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CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HAMILTON …...2 CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HAMILTON April 12, 2020 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship Minister - The Dr. Rev Greg Davidson Organist –

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    CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HAMILTON April 12, 2020 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship

    Minister - The Dr. Rev Greg Davidson Organist – Dr. Roger Bergs

    Soloist and Song Leader – Christina Austin, soprano

    * Indicates standing, as you are able.


    Work your miracle of life within us, O God. Lift us out of our darkness and show us the light that has come into the world through your beloved son. Bring joy to our hearts and grant us the transforming power of your presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Mark H. Landfried

    PRELUDES Christ the Lord is Risen Today – A. Clarke, M. Bedford Thine Be the Glory - Sondra Tucker



    * HYMN – Christ the Lord is Risen Today

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    Leader: Alleluia! Christ is risen. All: He is risen indeed! Leader: Let us worship our God. Let us pray.


    May the peace of Christ be with you; and also with you.


    I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day, he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN.

    * HYMN – See, What a Morning

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    * RESPONSIVE PSALM READING (p. 496) Psalm 16:5-11 "Song of Trust and Security of God"

    Leader: The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.

    Congregation: The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage.

    I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;

    in the night also my heart instructs me.

    I keep the Lord always before me;

    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

    Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;

    my body also rests secure.

    For you do not give me up to Sheol,

    or let your faithful one see the Pit.

    You show me the path of life.

    In your presence there is fullness of joy;

    in your right hand are pleasures forevermore. SOLO: Rise Up, My Heart, with Gladness JS Bach

    Christina Austin, soprano

    Rise up, my heart, with gladness, and hear the news today. Now let all gloom and sadness be gone without delay. Lifeless our Savior lay. So, too, shall we one day. But we shall know God’s love, and rise to heaven above.

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    With joy the foe had shouted, when Christ was laid in the tomb. But now the foe is routed. His joy is turned to gloom. Christ gains the victory. Through Him we all are free. He who was born to save has triumphed over the grave!

    OLD TESTAMENT READING (p. 696) Isaiah 65: 17-19 "The Glorious New Creation”

    17 For I am about to create new heavens

    and a new earth;

    the former things shall not be remembered

    or come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever

    in what I am creating;

    for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy,

    and its people as a delight. 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem,

    and delight in my people;

    no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it,

    or the cry of distress.

    * HYMN – The Day of Resurrection

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    GOSPEL READING (p. 113) John 20:1-18

    "The Resurrection"

    Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to

    the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and

    went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to

    them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they

    have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the

    tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and

    reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying

    there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into

    the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on

    Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by

    itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw

    and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise

    from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.

    11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into

    the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had

    been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman,

    why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I

    do not know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned

    around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus

    said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?”

    Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him

    away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to

    her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means

    Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet

    ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to

    my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went

    and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he

    had said these things to her.

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    Lector: This is the word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God.

    SERMON – Jesus is Risen from the Grave


    OFFERTORY SOLO Alleluia Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Christina Austin, soprano



    * HYMN – Thine Be the Glory



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    PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS Gary Pokoradi Eileen Reynolds Linda Pearson Marie Davies

    Sermon Notes: Jesus is Risen from the Grave John 20:1-18

    Word of the Day - Resurrection Based on the New Testament witness to the

    resurrection of the crucified Christ, Christians affirm belief in “the resurrection of

    the dead” (Nicene Creed) and “the resurrection of the body” (Apostles’ Creed).

    Faith and hope in bodily resurrection stand in contrast to the idea of the

    immortality of the soul. The latter holds immortality to be intrinsic to some aspect

    of the human creature, whereas resurrection faith presupposes that death is total

    and the hope for life beyond death rests on the sheer gift of God who brought

    creation out of nothing and raised the crucified Jesus from the dead. Moreover,

    resurrection faith affirms the significance of embodied existence in God’s sight

    and by extension the value of the entire material cosmos.

    Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology, Daniel L. Migliore page 464

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