WE GATHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE
Organ PreludeWELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE STORY SO FAR
CALL TO WORSHIP
Two women go out to honour a dead friend,
The tomb is empty! What’s happened?
Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen Indeed!
This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us Rejoice and be glad in it!
*HYMN #157 Christ the Lord is Risen Today
LIGHTING THE CANDLES
God, in the beginning you said, “let there be light.”
And there was light but there was also darkness.
On this first day again we hear, “let there be light.”
Light that conquers the deepest darkness, life that conquers death.
Christ who once was dead lives again.
And in that life lies our promise of life everlasting.
Alleluia! Alleluia! We join in the song of angels.
May this indeed be the day of rebirth and new life for us, for our world, for all of creation. Amen.