Thank you for worshiping with us this morning. You can follow along with the order of worship below. Each video will play on this page and the words to the prayers and hymns are listed below the video. If you so choose, there is a YouTube playlist listed below. The words to hymns and prayers for the playlist can be found by clicking “show more” on the bottom left, below each video. For both choices, closed captions can be used by clicking the “CC” button at the bottom right in the video screen.
Rigaudon from the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg
Welcome & Call to Worship
Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness
in your gracious presence
we confess our sin and the sin of this world.
Although Christ is among us as our peace,
we are a people divided against ourselves
as we cling to the values of a broken world.
The profit and pleasures we pursue
lay waste the land and pollute the seas.
The fears and jealousies that we harbor
set neighbor against neighbor
and nation against nation.
We abuse your good gifts of imagination and freedom,
of intellect and reason,
and have turned them into bonds of oppression.
Lord, have mercy upon us;
heal and forgive us.
Set us free to serve you in the world
as agents of your reconciling love in Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Strife Is O’er
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.
2 The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shouts of holy joy outburst.
Christ rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!
4 Lord, by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death’s dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live, and sing to thee:
Time with Children
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Prayer for Illumination, Gospel Lesson & Sermon
The Risen Christ
who walks on wounded feet
from garden tomb through darkened city street,
unlocks the door of grief, despair, and fear,
and speaks a word of peace to all who hear.
2 The risen Christ,
who stands with wounded side,
breathes out his Spirit on them to abide
whose faith still wavers, who dare not believe;
new grace, new strength, new purpose they receive.
who breaks with wounded hand
the bread for those who fail to understand,
reveals himself, despite their lingering tears,
enflames their hearts, then quickly disappears.
4 May we, Christ’s body,
walk and serve and stand
with the oppressed in this and every land,
till all are blessed and can a blessing be,
restored in Christ to true humanity.
Affirmation of Faith, Offering, Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
from Philippians 2:5–11
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name
that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
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I Know That My Redeemer Liveth by G.F. Handel
Zoom Coffee Hour
Check your email for the Nassau Generations on Wednesday, April 15 or the Adult Education email from yesterday, April 18, for the secure link to our Zoom coffee hour. We will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.