Order of Service, Easter Sunday 2020
A SERVICE FOR EASTER SUNDAY
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CALL TO WORSHIP
Christ is risen from the dead, Trampling down death by death, And upon those in the tombs Bestowing life!
Christ is Risen!
He is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia!
HYMN “Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain” #315 UMH
OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, through your only Son you overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life. Grant that we who celebrate our Lord’s resurrection, by the renewing of your Spirit, arise from the death of sin to the life of righteousness; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
INTRODUCTION TO THE LOVE FEAST PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Almighty and most merciful God,
From you comes every good and perfect gift.
We give you praise and thanks for all your mercies.
Your goodness has created us, your bounty has sustained us,
Your discipline has chastened us, your patience has born with us,
Your love has redeemed us.
Give us a heart to love and serve you,
And enable us to show our thankfulness for all your goodness and mercy
By giving up ourselves to your service,
And cheerfully submitted in all things to your blessed will;
Through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
SIGNS OF GRACE IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC
THANKSGIVING FOR GOD’S GRACE (Testimonies)
SCRIPTURE Romans 6:3-11 SPECIAL MUSIC “All Glory Laud and Honor” Jennifer Lynne Backstrom
SCRIPTURE Matthew 28: 1-10
HYMN “Thine be the Glory” #308 UMH
SERMON Rev. David Nicol
THE PEACE Please send a heart on this video to show your brothers and sisters in Christ we are thinking of them.
TITHES & OFFERINGS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer.
Together, let us pray for the people of this congregation... for those who suffer and those in trouble... for the concerns of this local community... for the world, its peoples, and its leaders... for the earth you have given to our care… for the Church universal—its leaders, its members, and its mission... in communion with the saints….
THE LORD'S PRAYER Our Father, who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And Forgive us our sins As we forgive those who sin against us. And Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
HYMN “Christ is Alive” #318 UMH