Preparing for Easter Sunday – April 16th

Read through the liturgy to prepare your heart for our time together this Easter morning. Sunday morning service starts at 10:15 AM.

Liturgy

Call to Worship:  
And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.’” (Mark 10:32–34)
Congregational Song #1:  Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Congregational Song #2:  Up from the Grave He Arose
Confession of Sin: 
…To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.” (Revelation 1:5–7)
Assurance of Pardon:
…To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.” (Revelation 1:5–7)
Congregational Song #3:   In Christ Alone
Congregational Song #4:  Crown Him with Many Crowns
Pastoral Prayer
Offertory/Giving
Sermon
  • The Empty Cup and Empty Tomb
  • Romans 4:25
Congregational Song #6: Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery 
Benediction:
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Hebrews 13:20–21)