Greeting

Hymn

Fairest Lord Jesus Ruler of all nature

O Thou of God and man the Son

Thee will I cherish Thee will I honor

Thou my soul's glory joy and crown

 

Fair are the meadows fairer still the woodlands

Robed in the blooming garb of spring

Jesus is fairer Jesus is purer

Who makes the woeful heart to sing

 

Fair is the sunshine fairer still the moonlight

And all the twinkling starry host

Jesus shines brighter Jesus shines purer

Than all the angels heav'n can boast

 

Beautiful Savior Lord of all the nations

Son of God and Son of Man

Glory and honor praise adoration

Now and forevermore be Thine

Prayer

 

Scripture: John 20:11-18

Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 

At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

Jesus said, “Do not hold onto me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

Message: Sometimes Hope Comes in the Quiet

Prayers

Hymn

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, 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!

Blessing