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Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021
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REID MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)
SUNDAY April 4, 2021 at 10:30 am
Resurrection of the Lord - Easter Sunday
We will worship together in the sanctuary and live via
Youtube page.

 

WE GATHER IN GODS WORD

 
PRELUDE               Crown Him with Many Crowns    arr. Matthew Compton
                                       (The Master’s Ringers)
                                                                                  
PRAYER OF PREPARATION

Gracious God, our way in the wilderness, guide us by your Word through these forty days, and minister to us with your Holy Spirit, so that we may be reformed, restored, and renewed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS               Rev. Nadine Ellsworth-Moran
 
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                        Rev. Mark A. Medina 

Christ is risen!
      Christ is risen, indeed!
Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good;
God’s steadfast love endures forever!
      God’s steadfast love endures forever!
The Lord is our strength and might; today, the Lord has become our salvation!
      The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
This is God’s handiwork, and it is marvelous in our eyes!
      This is the day that the Lord has made. 
      Let us worship the God of salvation.
 
*HYMN 232                  Jesus Christ Is Risen Today             EASTER HYMN    

                    

 

CONFESS AND RECEIVE GOD’S PARDON

 
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION                                                                                                       

O God, you raised Christ from the tomb and shattered the powers of sin and evil. Raise us from the tombs of our sin, O Lord, and bring us to new life in you. You bring us good news of Easter joy. Forgive us when we cannot hear it. You send us out to share your love. Forgive us when we cannot carry it. You cast a vision for peace and justice. Forgive us when we cannot imagine it. Forgive us when we stand in its way. For you are the God of the empty tomb, the one who makes all things new.  Hear us now, O God, as we bring our silent prayers of confession to you.

 
*SILENT PRAYER
 
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
 
*GLORIA PATRI
             Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. 
             As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
             world without end. Amen.

 
 

WE BRING GIFTS TO GOD

 
OFFERING OF OUR LIVES AND LABORS                                                                    
OFFERTORY                         Lift High the Cross          arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
                                          (The Master’s Ringers)
 
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE              Doxology                  OLD HUNDREDTH  

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
 
*HYMN 238                               Thine Is the Glory         JUDAS MACCABEUS

 

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

 
CHILDRENS MOMENT                                                               Ms. Joy Maple

Three-year olds through second grade may remain with parents
or worship in children’s church (Room 207)

    

Go now in peace. Go now in Peace.
May the love of God surround you,
everywhere, everywhere, you may go.

 
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION                                                                                           
NEW TESTAMENT READING              Acts 10:34-43                                       
The Word of the Lord.                               
                        Thanks be to God. 
 
ANTHEM                                       Alleluia                           Randall Thompson
                                                Chancel Choir

 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.....Amen.

 

Music Notes: This work was composed over the first five days of July in 1940 and premiered on July 8th at the Berkshire Music Center (now Tanglewood), the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra a few days later.  It has opened Tanglewood’s summer season every year since that time.  It is one of the most frequently performed pieces of American choral music.

 

The word alleluia, which is the Latin form of hallelujah (Hebrew: “praise ye the Lord”), is used in the context of spoken and sung elements of Christian worship, Thompson’s setting, is one of the most loved versions, because of its restrained, almost mystical elegance of expression. Source: brittanica.com

 
GOSPEL READING                               John 20:1-18                                      
The Word of the Lord.                 
                        Thanks be to God. 
 
SERMON              A New Day in the Resurrection of Jesus       Rev. Medina
 
MOMENTS OF REFLECTION
 

THE SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION

 
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
 
               The Lord be with you.
                      And also with you.
                Lift up your hearts.
                      We lift them up to the Lord.
                Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
                        It is right to give our thanks and praise.
 
THE LORD'S PRAYER                                                           Rev. Robert Hunt

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give 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, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 

MUSIC DURING COMMUNION      
                                       Jesus Christ Is Risen Today              John Ferguson

 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Loving God, we thank you that you have fed us in this Sacrament, united us with Christ and given us a foretaste of the heavenly banquet in your eternal kingdom.  Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

WE ARE SENT INTO THE WORLD

 
*HYMN 236                            The Strife Is O’er                                   VICTORY

 

 
*BENEDICTION         
 
*POSTLUDE                We Know That Christ Is Raised         David Cherwien

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