Resurrection Sunday – April 20, 2014

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Of First Importance

It Is Resurrection Sunday:
A Celebration of the Invincible Life
Of Jesus Christ our Lord!
April 20, 2014


Call to Worship

Invocation Prayer

Choir Anthem:  “He Has Triumphed”

Responsive Reading:  Matthew 28:1-6

Linked Hymns:                  “Alleluia! Alleluia!” p.215

“Christ Arose,” p. 216

“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” p. 217



Meditation on the Cross:  our story told in mime

Pastoral Prayer

Bible Reading:  I Corinthians 15:1-6; 20-23

Sermon:  “Of First Importance”

Closing Song:  “Because He Lives,” p. 213


Responsive Reading:

After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

Suddenly there was a violent earthquake; an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled the stone away, and sat on it.

His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid that they trembled and became like dead men.

The angel spoke to the women. “You must not be afraid,” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has been raised, just as he said. Come here and see the place where he was lying.

Go quickly now, and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from death, and now he is going to Galilee ahead of you; there you will see him!’ Remember what I have told you.”

So they left the tomb in a hurry, afraid and yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Peace be with you.”

They came up to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

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