9:00 am
right now we are studying the writings of John. Please join us!
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Prayer Requests from Sunday, September 19, 2021
Al - Brother Al is hurting from his eye surgery. Keep him in prayer this week.
Margarito - Cheri who was in the hospital passed away from COVID. Please pray for her sister, Kitty.
Harvey/Denise - Denise's Pray for Pastor Larry Field for continued improvement as he continues to recover from COVID-19.
Ray - Pray for his mother, his family and his uncle Manny.
Andrew - Unspoken request.
Marlene - Pray for Pam to recover from her stroke and also pray for Tammy & Debbie
Albert - Unspoken request.
Kelly - Unspoken request.
Bryan - Unspoken request, his father and Bebo's mother in law.
Andrea - Unspoken request.
Burt - His mother.
Carol Burnett - Keep her in prayer in her new surroundings.
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
artist: Maranatha! Music
Artist: Blue Rock Mennonite Youth
Because He Lives
Artist: Celtic Worship
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
I Corinthians 1:1-11
1 Now I make known to you, brothers and sisters, the gospel which I preached to you, which you also received, in which you also stand,
2 by which you also are saved, if you hold firmly to the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
3 For I handed down to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;
7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles;
8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, [f]and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
The Easter Song
artist: Keith Green
John 20:1-18 - Life
Pastor Harvey Simpson
Here is the text of John 20:1-18-Life!
The Empty Tomb
1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already removed from the tomb.
2 So she ran and *came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they have put Him.”
3 So Peter and the other disciple left, and they were going to the tomb.
4 The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead, faster than Peter, and came to the tomb first;
5 and he stooped to look in, and saw the linen wrappings lying there; however he did not go in.
6 So Simon Peter also came, following him, and he entered the tomb; and he looked at the linen wrappings lying there,
7 and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings but folded up in a place by itself.
8 So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb also entered then, and he saw and believed.
9 For they did not yet understand the Scripture, that He must rise from the dead.
10 So the disciples went away again to their own homes.
11 But Mary was standing outside the tomb, weeping; so as she wept, she stooped to look into the tomb;
12 and she *saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.
13 And they *said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they put Him.”
14 When she had said this, she turned around and *saw Jesus standing there, and yet she did not know that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus *said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Thinking that He was the gardener, she said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you put Him, and I will take Him away.”
16 Jesus *said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher).
17 Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for 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, and My God and your God.’”
18 Mary Magdalene came and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.
I Know that My Redeemer Lives
artist: Nicole C. Mullen
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.