Worship on Easter Sunday
10:00 am – April 16, 2017
We gather to worship God
Processional: He is Lord Book of Praise # 252
L: Christ is risen!
P: He is risen, indeed!
Lighting of the Christ candle
Welcome and announcements
Silent preparation for worship
L: This is the day that the Lord has made
P: Let us rejoice and be glad in it
L: Lift up your hearts!
P: We lift them up to the Lord!
*Opening praise: Open the eyes of my heart
*Call to worship: Isaiah ch. 65
L: God is creating new heavens and a new earth.
P: The weary and painful past will be as if it never happened
L: No one will talk or even think about it anymore
P: So take joy and celebrate with unending gladness because of what God is creating
*Book of Praise: Jesus Christ is risen today 243
We listen for the voice of God
Scripture reading I: (Apostle) 1 Corinthians ch.15
Scripture reading II Gospels
*Book of Praise: At the dawning of salvation 248
Scripture reading III Gospels
*Book of Praise: Jesus is risen from the grave 254
Scripture reading IV: (Apostle) Acts ch. 10
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper
Scripture reading V: (invitation) Isaiah ch. 25
*Affirmation of faith Apostles’ Creed
*Passing the peace of Christ
*Book of Praise: Lift up our hearts 526
Scripture reading VI: (communion prayer) Responsive Psalm 118
*Breaking of bread and offering of the cup Intinction
(during communion, we sing Eat this bread 527)
Prayer of gratitude
We respond to serve God
Music offering Linda FB
*Our time for giving: Praise, praise the Lord
Prayer: Risen Christ, we bring our most beautiful gifts, costly and fragrant. We bring our most beautiful gifts, and we let the risen one show us how to use them to serve our neighbours. Receive our offering, our most beautiful gifts. Amen.
*Book of Praise: I danced in the morning 250
*Scripture reading VII: (sending out) Colossians ch. 3
*Recessional: He is Lord 252
(Scripture readings are from The Message Bible translation)