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First Presbyterian Church of Byron
Worship Leader: Rev. James Renfrew
Music Director: Laurence Tallman
PRELUDE “Easter Peals” (L. Tallman)
THE AFTERMATH OF THE CROSS (Luke 23:53-56)
CALL TO WITNESS
This the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad
in it.
Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!
This is the good news we have received, in which we stand, and
by which we are saved:
Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!
That Christ died for our sins, and was buried, and rose again on
the third day.
Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!
He appeared to Peter, and to the twelve, and to many faithful
witnesses.
Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!
At last he came to us, that we might come to believe and
proclaim this good news to the world.
Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!
APRIL THEME VERSE John 20:29b
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
HYMN OF PRAISE #321 “The Church’s One Foundation”
CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS
“Don’t move that rock!” It’s the wrong thing to say on an Easter
morning, but everything would be so much easier if the stone
at the entrance of the tomb was left alone. Maybe not easier,
but things would be much more certain and predictable.
If the stone doesn’t move, then those who hope are
naïve, those who dream are foolish, those wanting to
change anything are doomed. If the stone stays in place,
then death has the last word, discouragement reigns, and
there is nothing anybody can do to change anything.
But who would gather to celebrate that? Not us!
We’re here because we’ve heard the stone move.
We’ve seen the stone move. We’ve felt the stone move.
God, we were the biggest skeptics when we first heard the
story, but now we know that the stone has moved aside.
Now we’re ready to go in and see what you have done.
Not just long ago, but in the present moment you invite us to be
your resurrection people.
We’re ready! Amen!
God is ready, too. On this Easter day, God offers healing, hope,
peace and love to the whole world!
Alleluia! Amen!
YOUTH MESSAGE “Our Eggs to Tell the Story” Faline Tyler
CHORAL ANTHEM “Alleluia! He is Risen!” (Don Besig)
SCRIPTURE Mark 16:1-8
EASTER MESSAGE “The First Day of Your Week” Rev. James Renfrew
MUSICAL INTERLUDE “The Strife is Over” (#236)
OFFERING AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION
HYMN #254 “That Easter Day with Joy was Bright”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE/THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN #246 “Christ is Alive!”
BLESSING & POSTLUDE “This Joyful Easter Tide”

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