WP April 12, 2020

Hawaii Kai United Church of Christ

Worship Order for Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020

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WELCOME 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Christ our Savior is risen from the dead!  Alleluia!

Break forth into joy!  Sing together! 

God comforts those whose hearts are broken in sorrow.

We who once suffered in death, we who once cried in despair—

Now we know victory over death!

Now we know joy over despair!

For God has raised Christ from the grave!

The tomb is empty and death has been defeated for all the earth!

Alleluia!  Christ is risen.

Christ is risen indeed.  Alleluia!

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Touch Holiness, ed. Ruth C. Duck and Maren C. Tirabassi.  ©1990 The Pilgrim Press.

 

OPENING PRAYER

 

OPENING HYMN 

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Words by Charles Wesley. Public domain.

 

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!

 

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!

 

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!

 

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!

Made like Christ, like Christ we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

 

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death.  We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death.  We overlook the poor and the hungry and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak and abuse the earth you made.  Forgive us, God of mercy.  Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new,

that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.  Amen.

 

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

  • Sometime today, would you please call someone in our church family with whom you would like to share the peace of Christ?  Pray together on the phone—God hears our prayers whether we are together in person or connecting remotely.

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Mark 16:1-8

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

MESSAGE  “Trembling and Bewildered, They Fled”

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

  • Please mail your offerings to the church office at 6650 Hawaii Kai Drive #102, Honolulu, HI  96825.  Checks only, please.

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

  • While our community activities and worship have been halted for the time being, our shared life still carries on.  How do you see the love of Christ being shared?  Please share what you see happening in and among our church family!

 

CLOSING SONG:  Halleluja

[This is a new song to us, but is easy to learn—the only lyric is “Hallelujah”]

 

BENEDICTION