Easter Sunday Worship

Happy Easter!

Our EASTER Service will be available on DVD in limited supply (free of charge) for those who may not be able to access the service online. Please let us know if you know of anyone who may need a DVD of the Easter service.

Forest Lake United Methodist Church
April 12, 2020 Video Worship

Call to Worship
Zac: Out of the darkness of grief and despair comes a message of hope. Christ is risen.
Kevin: Christ is risen, indeed.
Zac: We run to the tomb to see for ourselves. And it is true. Christ is risen.

Kevin: Christ is risen, indeed.
Zac: We hear a voice call our name, and we know our risen Lord is with us now and always.
Kevin: Christ is risen.
Kevin & Zac: Christ is risen, indeed. Thanks be to God.

Opening Hymn: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” #302—Bill, Luvada & Hyunhee

Affirmation of Faith—The Apostle’s Creed—Zac
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick 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.

Gloria Patri—Bill, Luvada & Hyunhee
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.

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Pastoral Prayer—Kevin

The Lord’s Prayer—Kevin
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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power,and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Psalter—Zac, Bill, Luvada, & Hyunhee (Page 839)
Psalm 118
A Song of Victory
14 The Lord is my strength and my might;
he has become my salvation.
15 There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;

16 the right hand of the Lord is exalted;
the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.”
17 I shall not die, but I shall live,
and recount the deeds of the Lord.
18 The Lord has punished me severely,
but he did not give me over to death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.
21 I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.[c]
25 Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!
26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.[d]
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God,
and he has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches,
up to the horns of the altar.[e]
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God, I will extol you.
29 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

Special Music: “No. 1 Easter” from Five Mystical Songs composer, R. Vaughan Williams—Bill and Hyunhee
Rise, heart, thy Lord is risen, thy Lord is risen.
Sing his praise, Sing his praise without delays.
Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likes-wise with him mayst rise:
That, as his death calcined thee to dust, His life may make thee gold,
and much more, Just. Rise, heart, thy Lord is risen.

Awake, my lute, and struggle for thy part with all thy art.
The cross taught all wood to resound his name who bore the same.
His stretched sinews taught all strings, what key is best to celebrate
This this most high day.
Consort both heart and lute, and twist a song pleasant and long:
Or since all music is but three parts vied, and multiplied:
O let thy blessed Spirit bear a part, and make up our defects with his sweet art.

Scripture Reading—Kevin
John 20:1-10
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and
saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and
the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of
the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set
out and went toward the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran
Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying
there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He
saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with
the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the
tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the
scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.

“He’s Alive—No Thanks to Us”

Choral Benediction—Bill, Luvada and Hyunhee
Postlude: “Christ Arose” R. Lower/arr. Howlett—Hyunhee

If you would like to connect to God with a modern expression of worship through contemporary praise music we recommend the Easter YouTube playlist at this link: https://bit.ly/FLUM-Easter-Playlist