Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

SWEETWATER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
April 21, 2019 Resurrection Sunday!

PRELUDE
LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES

*HYMN OF RESURRECTION: Jesus Christ is Risen Today #232

OPENING SCRIPTURE: Luke 24:1-6a

OPENING PRAISE! In the Bulb There is a Flower #250
Call to Worship
Leader: Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; the Lord has risen.
People: He is risen indeed!
Leader: The Lord has risen!
People: He has risen indeed!
Leader: Where, O Death is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? Death has been swallowed up in victory!
People: Christ has risen indeed!
Leader: Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.”
People: Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Leader: The Lord has risen!
People: He has risen indeed! Alleluia!

OPENING PRAYER

THE STORY BEGINS: John 20:1-10

CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (UNISON)
We cannot truly worship you, loving God, until we recognize how unloving we have been. We cannot truly live until we admit the many ways we have been dwelling in death. We cannot know forgiveness until we honestly face the wrong we have done and the good we have neglected. We admit before you now the anger and spite we have carried in our hearts, the doubts and fears we have allowed to paralyze us, the misplaced priorities that have led us away from your will and way. (moment of silent confession) Help us break down the barriers we have built so we can experience new life today. Amen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON
CHORAL RESPONSE:
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice #132 V3

CHRISTIAN GREETINGS/FLOWERING OF THE CROSS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MINUTE FOR MISSION One Great Hour of Sharing

HYMN: Christ is Alive! #246
THE STORY CONTINUES:
Mark 16:9-13

CHOIR SPECIAL

CONCERNS AND CELEBRATIONS
SILENT PRAYER AND PASTORAL PRAYER


THE STORY CONTINUES: John 20:11-18

PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
DOXOLOGY AND DEDICATORY PRAYER

THE STORY CONTINUES: Luke 24:13-35

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
INVITATION TO THE TABLE
PRAYER OF GREAT THANKSGIVING
BLESSING AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE ELEMENTS
PRAYER AFTER THE MEAL

*HYMN: Thine is the Glory! #238

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION (Unison)
May the risen Christ go with us – before us to show
us the way; behind us to encourage us; beside us to befriend us; above us to watch over
us; and live within us and through us, that all might know the peace of God!


CHORAL BENEDICTION -
The Day of Resurrection V3 #233

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