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April 17, 2022 Easter Sunrise Service Bulletin


Open and Affirming of ALL God’s Children

Easter Sunday- Sunrise Service

Riverside Cemetery

April 17, 2022

Greeting Rev.TJ Mack

Call to Worship

One: Rejoice and be glad:

All: This is the day that the Lord has made!

One: Rejoice and be glad:

All: Heaven and earth will never be the same!

One: Rejoice and be glad:

All: Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Hymn Morning Has Broken R. #258

Morning has broken like the first morning,

blackbird has spoken like the first bird.

Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!

Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven,

like the first dewfall on the first grass.

Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,

sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning

born of the one light Eden saw play!

Praise with elation, praise every morning,

God’s re-creation of the new day!

Invocation (in unison)

Living God, by your Holy Spirit, open our eyes to see the new light of this day; open our lips to tell of the empty tomb; open our hearts to believe the good news; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Call to Confession

God knows us better than we know ourselves. Let us quietly contemplate that which needs to be acknowledged within ourselves so that we may humbly seek to let go of the past and live boldly into our future.

(pause for silent prayer)

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

All: God of resurrection grace, help us in our pain, despair and fear so that we are not prone to follow the path of hopelessness. Help us, to instead, be like the Risen Christ, and rise up, as a brave and holy people by remaining hopeful in your steadfast love. Amen

Assurance of Pardon

New Testament Readings Mark 16:1-8

Matthew 28:1-8 Luke 24:1-12

John 20:1–18

Contemporary Reading “Seen” Jan Richardson

Special Music Were You There Pat Summerer

Message Rev. TJ Mack

Hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today B. #233

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

Mortal tongues and angels say: Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, glad heavens, and earth reply: Alleluia!

Let then Victor’s people sing, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now your sting? Alleluia!

Dying once, Christ lives to save, Alleluia!

Where your victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

Death in vain forbids Christ rise, Alleluia!

God has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!

Made like Christ, like Christ we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Passing the Peace


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"Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-738532. All rights reserved.”

Morning Has Broken

Music - ©2010 Celebrating Grace, Inc.

Contributors: Eleanor Farjeon, Mark Edwards

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Words and Music - ©2003 Triune Music

Contributors: Charles Wesley and B.S.M., Becki Slagle Mayo

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