Words for Worship – 4/4/21

We gather around the Lord’s table this Sunday to celebrate our communion with a risen savior! All the words that we’ll be using in worship are below, but you can also download them and print a copy here.

PRELUDE                           Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP – I Peter 1

May grace and peace be yours in abundance.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

*HYMN #182     Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Most High and holy God, for us you sent your Son into the world. For us, he died. Through him you have delivered us from the grief of death. Because of him we can be saved from the pains of sin. We have found faith because Jesus died and you raised him from the grave. We can hold on to hope because Jesus died and you raised him from the dead. We continue to learn what it means to love because Jesus died and you raised him from the grave. Bless us all with your Holy Spirit so that we may do all these things more and more. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

ANTHEM            Long Live The King

please remain seated

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:
‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’
‘Where, O death, is your victory?
   Where, O death, is your sting?’

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

*HYMN #610     Lord, I Lift Your Name On High

SCRIPTURE                        Luke 24:1-12

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.’ Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.

SERMON             “He Is Risen!”

*HYMN #770                    In Christ Alone

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

The Lord be with you.

AND ALSO WITH YOU.

Lift up your hearts.

WE LIFT THEM TO THE LORD.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

IT IS RIGHT TO GIVE OUR THANKS AND PRAISE.

O Holy God… we lift our hearts in joyful praise:

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY LORD, GOD OF POWER AND MIGHT, HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF YOUR GLORY. HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST. BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST.

COMMUNION #207        Come to Us, Beloved Stranger

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION & 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.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

OFFERTORY        See, What a Morning     (see #181)

*BENEDICTION

*SENDING SONG #610   Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

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