Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the 1st Sunday of Easter (B)

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Jesus of the People, Janet McKenzie, painting, 1999, janetmckenzie.com

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Welcome to Worship on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.

During this time of worship you may wish to have a candle to light and to have bread and a beverage for communion — whatever you have available will be sufficient.

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Seasonal reflection        John 20:1-18        Dr. Paul Glass

“And it. Is. For. Us.

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Gathering Song        Hallelujah Chorus        Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

“King of kings
For ever and ever, hallelujah, hallelujah!
And Lord of lords
For ever and ever, hallelujah, hallelujah!”

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Acknowledgement of Land

(An act towards reconciliation)

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GATHERING & EXPLORING

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Set apart your worship space by lighting a candle along with the video clip.  The light of the candle symbolizes the presence of the Holy wherever we are.

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Welcome · Community Candle · Scripture · Moment of Wonder · Sermon

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AFFIRMING

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Song for Reflection & Offering        Empty Grave        Zach Williams

“I see an empty grave
I hear the heavens waking
Angels in jubilation
That stone’s been rolled away

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Offering

There are a number of ways to contribute financially when we are unable to attend worship in person:

• Make a one-time donation or manage ongoing, automatic giving on our secure website page: https://fccpuyallup.com/donate

• Use our mobile app to set up one-time or ongoing giving from your phone. Download the GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play to your smartphone and then search for “First Christian Church” using our zip code, 98371.

• Send checks by mail to: First Christian Church 623 9th Ave. SW P.O. Box 516 Puyallup, WA  98371

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CELEBRATING & BLESSING

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During this video clip you are invited to share the elements of communion which you have set aside for this worship time.  Bread, crackers, juice, wine, or water–all are signs of Christ’s abiding presence with us.

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Prayers of the People · Communion · Benediction
                with Special Music and Special Easter Greeting!

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Closing Song        Christ the Lord Is Risen Today        Northland Church

“Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

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Preacher: Pastor Ray Smith; Elder: Terry Forslund; Scripture: Lindsey Kays; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Pam Chan; Communion music: Kerry Yanasak; Easter Greeting: Emily Kays

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