Church Online | Easter Sunday

12 April 2020

It’s Easter Sunday! He is Risen!

We begin with another poem by Assynia followed by worship with Ally and Andy. Today’s talk is by Patience Okuonghae and it will include communion. If you would like to join in, please have some bread and a suitable drink available.
Our prayers this week are from the Church of England as we remember we are part of a wide church family.
There are also links to the KidZone and youth activities for this week and our Giving page if you’d like to make an offering.

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Poem

He is alive! - Easter Sunday
by Assynia Taylor-Cupid

Friday was full of sorrow!
The wounds, the cross, the tomb!
No greater story has ever been told
Nothing to see when they rolled back the stone!

The son of God
All part of the master’s plan,
Lived with us and then willingly chose to die.
Not my will he said, but Yours be done he cried!!

Don’t look for the living amongst the dead!
King Jesus is alive my friend!
Reason to beam, grin from ear to ear-an occasion to sing!
Who can compare to this matchless King?

He is standing before you!
Look full in his face!
Are you dumbfounded by his beauty?
Overwhelmed by his grace?

This narrative of hope, the greatest story ever told!
Easter! The sting of death did not have its way!
Hosanna, Our King is risen!
Let us celebrate in a novel way!

It is Easter Sunday!
Hallelujah – the victory is won!
The King is alive!
Death was overcome!

Worship

Celebrate Jesus celebrate

CELEBRATE JESUS, celebrate!
Celebrate Jesus, celebrate!
Celebrate Jesus, celebrate!
Celebrate Jesus, celebrate!

He is risen, He is risen,
And He lives forever more.
He is risen, He is risen,
Come on and celebrate
The resurrection of our Lord.

Songwriters:  Gary Oliver

This Is Amazing Grace

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness
Whose love is mighty and so much stronger
The King of Glory, the King above all kings
Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder
Who leaves us breathless in awe and wonder
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

This is amazing grace – This is unfailing love
That You would take my place – That You would bear my cross
You would lay down Your life – That I would be set free
Jesus, I sing for all that You’ve done for me

Who brings our chaos back into order
Who makes the orphan a son and daughter
The King of Glory, the King above all kings
Who rules the nations with truth and justice
Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

Songwritters: Josh Farro, Phil Wickham & Jeremy Riddle

Raise a halleluia
I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, Heaven comes to fight for me

I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar
Up from the ashes, hope will arise
Death is defeated, the King is alive!

I raise a hallelujah, with everything inside of me
I raise a hallelujah, I will watch the darkness flee
I raise a hallelujah, in the middle of the mystery
I raise a hallelujah, fear you lost your hold on me!

Sing a little louder (Sing a little louder)
Sing a little louder (Sing a little louder)
Sing a little louder (Sing a little louder)
Sing a little louder (Sing a little louder)

Sing a little louder (In the presence of my enemies)
Sing a little louder (Louder than the unbelief)
Sing a little louder (My weapon is a melody)
Sing a little louder (Heaven comes to fight for me)

Sing a little louder (In the presence of my enemies)
Sing a little louder (Louder than the unbelief)
Sing a little louder (My weapon is a melody)
Let’s sing a little louder (Heaven comes to fight for me)
Sing a little louder!!

I raise a hallelujah
I raise a hallelujah
I raise a hallelujah
I raise a hallelujah!

I raise a hallelujah (In the presence of my enemies)
I raise a hallelujah (Louder than the unbelief)
I raise a hallelujah (My weapon is a melody)
I raise a hallelujah (Heaven comes to fight for me)

Talk

Luke 22:19

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’

Read: Luke 22

Luke 24:30-32
  1. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.
  2. Then their eyes were opened and they recognised him, and he disappeared from their sight.
  3. They asked each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?’

Read: Luke 24

Matthew 28:1-8
  1. After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
  2. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
  3. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
  4. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
  5. The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
  6. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
  7. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: “He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.” Now I have told you.’
  8. So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

Read: Matthew:28

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Prayer

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

We are not people of fear:
we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God,
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs
For as long as it takes
wherever you call us.

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