Easter Sunday Morning Order of Worship

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PROVIDENCE CHURCH

EASTER SUNDAY   APRIL 12, 2020

 

Welcome

 Pastor:  He is Risen! 

Congregation:  He is Risen indeed!!         (3x)

 

Doxology:

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow,

Praise Him all creatures here below,

Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Call to Worship:   (responsive)

P: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!

C: His faithful loves endures forever!

P: The stone rejected by the builders has now become the cornerstone.

C: This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous to see!

P: This is the day the Lord has made!

C: We will rejoice and be glad in it!

 

Song of Praise:         Christ the Lord is Risen Today               (Charles Wesley, 1739)

“Christ the Lord is ris’n today,” Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high; Alleluia!

Sing ye heav’ns, and earth, reply Alleluia!

 

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal; Alleluia!

Christ has burst the gates of hell: Alleluia!

death in vain forbids his rise; Alleluia!

Christ has opened paradise. Alleluia!

 

Lives again our glorious King; Alleluia!

where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Once he died, our souls to save; Alleluia!

where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

 

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

Foll’wing our exalted Head; Alleluia!

Made like him, like him we rise; Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Prayer

 

Up from the Grave He Arose            (Robert Lowry, 1874)

Low in the grave he lay—Jesus, my Savior, waiting the coming day—Jesus, my Lord.

Up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph o’er his foes.

He arose a victor from the dark domain, and he lives forever with his saints to reign.

He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

 

Vainly they watch his bed—Jesus, my Savior; vainly they seal the dead—Jesus, my Lord.

Up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph o’er his foes.

He arose a victor from the dark domain, and he lives forever with his saints to reign.

He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

 

Death cannot keep his prey—Jesus, my Savior; he tore the bars away—Jesus, my Lord.

Up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph o’er his foes.

He arose a victor from the dark domain, and he lives forever with his saints to reign.

He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

 

Confession/Assurance:   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

 

Responding in Praise:   Because He Lives /He is Lord                     (Bill & Gloria Gaither, 1971)

God sent his Son—they called him Jesus; He came to love, heal and forgive.

He lived and died to buy my pardon; an empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

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 the living just because He lives.

 

How sweet to hold a newborn baby, and feel the pride and joy he gives;

But greater still the calm assurance: this child can face uncertain days because He lives.

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 the living just because He lives.

 

And then one day I’ll cross the river; I’ll fight life’s final war with pain.

And then, as death gives way to vict’ry, I’ll see the light of glory and I’ll know He lives.

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 the living just because He lives.

 

He is Lord              (Traditional)

He is Lord, he is Lord. He is risen from the dead, and he is Lord.

Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

 

Scripture Reading:  John 20

 

This is the Word of the Lord.

 

 

 

Reflection:  written reflection available upon request

 

 Hymn of Dedication:  In Christ Alone (Keith Getty, Stuart Townend, 2001)

In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song.

This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!

My Comforter, my All in All, here in the love of Christ I stand.

 

In Christ alone, who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless babe!

This gift of love and righteousness, scorned by the ones He came to save.

Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied.

For every sin on Him was laid; here in the death of Christ I live.

 

There in the ground His body lay, light of the world by darkness slain.

Then bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave He rose again.

And as He stands in victory, sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,

For I am His and He is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ.

 

No guilt in life, no fear in death; this is the pow’r of Christ in me.

From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.

No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from His hand,

Till He returns or calls me home; here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand,

Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

 

Prayers of the people: Pray for yourself, family and community, nation and the world.

 

Hymn of Thanksgiving: 

 

Crown Him with Many Crowns       (Matthew Bridges, 1851; music George Elvey, 1868)

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne;

hark! how the heav’nly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,

and hail Him as thy matchless King thru all eternity.

 

Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave.

And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save.

His glories now we sing, who died and rose on high.

Who died eternal life to bring, and lives, that death may die.

 

Crown Him the Lord of peace, whose pow’r a scepter sways.

From pole to pole that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise;

His reign shall know no end, and ‘round His pierced feet

Fair flow’rs of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.

 

Crown Him the Lord of love; behold His hands and side,

those wounds yet visible above in beauty glorified.

All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou hast died for me;

Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

 

Benediction: (The Lord speaks this blessing over you)

 

And now may the Lord bless you and keep you

The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you,

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,

As He has in Christ Jesus,

And may you live and abide in His peace!