The Holy Easter Service of Worship and Holy Communion April 4, 2021

Easter Bulletin 4-4-21

The Prelude

The Welcome, News and Announcements
One: Christ is Risen …All: He is risen indeed!

The Introit

The Responsive Call to Worship Amanda Riley
ONE: REJOICE, REJOICE! THE TOMB IS EMPTY, WHAT WAS DEAD IS ALIVE.
ALL: WITH MARY MAGDALENE WE COME CREEPING INTO THE LIGHT, TEARS OF SADNESS TURNED TO TEARS OF JOY, FOR JESUS IS ALIVE!
ONE: IS THIS A GIANT DIVINE JOKE? IS GOD HAVING THE LAST LAUGH?
ALL: YES, AND SO MUCH MORE. WE COME TO WORSHIP WITH LAUGHTER AND HOPE, FOR LIFE IS HERE.

The Hymn #220, “Go to Dark Gethsemane”

The Easter Litany
Section 1: (whispered) out of sight.
Section 2: (whispered) out of hearing.
Section 3: (whispered) outside understanding.
Everyone: (shouting!) a stone rolled.
One: (whispered) without a sound.
Two: (whispered) without a fuss.
Three: (whispered) without a show.
Everyone: (shouting!) the stone rolled.
Section 1: (whispered) while the world slept.
Section 2: (whispered) while the world forgot.
Section 3: (whispered) while the world didn’t care.
Everyone: (shouting!) the stone rolled away.
Section 1: (whispered) as the disciples fled.
Section 2: (whispered) as the women mourned.
Section 3: (whispered) as the Pharisees sighed.
Everyone: (shouting) the stone didn’t simply roll away.
Section 1: (whispered) as the angels worked.
Section 2: (whispered) as the dawn broke.
Section 3 (whispered) as the bird saying.
Everyone: (shouting!) no the stone didn’t just roll away.
Section 1: (whispered) as the world waits.
Section 2 (whispered) as the world wars.
Section 3: (whispered) as the world misunderstands.
Everyone: (shouting) Yes, the stone keeps rolling!

THE LORD’S PRAYER
We pray the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to boldly pray:
All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy will kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

The Anthem “The Trumpet Shall Sound” from Handel’s MessiahGeoffrey Peterson, Soloist

“Behold, I tell you a mystery; We shall not all sleep; but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. AIR. (Bass) The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” The Hebrew Scripture Reading Isaiah 43:1-3, 18-19 (pp. 658,659)

The Scripture Reading Luke 19:39-40 ( p. 959, Pew Bible)

The Scripture Reading Mark:16: 9-14 (p. 931, Pew Bible)

The Hymn #238, “Thine Is the Glory”

We Proclaim God’s Word

The Prayer of Illumination

The Meditation “What’s Next?”

Music for Meditation

The Offertory

The Unison Prayer of Dedication
Spirit of life, of love, of grace, you have ushered us in, fed us, blessed us, and renewed us. Guide us now as we go forth that our lives may bear witness to your gracious, miraculous, and everlasting love. Amen.

The Service of Holy Communion

The Invitation to the Table
Women and men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at the table in the kingdom of God. This is the Lords table. Our savior invites… …Therefore, my friends, let us join the table and may our eyes also be wide open to recognize the risen Lord, even Jesus Christ.

The Hymn #507, “Come to the Table of Grace”Anne Bialke, Soloist



Prayer on Occasion of the Lord’s
SupperMinister: The Lord be with you.
All: And also be with you.
Minister: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them to the Lord.
Minister: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Minister: Holy God, Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, with joy we praise you and give thanks to your name. You commanded light to… Remembering all your mighty and merciful acts…
According to God‘s Commandments:
We remember his death,
We proclaim his resurrection,
We await his coming in glory.
Gracious God, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these your gifts…
The Body of Christ broken for you!
The Blood of Christ shed for you!

The Silent, Intercessory and Pastoral Prayer

We Go Forth in God’s Name

The Charge and Benediction

The Sending Hymn #591, “Halle Halle,Hallelujiah!”Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Postlude

Many Thanks to our soloists, Anne Bialke and Geoffrey Peterson and our Liturgist, Amanda Riley.Do You Have Ideas You Would Like to Share with the Session? Comment cards are in the pews. One convenient way to get in touch with any Session member is to go to your e-news and click on the hyperlinked email address.Helpful Information:
• Need a hearing device for Worship? – You can get one at the rear of the Sanctuary at the sound booth
• Prayer Requests and announcements for the Bulletin/FPCU Family News should be sent to Administrative Assistant Kristin Parry at FPCUlysses@gmail.com


Contact Information changes, should be sent to Kristin Parry FPCUlysses@gmail.comCreativity Wanted: We seek short inspirational texts, music and graphics to be shared weekly in our email check-in and also on our social media sights to keep things fresh and to check-in. Thank you in advance for sharing.

Kristin Parry, Administrative Assistant
Joseph Pepper, Music Director and Keyboardist
The Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Russell, Interim Pastor
69 East Main Street, P.O. Box 597, Trumansburg, NY 14886
Web Address: http://www.fpcu.info
Email Address: FPCUlysses@gmail.com
Telephone: 607-387-8185++

The Mission of the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses
We are: An active Presbyterian Church dedicated to belief in the Holy Spirit, God the Creator, and Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We celebrate the Lord’s presence in music, word, and deed. We participate in mission efforts within and beyond our church walls and offer companionship to those in need.
We want to be and become: A warm congregation, welcoming and alive, vibrant with music and the Word, reaching out to share God’s love, visible in our community, attracting new disciples of all ages, nurturing and inspiring individuals and families at every stage of their Christian spiritual journey.

Other things important to us are: • Forgiveness • Lay leadership • Christian education • Sharing the peace of Christ • Commitment to volunteer service • Acceptance, compassion and respect for others • Learning from each other through intergenerational fellowship • Nurturing our youth to be active, Christian disciples • Ministering and receiving ministry • Active engagement in the life of the church • Being good stewards of our blessings • Being open to change, with respect for our traditions and history (adopted May, 2008)

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