April 17 – Rev. Robin Ross

Easter Sunday

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome the Rev. Robin Ross to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

Easter Greeting: Khrystos voskres! Voistynu voskres! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

The Call to Worship: In Unison
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Then they remembered his words.

Invocation Prayer

Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today                                          #243
1. Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!

2. Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

3. But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!
our salvation hath procured, Alleluia!
now above the sky He’s king, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!

4. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
praise eternal as His love, Alleluia!
praise Him, all you heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Solo: “The Holy City” ~ Rev. Clara Choi

Children’s Time!

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36-49

Sermon: “What Judas Missed”

Hymn: Christ the Lord is risen today                                   #247
1. ‘Christ the Lord is risen today,’ all creation join to say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply. Love’s redeeming work is done, fought the fìght, the battle won: lo! our sun’s eclipse is o’er; lo! he sets in blood no more.

2. Vain the stone, the watch, the seal; Christ hath burst the gates of hell. Death in vain forbids him rise; Christ hath opened paradise. Lives again our glorious Kìng: where, O death, is now thy sting? Once he died our souls to save; where thy victory, O grave?

3. Soar we now where Christ hath led, following our exalted Head; made like him, like him we rise; ours the cross, the grave, the skies. Hail! the Lord of earth and heaven! Praise to thee by both be given; every knee to thee shall bow, risen Christ triumphant now.

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication

The Prayer of the People & 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; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: Now let the vault of heaven resound                 #255
l. Now let the vault of heaven resound in praise of love that doth abound, ‘Christ hath triumphed, hallelujah! sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear, repeat their song of glory here, ‘Christ hath triumphed, Christ hath triumphed!”
Refrain ~ Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

2. Eternal is the gift he brings; wherefore our heart with rapture sings, ‘Christ hath triumphed, Je sus liveth!’ now doth he come and give us life; now doth his presence still all strife through his triumph; Jesus reigneth! ~ Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

3. Oh fill us, Lord, with dauntless love; set heart and will on things above, that we conquer through thy triumph; grant grace sufficient for life’s day, that by our life we ever say, ‘Christ hath triumphed, and he liv eth!’ ~ Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

4. Adoring praises now we bring, and with the heavenly blessed sing, ‘Christ hath triumphed, hallelujah!’ Be to the Father and our Lord, to Spirit blest, most holy God, thine the glory never ending! ~ Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

Benediction

Choral Amen: Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.