Christ is Risen, Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed!
Happy Easter and welcome to our online worship service. I am so glad that you are here today, although I would definitely rather be seeing you all in church! But, since that cannot happen, here we are!
As you prepare your hearts for worship, light a candle and welcome God into your midst.
Enjoy this special prelude for Easter:
The Garden Hymn Douglas E. Wagner played by Alan Klinect
An Easter Welcome from Pastor Lori Reiber and Announcements
Opening Hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today UMH302
A Call to Worship and Opening Prayer for Easter (Amy Smith, liturgist)
The Children's Message: The Stone of Hope, with Pastor Lori
The Gospel Reading: John 20:1-18, Biblical Storytelling by Cathy Leininger
The Message: Easter Hope by Pastor Lori Reiber
A Time of Prayer and Special Music:
A Child's Prayer for the World on Easter, by the Zane, Rowan and Sam Kearns
Special Music: Minuet in G and Classic Dance, by Macy Smith
A Prayer Litany for Easter, Phil and Judy Gliebe
Giving Back to God:
During this time, we give thanks to God for all that God has given to us, and are an opportunity to return to God a portion of this gift. The gifts we give to the church help us to be in ministry in our community and throughout the world. You are invited to give as you can, either by mailing a check to the church or dropping it in the mailbox, or by using the PayPal giving button found here.https://www.oakwoodumcdayton.org/give
In the Video: an exert from Thine Be the Glory, with Judy Gliebe, Linda Kauppila and Pastor Lori from last Easter. (Enjoy the beautiful flowers in the Sanctuary)
Offertory Prayer and Doxology
Closing Hymn: He Lives
A Sending Out and Benediction
Lachrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arr. Michael a Ryan -played by Alan Klinect