Easter Morning 2018 Sunrise Service — Order of Worship

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Easter Sunrise: Love Leads the Way over an image of clouds with an orange tint of light

 

ABBREVIATIONS
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

ENTRANCE

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
OR
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
OR
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]
OR
Baptism                                                                             Baptismal Covenant 1
                                                                                           New Baptism
Music during Reaffirmation
            Baptized in Water                                                        TFWS 2248
            We Were Baptized in Christ Jesus                               TFWS 2251
            Christ Has Risen                                                          TFWS 2115

SENDING

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!