TATES CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Presbyterian Church in America
27 March 2016
The Great Festival of Easter
WORSHIP OF THE LIVING GOD
9:00 and 11:15 AM
“The story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth the same way as the others, but
with this tremendous difference—it really happened.” – C.S. Lewis
REJOICE — WE DECLARE THE PRAISES OF GOD
*Call to Worship
from 1 Corinthians 15
Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!
Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall all be changed!
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet. For the
trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised imperishable.
For when the perishable is clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal
is clothed with immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is
Death has been swallowed up in victory!
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
1. Al - le - lu - ia! Al - le - lu - ia! Hearts to heav’n and voi - ces raise; Sing to God a hymn of glad - ness,
2. Now the i - ron bars are bro - ken, Christ from death to life is born; Glo - rious life, and life im - mor - tal,
sing to God a
hymn of praise.
on this re - sur - rec - tion morn.
va - tion bled,
en - ter - prise;
Je - sus Christ, the
We with him to
He who on the cross as____ Sa - vior for the__ world’s sal Christ has tri - umphed, and we___ con - quer by his___ might - y
King of Glo - ry, now
life e - ter - nal
ri - sen from the dead.
his re - sur - rec - tion rise.
RENEWAL — WE RECEIVE THE GRACE OF GOD
Old Testament Reading
Pew Bible page 724
All men are like grass, their glory like flowers of the field. The grass
withers and the flowers fall.
But the word of the Lord stands forever!
Confession of Sin
O Risen Christ, we have dishonored the truth of Your resurrection.
Victory is certain, yet we are anxious.
Hope is secured, yet we are cynical.
Blessings are boundless, yet we are ungrateful.
New life is offered, yet we resist it.
Death is defeated, yet we fear it.
Jesus is Lord, yet we fail Him.
Forgive our unfaithfulness, show us again the empty tomb, and
transform our lives according to the power of the Spirit who raised
Christ Jesus from the dead.
Assurance of Pardon
from John 11
“I Am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he
die, yet shall he live!”
Hallelujah! We believe!
*Hymn of Renewal
Rejoice This Easter Day
RESPONSE — WE EMBRACE THE CALL OF GOD
*Confession of Faith
The Apostles Creed
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; he descended into hell. The
third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven
and sitteth on 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
Worldwide communion of faith, past, present, and future.
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
To the Lamb on the Throne
Worthy the Lamb. Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim, and publish abroad His
wonderful name; the name all-victorious of Jesus extol; His kingdom is glorious and rules
over all. Worthy the Lamb. “Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!” let all cry aloud,
and honor the Son; the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim, fall down on their faces and
worship the Lamb. Worthy the Lamb. God rules in the height, almighty to save; though
hid from our sight, His presence we have, the great congregation His triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation to Jesus our King. “Worthy the Lamb.”
Congregation please stand and join the choir
(No children’s worship today)
New Testament Reading
Pew Bible page 907
The Word of the Lord
Thanks Be to God
The Reverend Robert Cunningham
“Believing the Unbelievable”
*Hymn of Response
Joy to the Heart
*Commission and Benediction
Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!
Go forth in the surety of His truth!
Risen Lord Jesus, give us all that we need!
Thine Is the Glory
*Congregation to stand if able
arr. Kenneth Grinnell