Easter Sunday, Jesus Is Risen

Narrative Lectionary Series

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
April 17th, 2022

Jesus Is Risen

Based on John 20:1-18 (Resurrection)

With joy and unending praise, we raise our voices to God, as together we sing, “Hallelujah! Jesus is risen!”

 Order of Worship Service – April 17, 2022

Prelude: “Fanfare”, Douglas E. Wagner

Welcoming and Call to Worship
Today Christ is risen, and we gather together with astonishment and joy.
Christ is risen, and we have been set free from the bonds of death. Christ is
risen, and we are forgiven. Christ is risen, and with the women at the tomb
and Peter, we are amazed. Let us rejoice!

Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed!
Christ is Risen
Christ is risen indeed!
Christ is Risen!
Christ is risen indeed!

Candle Lighting & Call to Worship

Hymn: “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” VU 155
Trumpet interlude after verse 3

Scripture Reading: John 20:1-18

Anthem: “Amen, Amen” Spiritual; Arr.: Lloyd Larson

Sermon: Jesus Is Risen

Hymn: “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ” VU 468


Christ is risen!
He is risen Indeed!
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 our thanks and praise.

Holy Mystery that is Wholly Love, —
With the women at the tomb, we raise the strain of gladness.
Hallelujah! Life is stronger than death!
The day of resurrection has come, scattering fear and gloom.

And so, we rejoice with all your people of every time and place, and with
angels and archangels, to proclaim the glory of your name:

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.

It is Jesus, God incarnate, the Risen Christ, who —

On the night before Jesus died, he took a loaf of bread, gave thanks, broke
it, and said,
“Take and eat, whenever you do this, remember me.”
After supper, Jesus took the cup, and poured, saying,
“This is the new covenant, remember me.”

We do remember.
We remember his life of love, his friendship, his teaching, his dying, and his
rising to life again.
In sharing this meal, we live out the mystery of our faith:

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Holy Mystery, God the Spirit, — we may taste and see your goodness.

Through Christ, in Christ, and with Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory is yours, God most holy,
now and forever. Amen.

The Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Breaking the Bread and Pouring the Cup
The Body of Christ,
the Bread of Life.
The Lifeblood of Christ,
the Cup of Blessing.

The Gifts of God for the people of God,
Thanks be to God!
(Please be seated as the ushers bring the bread and cup to you and wait for everyone to receive the gifts.
We will celebrate them together).

Meditative Music: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, Robert Buckley Farlee
Meditation on “Ubi Caritas”, Douglas E. Wagner

Sharing the Bread and Cup
Minister: Let us celebrate God’s Gifts together!

Hymn: “The Day of Resurrection” VU 164

Commissioning and Benediction

Benediction Response:
“Halle, Halle, Halle” VU 958
Halle, halle, halle — lujah!
Halle, halle, halle — lujah!
Halle, halle, halle — lujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! (sing 3 times through)

Postlude: “Trumpet Voluntary in G”, David Lasky

Jesus Is Risen
Next week –
Jesus Appears to his disciples & Thomas

Land Acknowledgment:

We acknowledge we worship on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to relating with them as covenant people of God as we continue to care for this land together.

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