4.24.11 Worship Confessional

Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). 17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. (John 20:11-18)

Christ is risen – he is risen, indeed!

Here is our worship flow for this morning’s gathering:

Scripture Reading (John 20:1-10)
Call to Worship

What are we to make of this day?
When graves are opened…
When the dead awaken…
When life refuses to be contained…
Then nothing is impossible! Hope is never extinguished and love is never conquered.
We celebrate You today, Jesus, because You have made it clear that death does not have the last word; because You have filled us again with hope and faith; because You have given us a vision of new possibilities, new realities, and new ways of being.
Open our minds to believe what we cannot explain;
Open our hearts to hope for what we cannot see;
Open our lives to live and to love in the midst of death and despair;
Let resurrection happen again in us today. Amen. (Taken from Sacredise)

Death in His Grave (John Mark McMillan)
Scripture Reading (1 Peter 1:3)
Christ the Lord is Risen Today (Ashley Cleveland arrangement)
Our God Is Mercy (Brenton Brown and Jason Ingram)

Scripture (John 20:11-18)
Glorious (Brenton Brown and Paul Baloche)
You Bled (Rend Collective)

Christ is Risen (Matt Maher and Mia Fields)
My Savior Lives (Hillsong)

You can learn how other communities of faith celebration the resurrection of Jesus at The Worship Community.

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  1. Hey Terry. Looks like a great set and flow. Lov ethe song choices although there are one or two I’m not familiar with.

    How did ‘Death in His Grave’ go?!

    Have a glorious Easter bro!
    Rob Rash recently posted..Worship Recap 042411 Easter

    • Rob –

      “Death in His Grave” was a great opener for us. I kicked off the gathering by stating that every Easter service needs a choir and then taught the whole congregation the “whoa oh” part so they could join in right from the top. We even used the “D ambient pad.”

      May you experience the power of the resurrection today!

  2. I like the call to worship–I might have to steal and file away for next year

    Jim Drake recently posted..Worship Confessional- April 24- 2011–EASTER SUNDAY

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