Preparing for Worship: Resurrection Sunday - April 16
God Calls Us to Worship Him
Call to Worship
Worship Leader: Alleluia! Christ is risen. Congregation: He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Worship Leader: Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Congregation: He has given us new life and hope. He has raised Jesus from the dead. Worship Leader: God has claimed us as his own. Congregation: He has brought us out of darkness. He has made us light to the world. Worship Leader: Alleluia! Christ is risen. Congregation: He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Hymn of Adoration: "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today"
Christ the Lord is ris'n today Alleluia Sons of men and angels say Alleluia Raise your joys and triumphs high Alleluia Sing ye heavens and earth reply Alleluia Lives again our glorious King Alleluia Where O death is now thy sting Alleluia Dying once He all doth save Alleluia Where thy victory O grave alleluia Love's redeeming work is done Alleluia
Fought the fight the battle won Alleluia Death in vain forbids Him rise Alleluia Christ has opened paradise alleluia
God Graciously Renews Us in Christ
Confession of Sin
Prayer of Confession
Forgiveness of Sins through Christ
Easter Hymn: "And Can It Be"
Long my imprisoned spirit lay Fast bound in sin and nature’s night Thine eye diffused a quickening ray I woke, the dungeon flamed with light My chains fell off, my heart was free I rose, went forth, and followed Thee Amazing love! How can it be That Thou, my God shouldst die for me?
Hymn of Thanksgiving: "Crown Him with Many Crowns"
Crown Him with many crowns The Lamb upon His throne Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns All music but its own Awake my soul and sing Of Him who died for thee And hail Him as thy matchless King Through all eternity Crown Him the Lord of life
Who triumphed o'er the grave And rose victorious in the strife For those He came to save His glories now we sing Who died and rose on high Who died eternal life to bring And lives that death may die Crown Him the Lord of peace Whose power a sceptre sways From pole to pole That wars may cease And all be prayer and praise His reign shall know no end And round His pierced feet Fair flowers of paradise extend Their fragrance ever sweet
Crown Him the Lord of love Behold His hands and side Rich wounds yet visible above In beauty glorified No angel in the sky Can fully bear that sight But downward bends each burning eye At mysteries so bright
Thanking God for What He Has Done
Worship Leader: Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:1-8, CSB)
Giving Our Tithes and Offerings
We demonstrate our thanksgiving in the gospel through when we give to the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (named after missionary Annie Armstrong) for North American missions. The monies collected for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goes to: Start new churches; engage in student evangelism on college campuses; serve the physical and spiritual needs of people through inner-city Baptist centers; serve in local Baptist associations as church planting catalysts; provide training and ministry in apologetics (interfaith witness) evangelism; minister in resort settings such as campgrounds and ski areas. Please prayerfully consider in addition to your offering to Calvary giving to this worthy ministry. This special offering will be collected through the month of April.
Hymn of Thanksgiving: "O Praise the Name"
I cast my mind to Calvary Where Jesus bled and died for me I see His wounds His hands His feet My Saviour on that cursed tree His body bound and drenched in tears They laid Him down in Joseph's tomb The entrance sealed by heavy stone Messiah still and all alone
O praise the Name of the Lord our God O praise His Name forevermore For endless days we will sing Your praise Oh Lord oh Lord our God Then on the third at break of dawn The Son of heaven rose again
O trampled death where is your sting The angels roar for Christ the King He shall return in robes of white The blazing sun shall pierce the night And I will rise among the saints My gaze transfixed on Jesus' face
God Instructs Us through His Word
Revelation 1:18-22 (CSB)
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last, and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades. Therefore write what you have seen, what is, and what will take place after this. The secret of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven gold lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
God Feeds and Nourishes Us through His Supper
Hymn of Communion: "Behold the Lamb"
Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away Slain for us and we remember The promise made that all who come in faith Find forgiveness at the cross So we share in this Bread of Life And we drink of His sacrifice As a sign of our bonds of peace Around the table of the King The body of our Saviour Jesus Christ Torn for you eat and remember The wounds that heal the death that brings us life
Paid the price to make us one So we share in this Bread of Life And we drink of His sacrifice As a sign of our bonds of love Around the table of the King The blood that cleanses every stain of sin Shed for you drink and remember He drained death's cup that all may enter in To receive the life of God So we share in this Bread of Life And we drink of His sacrifice As a sign of our bonds of grace Around the table of the King And so with thankfulness and faith we rise To respond and to remember Our call to follow in the steps of Christ As His body here on earth As we share in His suffering We proclaim Christ will come again And we'll join in the feast of heaven Around the table of the King
God Blesses Us and Sends Us Out
Worship Leader: Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)