|5869 Ware Neck Rd.
Gloucester, VA 23061
Easter Sunday April 4, 2021
Call to Worship-Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Scripture Acts 10:34-43
Song and Meditation
Praises and Concerns
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily
bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation. but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Scripture 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Song and Mediation
Affirmation of Faith Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;* the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick 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.
Sermon “Seeing” John 20:1-18
Service of Holy Communion
In memory of:
Our Son, Greg Sue & Jimmy Antonick
Carolyn B. Sterling Lester Sterling
Jackie Soles Her Family
My Parents Ernest C. Haeger Jr and Joan Morris Haeger Rene’ Wenleder
My husband Dr. Rudolf B. Wenleder M.D. Rene’ Wenleder
My sister-in-law Norma Ackermann Rene’ Wenleder
The Brown Family Ceci Brown
Bill Crittenden Peggy Crittenden
Ann Crittenden Peggy Crittenden
Ken Smith & Greg Skurupey Jean Smith
Our Family and Friends Karen &Blair Soles
Big Daddy Haley, Chris, Charlie & Ella
Dave Lilly Frank & Hattie West
Andy James Roberta James
Dave Lilly Gloria Lilly
Dave Lilly Robert & Gale
Our grandparents: John and Dottie Sponsel, Jack and Gerry Hutchins, Wally and Kitty Davenport, and Glenn and Martha Van Atta
Jay & Denise Hutchins
In honor of:
Our Children & Grandchildren Bob & Susie Welker
Our Grandchildren Bruce and Martha Soles
My children Dr. Brett C. Wenleder M.D. / grandchildren Ava and Aubrey Rene’ Wenleder
Courtney E. Wenleder / grandchildren Ashleigh and Amber Rene’ Wenleder
Alison R. Bernier / grandchildren Charles and Grayson Rene’ Wenleder
Our Family and Friends Karen &Blair Soles
Our Children & Grandchildren Brownie & Ted Bartley
Gloria Lilly Frank & Hattie West
In Thanksgiving for:
Our Church Family Kim & Jim Williams
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR EASTER
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Father Almighty (almighty God ), creator of heaven and earth.
You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.
When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast.
You delivered us from captivity, made covenant to be our sovereign God,
brought us to a land flowing with milk and honey,
and set before us the way of life.
And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.
By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection
you gave birth to your Church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
By your great mercy we have been born anew
to a living hope through the resurrection of your Son from the dead
and to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.
Once we were no people, but now we are your people,
declaring your wonderful deeds in Christ,
who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.
When the Lord Jesus ascended, he promised to be with us always,
in the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.
On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread,
gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
When the supper was over he took the cup,
gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,
poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
On the day you raised him from the dead
he was recognized by his disciples in the breaking of the bread,
and in the power of your Holy Spirit your Church has continued
in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup.
And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,
and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,
that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.
By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world,
until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.
Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God ), now and for ever.