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Easter April 12, 2009 ‘He is Risen!’. Worship Announcements. Call to Worship
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Easter April 12, 2009 ‘He is Risen!’
Call to Worship L: We gather together to worship the Lord, the Missionary God.P: We worship our God, who gathered a people to himself to be a blessing to the nations.L: We worship our Father to the fatherless and Healer of the broken-down.P: We worship the risen Lord, who came to seek and save the lost.L: We worship Jesus, who touched the untouchable and loved the unlovable.
P: We worship a Savior who prayed for us, that the world would know we are his by our love for one another.All: And so, let us worship … in unity and in love. We gather together for worship, and together we go out to share Christ’s love. Amen! Alleluia!
Opening Hymns: Christ the Lord is Risen Today #123 Good Christians All Rejoice and Sing #111
Assurance of Pardon L: We know love by this, that Jesus laid down his life for us. Friends, hear the good news and believe: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!All: Alleluia! Amen!
A Time of Christian Witness ~ We share the presence of God In our lives.
Music: Christ is Risen Choir
Message: ‘not risen?’
Scripture:John 20 1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!" So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.
Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)
Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?" "They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him." At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. "Woman," he said, "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?"
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher). Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: "I have seen the Lord!" And she told them that he had said these things to her.This is the gospel of the Lord.Thanks be to God.
Resurrection means your sins are already forgiven.It’s been taken care of.
Baptism of Barbara Wilde Reception of Barbara Wilde andCatherine & Thomas Rubininto this family of faith
Profession of FaithL: Do you believe in God the Father almighty?All: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. L: Do you believe in Jesus Christ?All: I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. L: Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?All: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Passing of Christ’s Peace we invite all the gathered members of this faith family to express their love and concern as we embrace each other.
Prayer List from April 5, 2009 Judy & Rob Matheson Shaundra Tacket Christina Soliz Cathy Mack Inez Sadie Jamie Laureli Chuck families of persons killed in Binghampton Police officers in Pittsburgh Monty Wiebelhaus Tim & Liz Crystal Cross MSU Basketball team All in harm’s way The world’s leaders Stella Mae Phyllis Communale Alison Morrow Cynthia Morrow Knudsen
Prayers of Joy and Concern We turn our worries over to God and rejoice in His goodness.
Offertory Invitation L: Here we are, Lord – body, heart, and soul. Grant that with your love, we may be big enough to reach the world, and small enough to be at one with you. Let our gifts match our love for you. Will the usher please come forward to collect our tithes and offerings.
Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication All: Lord, grow these meager gifts so that we may share your love in this neighborhood you have led us into. Amen! Alleluia!
Hymn before Communion: In the music of praise we search our hearts and prepare to receive God’s sacrament: Blessed Assurance Jesus is Mine # 341
Prayer of JoyL. The Lord be with you.P. And also with youL. Lift up your hearts.P. We lift them up to the Lord.L. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.P. It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
Our Father, who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name.Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heavenGive us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our debts,as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, now and forever. Amen
Closing Hymn I Danced in the Morning # 302
Closing Prayer and Response ‘Lilies Amen’