Easter Sunday (Year C)

Acts 10:34-43 
Isaiah 65:17-25 
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 
1 Corinthians 15:19-26 
Luke 24:1-12 
John 20:1-18

Sentences

The God of glory has found our hearts. 
The Lord of eternity has established our home. 
We sing praises to God, for he is good. 
We worship the Lord, for love has come near!

The Son of God has ransomed us to glory, 
The Servant of the Lord has surpassed all death. 
We fear our God, who reigns on high. 
We exalt the Lord, for he has set forth goodness!

Even in tombs and secret places, God has triumphed. 
Even on the hills and mountaintops, the Lord has called us to worship. 
We are the chosen people of God! We are the righteous of Jacob!

God has created a new heavens and a new earth. 
The Lord has established Zion amongst us peoples. 
We are the chosen people of God! We are the righteous of Jacob!

Adapted from Psalm 118 and Isaiah 65

Call to Confession

Sung Response: "Rejoice, the Lord Is King," verses 1 and 2

Rejoice, the Lord is King! Your Lord and King adore; 
Mortals, give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore. 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the Savior, reigns, the God of truth and love; 
When he had purged our stains, he took his seat above. 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Prayer of Confession

Jesus Christ, our risen Lord, 
We rejoice, for you, O Lord, are King! 
It is in our hearts and on our tongues that we confess your lordship 
and we commit to your graces our shortcomings.

(Silent reflection)

Sung Response: "Rejoice, the Lord is King," verses 5 and 6

God all his foes shall quell, shall all our sins destroy, 
And every bosom swell with pure eternal joy. 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus, the judge, shall come, 
And take God's servants up to their eternal home. 
We soon shall hear th'archangel's voice; 
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!

Assurance of Pardon

Before they call I will answer 
While they are yet speaking I will hear. 
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, 
The lion shall eat straw like the ox; 
But the serpent—its food shall be dust! 
They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, 
says the Lord.

Isaiah 65:24-25

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, 
creator of heaven and earth. 
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. 
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit 
and born of the Virgin Mary. 
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
was crucified, died, and was buried. 
He descended to the dead. 
On the third day he rose again. 
He ascended into heaven, 
and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, 
the holy catholic Church, 
the communion of saints, 
the forgiveness of sins, 
the resurrection of the body, 
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Suggested Hymns and Songs of Praise

"Rejoice, the Lord Is King" 
"This Is the Day"

by Katherine Lee Baker, M.Div