Easter Sunday – 04/12/20

If you are looking for the short liturgy for sunrise service, you can find it HERE. This is our Easter celebration service! Scroll through and take your time – enjoy this day of hope and thanksgiving for the good news of Jesus’ resurrection. Instructions are in italicized print as you scroll along.

Activities for Kids

Children are encouraged to participate in worship – sing along, help do readings or lead prayers, watch the videos, etc. But if the wee ones are getting antsy, here are a couple printable activities for kids this Sunday.

Foyer Conversation

Scripture Reading – Matthew 28:1-10

Song of Worship – “Glorious”

Glorious
Look inside the mystery
See the empty cross
See the risen Savior
Victorious and strong
No one else above Him
None as strong to save
He alone has conquered
The power of the grave

Glorious, my eyes have seen the glory of the Lord
Glorious, he stands above the rulers of the earth

Look beyond the tombstone
See the Living God
See the resurrected
Ruler of my heart
No one else above Him
None to match His worth
The hope of His returning
Fills the universe

Glorious, my eyes have seen the glory of the Lord
Glorious, he stands above the rulers of the earth

Glorious
Glorious
Lord, You are glorious

Opening Prayer

Lord of such amazing surprises as put a catch in our breath and wings on our hearts; we praise you for this joy too great for words. For this world unleashed in us, and us in it, with no dead ends to growing; for this resurrection wonder, which is wiser than we are and in which we see how great you are, how full of grace. Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Amen!

Greeting One Another

Extend some resurrection joy to one another if you haven’t already! Send a text, make a call, have a quick video chat, or send an email. Greet one another with the declaration: Christ is risen!

Call to Worship and Reflection – Isaiah 25:6-8

Song of Worship – “Christ Whose Glory”

Christ Whose Glory
Christ, whose glory fills the skies
Christ, the true, the only Light
Sun of Righteousness arise
Triumph o’er the shades of night
Triumph o’er the shades of night

Hallelujah! O praise Him whose glory fills the skies
Hallelujah! O praise the true Light
Hallelujah! O praise Him who triumphs over night
Hallelujah! O praise Jesus Christ

Christ, O radiance divine
Scatter all my unbelief
Break into this soul of mine
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief

Christ be ever on display
Bring the dark unto its end
More and more ’til glorious day
And the Light himself descends
And the Light himself descends

Scripture Reading – Romans 6:8-11

Giving and Giving Thanks

Take a minute to give thanks. Praise God in your own way for the gifts of life and hope.

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Prayer for Offering

Jesus, we can’t say “thank you” enough! Thank you for the new life we have in you because of the resurrection. Thank you for eternal life we will have because of the resurrection. Would the greatest evidence of our thanks be us dying to sin and finding our life in you! Amen.

What Does the Resurrection of Jesus Mean to You?

Pay attention to the words of your brothers and sisters in the video below and how they responded to the question: What does the resurrection of Jesus mean to you? Look for a word / phrase or two that capture your imagination and hold on to them.

Now take that word or phrase and turn it into prayer. Respond to God with a thanksgiving, and expression of worship, a confession, a request, or simply by resting in his presence with that word in your heart

Amen.

Homily

Song of Worship – “Because He Lives”

Because He Lives
I believe in the Son
I believe in the risen One
I believe I overcome
By the power of His blood

Amen, Amen
I’m alive, I’m alive because He lives
Amen, Amen
Let my song join the one that never ends
Because He lives

I was dead in the grave
I was covered in sin and shame
I heard mercy call my name
He rolled the stone away

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives every fear is gone
I know He holds my life, my future in His hands

Closing Prayer

God of glory, by the raising of Your Son You have broken the chains of death and hell. Fill Your Church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour, Jesus Christ!
Amen!

Doxology

Sing it loud! Sing it with joy!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen

Bonus Feature

3 thoughts on “Easter Sunday – 04/12/20

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  2. Happy Easter friends. Miss being with you all, but I’m glad we can gather and praise in our unique ways. Over this lent season, I’ve found the pandemic has sure brought to light how much we need Jesus. I think often we go about our lives and think we are pretty dang self sufficient. How fragile that self sufficiency is. Life is messy, and I’m sure glad our God gets his hands dirty. I’m thankful he sits with us in the dark, and lifts us out.

    Oh and in the absence of our annual ballon celebration at the end of the Easter service, watching Gav jumping on a trampoline and singing was quite the finale!

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