We are glad to have you worship with us!
Children are welcome in worship; activity bags are available at the sanctuary entrances.
During the 9:30 a.m. worship, we offer a nursery for infants and toddlers, and
Discovery Zone for pre‑K to 12th grade following a Children’s Message.
Hearing devices and LARGE PRINT bulletins are available;
our ushers are happy to assist you.
Please silence all devices during worship.
(*) indicates please stand, as you are able
Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015
PRELUDE Quiet time to prepare ourselves for worship. Please complete a Care Card. We light candles in honor of Jesus, The Light of Truth in the world.
Fantasie G‑dur BWV 572 — Johann Sebastian Bach
CHORAL INTROIT (9:30 & 11) Alleluia! — Elizabeth Campbell
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: An idle tale about an empty tomb
All: And a missing body.
One: Yet it was the testimony of the women;
All: It was confirmed by the disciples.
One: It means life is different,
All: Love is stronger than death,
One: Forgiveness flows,
All: Healing happens,
One: People change,
All: Hope is renewed.
One: Christ is risen!
All: He is risen indeed!
One: Our world is alive with possibility,
All: Our lives filled with hope,
One: Our voices break forth in song.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No 302 Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2070 (FWS) He Is Exalted
SPECIAL MUSIC O Church Arise by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend Alleluia Choir
AFFIRMING OUR FAITH
ANTHEM (9:30& 11:00) Christ Is Risen Today! Chancel Choir and Jared King, Trumpet Nancy Price & Don Besig
RESURRECTION ROCKS The Tomb of Rock and the Door of Stone
Matthew 16. 15 — 18, 1 Peter 2. 4 — 10; Matthew 7. 24 — 27
Hatred into Love
Envy into Joy
Panic into Patience
Discord into Peace
Apathy into Kindness
Immorality into Goodness
Betrayal into Faithfulness
Selfish Ambition into Gentleness
Rage into Self Control
A CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Resurrection Stones
*HYMN No. 261 Lord Of The Dance
Distribution of resurrection rocks
THE WRITTEN WORD Luke 23. 32–43
THE SPOKEN WORD Where Is God In All This Mess Dr. Brian Homan
HYMN No. 733 Marching To Zion
CALL TO PRAYER No. 186 Alleluia
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
GIVING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Christ lag in Todes Banden BWV 695 — Johann Sebastian Bach
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS TO GOD Majesty
THE CHALLENGE AND SENDING FORTH
CLOSING HYMN No. 310 He Lives
POSTLUDE Allabreve D‑dur BWV 589 — Johann Sebastian Bach