Call to Worship
One: This day is like every other day.
All: Alarm clocks beeped. Coffee was brewed. Covers came off and weary bodies came to life.
One: And yet this day is like no other day—
All: For the sun rose, and we knew it was a miracle. The tomb was empty, and they knew it was love.
One: The longest night is over. Death has lost its sting.
All: Jesus is among us. Alleluia!
One: The story has just begun.
All: Our hope is born. The season of new life is here.
One: Christ is risen!
All: Christ is risen indeed!
Hymn #243: Jesus Christ is risen today
Words: Latin, anonymous; translation, Tate and Brady’s New Version 1698; v.4, Charles Wesley (1707-1788) Music: EASTER HYMN, Lyra Davidica 1708, 1749; descant, Derek Holman (1931-) CCLI# 2891130
Gathering Prayer concluding with the Lord’s Prayer
Assurance of God’s Grace
Releasing the Alleluia
Peace Invocation: Alleluia
Music transcribed from the singing of George Mxadana by John L. Bell © 2012 WGRG, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent. OneLicense #94098
Alleluia, alleluia (2x)
Fun with the Young at Heart
Knox Chancel Choir: I Am the Lord of the Dance
Words Sydney Carter, arr. Joel Raney © 2013 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. (admin. Hope Publishing Company)
Scripture: Mark 16: 1-8
Reflection: The Rev. Hugh Donnelly
Knox Chancel Choir: Hallelujah! What a Saviour!
Arranged by Anna Laura Page and Jean Anne Shafferman, orchestrated by Brant Adams © 2002 Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. CCLI #3711745
Scripture: John 20: 1-18
Reflection: The Rev. Courtney Crawford
Sacrament of Communion
Invitation to the Table
Hymn #530: I come with joy
Words: Brian A. Wren (1936-) Music: DOVE OF PEACE, Walker’s Southern Harmony 1835; harmony, Charles H. Webb (1933-) Words: © 1971, 1995 by Hope Publishing Co. OneLicense #00455
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
Enjoying the gifts of the earth
Prayer after Communion
Presentation of our offering
Invitation to Offering
Offertory: Let the Trumpet Sound by Knox Chancel Choir
Words & music Natalie Sleeth © 1984 Hinshaw Music. OneLicense #38510
Doxology: O Bless the Gifts
Words & music Samuel Longfellow & Twila Paris
© 1985 Straightway Music and Mountain Spring Music. CCLI #1891966
O bless the gifts our hands have brought;
And bless the work our hearts have planned.
Ours is the faith, the will, the thought;
The rest, O God, is in your hand.
Prayer of Dedication
Hymn #249: The day of resurrection
Words: Greek, John of Damascus (c.696-c.754); translation, John Mason Neale (1818-1866) Music: ELLACOMBE, Mainz Song Book 1833; descant, Cyril Winn (1884-1973) CCLI # 2725914
Easter Sending Song: God speed you on your way (v.1)
Words & music Shona Murray & Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1999, 2000 Murray, Shirley Erena; Music © 1999, 2000 Murray, Shona CCLI #2580326
God speed you on your way
Safe keep you every day
Give you wing, cause to sing
All this we wish and pray
Worship Leaders: The Rev. Hugh Donnelly, The Rev. Courtney Crawford, Mary-Catherine Pazzano, Dave Dougall on organ
Tech Team: Kathleen Forde, Eric Gaudet, Barb Gaudet
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