Romance, Op. 118, No. 5, J. Brahms
Prelude in G, F. Mendelssohn
Chiming of the Hour
Setting the Table
Call To Worship
One: We celebrate good news; Jesus Christ is risen!
Many: God is our stength and our song; God is our salvation.
One: When we have locked ourselves away in the upper rooms of our lives, Christ’s presence has come to us with a word of peace…
Many: …a word that sends us out of our hiding places with strength and power.
One: When believing does not come easily and we are more skeptical than faith-full, Christ’s presence has come to us with a word of assurance.
Many: … a word that transforms our anxiety to comfort and turns our mourning into joyful dance.
One: When tears cloud our eyes so that we cannot see signs of the Resurrection, Christ’s presence comes to us with a word of hope
Many: … a word that reminds us of the evidence of new life all around us- even within us.
One: Christ is risen!
Many: Christ is risen indeed!
Music for Response
Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord, F. Mendelssohn
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
I Waited for the Lord, F. Mendelssohn
Prayer of Illumination
Giving Our Gifts to God
Music for Response
Aria, F. Peeters
Prayer of Dedication
Sortie, L. J. A Lefébure-Wely
Thank you to our musicians in today’s service including:
Section Leaders-Ella Torres, soprano; Danielle Romano, alto; Josh Carlisle, tenor;
Jack O’Leary, bass; Samuel Baker, organ; David Labman, piano, director.
The musicians safety barriers are made possible with
a generous donation from the Susan Boulay Memorial Fund.