April 17th Resurrection: Hope Seeing Resurrected Jesus
Call to Worship
Christ is Risen
He is Risen indeed
The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone
Look the Lord’s doing wondrous things before our eyes
This is the day that the Lord has made
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Call to Confession: God sees us exactly as we are and loves us, so come let us confess ourselves to God.
Confession: Jesus, we confess that sometimes we are blinded by tears or turned away, and it is hard to recognize you. We confess that all too often we do not practice or believe in the power of resurrection, so it sneaks by us. Forgive us, teach us to see the seeds you are planting, for you are, after all, the original gardener, and help us to co-create and tend the seeds of resurrection so that they grow, we pray in the name of the resurrection Jesus. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon: Christ is risen, so you are forgiven. Know the truth: In Jesus Christ we are Forgiven.
Prayer of the Day/Dedication: We are an Easter people, a Resurrection People, let us name it and claim it we pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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