The Divine Serviceof the Lord Jesus Christ
Resurrection SundayApril 24, 2011
Christ is Risen!
He is risen indeed!
Welcome & AnnouncementsPreparation for Worship
(silently pray the following collect to prepare for worship)
Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcomedeath and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy theday of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit;through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, oneGod, now and forever. Amen.
<STAND when the pianist stops playing>
I. The Lord Gathers Us for Worship
Invocation & Entrance
We are gathered in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 18.20; 28.19
Christ is risen from the dead. Alleluia!
Thanks be to God, who has given us the victory through the Lord Jesus Christ!
I rejoiced when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord!”
Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth!
Hymn of Procession
(on following page)
Note: The congregation says all bold words and sings all printed songs.