2nd Sunday of Easter

Prelude                   

Call to Worship

One: Christ is risen!
All: Stones of fear are rolled away.
One: Christ is risen!
All: Walls of prejudice are broken.
One: Christ is risen!
All: Doubts are affirmed; questions are encouraged.
One: Christ is risen!
All: Those who were pushed aside are welcomed in.
One: Christ is risen!
All: Life will never be the same again.
One: Christ is risen! Alleluia!
All: Come, let us worship God.

Hymn #254:  Jesus is risen from the grave
Words: Iona Community (Scotland) Music:  JESUS IS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, Iona Community (Scotland) Words: © WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland),1989.  Used by permission of G.I.A. Publications Inc., exclusive agent.  All rights reserved.  OneLicense #18318

Welcome 

Gathering Prayer concluding with the Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Grace

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
Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, alleluia (2x) 

Fun with the Young at Heart

Hymn: That Easter Day with joy was bright
John Mason Neale, Public Domain. CCLI # 1448914

Scripture:  John 20: 19-31 (read by Ash Milne) 

Sermon The Rev. Courtney Crawford

Musical Reflection:  For the Journey
performed by Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Words & music by Steve Bell © 2000 Signpost Music.  CCLI #7144784

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Presentation of our offering

Invitation to Offering

Offertory:  What a Wonderful World (Bob Thiele, George David Weiss): Lizzie Song, Aliya Hamid

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. 

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope

Hymn #251: Christ is alive
Words: Brian A. Wren (1936-)   Music:  TRURO, Psalmodia Evangelica 1789 Words: © 1975, 1996 by Hope Publishing Co.OneLicense #91511

Blessing

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

Postlude


Worship Leaders: The Rev. Hugh Donnelly, The Rev. Courtney Crawford, Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Tech Team: Kathleen Forde, Mark Culp, Ben Breen

Copyright: CCLI License # 2580326. Onelicense A-713805  Images and videos used with permission.