AH = The Africana Hymnal
BOW = United Methodist Book of Worship
CCLI = Christian Copyright Licensing International, SongSelect
TFWS = The Faith We Sing (2000)
UMH = United Methodist Hymnal
W&S = Worship & Song (2011)
SOZ = Songs of Zion
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 W&S 3104, st 1, chorus 2x
Amazing Grace UMH 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 Optional, but if you do choose to preach, be very brief.]
Reaffirmation of Baptism New Reaffirmation [Spanish]
Baptism Baptismal Covenant 1
Music during Reaffirmation
Baptized in Water TFWS 2248
We Were Baptized in Christ Jesus TFWS 2251
Christ Has Risen TFWS 2115
The Easter Song W&S 3090
Reading Mark 16:1-8
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!