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Morning Worship

Easter

 

 

10:30 A.M.                                                                                                     April 21, 2019

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EASTER PRE-SERVICE MUSIC

 

      Halle Hallelujah                                                                                                       Carter

       Lord of the Dance                                                                                                   Carter

                                                

      Triumph and Praise                                                                                                 Krug

      Crown Him With Many Crowns                                                                                  Page

      Easter Bells                                                                                                              Ryan

                                                            Celebration Ringers

 

      Trumpet March                                                                                                         Lully

      March                                                                                                                        Bach

                                                           

      Alleluia, Alleluia!                                                                                               Governor

                                                     

 

      Siciliana & Gigue                                                                                                 Handel

                                                            

 

  WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST                                        

 

*SHARING OF CHRIST’S PEACE                                                                                     

  The peace of Christ be with you all. 

     And also with you.

                                              The sharing of Christ’s peace.**

 

  PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP     Easter Alleluia Canon           Mozart/Liebergen

Alleluia ! He is Risen! The Lord is risen, hear the joy we sing!  Glory to the Lord and King!

Praise the risen Lord who sets us free. Alleluia! Praise the King who reigns in victory!  Alleluia!

                                                 Chancel Choir

 

  INVOCATION

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive)      (Please Stand)                                                  

Our long journey through the darkness is over!

     We have danced into the light of Jesus’ resurrection! 

No more do we need to fear!

     No more will we feel that we are alone and lost!

Jesus lives in our hearts and our spirits!

     Jesus calls us to be a source of hope and joy for others!

Alleluia!

     All:  Alleluia! 

 

*HYMN 232                            Jesus Christ Is Risen Today                   EASTER HYMN        

 

  CALL TO CONFESSION         (Please Be Seated)                                                       

 

  PRAYER OF CONFESSION (In Unison)                                                                        

Gracious God, you have walked patiently with us throughout our Lenten journey. You have celebrated our successes and our growing understanding of your love; and you have mourned our failures and rejections of your healing mercies. This day, as we have gathered to celebrate the joy of Easter, let us remember that we are to become “Easter People”, people of the Resurrection; people who know that what was thought to be impossible has been conquered. Forgive our stubbornness and fears. Fill us with your healing love and help us to become the disciples that you need to serve in this world. For we ask this in the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

                                                                                                                                                   

  MOMENT OF SILENT AND PERSONAL CONFESSION

 

  ASSURANCE OF PARDON

                                                                          

  RESPONSE 240 (Vs. 1, 2)       Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks         ALLELUIA NO 1

  (refrain)    Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord,

                    Alleluia, alleluia! Give praise to his name!

 

                 Jesus is Lord of all the earth. He is the King of creation. (refrain)

                                                                                                                                                           

  PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION       

      

  READING FROM THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES                              Isaiah 65:17-25                    

                                               (Standard Print Pew Bible O.T. pg. 743)

                                                                         

READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS                                                 Acts 10:34-43

                                             (Standard Print Pew Bible N.T. pg.1089)

 

  ANTHEM                             For God So Loved the World                                     Martin

For God so loved the world, He gave His priceless pearl. For God so loved the world, He gave His only Son. Love came that none should die. Christ came, a sacrifice, that whosoever believeth in Him, would have eternal life. For God so loved the world, he gave His only Son. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might live. For God so loved the world.

                                                  Chancel Choir                                                                                    

 

  MESSAGE          What does it mean to be a resurrection people?    Rev. Bob Bond

                                  Message Scripture: (Standard Print Pew Bible N.T. pg. 1074)

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (In Unison)                                      Brian Miller (modified)

We believe in God the Creator, who created the world, was faithful when we were not, and who continuously seeks to redeem the world.

We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, who chose to be humbled by becoming human and moving into our neighborhood; was sent by the Creator to give us life; embodied and taught the righteous love of God; and who, though he knew no sin, became sin and was put to death on a cross.

We believe that three days later, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead by the power of God; was seen in bodily form by his disciples.

We believe that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus gives us victory over any form of sin and brokenness and allows us to know the full love of God for the world.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who actively works in our lives, giving us grace to be like Jesus, and sends us to show God’s love for the world.

 

*HYMN 239            Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!          GELOBT SEI GOTT

 

  PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                                                           

     

  LORD’S PRAYER (In Unison)                                                                                          

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

  WORSHIP OF GOD IN TITHES AND OFFERINGS                                                      

      Offertory                                         Here Is Love                                            Arr. Ijames        

                                                            

*DOXOLOGY 846 (Vs. 4)              Lift High the Cross                                   CRUSIFIER

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim till all the world adore his sacred name.

So shall our song of triumph ever be: praise to the Crucified for victory.

 

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING                  

 

*HYMN 246                                        Christ Is Alive                                               TRURO

(Communion is available during the hymn for those who would like to partake.)

 

*BENEDICTION (Responsive)                                                                                                      

…Go in remembrance because this is the day of Resurrection.  Christ has risen!

         People: Christ is risen in deed!

 

*POSTLUDE                         Prelude in D Major BWV832                                       Bach

               All music is reproduced under permission from ccli.com License #11146543