Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, USA
April 24, 2022
Bulletin April 24, 2022

Oakhurst Presbyterian Church USA

April 24, 2022 Worship

Order of Worship

Prelude                 Rev. Dr. Lisa Allen-McLaurin


Welcome and Announcements                             Rev. Heather Chase

Focus On Ministry Opportunities     Worship Committee                                                   


Call to Worship  

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in this earthly dwelling;

Praise God in the heavens!

Praise God for the mighty works;

Praise God unequaled greatness!

Praise God with a blast of the trumpet and clapping hands;

Praise God with the piano keys!

Praise God with the drums and dancing;

Praise God with guitars and horns!

Let everything that has breath sing praises to the Lord!

Praise the Lord!                             



Opening Hymn                         Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty #35



Prayer of Confession & Pardon       Rev. Amantha Barbee

Call to Confession

How often have we heard the good news of forgiveness and restoration? Yet, we are still reluctant to believe. God offers us new life, yet we are afraid to let go of the old. Let us confess our doubts and fears to the One who waits to make us whole.

Unison Prayer of Confession

We use a lot of words, Gracious God, but do little to turn them into deeds. Instead of being of one heart and soul, we choose sides and form groups of folks just like us. Blessed with great grace, we have trouble sharing it with those who need it the most. Forgive us, God of love. Forgive us, as we step out of our shadows into your light. Restore us, as we reveal our brokenness. Hear us, as we proclaim Jesus Christ as our Lord and our God. ~Thom Shuman

Silent Prayers               


Passing of the Peace                                             


Prayer of Illumination                                                                                         Jane Royall


Old Testament Reading:        Psalm 150

Anthem                 Praise Him                        

New Testament Reading:                     John 20:19-31          Rev. Amantha Barbee

Sermon:                           Let Me See!



Prayers of the People         Text Your Prayer Requests to: 404-551-3791 Rev. Heather Chase           

The Lord’s Prayer  

Tithes and Offerings                   Rev. Amantha Barbee

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Song of Praise              I Will Bless Thee, O Lord                               


Doxology - Prayer of Thanksgiving

          Praise God from whom all blessings flow

          Praise Christ all people here below

          Praise Holy Spirit ever more

          Praise Triune God, whom we adore


Final Blessing

Sending Song                     Sweet, Sweet Spirit    


There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,

And I know that it's the Spirit of the Lord;

There are sweet expressions on each face,

And I know they feel the presence of the Lord.

Sweet Holy Spirit

Sweet Heavenly Dove

Stay right here with us, filling us with your love.

And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise.

Without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived

When we shall leave this place.

Worship Leaders today include:  

Rev. Amantha Barbee, Senior Pastor, Rev. Heather Chase, Associate Pastor; 

Rev. Dr. Lisa Allen McLaurin, Musician; Jane Royall, Liturgist


Oakhurst Presbyterian Church (USA)

 118 Second Ave, Decatur, GA 30030


Happening this week at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, April 26

12:00 pm Lunch Bunch We will have lunch together at Athens Pizza in Decatur. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the good food and fellowship  (Contact: Anne Hughes - 404-312-8513)

6:00 pm Gospel Choir -virtual- Contact Rev. Dr. Lisa Allen-McLaurin


Wednesday, April 27

10:00 am Liturgical Arts

4:30-5:30 pm Racial Justice Vigil - Stand with others who know Black Lives Matter

7:30 pm Chancel Choir-virtual - Contact Matthew Wauchope

7:30 pm Prayer Vigil for Ukraine - First Baptist Church


Thursday, April 28

10:30 am Prayer Group - Contact Rev. Heather Chase  for more information 

6:30 pm Session by Zoom


Saturday, April 30

10-11:00 am Racial Justice Vigil - Stand with others who believe Black Lives Matter


Sunday, May 1 Earth Day Worship 

11:00 am Worship in the Outdoor Sanctuary, lower parking lot, with communion.


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