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Digital Bulletin – Easter

Categories: Highlands News,Worship

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Leader: Christ is Risen!
People: He is risen indeed!

Welcome

Call to Worship 

One: Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; the Lord has risen!
All: He is risen indeed!
One: Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? Death has been swallowed up in victory!

All: Christ has risen indeed!
One: For this is a day of new beginnings!
All: God is making all things new!
One: Christ is risen!

All: He is risen indeed!

Hymn   “Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”   UMH 302

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where’s thy victory, boasting grave? 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!

Time with the Children

Special Music – “Alleluia”
performed by the Highlands Virtual Choir

Prayers of the People
joined by The Cowan Family and Jantz & Wesley

Hymn of Preparation “Christ Has Risen”     TFWS 2115

Christ has risen while earth slumbers,
Christ has risen where hope died,

as he said and as he promised,
as we doubted and denied.
Let the moon embrace the blessing;
let the sun sustain the cheer;

let the world confirm the rumour.
Christ is risen, God is here!

Christ has risen for the people
whom he loved and died to save;
Christ has risen for the women
bringing flowers to grace his grave.

Christ has risen for disciples
huddled in an upstairs room.

He whose word inspired creation
can’t be silenced by the tomb.

Christ has risen to companion
former friends who fear the night,
sending loss and limitation

where their faith had once burned bright.
They bemoan what is no longer,
they expect no hopeful sign,

till Christ ends their conversation,
breaking bread and sharing wine.

Christ is risen and forever
lives to challenge and to change
all whose lives are messed or mangled,
all who find religion strange.

Christ is risen. Christ is present,
making us what he has been;

Evidence of transformation
in which God is know and seen.

The Shared Word
Scripture- Mark 16:1-7, read by Angelina O.

Hymn – “This Little Light of Mine”
led by special guests Jim Ramsey & Ken Mervine

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

All through the night
I’m gonna let it shine
All through the night
I’m gonna let it shine

All through the night
I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Every where I go
I’m gonna let it shine
Every where I go
I’m gonna let it shine

Every where I go
I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

A Time of Giving Back – please support our day to day ministry through the digital offering plate

Offertory Prayer

In response to the love you have given us God, we offer here what we have, what we do, and even more who we are, that our generosity might transform the world. Amen.

Offertory

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise God all creatures here below,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Praise God the source of all our gifts
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Alleluia!

Sending Prayer

We rejoice in the new life of Easter, for God’s promise of life is fulfilled once again! May we experience the blessing of this day, as we are reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love. In our many and various places, may we be amazed, ready to share the good news, and ready to live the life we have been given. For just as on that first Easter morning, Christ is alive and goes before us. Hallelujah! Amen!

Hymn “Crown Him with Many Crowns”      UMH 327   

Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne.
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless king
through all eternity.

Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o’er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save;
his glories now we sing
who died and rose on high,
who died eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.

Crown him the Lord of peace;
whose power a scepter sways,
from pole to pole that wars may cease,
and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end
and round his pierced feet,
fair flowers of paradise extend
their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown him the Lord of love,
behold his hands and side,
those wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified;
no angels in the sky
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
for thou hast died for me;
thy praise shall never, never fail
throughout eternity.

Benediction

Postlude

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