Sunrise
Sunrise over Mountains
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Call and Response:

Leader: The Lord is risen!

All: He is risen indeed!

Leader: The Lord is risen!

All: He is risen indeed!

 

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Call to Worship:

Leader: Lord, like the women at the tomb on the first Easter,
we come out of our darkness and into your light

All: We come out of emptiness to enter your fullness

L: We come out of our hopelessness to find your joy

A: We come out of our confusion to seek your peace

L: We come far from home because we know we have been found

A: We come at your invitation to celebrate your risen life and to praise you as Lord

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Because He Lives

God sent His Son

They called Him Jesus

He came to love, heal, and forgive

He lived and died to buy my pardon

An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives

 

Because He lives I can face tomorrow

Because He lives all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living just because He lives

 

How sweet to hold a newborn baby

And feel the pride and the joy he gives

But greater still the calm assurance

This child can face uncertain days because He Lives

 

Because He lives I can face tomorrow

Because He lives all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living just because He lives

 

And then one day

I'll cross that river

I'll fight life's final war with pain

And then as death gives way to vict'ry

I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives

 

Because He lives I can face tomorrow

Because He lives all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living just because He lives

 

Because He lives I can face tomorrow

Because He lives all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living just because He lives

 

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Scripture- John 20:1-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 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.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 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.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

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

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to 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.’”

18 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.

 

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Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

 

TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS

LOOK FULL IN HIS WONDERFUL FACE

AND THE THINGS OF EARTH

WILL GROW STRANGELY DIM

IN THE LIGHT OF HIS GLORY AND GRACE

 

O soul are you weary and troubled

No light in the darkness you see

There's light for a look at the Savior

And life more abundant and free

 

Through death into life everlasting

He passed and we follow Him there

Over us sin no more hath dominion

For more than conqu'rors we are

 

TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS

LOOK FULL IN HIS WONDERFUL FACE

AND THE THINGS OF EARTH

WILL GROW STRANGELY DIM

IN THE LIGHT OF HIS GLORY AND GRACE

 

His word shall not fail you He promised

Believe Him and all will be well

Then go to a world that is dying

His perfect salvation to tell

 

TURN YOUR EYES UPON JE-SUS

LOOK FULL IN HIS WONDERFUL FACE

AND THE THINGS OF EARTH

WILL GROW STRANGELY DIM

IN THE LIGHT OF HIS GLORY AND GRACE

 

OH TURN YOUR, OH TURN YOUR, OH TURN YOUR

EYES UPON JESUS

 

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Commission

See my hands, look at my feet

It’s okay, if it’s hard to believe

I have faith you will do greater things

It’s my time to go, but before I leave

 

Go tell the world about me

I was dead, but now I live

I’ve gotta go now for a little while

But goodbye is not the end

 

Don’t forget the things that I taught you

I conquered death and I hold the keys

Where I go you will go too, someday

There’s much to do here before you leave

 

Go tell the world about me

I was dead, but now I live

I’ve gotta go now for a little while

But goodbye is not the

 

End of the journey, the end of the road

My spirit is with you wherever you go

You have a purpose, and I have a plan

I’ll make you this promise

I’ll come back again, but until then

 

Go tell the world about me

I was dead, but now I live

I’ve gotta go now for a little while

But goodbye is not the end

(Go tell the world) Go tell them about me

(Go tell the world) I’ve gotta go

(Go tell the world) For a little while

But goodbye is not the end

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