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Midweek Worship Bulletin 

April 22, 2020 

Call to Worship                                                                                                                     Jodi Anderson 

Do not be afraid; I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.  

He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. 

We too have been invited to gaze upon the wonder of what God has done. The crucifixion of Jesus has given way, to life for all who call upon the Name of Jesus our Savior. 

Glory to God Hymnal #451 “Open My Eyes, That I May See” 
Open my eyes, that I may see 
glimpses of truth thou hast for me. 
Place in my hands the wonderful key 
that shall unclasp and set me free. 
Silently now I wait for thee, 
ready, my God, thy will to see. 
Open my eyes; illumine me, 
Spirit divine! 

Open my ears, that I may hear 
voices of truth thou sendest clear. 
And while the wave notes fall on my ear, 
everything false will disappear. 
Silently now I wait for thee, 
ready, my God, thy will to see. 
Open my ears; illumine me, 
Spirit divine! 

Open my mouth, and let me bear 
gladly the warm truth everywhere. 
Open my heart, and let me prepare 
love with thy children thus to share. 
Silently now I wait for thee, 
ready, my God, thy will to see. 
Open my heart; illumine me, 
Spirit divine! 
TEXT: Clara H. Scott, 1895 
MUSIC (OPEN MY EYES Clara H. Scott, 1895 

Prayer of Adoration 

Prayer of Confession 

Dear Lord, you have so much to show us and to tell us—things that no human eyes have seen, things that no human ears have heard, things that you have prepared for those you love. Mighty God, your promises are like shelter in a storm—to us and to our children, 

to all those far and near, to everyone who hears your call. O, that we might have the mind of Christ, that we may know and understand your truth. We wait as empty vessels, ready to be filled to overflowing with your living water, as you reveal your love for us through Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen. 

Assurance of Hope and Forgiveness 

The same power that raised Jesus from the dead, comes to us, to open our minds and our hearts to the resurrection. We no longer dwell in death and fear. We are set free to share the love and peace of God’s healing love and presence with all of the world. Thanks be to God, we are forgiven. Amen. 

The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”     

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;    
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,    
world without end. Amen.    

Public Domain    
Glory Be to the Father    
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)   

Scripture:Luke 24:1-12 

24 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they went in, they did not find the body. 4While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. 5The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. 6Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.’ 8Then they remembered his words, 9and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. 10Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. 11But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened. 

Solo: “Celebrate Jesus” by Gary Oliver                                                                                             Becky Frize 
Celebrate Jesus celebrate, Celebrate Jesus celebrate 

Celebrate Jesus celebrate, Celebrate Jesus celebrate 

He is risen He is risen, And He lives forevermore 

He is risen He is risen, Come on and celebrate 

The resurrection of our Lord 

CCLI Song # 16859 

Gary Oliver  © 1988 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music [DC Cook])) 

For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com  CCLI License # 1644445 

Message“The Certainty of the Resurrection”Pastor Jack Harrison 


The Lord’s Prayer:  

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.   

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us.  

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.  

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Sending Glory be to God Hymnal #251 “Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia (vs. 1, 2, 5) 
Christ has arisen, alleluia. 
Rejoice and praise him, alleluia. 
For our redeemer burst  
from the tomb, 
even from death,  
dispelling its gloom. 


Let us sing praise to him  
with endless joy. 
Death’s fearful sting he has come to destroy. 
Our sin forgiving, alleluia! 
Jesus is living, alleluia! 

For three long days the grave did its worst 
until its strength by God  
was dispersed. 

He who gives life  
did death undergo, 
and in its conquest his might  
did show. (chorus) 

Christ has arisen to set us free. 
Alleluia, to him praises be. 
Jesus is living! Let us all sing; 
he reigns triumphant,  
heavenly King. (chorus) 

TEXT: Bernard Kyamanywa, 1966; trans. Howard S. Olson, 1969; © 1977 Howard S. Olson (admin. Augsburg Fortress) 

MUSIC (MFURAHINI, HALELUYA with refrain): Tanzanian melody 
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