Drumbo-Richwood Pastoral Charge

March 31, 2013

 

Easter Sunday

 

We Gather to Celebrate God’s Presence

*Indicates a time to stand if you are able.

 

GATHERING MUSIC – Richwood Band

 

EASTER PROCLAMATION

      After the words .. “they sang” you are invited to respond:

            Hallelujah!  Christ is risen!

 

THE LIGHTING of the CHRIST CANDLE

 Hallelujah!  Christ is risen!

            Christ has risen indeed!

                                               

*HYMN  # 155   “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”  

             

CALL TO WORSHIP

This is a great and joyous day!

            We gather to celebrate the amazing good news.

We gather for worship in awe and wonder.

Christ is risen!  We want to tell the world!

This is the day that our God has made.

            We will rejoice and be glad in it!

 Let us pray:

 

OPENING PRAYER

God of Life, we gather on this special day with hope renewed.

Your love spans time and space and wraps around us now.

We have known grief and sorrow, loss and tears,

fear and failure, and are in need of resurrection.

Be among us and bless us in this time of worship.

Call us to a new way of being so we may live

Jesus’ resurrected life in today’s world;

We pray in Jesus’ name, saying the words he taught:

 

 

THE LORD`S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; Thy

kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our

trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;

for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever

and ever.  Amen.

 

                                We Listen for God’s Word

 

“This Radical Man, Jesus”

 

*HYMN  # 345   “Come Children, Join to Sing”  

 

STORY TIME                       “Easter Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies”  

 

YOUTH CHOIR

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

*HYMN   #175           “This is the Day That God Has Made”

 

We Respond to God’s Call

 

THE INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE

 

*COMMUNION HYMN # 467   “One Bread, One Body”

    

THE PASSING OF THE PEACE

“The peace of Christ be with you always.”

“And also with you.”

 

 

 

THE OFFERING 

*Presented in Song   # 191 (MV)        “What Can I Do?”                

                        What can I do?  What can I bring?

                        What can I say?  What can I sing?

                        I’ll sing with joy.  I’ll say a prayer.

I’ll bring my love. I’ll do my share. (Repeat )

 *Prayer of Dedication

 

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

           And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

           We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

           It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Creator God, you spoke the Word and

our world came into being,

           and with your strong and gentle voice you called us

           into conversation with you.

When we became deaf, when we stopped our ears or tried to

shout above the sound of your love, you kept on speaking.

           Down through the ages, through prophets, poets

           and preachers, you have spoken to us.

In the fullness of time, you sent Jesus,

your Word made flesh,

           in whom we hear and see and come to know you.

In Jesus, all creation learned to sing your song of love.

           By Jesus, the poor and lowly were given a voice.

But there were those who sought to silence Jesus,

those for whom the Word was too much.

           They were too busy with other words;

           They could not and would not listen to Jesus.

On the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, broke it,

and gave it to his friends, saying: “Take, eat; this is my body,

broken for you.  Each time you do this, remember me.”

           Each time we eat this bread we will remember him.

 

 

After supper he took a cup and gave it for all to drink, saying:

“Take, drink.  This is the cup of the promises of God.   Whenever

           Each time we drink this cup we will remember him.

Come, Holy Spirit, hover over us and this bread and wine.  Unite us and strengthen us to live Christ’s resurrected life in the world.

           Come, Holy Spirit, come.

As we share this bread and cup, may we know the presence

of the Living Christ and cry out: Christ is risen!

           Hallelujah!  Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed!

These are the gifts of God, for us, the children of God.

Come now, for all is ready.

 

THE SHARING OF THE BREAD AND CUP

After you have been served please hold the elements

so we may all eat and drink them at the same time.

 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

God of life, thank you for this gift of Easter.

May its reality become part of us and challenge us

to deeper commitment and a closer understanding of you.

May your resurrecting power move through us

for the renewal of our world.  Amen.

 

We Go Out into God’s World

 

*HYMN # 173    “Thine is the Glory”

 

*COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION

*SUNG BENEDICTION   VU 958  “Halle, Halle, Halle”  (2 times)

Halle, halle, hallelujah!  Halle, halle, hallelujah! 

Halle, halle, hallelujah!  Hallelujah!  Hallelujah! 

 

MUSICAL POSTLUDE

 

THOUGHT for the WEEK

The resurrection is not just Good News – it is the best news possible!

 

Announcements/ Upcoming Events

·         Coffee Time: No Coffee Time on April 1, 2013

·         Youth Choir Practice Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

·          Camp Tanner- Registrations are available at the front of the church.

·         Official Board Reports are due by Thurs. Apr. 4 to be sent out.

·         Sun. Apr. 7- Church is at Richwood at 10 a.m.

·         Mon. Apr. 8- UCW Event- Mt. Elgin United Church. Registration at 6 p.m. Cost $5.00.  Please contact Lorraine for a ride; I can take 6 persons with me.

·         Tues. Apr. 9-Official Board meeting 7:30 p.m. at Richwood.

·         Fri. Apr. 26-Margaret Trudeau-Celebrated Canadian & Mental Health Advocate  will be speaking at Brussels Morris Grey Auditorium, 800 Sports Drive Brussels. Presented by Walton/Bluevale Pastoral Charge. Tickets $45 each. Call 519-887-8796.

·         Thank you to everyone that came out to support the Men’s Breakfast by donating food, jams, cooking, and setup and clean up.  There was a profit that will be split to the CNIB,

 

 

HEAVENLY HUMOUR

When the Sunday school children were preparing their Easter

play, one boy insisted he wanted to be the rock in front of the

garden tomb because it felt so good to let Jesus out of the tomb!  

 

Visitors, Members

and Friends!

                                                                                                         

We celebrate your presence and welcome you in friendship and in love. Thank you for sharing in our worship today. After the service, and before you leave this building, turn worship into ministry by greeting someone you don’t know.

     __________________________

Minister:          Rev. Elizabeth Lemon           

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Organist:         Dianne Savage

          Telephone:         Office: 519-463-5222

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