April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday

10:20AM

Greet your neighbors–Pass Friendship Pad to others in your pew, and then pass it back.





Gathering


Prelude

Fugue in C Major

J. S. Bach

*Processional Hymn #232

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

Call To Worship

Rev. Shelley Gardner

L: Beloved church, behold the victory of our God: Jesus, our Lord, has conquered the grave

P: Christ is risen! Alleluia!

L: Sin and death shall reign no more.

P: Christ is risen! Alleluia!

L: Let this place resound with joy: Christ is risen!

P: He is risen indeed!

Unison Prayer Of Adoration

We praise you, O God, for the power of your saving love revealed in the resurrection of our Lord. As you have raised Jesus from the dead, give to us the gift of eternal life, that we may worship and serve you forever; through Christ, our risen Savior. Amen.

Welcome



Children’s Chat


Marilyn Stephan

Anthem

Joys Fills the Morning

Antonio Lotti





Hearing




Unison Prayer For Illumination

Hymn #395, v. 1

Open our eyes and soften our hearts, O God, through the work of your Holy Spirit, that in hearing your Word we may receive new life and obey your will. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

First Lesson


Isaiah 65:17-25

Second Lesson


Luke 24:1-12

Sermon

“Risen”

Rev. Mindy Campbell





Responding




*Hymn #240

“Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks”


*Those Who Can, May S

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*Affirmation Of Faith

Philippians 2:5-11

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God: Jesus Christ is Lord!. Amen.

One Great Hour Of Sharing


Rev. Shelley Gardner

Call To Offering



Offertory

Sing Praise to Christ

J. S. Bach

*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Offertory Prayer


Easter Litany And Lord’s Prayer

L: O Christ, born of the Father before all ages, you took upon yourself our humanity and you rose for us. We worship you.

P: Glory to you, O Lord.

L: Son of God, source of life, we invoke your goodness upon us and upon the entire human family.

P: Hear us, Lord of glory.

L: Allow us to live by your life and to walk as children of light in the joy of Easter.

P: Hear us, Lord of glory.

L: Increase the faith of your church; may it faithfully bear witness to your resurrection.

P: Hear us, Lord of glory.

L: Comfort all who are burdened and engrave in their hearts your words of eternal life.

P: Hear us, Lord of glory.

L: Strengthen those who are weak in faith and reveal yourself to doubting hearts.

P: Hear us, Lord of glory.

L: Give strength to the sick, support the aging, and reassure the dying with your saving presence.

P: Hear us, Lord of glory.

L: God of salvation, you have restored our life. You have brought us back again into your love by the death and resurrection of Christ. In the power of your Spirit, we now pray together in the words your Son taught us…


Sending


*Hymn #248

“Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!”

*Benediction



*Chorus

Hallelujah Chorus

G. F .Handel