FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP
Song of Preparation: Low in the Grave He lay
Entrance of Christ Candle, Musical Prelude: Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Sing: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Call to worship: Psalm 93
1 The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty;
the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
2 Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.
3 The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea—
the LORD on high is mighty.
5 Your statutes, LORD, stand firm;
holiness adorns your house for endless days.
Sing: O Praise the Name of the Lord
Words of Assurance and Prayers Confession and of the People
Assurance: Isaiah 53: 4, 5
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Sing: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Sing: See What a Morning
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture: John 20:1-18
Message: Questions on a Dark Easter
WE GO OUT IN FAITH
Testimony of Faith: Because He Lives (Amen)
I believe in the Son, I believe in the risen One,
I believe I overcome by the power of His blood
I was dead in the grave, I was covered in sin and shame,
I heard mercy call my name. He rolled the stone away!
Amen, Amen! I'm alive because He lives!
Amen, Amen! Let my song join the one that never ends!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow;
because He lives, every fear is gone,
I know He holds my life, my future in His hands because He lives!