Bulletin for 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, March 27, 2016

GREETING                               Matthew 28:1–6

PRELUDE                    Fan­tasie G‑dur (Pièce d’Orgue) BWV 572 — J S Bach

CHORAL INTROIT            Alleluia!  Christ Has Tri­umphed               Chan­cel Choir

by Carl F. Mueller

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:     Look, the stone is rolled away!

Peo­ple:    HE IS RISEN

Leader:     Look, the blood-stained cloth is set aside!

Peo­ple:    HE IS RISEN

Leader:     Look, the tomb is filled with light!

Peo­ple:    HE IS RISEN

Leader:     Don’t be afraid. If you are look­ing for Jesus who was cru­ci­fied, He         is not there! He is risen. He is here!

OPENING PRAYER 

O God, we rejoice with great joy as we come togeth­er to recall the res­ur­rec­tion of Jesus, Your Son, our Sav­ior and Redeemer. Our mourn­ing is trans­formed to praise and thanks­giv­ing for the tomb is emp­ty. May the cel­e­bra­tion of this hour fill our hearts with Christ’s gift of love, so we may live new life into our lives and those we touch. In Christ we have a new life which is abun­dant and eter­nal. Amen!

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 302 (Vs. 1–4)   Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30)

THE GIFT of MUSIC (9:30)                This Blood                                  Alleluia Choir

by Rita Springer & Paulette Woot­er

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL ANTHEM              The Stone Is Rolled Away                   Chan­cel  Choir

by David Dav­en­port & Carl J. Nygard Jr.

 

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Fan­ta­sia super Christ lag in Todes­ban­den BWV 695 — J S Bach

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176  Majesty

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*HYMN No. 307           Christ Is Risen

DRAMATIC READING              The Emp­ty Tomb - Car­ol A. Sec­ord

Antiphon: Sing Hal­lelu­jah to the Lord — Lin­da Stassen

Caiaphas, the high priest: Dave Ful­mer

Mary, Moth­er of Christ: Kathy Kul­ba

Joseph of Ari­math­ea: Ron Peck­ham

Mary Mag­da­lene: Kay Phillips

John the Apos­tle: Charles McCh­es­ney

Jairus’ Daugh­ter: Rev. Ali­son Schmied

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION         Risen                    Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan

*CLOSING HYMN No. 310       He Lives

PRAYER OF BLESSING

POSTLUDE                     Allabreve D‑Dur BWV 589 — J S Bach

 

*Please stand as you are able

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for fel­low­ship and refresh­ments fol­low­ing wor­ship.