PRELUDE: Variations on “O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing” by Jean François Dandrieu; Emily Lacina, organ
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN: Christ The Lord Is Risen Today! [Llanfair]
INTROIT: Easter Introit by John Ferguson
Listen! The One who bore God’s heart, the One who spoke God’s peace, the One in whom God agonized, is now the Risen Lord. Death was no prison for him. Jesus is raised and among us. All that you see and hear comes from the One who was freed. Listen! Hear, O people of God, that Jesus Christ is Lord. Alleluia! [John Thornburg]
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Matthew 28:1-10
HYMN: Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna! [Hymn to Joy]
SERMON: “Deep in Wonder, Full of Joy”
ANTHEM: Alleluia, Christ Is Alive by Joel Raney
Why do you seek the living among the dead? The stone has been rolled away as the angel said. Why are you weeping, when Christ, His promise keeping, has opened heaven’s door? He’s alive, He has risen. The tomb is empty. He’s alive, He has risen, to reign forevermore. He is alive! Sing “Alleluia, Christ is risen.” Sing a hymn of praise to God on high. The power of sin has been overcome, the ransom paid by the holy Son, Blameless, forgiven, the dead are raised to life! Praise to the Lord of earth and heaven. Christ arose and opened paradise. On this day of resurrection, join the jubilant celebration. Alleluia, Christ is alive! Alleluia, Alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices raise. Sing to God a hymn of gladness, sing to God a hymn, a hymn of praise. Now love’s redeeming work is done. He fought the fight, now the battle’s won. Blessed Redeemer, the King of love and light! From the grave He rose, victorious. Praises ring from the heavenly chorus, “Alleluia, Christ is alive!” Sing “Alleluia, Christ is risen.” Christ is alive, He’s alive, Christ is alive!
HYMN: The Strife Is O’er [Victory]
RESPONSE: Alleluia! by Joy F. Patterson
Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed!
POSTLUDE: Celebration by John Rutter