PRELUDE:  sunday shine by Anna Ferraro; Anna Ferraro, organ*



HYMN:  Christ Is Alive! [Truro]


INTROIT:  Alleluia by Randall Thompson



SCRIPTURE LESSONS:  Colossians 3:1-4 & Luke 24:36-52

ANTHEM:  In Thee is Gladness (In Dir ist Freude) by Giovanni Gastoldi/arr. by Daniel Kallman

In thee is gladness, gone is all sadness, Jesus, sunshine of my heart.   By thee are given the joys of heaven, thou the only Savior art.   To serve thee ever, forsake thee never, we bow before thee, love and adore thee.   Alleluia!   In him is gladness, gone is all sadness, he who once was dead is raised.   Jesus gives life to the living now and ever let him be praised!   Here they laid him, death has not stayed him, the tomb once somber holds him no longer.  Alleluia!  Now is the story of Easter glory sung with glad voices, the world rejoices.  Alleluia! [St. 1: Johann Lindemann/tr. Catherine Winkworth and Ronald Nelson; St. 2: Christine Kallman]

SERMON:  “He’s on the Loose”

HYMN: Go in Grace and Make Disciples [Wondrous Light]


HYMN:  Go to the World! [Sine Nomine]


RESPONSE:  I Know That My Redeemer Lives by Douglas Wagner

I know that my Redeemer lives: what joy the blest assurance gives!  He lives, He lives who once was dead; He lives, my everlasting Head! [Samuel Medley]

POSTLUDE:  An Easter Alleluia  by Enrico Bossi

* Anna Ferraro has been an organ student of Peter Bates for nearly two years.  She has been a professional accompanist for forty years, as well as a composer and singer.  In 2022 she passed her AGO Service Playing Examination. “sunday shine” is one of nearly 300 pieces she has composed.  Anna and her husband Dean will be leaving the area and moving to Italy later this month, where she will continue creating music.

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