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This Sunday In My Church

March 31, 2013

Easter Sunday

Opening Hymn: Jesus Christ is Risen Today [Easter Hymn[

Call to Worship

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Response of Thanksgiving: Psalm 118:14-24

Sharing the Peace

Children’s Sermon

Anthem: Easter Anthem [William Billings]

First Reading: Isaiah 65:17-25

Gospel Processional

Halle, Halle, Hallelujah   [Traditional Caribbean]

Gospel Lesson: Luke 24:1-12

Gospel Processional

Halle, Halle, Hallelujah   [Traditional Caribbean]

Sermon

Sermon Hymn: Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds

                          [Lasst Uns Erfreuen]

Affirmation of Faith: Scots Confessions, Chapter X

Offering Invitation

Offertory: Shade, O Shade My Weary Soul [Jim Stanley]

The Doxology

Prayer of Dedication

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Closing Hymn: Thine is the Glory [Judas Maccabeus]

Charge and Benediction

Closing Voluntary: Halleluia!  from Messiah  [G F Handel]

                                   Choir and Congregation Sing

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from http://www.legalinsurrection.com

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Why I’m sorry Ashley Judd won’t run

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/03/27/damn-ashley-judd-decides-she-wont-run-for-senate/

Not just because she would lose.

I’m sorry because the Kentucky Democrat Party would have taken a big hit, thus breaking their total stronghold in Frankfort. Breaking that hold would have been a good thing for our state.

I’m also sorry because the highly-visible celebrity and her high-celebrity friends rushing in to support her would have drawn attention to Obama administration policies and the Democrat Party, The MSM protects Obama from his votes against the Illinois Born Alive Act, an act that would have protected babies who survive an abortion, e.g., but Judd’s radical abortion policies would have drawn attention to the entire party.

Lastly, I’m sorry because I was ready to launch a series of #WhyIWon’t VoteAshleyJudd posts. Darn. They were all good.

 

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Don’t go telling me this was an accident or the Obama team didn’t notice. Obama’s entire career hinges on photo ops and symbols. Using Lincoln’s Bible, sitting in bus of Rosa Parks, mailing out 2008 flyers to Kentucky with Obama behind a pulpit and in front of stained glass windows. On and on, a million examples available in a 5 minute search.

Powerline Blog recalls when President Obama refused to stand in front of religious symbols during a speech at Georgetown University and had the university cover a cross and the “IHS” – which denotes Jesus Christ – so he wouldn’t offend anyone.

Anyone old enough to remember Yasser Arafat and not be swayed by an adoring liberal media that found him attractive knows that he was a murderer and exporter of terrorism. He also refused peace deals Israel – unfortunately – was willing to broker.  Yet Obama gave a speech during his Mideast trip standing underneath a huge poster of Arafat. Standing beside Obama was Palestinian Authority head Abbas, who was Arafat’s right hand man. If you don’t remember or didn’t know, here’s a quick roundup:

 CAMERA notes, “In fact, groups under Arafat’s direct or indirect command – including Fatah, Black September, Tanzim and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade – were responsible for hundreds of bombings, hijackings, assassinations and other attacks, including the 1972 murder of 11 of Israel’s Olympic athletes in Munich, the 1973 murder of the American ambassador to Sudan, Cleo Noel, and the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruiseship (resulting in the murder of wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer).”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-speaks-under-arafat-banner_708753.html

This Powerline Blog post contains a link to the Georgetown University story. I lost a great deal of respect for Georgetown University that day, refusing to stand up for its Christian heritage.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/03/the-problem-in-a-picture.php

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Which is worse: These guys lecture us about saving fuel and Joe Biden flies off to Paris for one darn night to accomplish absolutely nothing that couldn’t be dealt with on Skype or whatever?

Or possibly worse: These guys lecture us about shared sacrifice and we’re so broke we close down the White House, which doesn’t belong to Obama but to us, but Joe Biden flies off to Paris for one darn night that costs us $585,000+. That figure doesn’t include all the costs of Biden’s trip.  http://www.nysun.com/editorials/sequester-joe-biden/88238/

Questions:

Our nation has a lovely large United States Embassy in Paris with top-notch security so why didn’t Biden stay there? A half-million dollars isn’t chump change to me.

What is Biden doing anyway? What part of his vice-president’s duty required this trip?

Is Crazy Uncle Joe really so crazy? He seems to live a darn sweet life at our expense, and mostly talks like an MSNBC political hack.

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More wife jokes

http://www.faceless.co.za/copy_fl.asp

h/t Maggie’s Farm image0118 maggies

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Drive your cat crazy 24/7

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So much better than the laser pointer. Why should you-human have to work to entertain that-cat?

http://www.ace.mu.nu

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