Easter Sunday Worship

Resurrection of the Lord

WE GATHER

Welcome, Announcements and Prelude

Call to Worship

The Lord is risen! Alleluia!

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

The Lord is risen! This is our message.

Let us go and tell the good news to all.

Let us begin our celebration with prayer!

Prayer of the Day  

Resurrecting God, you conquered death 
and opened the gates of life everlasting. In the power of the Holy Spirit, raise us with Christ
 that we, too, may proclaim
 healing and peace to the nations. Amen.

Hymn of Praise #232 “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” in Glory to God hymnal

Invitation to Healing

God has opened to us the gates of righteousness that we may enter through them. Confident in God’s love, let us confess our sin.

Prayer Seeking Wholeness

Lord Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit we have been raised from the waters of baptism to share in your glorious resurrection. Yet we have not lived as Easter people. We are unsure of your promise, confused about your will, and afraid in the face of danger. Like Mary, we weep at the tomb, but do not recognize your presence. Call us by name, risen Lord, that we may know you with confidence. Whenever we are tempted to fear death, give us courage to confess your Easter victory. Whenever we are distracted by petty conflicts, keep our minds on your reconciling love. Whenever we are overwhelmed by the power of evil, reveal again to us your triumph over the powers of oppression. Forgive us our sin and let our lives witness to your salvation through the love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.

       Please continue in silent prayer, and may our music, too, be our prayer:

Easter Petition #218 “Ah, Holy Jesus in Glory to God hymnal

Assurance of God’s Presence and Offering a Sign of Peace

Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say:

Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us, let us also love one another. The Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

And also with you!   Please share God’s Peace with those worshiping with you.

Hymn #628 “Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord” in Glory to God hymnal

Celebrating Joys

“Fish Box Joys” Can continue to be collected for One Great Hour of Sharing. As you are able, we invite you to convert them to a check made out to First Presbyterian Church and sent to the church: PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650. This way, it will be tracked as part of our church’s contribution to this great act of our communal faith. For more information about it, click the link above at your leisure.

Sung Response #20 “All Things Bright and Beautiful” in Glory to God hymnal

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

Almighty God, by the power of your Spirit roll away the stone and reveal to us the Word of Life. Amen.

Hebrew Scripture: Jeremiah 31:1-6 “The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Epistle Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 “The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Sharing the Gospel Story: “Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the Disciples(Live Stream on Facebook Only)

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ” 

Gospel Text for the story above and reflection to be posted later below: John 20:1-1

Click here for Easter reflection

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn of Response: #250 “In the Bulb there is a Flower” in Glory to God Hymnal

Affirmation of Faith: Brief Statement of Faith, Sec. 2: “We trust in Jesus Christ…” Glory to God hymnal p. 37

Intercessory Prayers of the People Using Hymn #469 in Glory to God hymnal

Let us unite our hearts in prayer, saying: God of Resurrection, hear our prayer both sung and spoken:

Lord, listen to your children praying. Lord send your Spirit in this place. Lord, listen to your children praying, Send us love; send us power; send us grace.

For the Church throughout the world, that as we celebrate the feast of Jesus’ resurrection, we may renew our faith and strengthen our witness. We pray for pastors, teachers, and other community leaders, that they may be wise in leadership, humble in service, and fearless in the face of adversity. We also pray for the governments of the world and their leaders, that they may practice compassion and reject politics that use death and suffering as a means of control.

Lord, listen to your children praying. Lord send your Spirit in this place.

For our planet Earth, that we and all people may be good stewards of its resources, sharing its abundance so that the poor and the stranger may be filled, and that our hospitality and sharing may indicate our membership in your kingdom of refuge, hope, and everlasting love.

Lord, listen to your children praying. Lord send your Spirit in this place.

For the sick and those in distress, for our loved ones near and far in time and space, that they may find healing for their pain and be restored to fullness of life.

Lord, listen to your children praying. Lord send your Spirit in this place.

For our neighbors that together we may dwell in harmony, and for our enemies, that we may love them and be agents of reconciliation in the name of Jesus.

Lord, listen to your children praying. Lord send your Spirit in this place. Lord, listen to your children praying, Send us love; send us power; send us grace.

Almighty God, receive these prayers we offer, and by the power of your Holy Spirit use us for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In his name we pray.

Send us love; send us power; send us grace.

We pray all these things in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, who taught us to pray, saying:

The Lord’s Prayer: in Glory to God hymnal p. 35; Español p. 40

Invitation to Present Regular Tithes and Offerings

In the absence of our physical gathering, the church still has budgetary needs to consider. With true generosity of heart, please make out checks in the amount of your normal tithe (for official members traditionally this is anywhere from 3-10% of your income as you are able) or for nonmembers whatever moves in your heart to be your offering to: First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650. Thank you for your commitment to our ministry, especially during this time.

Doxology

Prayer of Dedication/Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer:

Great God, to you we give our thanks; your steadfast love endures forever. With gratitude we bring our gifts to you. Bless these gifts that our lives and our resources may be a source of healing and hope, of joy and justice, of love and reconciliation in this world. We dedicate our fish and all they contain to the work of One Great Hour of Sharing; knowing that above and beyond what we are challenged to give regularly, these gifts go to alleviate hunger, poverty, and powerlessness, and for disaster recovery assistance. We pray these things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and all God’s people say: Amen!

SENDING

Closing Hymn #246 “Christ Is Alive!” in Glory to God Hymnal

Blessing and Charge

Congregational Song: “Let There Be Peace on Earth” Lyrics inside front cover of TLPC copies of the Glory to God hymnal.

Questions for Reflection

When Mary Magdalene first saw the resurrected Jesus, she did not recognize him, even though she knew the tomb was empty. Have you ever experienced the presence of the risen Christ, even when you were not expecting him? Are there times you have been in the presence of the risen Christ but have not recognized him? How would you know?

Household Prayer: Morning

Jesus, victorious Lord, I exult in your resurrection. As I sing “alleluia” with my voice, let my life embody “alleluia” as a testimony to your love and a witness to your eternal life. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Lord, the days of sadness are over, for you have risen from the dead. As you conquered the grave, free your servant from fear of harm or death that I may rest in peace this night and in the morning rise to sing “alleluia.” Amen.

 

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