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Easter Sunday 2020

Happy Easter everyone! If you were unable to join us for service this morning, you will find our order of service below, with a link to the video of Pastor Emily's sermon. He is risen indeed! Alleluia!


Welcome and Invocation

Easter Litany

P: He is risen!

C: He is risen indeed! Amen! Alleluia!

P: God of Mercy, we thank you for the resurrection dawn, bringing the glory of our risen Lord who makes every day new.

C: Alleluia! We thank you!

P: For the sustaining goodness of your creation:

C: Alleluia! We thank you!

P: For the new creation in Christ and all gifts of healing and forgiveness:

C: Alleluia! We thank you!

P: For the gifts of relationship with others:

C: Alleluia! We thank you!

P: For the communion of faith in your church:

C: Alleluia! We thank you!

P: For the promise of the resurrection and the assurance of salvation:

C: Alleluia! We thank you!

Gathering Hymn: Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Children’s Message

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;     his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say,     “His steadfast love endures forever.”

The Lord is my strength and my might;     he has become my salvation.

There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;     the right hand of the Lord is exalted;     the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.” I shall not die, but I shall live,     and recount the deeds of the Lord. The Lord has punished me severely,     but he did not give me over to death.

Open to me the gates of righteousness,     that I may enter through them     and give thanks to the Lord.

This is the gate of the Lord;     the righteous shall enter through it.

I thank you that you have answered me     and have become my salvation. The stone that the builders rejected     has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing;     it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made;     let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Gospel: John 20:1-18

Early 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. So 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.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and 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. They 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.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” 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.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus 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.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.


Hymn: “Thine is the Glory”

Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord.

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

Born of the virgin Mary,

Suffered under Pontius Pilate,

Was crucified, died and was buried;

On the third day he rose again;

He ascended into heaven,

He is seated at the right hand of the Father,

And he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

The holy catholic church,

The communion of saints,

The forgiveness of sins,

The resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People

P: Lord in your mercy C: Hear our prayer.


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, And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, And the power, and the glory. Forever, and ever. Amen.


P: Go in peace! He is risen!

C: Amen! Alleluia!

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