Daily Archives: April 18, 2019

Easter

April 21, 2019 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Easter Sunday
Visit to an Empty Grave

Leader: Come Easter people, gather ‘round.
All: The first light of Easter has broken through.
Leader: This fire tells us that Easter has come.
All: Jesus Christ has risen, just as He said.
Leader: Christ is risen!
All: Christ is risen indeed!
Leader: Now all the prayers that we have prayed during Lent, we send to our risen Christ, in the first fire of Easter morning. Hear our prayers O Light of God.

Gospel Reading: John 20:10-18 p. 882

Lighting The Easter Candle

Leader: We light the Christ candle.
All: With this candle, we carry the first light of Easter into our church.
Leader: Easter people, gather ‘round, your Light has come.
All: Jesus Christ has risen, just as he said.
Leader: Christ is risen!
All: Christ is risen indeed!

Easter Morning Prayer

Easter Breakfast 9:45 a.m.

Process into Sanctuary all together at 10:30 a.m.

*Gospel Reading: John 20:9-10 p. 882

Praise Song “He Lives” first verse only UMH #302

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude

Special Music

*Call to Worship

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made.
All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Leader: The crucified one is risen in glory.
All: The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
Leader: This is the Lord’s doing.
All: It is marvelous in our eyes.
Leader: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Morning Has Broken” UMH #145

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time –After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Up from the Grave He Arose” UMH #322
SHARING THE WORD
First Reading Acts 10:34-43 Page 895
*Gospel Reading John 20:11-18 Page 882

Message “I Have Seen The Lord!” Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” verses 1-4 UMH #302

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday
9:30 a.m. – Sunrise Worship
9:45 a.m. – Breakfast
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Sunday, April 28, 2019 – Humorous Sunday
9:45 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Sunday, May 5, 2019
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship

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Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist
Liturgist Edith Bogart
Nursery Carol Adams
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

Good Friday Service

April 19, 2019 2:00 pm
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Good Friday
As you enter the sanctuary please be respectful of the quietness of this time.

Prelude

Centering Words

Call to Worship

Leader: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
All: We were the hollow echo of hosannas once spoken in love.
Leader: Were you in the garden when the disciples fell asleep?
All: We were the betrayal in Judas’s kiss.
Leader: Were you in the courtyard when the cock crowed?
All: We were the denial on Peter’s lips.
Leader: Were you among the scoffers when Jesus was flogged?
All: We were the whip in the soldier’s hand.
Leader: Were you in Pilate’s chamber when he washed his hands of Jesus’ fate?
All: We were the hated of the crowd, and the indifference in Pilate’s heart.
Leader: Were you with the powers of this world when the soldiers dressed Jesus as king?
All: We were the mockery in the crown of thorns.
Leader: Were you among the spectators at Golgotha?
All: We were the nails that pierced Jesus’ hands and feet.
Leader: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
All: Were the silence when no bird sang.

Opening Hymn “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord” UMH #288 (vv 1-3)

Opening Prayer

First Reading – Luke 22:39-53 (The first candle is extinguished)

Second Reading – John 18:12-14 (The second candle is extinguished)

Hymn “Go To Dark Gethsemane” (vv 1-2) UMH #290

Third Reading – Luke 22:54b-62 (The third candle is extinguished)

Litany:

Leader: There is no warmth in the fire.
All: Our blood runs as cold as the night.
Leader: The one we love is in peril.
All: Our courage blows away like the wind.
Leader: Strangers recognize our fellowship in Jesus.
All: Our denial pierces the soul like the cock’s crow pierces the dawn.
Leader: There is no warmth in the fire.
All: Our tears flow as cold as the night.

Fourth Reading – John 18:19-23 (The fourth candle is extinguished)

Fifth Reading – Matthew 27:1-2 (The fifth candle is extinguished)

Prayer

Sixth Reading – Matthew 27:3-10 (The sixth candle is extinguished)

Litany:

Leader: Jesus stands condemned.
All: Wait! Stop the madness.
Leader: It is too late.
All: We will repent of our sin.
Leader: You have been well paid.
All: We don’t want blood money.
Leader: It is yours all the same.
All: Please, stop this madness.
Leader: It is too late.

Seventh Reading – John 18:33-38 (The seventh candle is extinguished)

Hymn “What Wondrous Love Is This” UMH#292

Eighth Reading -Matthew 27:15-24 (The eighth candle is extinguished)

Prayer

Ninth Reading – Matthew 27:26-31 (The ninth candle is extinguished)

Hymn “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” UMH#286

Tenth Reading – Matthew 27:32-37; John 19:20b-21 (The tenth candle is extinguished)

Eleventh Reading – Luke 23:35, 39-43 (The eleventh candle is extinguished)
Music
Litany:

Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our sins.
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our desertions and our betrayals.
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our accusations and our scorn.
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our lives.

Twelfth Reading – Mark 15:33-34 (The twelfth candle is extinguished)

Thirteenth Reading – Mark 15:35-36 (The thirteenth candle is extinguished)

Fourteenth Reading – Matthew 27:50-51

(Our Funeral Church Bell is rung once, then the fourteenth candle is extinguished)

Draping of the Cross (The Christ candle is extinguished)

*Please depart the Sanctuary in silence until reaching Fellowship Hall*