Sunday, April 4th (Easter)
song “We Have Seen” Sherri Jischke welcome hymn NCH 233, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” v. 1-3 readings Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 song “How Beautiful” Katie Engelhardt & Marilyn Kostrzak reading Mark 16:1-8 meditation song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” Becky Nichols The Easter Eucharist prayers of the people the Lord’s prayer the story distributing the food and drink giving thanks eating the meal together responding in service song NCH 301, “Crown with Your Richest Crowns” v. 1, 3, 4, 5 benediction sending music Hymn lyrics: NCH 233: “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” Text: Charles Wesley, 1739, altered; Tune: “Easter Hymn,” arr. from Lyra Davidica, London, 1708. v. 1: Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Mortal tongues and angels say: Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, glad heavens and earth reply: Alleluia! v. 2: Let the Victor’s people sing, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now your sting? Alleluia! Dying once, Christ lives to save, Alleluia! Where your victory, O Grave? Alleluia! v. 3: Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids Christ rise, Alleluia! God has opened paradise, Alleluia! NCH 301: “Crown with Your Richest Crowns,” Text: Matthew Bridges, 1851, and Godfrey Thring, 1874, adap. Thomas H. Troeger, 1993; Tune: “Diademata,” George J. Elvey, 1868. v. 1: Crown with your richest crowns the Lamb upon the throne; Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own. Awake, my soul, and sing of Christ who died for you, and to your risen Savior bring your thanks for life made new. v. 2: Crown Christ whose love has flowed down hands and feet and side. Look past the peak of Calvary’s road to Christ the glorified. The sun that lights the sky is pale before that sight. At prayer we glimpse then turn the eye from mysteries so bright. v. 3: Crown Christ, the truth, the life who triumphed o’er the grave and rose victorious in the strife, this fallen world to save. Christ’s glories now we sing, Christ’s name we magnify, who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die. v. 4: Crown Christ who rules in peace, whose power a sceptre sways from pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise: Christ’s reign shall have no end, for ’round those wounded feet a fragrant garden shall extend forever green and sweet. v. 5: Crown Christ who holds the years, embracing space and time, Creator of the rolling spheres, ineffably sublime: All hail, Redeemer, hail! For you have died for me; your praise shall never, never fail throughout eternity.