April 5, 2015 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Brooke Tapp, Lay Leader
Wendy Durrwachter, Accompanist
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude Tom Pfotenhauer, trumpet
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God Is With Us As We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “Cum Sancto Spiritu” ~Vivaldi
*Responsive Call to Worship
This is the day the Lord has made!
We will be glad and rejoice in it.
This is the day God has made, and what a day!
When God wipes away our tears so we can see the empty tomb.
What a day! Easter day!
When God opens our hearts to new life and joy.
*Opening Hymn “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” (#233)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Holy God, on this morning of hallelujahs, we must also confess who we are. We have failed at times to do good when we had the chance. We ask you to open our hardened hearts to you and one another. Forgive us of all the damage we have done, and fill us with the joy of your Spirit that we might work for justice in this world you so love. Amen
Assurance of God’s Love
Children’s Time Mark Hakes, Youth and Children’s Minister
Song “Halleluja” (#236)
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: John 20:1-20
Anthem “It Was a Great Thing” Susan Larson Kidd & David Hoffman, soloists
Sermon “Graves and Gardens”
Hymn “In the Garden” Rachel Peterson, soloist
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Jackie Falk, The Lord’s Prayer (using debts), and a Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
The Offertory “Allemande” Suite #1 in G major ~ Bach
Dan Richards, cello
*The Thanksgiving (The Doxology)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done;
Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One.
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
When our hopes are buried, O God, your miracle occurs. Help us to keep our doors and hearts open. Accomplish greater things than we could imagine with the offerings we present. Make us partners with Christ wherever the call to service may lead. Amen.
*Closing Hymn “Christ is Risen, Sing Alleluia” (insert)