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Easter Order of Worship

April 12, 2020 Easter Morning Worship Service Scripture: John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3. Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7. and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9. for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10. Then the disciples returned to their homes. 11. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12. and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14. When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16. Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17. Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ” 18. Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her. “Up from the Grave He Arose” Low in the grave He lay Low in the grave He lay- Jesus my Savior! Waiting the coming day- Jesus my Lord! chorus Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty triumph o’er His foes He arose a Victor from the dark domain, And He lives forever with His saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose! Vainly they watch His bed— Jesus, my Savior! Vainly they seal the dead— Jesus my Lord! (Chorus) Death cannot keep his prey— Jesus, my Savior! He tore the bars away— Jesus my Lord! (chorus) “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia! Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia! Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia! “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia! Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia! Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia! Foll’wing our exalted Head, Alleluia! Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia! Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia! Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia! Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia! Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia! Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia! King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia! Everlasting life is this, Alleluia! Thee to know, Thy pow’r to prove, Alleluia! Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia! Invocation Scripture: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1. O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever! 2. Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” 14. The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation. 15. There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly; 16. the right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.” 17. I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. 18. The Lord has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to death. 19. Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. 20. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. 21. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. 22. The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. 23. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. 24. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Easter Song Hear the bells ringing They're singing that you can be born again Hear the bells ringing They're singing Christ is risen from the dead The angel up on the tombstone Said He has risen, just as He said Quickly now, go tell his disciples That Jesus Christ is no longer dead Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah He's risen, hallelujah He's risen, hallelujah Hallelujah Offering (You may give online at or by mail to 2545 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509) “Living Hope” How great the chasm that lay between us Then through the darkness, Your loving-kindness Tore through the shadows of my soul The work is finished, the end is written Jesus Christ, my living hope How high the mountain I could not climb In desperation, I turned to heaven And spoke Your name into the night Who could imagine so great a mercy? What heart could fathom such boundless grace? The God of ages stepped down from glory To wear my sin and bear my shame The cross has spoken, I am forgiven The King of kings calls me His own Beautiful Savior, I'm Yours forever Jesus Christ, my living hope Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me You have broken every chain There's salvation in Your name Jesus Christ, my living hope Then came the morning that sealed the promise Your buried body began to breathe Out of the silence, the Roaring Lion Declared the grave has no claim on me Then came the morning that sealed the promise Your buried body began to breathe Out of the silence, the Roaring Lion Declared the grave has no claim on me Jesus, Yours is the victory, whoa! Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me You have broken every chain There's salvation in Your name Jesus Christ, my living hope Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me You have broken every chain There's salvation in Your name Jesus Christ, my living hope Jesus Christ, my living hope Oh God, You are my living hope Scripture: Colossians 3:1-4 1. So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3. for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory “Mighty to Save” Well, everyone needs compassion A love that's never failing But let mercy fall on me Well everyone needs forgiveness The kindness of a Savior The hope of nations Chorus: Savior He can move the mountains My God is Mighty to save He is Mighty to save Forever Author of salvation He rose and conquered the grave Jesus conquered the grave So take me as You find me All my fears and failures And fill my life again I give my life to follow Everything I believe in And now I surrender (I surrender) Chorus 2x Shine your light and let the whole world see We're singing for the glory of the risen King Jesus Shine your light and let the whole world see We're singing for the glory of the risen King Jesus Chorus 2x Shine your light and let the whole world see We're singing for the glory of the risen King Jesus (repeat) Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 1. After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8. So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Sermon: Do you Believe It?

Eucharistic Liturgy for Isolation The Lord is with you.

And also with you. Lift up your hearts, be they tired, lonely, anxious, fearful, or empty.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right, even now, to give God thanks and praise. It is right, though little seems right in our world today, to give thanks to you Ever-Present God, Sustainer of heaven and earth For by the breath of your Spirit, you are nearer than our own breath, more immediate than our own sensations, more interior than our own thoughts. You are the cause of all light and life, and so we join our voices with all the heavenly hosts in this our hymn of praise.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the Highest. Holy and gracious God, in your infinite love you made us for yourself. And our story has been one of repeated attempts at separation from you. But you are the one who led your people: Abraham, Hagar and Ishmael, Jacob, Moses, and all Israel, into the solitary wilderness of the desert. You sat with Elijah in the Negev and walked with him to Mount Horeb. You sent your only Son, Jesus Christ, to heal our separation from you, and in doing so, he tread the lonely paths of the wilderness, of prayer, and of the cross and tomb. And we remember that he said to his disciples: "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." Seeking, then, only and ever to be united to him, we proclaim the mystery of our faith. Christ has died, Christ is Risen, Christ will come again. We remember today, O God, your many acts of redemption- your provision of life for your creation- via the path of loneliness and isolation. Recalling especially the ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension of our lord Jesus Christ, we offer you ourselves and our lives. We confess that you are present in the Holy Sacrament, and we love you above all things, desiring never to be parted from you. And though we cannot receive you in the bread and cup, we ask that you draw near to our hearts today. That you may lay before us the bread of heave, and the cup of salvation which is Christ. and bid us to eat and drink your promise of new and unending life. And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we pray: 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. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. We thank you, O God, for these your gifts. May we embrace them as we embrace you: for the life of the world. 7

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