Call to Worship
Prayer of Adoration
Hymn – Christ is Risen, Shout Hosanna! (Tune: Hymn to Joy)
Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna!
Celebrate this day of days!
Christ is risen! Hush in wonder:
All creation is amazed.
In the desert all-surrounding,
See, a spreading tree has grown.
Healing leaves of grace aboundin
Bring a taste of love unknown.
Christ is risen! Raise your spirits
From the caverns of despair.
Walk with gladness in the morning.
See what love can do and dare.
Drink the wine of resurrection,
Not a servant, but a friend.
Jesus is our strong companion.
Joy and peace shall never end.
Christ is risen! Earth and heaven
Nevermore shall be the same.
Break the bread of new creation
Where the world is still in pain.
Tell its grim, demonic chorus:
“Christ is risen! Get you gone!”
God the First and Last is with us,
Sing Hosanna, everyone!
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Forgiveness
Passing the Peace
Prayers of the People
Let me also take this opportunity to thank all of you who have been so gracious and generous in sending your pledges and gifts to the church. Your donations continue to support our ministry, and our Governing Board and I are truly appreciative.
May God forever embrace you with love, joy, and peace.