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EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP April 4, 2021

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021

HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED! Follow this link to watch and participate in Rouzerville United Methodist Church’s 11 AM recorded service. We are celebrating Communion, so please gather your water/juice and bread/cracker ahead of time.
 
 
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
 
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!
 
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where’s thy victory, boasting grave? 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!
 
Opening Prayer ( in unison)
Lord of Life, Your sacrifice and death mean nothing unless we die to sin. Your resurrection means nothing unless we too are born again. Call us now to your state of grace and someday to your place of glory that we grow in our life in you. For all praise is yours, now and forever. Amen.
 
Scripture John 20:1-18
 
Message He Is Risen
 
The Wonderful Cross
When I survey the wondrous Cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain, I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
 
See from His head, His hands, His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet?
Or thorns compose, so rich a crown
Oh the wonderful Cross, oh the wonderful Cross
 
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
Oh the wonderful Cross, oh the wonderful Cross
All who gather here by grace, draw near
And bless Your name
 
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all
 
Oh the wonderful Cross, oh the wonderful Cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
Oh the wonderful Cross, oh the wonderful Cross
 
All who gather here by grace, draw near
And bless Your name (repeat)
 
Invitation to Holy Communion
Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.
 
Confession and Pardon (in unison)
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us.
 
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
 
Glory to God. Amen.
 
The Great Thanksgiving
 
Closing Prayer
God of wonder and mystery, we give you thanks for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, revealed to us again today. Like Mary, standing in the garden, we do not always recognize your presence with us. But when we hear your voice, may we truly say: “We have seen the Holy One, and we know that Christ is risen.” Alleluia! Amen
 
My Redeemer Lives
 
I know He rescued my soul
His blood has covered my sin
I believe, I believe
 
My shame He’s taken away
My pain is healed in His name
I believe, I believe
 
I’ll raise a banner
Cause my Lord has conquered the grave
My redeemer lives, My redeemer lives
(Repeat Song)
 
Benediction
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
DO YOU ENJOY PLAYING CORN HOLE? Would supporting graduating Fairfield senior students make it even better? Wesley Chapel is sponsoring 2 teams of 2 to participate in Fairfield’s Class of 2021 Safe & Sane Corn Hole Tournament on April 24 at 3 PM. No cost to you. All you need to do is play and have fun with a positive sportsperson-like witness to the community. To play under Wesley Chapel’s sponsorship, please contact Missy Miller at 717.321.0169.
 
RUTH’S HARVEST FOODS NEEDED: All items must be INDIVIDUAL SIZE SERVINGS/or packages that need NO refrigeration – Chef Boyardee cups, mac and cheese, vegetable/fruit cups (no peaches please), pudding, Jell-O cups, microwave popcorn, juice boxes, milk (non-refrigerated- in boxes), cereal/oatmeal, Pop Tarts, Teddy Grahams, Fruit Roll-Ups, raisins, chips/pretzels and apples.
 
NOT NEEDED: peaches, soups, Peanut Butter To-Go and granola bars.
We also continue our monthly collection for the Blue Ridge Help Hotline (Food Bank). Thank you for your generosity!
 
SPRING CLOTHING DRIVE organized through Fairfield Neighbors Helping Neighbors at the main Carroll Valley Park pavilion. This event is open to ALL in need. There are no eligibility requirements.
 
On Saturday, April 10:
– Spring/Summer clothing and children’s sports items (shin guards, bats, ball gloves, cleats, helmets, etc.)
– Drop off from 9 AM to 12 Noon. If possible, please sort and label items by size and gender before dropping off.
– Clothing distribution from 12 Noon to 3 PM.
– Packing up of remaining clothing from 3-6 PM
 
If you would like to volunteer to help with the clothing donations and giveaway, see Missy Miller or use the on-line tool at https://signup.com/login/entry/1247033313502236014.

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