April 4, 2021 EASTER Service

Sunday April 4, 2021

*Indicates to stand as you are able

Visit To Empty Grave (Outside weather permitting)
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: See the empty tomb, Christ has risen!
All: Christ has 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.

Hymn  …..….”Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”………..UMH #302
Gospel Reading  ……….….….John 20:1-8…….…………Page 882

Lighting The Easter Candle
Leader: We light the Christ CandleAll: With this candle, we carry the first light of Easter into our beautiful church building.
Leader: Easter people, gather ‘round, your Light has come.
All: Jesus Christ has risen, just as He said.
Leader: Christ has risen!
All: Christ has risen indeed!

Special Music (Short duration)

Easter Morning Prayer


All Process Into Sanctuary Together

Gospel Reading
 ……………..John 20:9-10………..……..Page 882

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song
 ……..”Up From The Grave He Arose”..……UMH #322
Prelude

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 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
Opening Prayer
Hymn
…..……..”Crown Him With Many Crowns”…………UMH #327

Prayers Of The People – Joys and Concerns 

Children’s Time After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Afterwards, children five and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves 
Doxology
Prayer of Dedication
Hymn
.……………”The Day Of Resurrection”……..…….UMH #303

Sharing The Word 
Epistle Reading: Acts 10:34-43  – Page 895
Gospel Reading: John 20: 11-18 – Page 882
Message by Pastor Gary
– I Have Seen The Risen Lord!

Words of Assurance 
The Great Thanksgiving
 
Prayer 

Hymn
………………………”He Lives”…………………UMH #310
Benediction 
Postlude
Please Be Seated

Those who purchased Easter flowers can take them after worship

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Holy Humor Sunday
9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
6:00 p.m. Trustee’s Meeting
7:00 p.m. Ad Council Meeting

Claybanks UMC located at 9197 56th Ave. Montague, MI 49437
Mailing address: P.O. Box 104, Montague, MI 49437
Pastor Gary Peterson   Home: 231-869-3373
Cell: 616-644-5520 ​​ Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com                                                                                             
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​:  Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist:  Edie Bogart
Ministers:  All People As We Live The Good News

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