April 4 – Easter Sunday Virtual Service

Easter Sunday YouTube:

Just As He Said – Full Service

Sermon Only

EASTER SUNDAY

We have come to worship our Lord, Jesus Christ, Who conquered death.

Easter Sunday Video

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                 (responsively)

L:         Christ is Risen!
P:        Christ is Risen Indeed!
L:         Hallelujah!
P:        On this day we celebrate His resurrection.
L:         The power of life has overcome the power of death.
P:        Hallelujah!
L:         The light of love has shattered the darkness of fear.
P:        Hallelujah!
L:         The way of peace has prevailed against the violence of empire.
P:        Hallelujah!
All:      We come to worship our God Whose resurrection power lives on in Jesus Christ Whom we serve.  Hallelujah!

*“Thine be the glory”                                            201

Easter Sunday reading:

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:                Minister

*“In loving partnership”                             759 (New)

The passing of the Peace:

The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

*“For all Your goodness, God”                  804 (New)

Offertory Prayer:                                           (in unison)

Loving God, we thank You for this Easter Day, with its promise of new life and new opportunities.  Use us and our gifts, to love and serve You, and to witness to Christ Who You have raised.  Amen.

 The Scriptures:

Matthew 28: 1-15                                               Minister

Sermon:      “Just As He Said”

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

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 debts, As we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

Announcements

*“Jesus Christ is risen today”                              190

 Commissioning and Benediction

Sing Amen