Easter Sunday

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: Improb­a­ble.

All:   Unlike­ly.

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