Revival 2022

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Revival 2022

Saturday Night Schedule 

Join us on May 20th and May 21st at Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli. (Download the flyer in English.) En español

Welcome! 

Are you longing for a deeper sense of meaning or belonging?  Are you feeling disconnected from God?  Do your spirits need to be lifted?  Do you just want to sing and praise God with others?  Then you’ve come to the right place.  We hope you will join us as we revive and come alive with Jesus.  The Gospel choir from St. Paul's Elkins Park - Shango-Jamal Lewis and others - will perform. 

 

What is a Revival?

A revival is a gathering of Christians who come together for worship, music, inspiration and fellowship.  It is marked by strong preaching and uplifting music and creates an opportunity for individuals to make commitment of faith or otherwise renew their relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

Why have a Revival?

A revival will energize, motivate and awaken your spirits and invite you into a relationship with Jesus Christ.  They can inspire a spiritual reawakening from a state of dormancy or stagnation and can mark a new beginning in an individual’s or church’s relationship with God.  

 

Why should I attend?

Few of us are feeling our best right now.  The pandemic, political division, economic stress and the spectre of war have left us feeling anxious, depressed and disconnected.  We need a lift!  We need more than a lift, we need to be revived!  If you are longing for something positive and uplifting, if you are longing to find a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, if you are longing to know the peace that comes only from God, then you should come to the revival. 

 

What should I expect?

A gathering of hundreds from around our region, the revivals will be filled with praise, uplifting music, inspired preaching and prayer.  There will be areas set aside for individual prayer requests, confession and the chance to talk about faith.  There will also be food and other fun surprises. 

You can come for one or both days and stay for as long as you care to.  Children are most welcome!

 

When and Where is it?

The next Revival will be held on May 20th and May 21st at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli located at 212 W Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA.  This Revival will be held outdoors and is rain or shine.  The main stage is under a large tent. 

  • On Friday, May 20th the Revival starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.
  • On Saturday, May 21st the Revival starts at 6 p.m.  and ends at 8 p.m.

 

How can I connect with a church near me?

With 135 churches in the area there is one near you.  Find your local Episcopal Church.

 

About The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania is a community of 135 churches in the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania.   Our call is to lead people to Know Jesus and to Change the World in his name. 

Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Episcopal Church has roots in the Church of England and is part of the part of the Anglican Communion which is the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

 

 

Únase a nosotros el 20 y 21 de mayo en la Iglesia del Buen Samaritano, Paoli. (Download the flyer in Spanish.)

¡Bienvenido!

¿Anhela tener un sentido más profundo de significado o pertenencia?  ¿Se siente desconectado de Dios?  ¿Necesita que le levanten el ánimo?  ¿Simplemente quiere cantar y alabar a Dios con otros?  Entonces ha venido al lugar correcto.  Esperamos que se una a nosotros mientras revivimos y cobramos vida con Jesús.

 

¿Qué es un revivir?

Un revivir es una reunión de cristianos que se reúnen para la adoración, la música, la inspiración y el compañerismo.  Se caracteriza por una fuerte predicación y música edificante y crea una oportunidad para que las personas hagan un compromiso de fe o renueven su relación con Jesucristo.

 

¿Por qué tener un revivir?

Un revivir energizará, motivará y despertará su espíritu y le invitará a una relación con Jesucristo.  Pueden inspirar un despertar espiritual desde un estado de letargo o estancamiento y pueden marcar un nuevo comienzo en la relación de un individuo o de una iglesia con Dios. 

 

¿Por qué debería asistir?

Pocos de nosotros nos sentimos bien en este momento.  La pandemia, la división política, el estrés económico y el espectro de la guerra nos han hecho sentir ansiosos, deprimidos y desconectados.  Necesitamos un empujón.  Necesitamos más que un empujón, ¡necesitamos revivir!  Si anhela algo positivo y edificante, si anhela encontrar un sentido y un propósito más profundos, si anhela conocer la paz que sólo viene de Dios, entonces debe venir al revivir.

 

¿Qué puedo esperar?

Una reunión de cientos de personas de toda la región, los revivir  estarán llenos de alabanza, música edificante, predicación inspirada y oración.  Habrá partes reservadas para las peticiones de oración individuales, la confesión y la oportunidad de hablar sobre la fe.  También habrá comida y otras sorpresas divertidas.

Puede venir uno o los dos días y quedarse todo el tiempo que quiera.  ¡Los niños son bienvenidos!

Schedule for Saturday

Saturday May 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm

 

Prelude

Greeting

Officiant          Alleluia. Christ is risen.

 

People               The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

 

We've Come This Far By Faith

 

CHORUS

We've come this far by faith

Leaning on the Lord

Trusting in His holy word

He's never failed me yet

Oh, Oh, Oh - can't turn around

We've come this far by faith

 

  1. Don't be discouraged with troubles in your life

He'll bear your burdens

And remove all misery and strife

Thank God we've

 

Chorus

We've come this far by faith

Leaning on the Lord

Trusting in His holy Word

He's never failed me yet

Oh, Oh, Oh - can't turn around

We've come this far by faith

 

  1. Just the other day

I heard a man say

He didn't believe in God's word

But I can surely say

That God has made a way

And He's never failed me yet

 

Chorus

 

Officiant          Let us pray.

