“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance:
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was
buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.”
1 Corinthians 15:3-5
Welcome and Announcements
Opening Sentences: Luke 24:1–8
Musical Offering: “What a Beautiful Name”; Brittany Hill, soloist
Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You
You silenced the boast, of sin and grave
The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory
For You are raised to life again.
*Call to Worship: from Revelation 1
Leader: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come…and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
People: To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen!
Leader: “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
People: “I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!”
Leader: Christ is risen!
People: HE IS RISEN INDEED!
Leader: Thanks be to God!
People: Alleluia! Alleluia!
*Hymn of Praise: #270 “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”
*Prayer of Invocation
Morning Offering Offertory *Doxology and Prayer
*Responsive Psalm 22:22-31
Leader: I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.
People: You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
Leader: For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
People: From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
Leader: The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him— may your hearts live forever!
People: All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.
Leader: All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him— those who cannot keep themselves alive.
People: Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.
Leader: They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn:
All: He has done it!
He is Lord, He is Lord!
He is risen from the dead and He is Lord!
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Gospel Lesson: Luke 24:13-27
“He said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to
believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to
suffer these things and then enter his glory?’ And beginning with
Moses and all the prophets, he explained to them what was said in all
the Scriptures concerning himself.”
Message: “He Has Done It!”
Musical Response: “Because He Lives”, Potter’s Clay
Time of Prayer
Mission Report: Abner Canda; Missionary to the Philippines
Children’s Time: Pastor Tom
*Hymn of Celebration: #273 “Christ Arose”
*Benediction: Acts 2:31-33
“Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay. God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.”
*Please stand if able