April 16, 2017



*Those that are able are invited to stand


Gathering and Easter Countdown


-Easter Sunday: The Dawning-


Reading: The Mourning                                                                              John 20:1

Hymn                              “Up from the Grave He Arose” (Stanza 1 only)                  #322

Reading: The Investigation                                                                             John 20: 2-10

Hymn                              “Up from the Grave He Arose” (Stanza 2 only)                  #322

Reading: The Encounter                                                                                  John 20:11-17

Hymn                              “Up from the Grave He Arose” (Stanza 3 and chorus)      #322


Visual Illustration                        Hope is Here


*Easter Acclamation (x3)

Lay Leader:  Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People:  He is risen indeed. Alleluia!


*Hymn                                 “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” (verses 1-4)                       #302


Reading: The Announcement                                                                             John 20:18


*Hymn                                 “Easter People, Raise Your Voices”                                       #304


*Opening Prayer

Almighty God,

by the resurrection of Jesus Christ you broke the power of death

and opened the way to eternal life.

As the empty tomb stands witness to his triumph over death,

make your church to be a bold testimony to his enduring victory in life,

that all we do may proclaim to the world, “He is risen, indeed!”

Through Christ, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit now and forever.


Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace


*Kids Song                                          “Hosanna Rock”                                          *See Screen

Children’s Sermon                    


Message                                                The Dawning                                         Pastor Kelly


-Celebrating Baptism-

The Sacrament of Baptism                                                                                             #33

Oliver Roberts Brewer

Riley Ann Jenkins


*Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant


*Baptism Hymn           “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise”                                #611


Visual Illustration                            Start Small

Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the Prayer Request cards and placing them in the offering plate.)


-Taking the word to the world-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

Offering Prayer


Choral Benediction                    “Sing With Joy”                                                   Choir


*Going Out to the World

(Weather permitting, everyone is invited to move outside onto the front steps

where our service will conclude with the singing of our final hymn.)


*Hymn for the World                         “He Lives”                                                            #310




*Many Thanks to Marcus Thaw for joining us on the trumpet this morning!


I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today;

I know that He is living, whatever men may say.

I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,

And just the time I need Him, He's always near.


REFRAIN:  He lives, He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!

He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.

He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!

You ask me how I know He lives?

He lives within my heart!


In all the world around me I see His loving care;

And though my heart grows weary, I never will despair.

I know that He is leading through all the stormy blast;

The day of His appearing will come at last. [Refrain]


Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing

Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King!

The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find,

None other is so loving, so good and kind. [Refrain]





Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith