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Sun, Apr 12, 2020

The First Easter Today

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Order of Worship
April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

easterservice

Let us pray:

At 10:30 AM, we will worship together live

via Facebook Video Premiere and the RPMC YouTube page

It’s the 2nd Sunday of the month, but save your Dimes for Dinner Offering until we are back together.

If you’d like to give to the PCUSA One Great Hour of Sharing Offering (remember the cardboard fish banks?), click here.
 

PRELUDE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Do not be afraid;
I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here. He has been raised!

Alleluia!

Come with amazement and great joy.
Come with wonder and praise.

Let us shout the good news!

Christ is risen.

Christ is risen indeed!
 

HYMN - Jesus Christ is Risen Today

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

LITANY FOR EASTER
From the chaos before creation and the destruction of the flood.
O Lord of life, deliver us.

From the devastating sacrifice and the armies of the enemy.
O Lord of life, deliver us.

From the vanity of wickedness and the bread that only perishes.
O Lord of life, deliver us.

From the power of the oppressor and the hardness of our own hearts.
O Lord of life, deliver us.

From the valley of dry bones and the furnace of blazing fire.
O Lord of life, deliver us.

From the belly of the beast and the disgrace of exile.
O Lord of life, deliver us.

God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. From the waters of death you raise us with him and renew your gift of life within us. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to grow as your people toward the fullness of eternal life with you, through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING - Jeremiah 31:1-6

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

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. 
 

SPECIAL MUSIC - This Joyful Eastertide

This joyful Eastertide, away with sin and sorrow!
My love the Crucified, has sprung to life this morrow.
Had Christ, who once was slain, 
not burst his three day prison,
Our faith had been in vain.
But now has Christ arisen,
Arisen, arisen, arisen.

My flesh in hope shall rest and for a season slumber
Till trump from east to west shall wake the dead in number.
Had Christ, who once was slain, 
not burst his three day prison,
Our faith had been in vain.
But now has Christ arisen,
Arisen, arisen, arisen.

Death’s flood has lost its chill since Jesus crossed the river.
Lover of souls, from ill my passing soul deliver.
Had Christ, who once was slain, 
not burst his three day prison,
Our faith had been in vain.
But now has Christ arisen,
Arisen, arisen, arisen.

TIME WITH CHILDREN

PASSING OF THE PEACE

SPECIAL MUSIC - Go Now in Peace

SCRIPTURE READING - Matthew 28:1-10

SERMON - The First Easter Today

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH - 1 Corinthians 15

This is the good news which we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved if we hold it fast: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared first to the women, then to Peter, and to the Twelve, and then to mainy faithful witnesses. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God. Jesus Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; he is our Lord and our God. Amen.

HYMN - The Day of Resurrection 

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

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