PRELUDE
WELCOME AND GREETING
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Gathered in the name of Jesus Christ, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and blessed by God,

People: We come to worship one, holy God.
Leader: O God, our own God, how wonderful is your name in all the earth.

People: Your majesty is the music of the starry skies, yet even children of dust can sing your praises.

Leader: In the name of the Healer, the Provider and the Enabler let your gratitude and joy be made known.

People: O God, our own God, how wonderful is your name in all the earth!

*HYMN
“Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!” Stanzas 1 & 4

PRAYERS OF JOY AND CONCERN LORD’S PRAYER
GLORIA PATRI
SCRIPTURE READING John 21:3-7
Simon and Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea.

SERMON
“Cast Into the Sea”

RESPONSE
“The Old Rugged Cross”

OFFERING
God is a generous giver of gifts that flow like a river from the fountain of life. Bring offerings and tributes with thanks and praise, for the gifts we give are the gifts of God.

Offertory
*Doxology
*Prayer of Dedication (Unison)
May these gifts we return to you be a sign of our dedication to live as your faithful daughters and sons, by the power of the Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

*CLOSING HYMN Hymnbook 142 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
Stanzas 1 & 4

*BENEDICTION
*POSTLUDE

DEACON: Al Messer
SUNDAY SCHOOL IS VIRTUAL
Beginning today, Sunday School will be on Zoom at 9:30 am Sundays. Contact Deb Cahill at dmcahill1@gmail.com for log in information.
GIVE LOCAL
First Congregational Church is participating in the Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local Campaign for the first time this year. Any funds donated will be used in 2021 to celebrate the church’s 300th Anniversary as an important part of Litchfield’s history since 1721.
The church will welcome members of the community, as well as visitors, to participate in all events that will highlight its important role in the history of Litchfield.
Please consider being a part of this celebration with a donation of any amount during the Give Local campaign which will take place April 21-22. Visit www.givelocalCCF.org to donate. Thank you for your generosity.
www.fcclitchfield.com office@fcclitchfield.com 860-567-8705
April 19, 2020