Call to Worship
Early in the morning light,
went to Jesus’ tomb.
The tomb was empty, the stone rolled away,
love is stronger than death itself.
Let us join our voices with Mary Magdalene:
“We have seen
Easter people, Christ is risen!
Prayer of Praise
Holy One, You come to us with power beyond all
knowing. You life all things out of the dust, you breathe love into every
cell, you call us into communion with you. Refresh us in the living
waters, fill us with the joy of resurrection so that we may be a living sign of
the new heaven and new earth. Blessed by your holy name, now and forever. Amen.
Call to Confession
O God, you raised Christ from the tomb and shattered
the powers of sin and evil.
Raise us from the tombs of our sin, O Lord, and bring
us to new life in you.
You bring us good news of Easter joy.
when we cannot hear it.
You send us out to share your love.
when we cannot carry it.
You cast a vision for peace and justice.
Forgive us when we cannot imagine it. Forgive us when
we stand in its way.
For you are the God of the empty tomb, the one who
makes all things new.
Assurance of Grace
By the grace of God and the witness of our ancestors,
the good news of Jesus' resurrection is our rock and our salvation. You
shall not die but live. The rejected cornerstone has become your strength and
Siblings in Christ, I declare to you the forgiveness
of all our sins, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, who
lives and reigns as Mother of us all, now and forever.