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Worshiping Our Risen Savior

Easter Sunday
April 12, 2020 – 10:30 AM

Preparation for Worship

Christ Arose
(Arr. by Marilynn Ham)
 
(Please take this time to quietly meditate on the following Scripture passage as you prepare your heart to worship the Lord.)
 
If a man dies, shall he live again?
Job 14:14 (ESV)

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Call to Worship

Based on 1 Peter (ESV)

(As God’s Word calls us to worship, let’s shout these words to one another recognizing that our worship is a response to God’s gracious call.)
 
Leader:
Alleluia! Christ is risen from the dead.
 
People:
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
 
Leader:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
 
 
People:
He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. God has claimed us as his own! He has brought us out of darkness. He has made us light to the world. Alleluia!
 
Leader:
Christ is risen!
 
ALL:
Christ the Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Hymn of Adoration and Exaltation #277

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

(By Charles Wesley, 1739)
 
“Christ the Lord is ris’n today,”
Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say;
Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high;
Alleluia!
Sing ye heav’ns and earth, reply.
Alleluia!
 
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Alleluia!
Christ has burst the gates of hell:
Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids his rise;
Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise.
Alleluia!
 
Lives again our glorious King;
Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Alleluia!
Once he died, our souls to save;
Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave?
Alleluia!
 
Soar we now where Christ has led,
Alleluia!
Foll’wing our exalted Head;
Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise;
Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies,
Alleluia!
 
Hail, the Lord of earth and heav’n!
Alleluia!
Praise to thee by both be giv’n;
Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now;
Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection, thou!
Alleluia!

Prayer of Adoration

Song of Praise

Glorious Day

(By John Wilbur Chapman, Mark Hall, and Michael Bleecker, CCLI #5638022)
 
One day when heaven
is filled with His praises;
One day when sin was
as black as could be;
Jesus came forth
to be born of a virgin
dwelt among men
my example is He;
Word became flesh
and the light shined among us
His glory revealed.
 
Living He loved me,
dying He saved me,
buried He carried my sins far away,
rising He justified freely forever,
one day He’s coming,
Oh glorious day, Oh glorious day.
 
One day they led him
up Calvary’s mountain;
one day they nailed Him
to die on a tree;
suffering anguish
despised and rejected;
bearing our sins
my Redeemer is He;
hands that healed nations,
stretched out on a tree,
and took the nails for me.
 
Living He loved me,
dying He saved me,
buried He carried my sins far away,
rising He justified freely forever,
one day He’s coming,
Oh glorious day, Oh glorious day.
 
One day the grave could
conceal him no longer;
one day the stone rolled
away from the door;
then he arose
over death he had conquered.
now has ascended
my Lord ever more;
death could not hold Him
the grave could not keep Him
from rising again.
 
Living He loved me,
dying He saved me,
buried He carried my sins far away,
rising He justified freely forever,
one day He’s coming,
Oh glorious day, Oh glorious day.
 
One day the trumpet
will sound for His coming;
one day the skies
with His glory will shine;
wonderful day
my beloved one bringing
my Savior Jesus is mine.
 
Living He loved me,
dying He saved me, and
buried He carried my sins far away,
rising He justified freely forever,
one day He’s coming,
Oh glorious day, Oh glorious day.

The First Gospel Lesson

Luke 24:1-9 (ESV)

1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.

Song of Praise

In Christ Alone

(By Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, CCLI #33503958)
 
In Christ alone, my hope is found.
He is my Light, my Strength, my Song.
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love!
What depths of peace,
when fears are stilled,
when strivings cease.
My Comforter, my All in all,
here in the love of Christ I stand.
 
In Christ alone, who took on flesh,
fullness of God in helpless Babe.
This Gift of love and righteousness
scorned by the ones He came to save.
‘Till on that cross as Jesus died,
the wrath of God was satisfied,
for all my sin on Him was laid.
Here in the death of Christ I live.
 
There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain.
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
up from the grave He rose again.
And as he stands in victory,
sin’s curse has lost its grip on me.
For I am His, and He is mine,
bought with the precious blood of Christ.
 
No guilt in life, no fear in death:
this is the power of Christ in me.
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man
can ever pluck me from His hand.
‘Til He returns, or calls me home;
here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

The Second Gospel Lesson

Luke 24:10-12 (ESV)

10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

Prayer of Confession

(After the public confession below, you are encouraged to confess your sins silently to God.)
 
Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak and abuse the earth you made. Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Amen.
 
We encourage you now to confess your sins silently to God.

Comfort and Assurance of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (NIV)

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

Confession of Faith

The Heidelberg Catechism, Question #45

Pastor:
How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?
 
People:
First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he won for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are already now resurrected to a new life. Third, Christ’s resurrection is a guarantee of our glorious resurrection.

Song of Response

Christ Is Risen

(By Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes, CCLI #5242683)
 
Let no one caught in sin remain;
inside the lie of inward shame,
but fix our eyes upon the cross;
and run to Him who showed great love,
and bled for us,
freely You’ve bled for us.
 
Christ is risen from the dead,
trampling over death by death.
Come awake, come awake,
come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead;
we are one with Him again.
Come awake, come awake
come and rise up from the grave.
 
Beneath the weight of all our sin,
You bowed to none but heaven’s will.
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown,
no burden great; can hold you down.
In strength You reign;
forever let your church proclaim:
 
Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with Him again
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave
 
Christ is risen from the dead,
trampling over death by death.
Come awake, come awake,
come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead;
we are one with Him again.
Come awake, come awake
come and rise up from the grave.
 
O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
The glory of God has defeated the night
O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
Our God is not dead
He’s alive! He’s alive!
 
Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave
 
Christ is risen from the dead,
trampling over death by death.
Come awake, come awake,
come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead;
we are one with Him again,
Come awake, come awake,
come and rise up from the grave.

Greeting of Peace

John 20:19-21 (ESV)

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

Congregational Prayer

Ephesians 6:18 (ESV)

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.

Worshiping the Lord with His Tithes and Our Offerings

(The offering is a vital part of our response to God and God’s Word. It helps us connect our adoration for God with our life of discipleship.)
 
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?’ or `What shall we drink?’ or `What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you.
Matthew 6:31-33 (ESV)
 

Offertory

Lazarus,Come Forth

Scripture Reading

Ephesians 1:15-21 (ESV)

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Sermon

My Redeemer Lives

Rev. David Stain
Pastor, Spring Hills Presbyterian Church

Hymn of Response #286

Worship Christ, the Risen King! (Stanzas 1, 5)

(By Jack W. Hayford, 1986)
 
Rise, O Church and lift your voices,
Christ has conquered death and hell.
Sing as all the earth rejoices;
resurrection anthems swell.
Come and worship,
come and worship,
worship Christ, the risen King!
 
We acclaim your life, O Jesus,
now we sing your victory;
sin or hell may seek to seize us,
but your conquest keeps us free.
Stand in triumph, stand in triumph,
worship Christ, the risen King!

Benediction

Postlude

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
(Arr. by Heather Sorenson)

Thank You for Worshiping Online at Spring Hills!

If you are new to Spring Hills, we’re glad that you’re worshiping online with us.
We would love to get to know you more and follow up with you.
Please take a few moments to fill out our online guest card.
 
 Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #2522243
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