Easter Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday April 17, 2022
*Indicates to stand as you are able
Easter Sunday

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 Candle
All: 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

Light breakfast in Fellowship Hall (Prepared by the Claybanks United Methodist Women)

Worship Service
All Process into Sanctuary together following the Easter Candle

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 

Old Testament Reading
Psalm 118 1-2, 14-24………Page 492

Epistle Reading
Acts 10:34-43……..…..……Page 895

Gospel Reading
John 20: 11-18…….…….….Page 882

Message by Pastor Gary – Promises Kept

Prayer 

Hymn
He Lives”……………………UMH 310

Benediction 

PostludePlease Be Seated

Nursery: Carol Royalty

Pianist​​​​:  Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist: Doris Graham

Ministers:  All People As We Live The Good News

Those who purchased Easter flowers – please feel free to take them from the church after worship

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