Easter Sunday Worship Gathering 
Use this page to follow along as we sing, read Scripture, and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. 

Song: Victory in Jesus

I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory
How He gave His life on Calvary, to save a wretch like me
I heard about His groaning of His precious blood's atoning
Then I repented of my sins and won the victory

O victory in Jesus, my Savior forever
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood
He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood

I heard about His healing, of His cleansing pow'r revealing
How He made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see
And then I cried dear Jesus, come and heal my broken spirit
And somehow Jesus came and brought to me the victory

I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory
And I heard about the streets of gold be - yond the crystal sea
About the angels singing the old redemption story
And some sweet day I'll sing up there the song of victory

Welcome

One: Christ is risen!

All: He is risen indeed!

Vision Statement

All: We want to be a Jesus centered community, living purposely present in the world, being empowered by the Spirit, to seek the redemption of all things. 

Christ Candle

One: We light this candle today to remember that light has come, God is with us. We light this candle today to remember that we are people who belong to the light.

Call to Worship

Adapted from Psalm 30:

One: Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;

All: Praise his holy name.
One: For his anger lasts only a moment, but

All: His favor lasts a lifetime;
One: Weeping may stay for the night, but

All: Rejoicing comes in the morning.

One: God, You turned our wailing into dancing;
All: You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
One: That my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
All: Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

Song: Because He Lives (Amen)

I believe in the Son

I believe in the risen One

I believe I overcome

By the power of His blood

 

Amen, amen

I'm alive I'm alive

Because He lives

Amen, amen

Let my song join the

One that never ends

Because He lives

 

I was dead in the grave

I was covered in sin and shame

I heard mercy call my name

He rolled the stone away

 

Because He lives

I can face tomorrow

Because He lives

All fear is gone

Because I know

He holds the future

And life is worth a living

Just because He lives

 

And life is worth a living

Just because He lives

Song: King of Kings

In the darkness we were waiting

Without hope without light

Till from Heaven You came running

There was mercy in Your eyes

To fulfil the law and prophets

To a virgin came the Word

From a throne of endless glory

To a cradle in the dirt

 

Praise the Father, Praise the Son

Praise the Spirit three in one

God of Glory, Majesty

Praise forever to the King of Kings

 

To reveal the kingdom coming

And to reconcile the lost

To redeem the whole creation

You did not despise the cross

For even in Your suffering

You saw to the other side

Knowing this was our salvation

Jesus for our sake You died

 

And the morning that You rose

All of heaven held its breath

Till that stone was moved for good

For the Lamb had conquered death

And the dead rose from their tombs

And the angels stood in awe

For the souls of all who'd come

To the Father are restored

 

And the Church of Christ was born

Then the Spirit lit the flame

Now this Gospel truth of old

Shall not kneel shall not faint

 

By His blood and in His Name

In His freedom I am free

For the love of Jesus Christ

Who has resurrected me

Song: Death Was Arrested

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin

Lost without hope with no place to begin

Your love made a way to let mercy come in

When death was arrested and my life began

 

Ash was redeemed only beauty remains

My orphan heart was given a name

My mourning grew quiet my feet rose to dance

When death was arrested and my life began

 

Oh Your grace so free washes over me

You have made me new now life begins with You

It's Your endless love pouring down on us

You have made us new now life begins with You

 

Released from my chains I'm a prisoner no more

My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore

He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend

When death was arrested and my life began

 

Our Savior displayed on a criminal's cross

Darkness rejoiced as though Heaven had lost

But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand

That's when death was arrested and my life began

 

Oh we're free free forever we're free

Come join the song of all the redeemed

Yes we're free free forever amen

When death was arrested and my life began

Scripture

Luke 24:1-12

From the Common English Bible
Very early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women went to the tomb, bringing the fragrant spices they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in, they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 They didn’t know what to make of this. Suddenly, two men were standing beside them in gleaming bright clothing. 5 The women were frightened and bowed their faces toward the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He isn’t here, but has been raised. Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Human One[a] must be handed over to sinners, be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” 8 Then they remembered his words. 9 When they returned from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. 11 Their words struck the apostles as nonsense, and they didn’t believe the women. 12 But Peter ran to the tomb. When he bent over to look inside, he saw only the linen cloth. Then he returned home, wondering what had happened.

One: This is the Word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God!

Song: Resurrecting

The head that once was crowned with thorns

Is crowned with glory now

The Savior knelt to wash our feet

Now at his feet we bow

 

The one who wore our sin and shame

Cayó mi culpa sobre aquel

Now robed in majesty

Que hoy reina en majestad

The radiance of perfect love

Que hoy reina en majestad

Now shines for all to see

Su amor perfecto iluminó, Toda la humanidad

 

Your name, Your name, Is victory

All praise, Will rise, To Christ our king

 

The fear that held us now gives way

To him who is our peace

His final breath upon the cross

Is now alive in me

 

By your spirit I will rise

Derrotado ya no estoy

From the ashes of defeat

Por Tu espíritu en mí

The resurrected king

Jesús resucitó

Is resurrecting me

Y vivo está en mí

In your name I come alive

En Tu nombre vivo estoy

To declare your victory

La victoria tengo en ti

The resurrected king

Jesús resucitó

Is resurrecting me

Y vivo está en mí

The tomb where soldiers watched in vain

Was borrowed for three days

His body there would not remain

Our God has robbed the grave

Our God has robbed the grave

Communion

All who are hungry for the grace of God are invited to Christ’s table.

Baptism

Apostles' Creed​

We 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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended to the Grave; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Benediction

We invite you to stretch your arms out in a position of receiving as we pronounce a blessing on you. ​

Benediction Song

Oh with Jesus, as our center

And the Spirit that dwells in us

May we see your Kingdom coming

In our hearts and in our world

May we live ever present

And seek your Kingdom first

Oh, God bring redemption

And start the work in us