SUNRISE SERVICE on EASTER MORNING
The service begins outdoors, weather permitting.
Light a large bonfire and gather around it for this service. Place a font near the fire. For larger gatherings, place multiple fonts around the fire. If weather does not permit, consider gathering in a narthex or fellowship hall for the opening of this service, but in view of a tended bonfire, if at all possible.
“Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone” Worship & Song, 3104, st 1, chorus 2x
“Amazing Grace” United Methodist Hymnal, 378, st 1
Reading Ezekiel 37:3-14
“Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone” W&S, 3104, using words from
UMH 378, st 3
“Amazing Grace” UMH 378, st 3
WORD AND RESPONSE
Easter Proclamation 3X
Pastor or Worship Leader: Alleluia! Christ is risen!
All: The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!
Reading Romans 6:3-11
“Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone” W&S, 3104, chorus
Sermon (Brief) Earthquake!
Reaffirmation of Baptism New Reaffirmation (Spanish)
Baptism Baptismal Covenant 1
Music during Reaffirmation
“Baptized in Water” The Faith We Sing, 2248
“We Were Baptized in Christ Jesus” The Faith We Sing, 2251
“Christ Has Risen” The Faith We Sing, 2115
“The Easter Song” Worship & Song, 3090
Reading Matthew 28:1-10
The Easter Song W&S 3090 (“Joy to the World” 2x)
Deacon or Worship Leader:
Go in peace to love and serve the Risen Lord. Alleluia. Alleluia!
People: Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!