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
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
Message The Dawning Pastor Kelly
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
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