Online service, Easter Sunday
He has risen!
Happy Easter! As Christians around the world are celebrating Christ’s resurrection, let’s recall the announcement of the angel at Jesus’ tomb on that first Easter morning:
Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.
Matthew 28:5 – 6
Songs of worship
The secondary name of this song is Anastasis, which in Greek means rising from the dead, so it’s a really fitting song to be singing on Easter Sunday to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, and continue to look forward to when Christ will come again.
Concluding our Synoptic Gospels Series
Today we’ll conclude our Synoptic Gospels Series (in Matthew, Mark & Luke). Pastor Chadd will be focusing on the highlight of the Gospel, which is the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ in Mark 16, and also harmonizing some of the other gospel’s resurrection accounts.
New Deuteronomy Sermon Series
Next Sunday we’ll begin a new sermon series in the book of ‘Deuteronomy’. Despite its serious sounding name, this book has been called, ‘the heartbeat of the OT’ (based on it’s many references to the heart). For example, it’s most famous passage declares, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:4 – 5). This series will challenge the heart of our faith as we explore Moses’ final exhortations to always trust and obey our God.
St Paul’s Pantry Ministry
As our world continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic, there are many people in our local community who are being placed under severe hardship. Therefore, we are thankful for our ongoing partnership with St. Paul’s Pantry ministry (that provides essential grocery items for some of our communities most needy people).
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Pray that God will bless us with wisdom, insight, and creativity that we need to effectively care for those who are in need, but also in lock-down.
Taken from the story behind this song by song writer Joel Houston- “I love that God takes pride in using broken vessels, ordinary people, like you and like me. It’s because of His amazing grace that our eyes are open to the fact that He wants to use us, to do what only He can do, so that people will see Him.” Let’s reflect on this together.
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Bible reading and Sermon
Today’s passage comes from Mark 16:
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”
8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
Alternatively, parents, please use the interactive resources in this week’s kids church to minister to your children.
Response and reflection
Christ’s resurrection is more than just the punch line to the Easter story. It’s the reason that we put our faith and hope in him. Through his death for our sins we are forgiven; and through his resurrection we receive eternal life.
Now take some time to reflect and discuss what the Easter events mean to you:
- Do you truly believe that Jesus died for your sins, and that he rose from the tomb to give you new life?
- How will you proclaim this good news to others?
Let’s express our gratitude to Christ for what he did at Easter – we are all washed clean.