Worship Guide - Easter Sunday
This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Our Lord is risen!
Christ is risen indeed!
Prelude “Ode to Joy”
Our eyes are barely open,
the morning has just begun,
and we perceive you have already done a new thing.
Praise be to you, O God.
Your ways are beyond our understanding,
your mystery is too vast for words,
yet on this day we dare to believe
that you are making us into new creations.
As you take in the hymn, take a moment to give thanks for this time—for the sunshine, for those who have given themselves to these services, to caring for one another, to our life together as a church and as a human family. Through all this, we have and are becoming community in new ways. New life! New possibilities! As we look forward to the day when we can physically see and hug each other, let us grant each other this blessing: The peace of Christ be with you!
And why not actually do it? Send a text to a couple of people. Make a call. Who comes to mind for you? Wish them well. Wish them peace and well-being and joy. Then click below.
Reflect on the Word
Let your Word shine in our hearts
and bring light to our souls,
that we will recognize our risen Lord
and answer his call
to follow him in faithful discipleship.
Jeremiah 31:1-6 † Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 † Acts 10:34-43 † Matthew 28:1-10
Response - “Celtic Alleluia”
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Invitation to the Table
As we move to the table to celebrate Christ's presence among us in the most common of daily actions, perhaps we will find a new and more intimate connection to this ancient practice as we engage across time and space, and yet, together, at the Lord's table. Gather the elements you need—some bread, a cracker and some juice, a glass of wine—whatever is common in your household, and then join us in giving thanks.
If you have a joy or concern you would like to share, please do so here. These will be shared by email to our St Andrew prayer list so that we pray for what you hold by name. This information is not shared online in a searchable form.
Sending Hymn - “Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!”
Charge and Blessing
Receive the good news:
Christ is risen from the dead.
Tell the good news:
the power of death need not oppress us.
Live the good news:
we are free to love as he has loved us and to give ourselves for the sake of the world.
May the everlasting love of the God of life surround you;
the presence of the risen Christ gives you hope;
and the strength of the Spirit gives you confidence.
Go in peace, Christ is risen! Alleluia!
4/12/2020 12:22:56 pm
We liked your comment about the empty tomb. "If He is not here, where is He?" That gives one something to ponder.
4/12/2020 05:19:28 pm
Seeing and hearing so many faces and voices come together for this virtual gathering has transformed this day. Glory to God - Alleluia !
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