Order of Worship
March 31st 2024 ~ Easter Sunday

Prelude

Even Me
William B. Bradbury & Elizabeth H. Codner; Arr. Michael H. Reid
Soloist: Hattie Branson

City Called Heaven
Arr. Josephine Poelinitz
Soloist: Dan Shnider

Locus iste (This is God’s house)
Anton Bruckner; Edited by John Rutter

 

Opening of Worship

 

Choir

A Morning Like This
Jim Croegaert Arr. Jay Rouse

 

Welcome, Announcements, and Peace

 
Call to Worship

Alleluia. Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
The Lord be with you.
And also with you. 
Amen.
 

Children Dismissed for Sunday School
(11am service only)
 

Hymn of Praise

Come People Of The Risen King

Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend

Verse 1
Come people of the Risen One
Who delight to sing out praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Heav’n
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in

Chorus
Rejoice rejoice let ev’ry tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice

Verse 2
Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night
Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight
For God’s perfect love will never change
And God’s mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace

Chorus
Rejoice rejoice let ev’ry tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice

Verse 3
Come young and old from ev’ry land
Men and women of the earth
Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of God’s grace
Over all the world all people sing
Shore to shore we hear them call
The truth that cries through ev’ry age
Our God is all in all

Chorus
Rejoice rejoice let ev’ry tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice

Chorus
Rejoice rejoice let ev’ry tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice

CCLI Song # 5232617
Keith Getty | Kristyn Getty | Stuart Townend
© 2007 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

 

Opening Prayer

Creator of Life,
in raising Christ Jesus
up, through, out of, and beyond
the chains of death,
You opened for us the way
to eternal and abundant life.May our Alleluias on this day
float high above the ceiling
of what we think we know
and transcend to the heaven of
what we believe—
and thus live.Raise us up!
Renew our lives!
Resurrect our dreams!
Through Jesus Christ our Living Savior,
Amen.
~ written by Karen Turner

Choir

Order My Steps Psalm 119:133
Glenn Burleigh
Soloist: Micha Schoepe, Percussion: Darryl Smith

Scripture Reading

Isaiah 25:6-9
NRSV

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,
and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Mark 16:1-8
NRSV

When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

Choir

Be Thou My Vision
John Rutter, Mary Byrne, and Eleanor Hull

 

Sermon

Senior Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Charla Belinski

 

Offertory

 

Choir

He Never Failed Me Yet
Robert Ray
Soloist: Gail Mizner, Percussion: Darryl Smith

 

 

Blessing of the Bread & Wine

 

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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.


Communion

We receive the Lord’s Supper by intinction. A communion server will hand you a piece of bread, representing the body of Christ, which you dip in the cup, representing the blood of Christ. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table.
*Gluten-Free wafers available upon request **All of our communion wine is non-alcoholic

 

Communion Hymn

Choir

Lux Aeterna from Requiem
John Rutter
Soloist: Heidi Rovig

 

Closing Prayer

Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed.
Now go quickly and share the news that Christ has risen from the dead. O give thanks to our God who is so good.
Whose love endures forever!
Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Amen. 

 

 Closing Hymn

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

Charles Wesley and Samuel Arnold Lyra Davidica, 1708

Verse 1
Christ the Lord is risen today alleluia
Sons of men and angels say alleluia
Raise your joys and triumphs high alleluia
Sing ye heavens and earth reply alleluia

Verse 2
Lives again our glorious King alleluia
Where O death is now thy sting alleluia
Once he died our souls to save alleluia
Where’s thy victory boasting grave alleluia

Verse 3
Love’s redeeming work is done alleluia
Fought the fight the battle won alleluia
Death in vain forbids Him rise alleluia
Christ hath opened paradise alleluia

Verse 4
Soar we now where Christ has led alleluia
Following our exalted Head alleluia
Made like Him like Him we rise alleluia
Ours the cross the grave the skies alleluia

CCLI Song # 27965
Charles Wesley | Samuel Arnold
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

Benediction


Postlude

Rejoice, The Lord Is King

Charles Wesley & John Darwall; Arr. Keith Christopher

Rejoice, the Lord is King:
Your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing,
And triumph evermore:
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice! Rejoice again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the Savior reigns,
The God of truth and love:
When He had purged our stains,
He took His seat above:
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your Voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail,
He rules o’er earth and heav’n;
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus giv’n:
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope!
Our Lord and judge shall come
And take His servants up
To their eternal home:
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

CCLI Song # 36592
Charles Wesley | John Darwall
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

 

 

Our love in action now begins…

 

An Easter egg hunt will be held outdoors for toddlers through 5th grade at 12 Noon.

Easter Choir Participants

Soprano
Hattie Branson
Katriona Hembury
Gail Mizner
Heidi Rovig

Alto
Lisa Curran
Jeanette Darnauer
Meredith Hall
Bettina Slusar
Paige Strecker
Sylvia Wendrow

Tenor
Michael Schoepe
Marlene Schroeder
Dan Shnider

Bass
Steve Child
Darrell Smith
Michael Stranahan

Accompanist: Terry Lee

Director: Paul Dankers

Thank you to all of this Sunday’s volunteers!

 

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