Fruitland United Methodist Church
April 4, 2021 – 9:00 A.M.
Welcome and Announcements
Welcoming the Light of Christ and inviting the neighborhood to worship
CALL TO WORSHIP
Calling Song “Surely the Presence of the Lord”
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place;
I can feel his mighty power and his grace.
I can hear the rush of angels’ wings, I see glory on each face.
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
Responsive Reading from Psalm 118:1, 14-16, and 23-24 (The Message)
Leader: Thank God because he is good, because he never quits. Tell the world, “His love never quits.”
People: God is my strength, he’s also my song, and how he’s my salvation.
Leader: Can you hear the shouts? Can you hear the songs of triumph in the camp of the saved?
People: “The hand of God has turned the tide!
The hand of God is raised in victory!
The hand of God has turned the tide!”
All: This is God’s work. We can hardly believe it!
This is the day God has acted. Let’s celebrate and be glad.
Heavenly Father, here we are, gathered in the name of Jesus.
Give us a bold witness, a deep love, and a solid faith
so that we might live as people
who believe in the power of life over death.
Hymn "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" UMH #302
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens and earth reply, Alleluia!
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies! Alleluia
Old Testament Reading - Isaiah 25:7-9
New Testament Reading - 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 and 54-57
He is risen! He is risen indeed!
Offering our gifts and tithes
Unison offering prayer:
Gracious, giving God, we acknowledge your faithfulness.
We confess that at times we have not trusted you
We have believed our doubts.
Lord, your grace is sufficient
and we give these gifts in light of that belief.
Through Jesus we pray. Amen.
Chorus “He Is Lord” UMH #177
He is Lord! He is Lord!
He is risen from the dead and he is Lord!
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess
That Jesus Christ is Lord!
Prayers of the People
Message “A Manger, a Cross, and a…” Luke 24:36-48
*Commitment Hymn “Because He Lives”
God sent his son, they called him Jesus,
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
an empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.
Because he lives I can face tomorrow.
Because he lives all fear is gone;
Because I know he holds the future.
And life is worth the living just because he lives.
May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you
wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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