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The Festival of the Lord's Ressurection

Easter Sunday

April 16th, 2017
Eleven O'Clock

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The congregation is asked please to remain silent during the prelude as a time of prayer and meditation.


Prelude - Scheidemann
Christ lag in Todesbanden

Entry of the Bible

*Processional Hymn: 190 - Easter Hymn arr. Near

The congregation will rise on the last line of the organ introduction to the hymn.

Jesus Christ is risen today, Hallelujah!
Our triumphant holy day, Hallelujah!
Who did once upon the cross, Hallelujah!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Hallelujah!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Hallelujah!
Unto Christ our heavenly King, Hallelujah!
Who endured the cross and grave, Hallelujah!
Sinners to redeem and save. Hallelujah!

But the pains which He endured, Hallelujah!
Our salvation have procured; Hallelujah!
Now above the sky He’s King, Hallelujah!
Where the angels ever sing. Hallelujah!

Sing we to our God above, Hallelujah!
Praise eternal as His love; Hallelujah!
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, Hallelujah!
Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Hallelujah!

*Responsive Call to Worship:

Leader: Christ has risen.
All: He is risen indeed!

Leader: Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
All: God has given us new light and hope. He has raised Jesus from the dead.

Leader: God has brought us out of darkness and made us light to the world.
All: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

Leader: Christ is risen indeed.

Prayers of Adoration and Confession

Kyrie eleison. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Kyrie eleison. Christ, have mercy upon us.
Kyrie eleison. Lord, have mercy upon us.

Assurance of Pardon and Supplication - Choral "Amen"

Welcome and Announcements

Gospel Lesson:
John 20: 1-18

The lessons this morning read by Ruling Elder Michael Cristofaro.

*Hymn of the Resurrection: 202 - Victory, arr. Near

The children from Nursery to Grade 5 leave for their classes during the singing of the first verse of this hymn.

The strife is o’er, the battle done:
The victory of life is won:
The song of triumph has begun:
Hallelujah!

Death’s mightiest powers have done their worst,
But Jesus hath His foes dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy out-burst:
Hallelujah!

The three sad days have quickly sped;
He rises glorious from the dead;
All glory to our risen Head!
Hallelujah!

Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee,
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free,
That we may live, and sing to Thee
Hallelujah!

Sermon - The Rev. Dr. Glenn Chestnutt
"Hearing Your Name"

"Hearing Your Name" The Rev. Dr. Glenn Chestnutt 04/16/2017

Ascription of Praise

Offertory Anthem - Widor arr. Oldengarm
Surrexit a Mortuis

The offerings will be brought to the Lord’s Table with the Communion Vessels during the Great Entry.

Invitation to the Lord's Table

*The Great Entry

*Communion Hymn: 197 - Lasst Uns Erfreuen, arr. Wachner

Now let the vault of heaven resound
In praise of Love that doth abound,
‘Christ hath triumphed, Alleluia;’
Sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear,
Repeat their song of glory here,
‘Christ hath triumphed, Christ hath triumphed!’
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Eternal is the gift He brings,
Wherefore our heart with rapture sings,
‘Christ has triumphed, Jesus liveth!’
Now doth He come and give us life,
Now doth His presence still all strife
Through His triumph; Jesus reigneth!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

O fill us, Lord, with dauntless love;
Set heart and will on things above
That we conquer through Thy triumph,
Grant grace sufficient for life’s day
That by our life we ever say,
‘Christ hath triumphed, and He liveth!’
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Adoring praises now we bring
And with the heavenly blessed sing,
‘Christ hath triumphed, Alleluia!’
Be to the Father, and our Lord,
To Spirit blest, most holy God,
‘Thine the glory never ending!’
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

*The Apostles Creed

Words of Institution

Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you:
     and with they spirit.
Lift up your hearts:
     we lift them up unto the Lord.
Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God;
     it is meet and right so to do.
... and sing your praise in the angel's song:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of power and might;
Heaven and earth are full of your glory;
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

The Fraction and the Cup

Jesus, Lamb of God:
     have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins,
     have mercy on us.
Jesus, Redeemer of the world;
     give us your peace.

Communion Motets

Haec Dies - Byrd

This Joyful Eastertide - arr. Ledger

*Return of the Elements - Hallelujah Chorus Handel

Post-Communion Prayers - Choral "Amen"

*Recessional Hymn: 188 - Hymn to Joy arr. Burkhardt
"Hallelujah! hallelujah!"

*Benediction - Choral "Amen"

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hearts to heaven and voices raise;
Sing to God a hymn of gladness,
Sing to God a hymn of praise;
He Who on the cross a victim
For the world’s salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory,
Now is risen from the dead.
Christ is risen; we are risen;
Shed upon us heavenly grace,
Rain and dew, and gleams of glory
From the brightness of Thy face,
That we, Lord, with hearts in heaven,
Here on earth may fruitful be,
And by angel hands be gathered,
And be ever safe with Thee.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Glory be to God on high;
To the Father and the Saviour,
Who has gained the victory;
Glory to the Holy Spirit,
Fount of love and sanctity:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
To the Triune Majesty!

*Benediction - Choral "Amen"

* - Indicates Congregation standing if able.

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The Congregation will remain standing as the Elders and Ministers leave the Chancel.