O Lord God Almighty, as you have taught us to call the
evening, the morning, and the noonday one day; and have
made the sun to know its going down: Dispel the darkness of
our hearts, that by your brightness we may know you to be
the true God and eternal light, living and reigning for ever
and ever. Amen.

 

Revive Us Again

 

  1. We praise Thee, O God!

For the Son of Thy love,

For Jesus Who died,

And is now gone above.

 

Refrain:

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.

Hallelujah! Amen.

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.

Revive us again.

 

  1. We praise Thee, O God!

For Thy Spirit of light,

Who hath shown us our Savior,

And scattered our night.

(Refrain)

 

  1. All glory and praise

To the Lamb that was slain,

Who hath borne all our sins,

And hath cleansed every stain.

(Refrain)

 

  1. Revive us again;

Fill each heart with Thy love;

May each soul be rekindled

With fire from above.

(Refrain)

 

The Lesson

 

Reader             A Reading from the book of the Acts of the Apostles (3:1-10)

 

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

 

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.           
 

                                    The Word of the Lord.

           

            People               Thanks be to God.

 

Officiant          Let us pray.

 

Eternal God, who led your ancient people into freedom by a
pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night: Grant that
we who walk in the light of your presence may rejoice in the
liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Holy Spirit Ever Living

 

1 Holy Spirit, ever dwelling

in the holiest realms of light,

Holy Spirit, ever brooding

o'er a world of gloom and night,

Holy Spirit, ever raising

those of earth to thrones on high,

living, life-imparting Spirit,

you we praise and magnify.

 

2 Holy Spirit, ever living

as the Church's very life,

Holy Spirit, ever striving

through us in a ceaseless strife,

Holy Spirit, ever forming

in the Church the mind of Christ,

you we praise with endless worship

for your gracious gifts unpriced.

 

3 Holy Spirit, ever working

through the Church's ministry,

teaching, strength'ning, and absolving,

setting captive sinners free,

Holy Spirit, ever binding

age to age and soul to soul

in communion never ending,

you we worship and extol.


The Gospel
 

Reader             A Reading from the Gospel according to St. John (3:22-36)

 

After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. (This was before John was put in prison.) An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.”

 

To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. He must become greater; I must become less.”

 

The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God[b] gives the Spirit without limit. The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

 

The Lord's Prayer (piano solo)

 

The Sermon                                                      The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez

 

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

 

The King of love my Shepherd is,

Whose goodness faileth never;

I nothing lack if I am his

And he is mine for ever.

 

Where streams of living water flow

My ransomed soul he leadeth,

And where the verdant pastures grow

With food celestial feedeth.

 

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,

But yet in love he sought me,

And on his shoulder gently laid,

And home, rejoicing, brought me.

 

And so through all the length of days

Thy goodness faileth never;

Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise

Within thy house for ever.

 

The Response

 

The People are directed to response stations (Confession, Healing, Baptism (al vows) Call to Jesus, Outreach, Hard Questions)

 

Sign Me Up

 

Chorus:

Sign me up for the Christian jubilee,

write my name on the roll.

I've been changed since the Lord has lifted me,

I want to be ready when Jesus comes.

 

Verse 1:

When Jesus comes, oh the trumpet will sound loud.

When my Savior comes, all the dead in Christ shall rise.

My heart is fixed, my mind's made up;

I want to be ready when Jesus comes.

 

Chorus

 

Verse 2:

For we know not the day, nor the hour He shall appear,

But we know in our hearts that He's coming back again.

My heart is fixed my mind's made up;

I want to be ready when Jesus comes.

 

The Return

 

All praying together

 

O Gracious Light    Phos hilaron

 

O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of Life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

 

Officiant          And now, as our Savior

Christ has taught us,

we are bold to say,      

 

People and Officiant

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

    hallowed be thy Name,

    thy kingdom come,

    thy will be done,

        on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

    as we forgive those

        who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

    but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

    and the power, and the glory,

    for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Total Praise

 

Lord, I will lift my eyes to the hills

Knowing my help is coming from You

Your peace You give me in time of the storm

 

You are the source of my strength

You are the strength of my life

I lift my hands in total praise to You

 

You are the source of my strength

You are the strength of my life

I lift my hands in total praise to You

 

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen

 

You are the source of my strength

You are the strength of my life

I lift my hands in total praise to You

 

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen


Officiant          Let us pray.


Almighty, everlasting God, let our prayer in your sight be as
incense, the lifting up of our hands as the evening sacrifice.
Give us grace to behold you, present in your Word and
Sacraments, and to recognize you in the lives of those around
us. Stir up in us the flame of that love which burned in the
heart of your Son as he bore his passion, and let it burn in us
to eternal life and to the ages of ages. Amen.

 

 

The Blessing

 

Amazing Grace

 

1 Amazing grace! How sweet the sound

that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

was blind, but now I see.

 

2 'Twas grace first taught my heart to fear

and grace my fears relieved;

how precious did that grace appear

the hour I first believed!

 

3 The Lord has promised good to me,

his word my hope secures;

he will my shield and portion be

as long as life endures.

 

4 Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come;

'tis grace that brought me safe thus far,

and grace will lead me home.

 

5 When we've been there ten thousand years

bright shining as the sun,

we've no less days to sing God's praise

than when we first begun.

 

The Dismissal

 

The People respond         Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.