Easter Sunday April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday
Prelude by Marilyn Brainard
 
“Open the Gates of the Temple”

#214-217         A Brief Service in Celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection

            Call To Worship: Matthew 28:1-6

Leader:  Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary

            Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.

All:  Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came

            down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.

Leader:  His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.  The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.

All: Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know

            you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

Leader:  He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen.

            Christ is risen!

All: He is risen indeed!

 

#215 “Alleluia! Alleluia!” (verse 1)

Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise;

Sing to God a hymn of gladness, Sing to God a hymn of praise.

He who on the cross as Savior for the world’s salvation bled,

Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, now is risen from the dead.

 

#216 “Christ Arose” (verses 1-2)

 

Low in the grave He lay Jesus my Saviour

Waiting the coming day Jesus my Lord

 

Up from the grave He arose

With a mighty triumph o’er His foes

He arose a victor from the dark domain

And He lives forever with His saints to reign

He arose He arose

Hallelujah Christ arose

 

Vainly they watch His bed Jesus my Saviour

Vainly they seal the dead Jesus my Lord

CCLI Song # 27783. Robert Lowry. © Words: Public Domain  Music: Public Domain

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#217 “Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”

 

Christ the Lord is risen today Alleluia

Sons of men and angels say Alleluia

Raise your joys and triumphs high Alleluia

Sing ye heavens and earth reply Alleluia

 

Lives again our glorious King Alleluia

Where O death is now thy sting alleluia

Dying once He all doth save Alleluia

Where thy victory O grave alleluia

 

Love’s redeeming work is done Alleluia

Fought the fight the battle won Alleluia

Death in vain forbids Him rise Alleluia

Christ hath opened paradise Alleluia

 

Soar we now where Christ has led Alleluia

Following our exalted Head Alleluia

Made like Him like Him we rise Alleluia

Ours the cross the grave the skies Alleluia

CCLI Song # 2728588

Charles Wesley.   Public Domain

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Welcome

 

“Glorious Day”

 

I was buried beneath my shame

Who could carry that kind of weight

It was my tomb ’til I met You

 

I was breathing but not alive

All my failures I tried to hide

It was my tomb ’til I met You

 

Chorus
 

You called my name and

I ran out of that grave

Out of the darkness into Your glorious day

You called my name and I ran out of that grave

Out of the darkness into Your glorious day
 

Now Your mercy has saved my soul

Now Your freedom is all that I know

The old made new Jesus when I met You
 
 
Bridge
 
 

I needed rescue my sin was heavy

But chains break at the weight of Your glory

I needed shelter I was an orphan

Now You call me a citizen of Heaven

When I was broken You were my healing

Now Your love is the air that I’m breathing

I have a future my eyes are open

CCLI Song # 7081388

Jason Ingram | Jonathan Smith | Kristian Stanfill | Sean Curran

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Christ is risen!!

He is risen indeed!!

 

Scripture – John 20:1-21

Message: The First Two Acts of Easter

 

Easter Act 1, Scene 1:

John 20:1-10

 

#225 “Worship Christ The Risen King”

 

Rise O Church and lift your voices

Christ has conquered death and hell

Sing as all the earth rejoices

Resurrection anthems swell

Come and worship come and worship

Worship Christ the Risen King

 

See the tomb where death had laid Him

Empty now its mouth declares

Death and I could not contain Him

For the throne of life He shares

Come and worship come and worship

Worship Christ the Risen King

 

Hear the earth protest and tremble

See the stone removed with pow’r

All hell’s minions may assemble

But cannot withstand His hour

He has conquered He has conquered

Christ the Lord the Risen King

 

Doubt may lift its head to murmur

Scoffers mock and sinners jeer

But the truth proclaims a wonder

Thoughtful hearts receive with cheer

He is risen He is risen

Now receive the Risen King

 

We acclaim Your life O Jesus

Now we sing Your victory

Sin or hell may seek to seize us

But Your conquest keeps us free

Stand in triumph stand in triumph

Worship Christ the Risen King

 

CCLI Song # 3485071

Jack Hayford

© 1986 Annamarie Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)

New Spring (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)

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Easter Act 1, Scene 2:

John 20:11-18

 

 

#220 “He Lives”

 

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

 

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

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

CCLI Song # 17597

Alfred Henry Ackley

© Words: 1933 Homer A. Rodeheaver. Renewed 1961 Curb Word Music (Admin. by WC Music Corp.)

Music: 1933 Homer A. Rodeheaver. Renewed 1961 Curb Word Music (Admin. by WC Music Corp.)

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Easter Act 2, Scene 1

John 20:19-21

 

Resurrection Day

 

Because You’ve risen I can rise

Because You’re living I’m alive

Because Your cross is powerful

Because You rose invincible

I can get up off the floor

 

Chorus

This is my resurrection day

Nothing’s gonna hold me in the grave

This is my resurrection day

Nothing’s gonna hold me down

Say goodbye to my yesterdays

Ever since I meet You I am changed

This is my resurrection day

Nothing’s gonna hold me down

 

Because You rolled my stone away

Because my debt has all been paid

Because You stand in victory

Because You crushed the enemy

I can get up off the floor

 

Bridge
 

The Good News is the good news

‘Cause You chose the rugged cross

The Good News is the good news

‘Cause You rose up from the dust

Your gospel is the power

That is saving all of us

So I can get up off the floor

Come on get up off the floor

 
 

 

Message

 

Prayer

Christ Is Risen He Is Risen Indeed

 

How can it be the One who died

Has borne our sin through sacrifice

To conquer every sting of death

Sing sing hallelujah

 

For joy awakes as dawning light

When Christ’s disciples lift their eyes

Alive He stands their Friend and King

Christ Christ He is risen

 

Chorus

Christ is risen He is risen indeed

Oh sing hallelujah

Join the chorus sing with the redeemed

Christ is risen He is risen indeed

 

Where doubt and darkness once had been

They saw Him and their hearts believed

But blessed are those who have not seen

Yet sing hallelujah

 

Once bound by fear now bold in faith

They preached the truth and power of grace

And pouring out their lives they gained

Life life everlasting

 

The power that raised Him from the grave

Now works in us to powerfully save

He frees our hearts to live His grace

Go tell of His goodness

 

Chorus

Christ is risen He is risen indeed

Oh sing hallelujah

Join the chorus sing with the redeemed

Christ is risen He is risen indeed

 

Ending

He’s alive He’s alive

Heaven’s gates are opened wide

He’s alive He’s alive

Now in heaven glorified

CCLI Song # 6399205

Ed Cash | Keith Getty | Kristyn Getty

© 2012 Alletrop Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Getty Music Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

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