easter sunday - he is risen!

Order of Worship                                          Easter Sunday                                              April 4, 2021


Prelude                                                 “This Joyful Eastertide”                                 arr. Ron Mallory
                                                                         Trinity Bells

Call to Worship                                                                       Scott Danielson and Rosalie Danielson
    Christ the Lord is risen!
        The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
    We shall not all die, but we shall live,
        That we may recount the deeds of the Lord.
    Christ is risen!

Lighting the Paschal Candle

Opening Prayer
  O God, by the great feast of Easter you have bestowed your gracious healing gifts on the world:   Let your heavenly blessing be upon us so we may live in perfect freedom and go on to everlasting life;   Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who has risen from the dead and lives to reign with you and the Holy Spirit in glory everlasting. Amen.   

                                                                                                                                       [TJC after the Gregorian Sacramentary]

Hymn                                             “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”                                              #302

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                        Cheryl Dove

First Lesson                                                   Isaiah 25:6-9

Psalm                                                       Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Children’s Time   


Message                                                     “Into the Future”                             Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                “Up from the Grave He Arose”                                              #322

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer   
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who
    sin against us.
    Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
    For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Offering   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                       “Variations on Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain”     Michael Burkhardt

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                                            “Thine Be the Glory”                                                   #308
                                                          United Methodist Virtual Easter Choir

    Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.
Song of Blessing:                                      “Shalom to You”   
Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis, Cheryl Dove - Vocals
Cheryl Dove - Reader
Scott Danielson & Rosalie Danielso and Mike & Kathy Lindsay - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones, Kasey P. Lindsay - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing


children's time

What's in your Easter egg?