Order of Worship for Sunday, April 21, 2019

Posted April 18th, 2019


Brethren Disaster Ministries first started work in Haiti in 2003.   At that time there were no Brethren churches established.

Loose change and small bills Offering for the Haiti Water Project.


Time for God: Time to Live

Gathering Music

“I Know That My Redeemer Liveth”    – Hugh Livingston

“Fanfare for a Resurrection Day”    – Steven Scott

Sharing Time

….a time of greeting and sharing those things which inform who we are as a community of faith and how God is moving among us. You are invited to welcome visitors, share joys, prayer requests, and announcements.


Focusing Music    “The Power of the Cross”    – Getty/Townend/Hayes

*Unison Easter Call to Worship

Yesterday we had lost so much;

we lost the light – we lost the argument – we lost love

we lost life – we lost God – we lost Jesus

But this morning we found;

the tomb-empty — the morning-bright — the gardener-walking — the stone-rolled

the disciples-running — the women-proclaiming –

the resurrection-waiting and Jesus – risen

It is good we have found our way here – this is Easter Day – love is back!

— written by Roddy Hamilton and posted on the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website

*Opening Song    “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”    #280

Easter Scripture    John 20: 1-18 and Luke 24: 1-12

Scripture Song    “Now the Green Blade Rises”    Insert

Invitation to Give    Dale Minnich

Accepting the Gifts

Easter Prayer


We praise you, living God, with songs and prayers and listening hearts  and lives trying to obey your will.


You have created and are creating, bringing life and hope and love.

You come in Jesus, your Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new.


In a culture where the power of death gets all the headlines – your Holy Spirit summons us to be people shaped by your power to work resurrection.


We are not sure we believe as fully as we think we should. We are not sure we trust as deeply as we think you require. But we bring who we are and what we have become into your presence, longing to know your grace and your love.

Forgive what has gone wrong.

Repair in us what is broken. Reveal in us what is good and 

turn us toward it.

So we may follow wherever your Spirit may lead.

So we may love with the love of Jesus flowing through us.

So we may be – in body, mind and spirit – children of resurrection, children of hope, children of grace.

In Jesus’ name we pray.  AMEN    – written by Christine Jerrett (adapted)

Angelus Ringers Easter Anthem    “Raise Your Joys and Triumphs High”    – Sandra Eithun

Children’s Story

Following story:  Childcare provided – infant thru K-garten – Education Building

Easter Choir Anthem    “Our Joy That Hath No End”    – Don Frederick

Easter Scripture    Isaiah 65: 17-25The Glorious New Creation

*Sending Song    “Proclaim the Tidings Near and Far”    #282

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    “Resurrection Joy”    – Gregg Sewell

*Please rise in body and/or spirit.

Ask about: Large Print Bulletins/Hymnals and/or

How to use the ‘Hearing Loop’ or a ‘Sound Mate

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