Worship for April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

7th Sunday in Lent

A Prayer for Preparing to Worship:

Living God, with joy we celebrate the presence of your risen Word. Enliven our hearts by your Holy Spirit

so that we may proclaim the good news of eternal and abundant life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Easter Hymn (Prelude) - Arr. Powell

Performed by Jusun Kim

Welcome and Introduction:

From Pastor Jeff Foels

Easter Prayer:

The Lord is risen! Alleluia! 

Alleluia, The Lord is risen indeed!

This is the day that the Lord has made;

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

This is the good news we have received,

In which we stand, and by which we are saved:

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

That Christ died for our sins, and was buried, 

And rose again on the third day.

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

He appeared to the women, to Peter, to the twelve,

And to many faithful witnesses.

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

At last he came to us, that we might come to believe

And proclaim this good news to the world.

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

Thine Is the Glory (Special Music) - Arr. Snell Cornet: Sandra Hawley - Organ: Jusun Kim

Passing of the Peace:

We encourage you to contact others in the church, to reach out and connect, to check in on those that might need help,

and to let other know the help you need, in mind, body, and spirit, in this uncertain time. 

Easter Scripture: Gospel John 20:1-18

1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 

2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 

3Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 

4The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 

5He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 

6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 

7and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 

8Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 

9for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 

10Then the disciples returned to their homes.

11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 

12and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 

13They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 

14When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 

15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 

17Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.‘” 

18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

Easter Message:

By Pastor Jeff Foels

Jesus Christ is Risen Today! - Congregational Hymn
Note: Song is played 3 times.

Hymn text for, "Jesus Christ is Risen Today!"

1 Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia! who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia! 2 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia! unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia! who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia! sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia! 3 But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! our salvation have procured. Alleluia! Now above the sky he's King, Alleluia! where the angels ever sing. Alleluia! 4 Sing we to our God above, Alleluia! praise eternal as God's love. Alleluia! Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Sending Prayer:

Living God, on the first day of the week you brought to birth a new creation through the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Fill us with the hope and joy of new beginnings, so that we may share the good news of your liberating, life-giving power with all the world;

through Christ our Savior, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and always. Amen.

The blessing of the eternal, triune God –

Alpha and Omega,

First and last,

Beginning and end- 

Be with you all!

Alleluia! Amen. 

Hallelujah Chorus: (Piano Accompaniment - Postlude) - G. Handel

PDF of the Music for the Hallelujah Chorus

May God grant safety and protection to you all!

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PPC Website Editor,
Apr 11, 2020, 3:17 PM