A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Resurrection of the Lord
April 12, 2020
*CALL TO WORSHIP Lectern Resource: April 20, 2014
Leader: The world is shaken, the stone rolled away, the tomb empty! Christ is risen!
People: The power of God is revealed; death is defeated, and life is affirmed.
Leader: Fear is vanquished, and joy reborn!
People: Christ is risen indeed!
Leader: Nothing remains the same, for it is Easter Day! Lift up your hearts and voices, and praise the name of Jesus, our risen Lord!
People: Thanks be to God!
*HYMN “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” #232
CALL TO CONFESSION Rom. 5:8; Heb. 4:16
The proof of God’s amazing love is this: While we were sinners Christ died for us. Because we have faith in him, we dare to approach God with confidence. In faith and penitence, let us confess our sin before God and one another
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Book of Common Worship, pps. 317-318)
Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry, and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed, and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak, and abuse the earth you made.
Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new,
that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.
Silent Prayers of confession
ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Book of Common Worship, p. 56)
Pastor: The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of
Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. May the God of mercy, who forgives you all your sins,
strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Lord of light who shines into our lives with your holy word. Open our minds and our hearts that your Word may speak to us and your Holy Spirit may inspire us to be your people, today and forevermore. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Isaiah 25: 6-9
*HYMN “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” #611
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: Matthew 28: 1-10
SERMON: “Shaken” Rev. David McDonald
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his
only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the
third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right
hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the
dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the
forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
*”catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN “Thine Is the Glory” #238
‘May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26 (Living Bible)
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