Call to Worship (Pastor lead, everyone participates)
LEADER: Just as the body is one and has many members,
And all the members of the body, though many,
Are one body, so it is with Christ.
ALL: In the one Spirit we are all baptized into one body.
We are the body of Christ,
And individually members of it.
Jesus Christ is Risen Today! GTG 232
Jesus Christ is risen today! Alleluia! Our Triumphant Holy Day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia! Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who did endure the cross and grave, Alleluia! Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! Our salvation have procured. Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s King, Alleluia! Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
Sing we to our God above, Alleluia! Praise eternal as God’s love. Alleluia!
Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia! Father, Son and Holy Ghost! Alleluia!
Prayer of Confession (Pastor and Everyone)
Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgement. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image; through Jesus Christ, the light of the world.
Words of Assurance: (Pastor)
Hear the good news! Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, that we might be dead to sin, and alive to all that is good. In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Amen.
Apostle’s Creed (Everyone)
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord. Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Pastoral Prayer (Pastor)
Almighty God, in Jesus Christ you taught us to pray, and to offer our petitions to you in his name. Guide us by your Holy Spirit, that our prayers for other