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Sunrise Svc., Resurrection Sunday, March 27, 2016

Celebration of  Worship

Sunrise                                            March  27, 2016


* * * Entering Into God’s Presence * * *




GREETING:     (Read responsively)

    WOMEN: The stone is rolled away!

    MEN: Christ is risen!

    WOMEN:  The tomb is empty!

    MEN: Christ is risen!

     WOMEN: The angel said, “Christ is not here; He is risen!”

    MEN: Christ is risen, indeed!


PRAYER of ADORATION     (Read responsively)

Glory to You, O God: on this day You won victory over death,

Raising Jesus from the grave and giving us eternal life.


Glory to You, o Jesus: for us and for our salvation You overcame death,

and opened the way to eternal life.


Glory to You, O Holy Spirit: You lead us into the truth.

Glory to You, O Blessed Trinity, now and forever. Amen.


* HYMN        The Day of Resurrection         Blue Book # 118


PSALTER READING    Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24


* GOSPEL READING      Luke 24:1-12


MEDITATION      “The Idle Tale that Saves”      Pastor R. M. Tear


* * * Responding to God’s Word * * *


SAYING WHAT WE BELIEVE                "The Apostle's 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.                                                             *universal



O Jesus, in Your resurrection You broke open the gates of Hell, and destroyed sin and death.

Keep us victorious over sin.

By Your resurrection You raised the dead, and brought us from death to life.

Guide us in the way of eternal life.

By Your resurrection You confounded Your guards and executioners, and filled the disciples with joy.

Give us joy in Your service.

By Your resurrection You proclaimed good news to the women and the apostles, and brought salvation to the whole world.

Direct our lives as Your new creation.




* HYMN            “Thine is the Glory”                  Blue Book # 122

                           (Sing refrain after all 3 verses)


* Postlude


* Please stand (if able) when prompted by the worship leader.


WHETHER you’re investigating the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, looking for a church home, or have been with us for a long time – welcome! God is real, God is present, and we hope you sense and experience the grandeur of God today in this morning’s worship. Please sign the blue attendance pad and join us in the Fellowship Hall for a pancake breakfast.


PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Please join us in Fellowship Hall for our traditional Resurrection Sunday Pancake Breakfast immediately following this sunrise service.

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