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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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If you are unable to join us at that time the recording of Chapel will be available on Moodle.

Welcome & Announcements

He is risen!
He is risen indeed!

Morning Has Broken

Author: Eleanor Farjeon (1931) Tune: Bunessan. | Musical Arrangement by Cat Stevens. 1971 William J. Gaither, Inc.

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word

Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven
Like the first dew fall on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise ev'ry morning
God's recreation of the new day

Poem | What's in a Name

An Easter Poem by Conor Wilkerson

The day is young and the dawn just breaking,
As I stir from my rest, though more restless
With the constant thought of today's burden.

As I walk the dusty path I smell them:
The aromas that remind me of those
Already buried, ones gone before him.

But with him we buried more than a man,
We buried our hope. No, this is not right!
Where is the stone? Where is the winding sheet?

Just a moment ago, I didn't know
I could be this cold, or feel more alone.
Then I see the steward of the garden.

"Please," I ask, "Please, what have you done with him?"
A moment passes as he looks at me.
I say "a moment," but it could have been
An hour, I don't know (time feels different now).
All he says name. And I see Him,
I see me, I see everything, made new.

Joyful Joyful We Adore You

Lyrics: Henry Van Dyke | Tune (“Hymn to Joy”): Ludwig van Beethoven | Arrangement: Andres Perez

Joyful joyful we adore You, God of glory, Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before You, opening to the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day

All Your works with joy surround You, earth and heav’n reflect Your rays
Stars and angels sing around You, Centre of unbroken praise
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea
Chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee

You are giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest
Thou our Father Christ our Brother, all who live in love are Thine
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine

Lift your voices, sing your praises, Christ has triumphed o'er the grave
Sin and death are now defeated, dashes their power to enslave
Conqu'ring evil, Christ the victor burst the gates of Hell's domain
First fruit of the new creation, Christ our Saviour lives today

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Lyrics: Charles Wesley | Tune (“Easter Hymn”): unknown (updated by John Arnold) | Arrangement: Andres Perez

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing ye heavens and earth reply, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where O death is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Dying once He all does save, Alleluia!
Where they victory O grave? Alleluia

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ has burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Easter Sunrise Prayer

Brent Buhler

    People, lift up your eyes, (Is. 51:6)
    And look toward the east; (Ps. 103:12)
    For soon, the glory of the Lord will be revealed, (Is. 40:5a)
    All flesh will see it together; (Is. 40:5b)
   For the Sun of Righteousness will come, (Mal. 4:2a)
    With healing in His wings! (Mal. 4:2b)
    Bend your faces to the east, (Is. 24:15)
    Awaken your eyes to the morning of our salvation! (Is. 33:2)
    For too long, we hungered in the night (Matt. 5:6)
    Scavenging in spiritual shadows; (Jer. 6:4)
    For too long, we thirsted in darkness, (Matt. 5:6)
    Wandering hopelessly under starless skies; (Ex. 14:3)
    And flood the world with light! (Matt.5:14)
    End this age of gloom! (Is. 9:1)
    Rain warmth upon our land! (Deut. 11:11)
    And coax the earth from its winter slumber! (Song. 2:11)
    Wipe out the thick clouds of transgression, (Is. 44:22a)
    Break through the fog of despair; (Eccl. 2:20)
    The heavy mist of ego and pride, (Is. 44:22b)
    The overcast of guilt, which too long kept us captive; (Ps. 32:5)
    And give strength to the weary, (Is. 40:29)
    And vision to the prisoners of darkness, (Is. 42:7)
    The age of darkness has ended, (Ps. 88:12)
    Our covenant with death is cancelled! (Is. 28:18)
    Shine! For our light has come! (Is. 60:1a)
    The glory of the Lord has risen upon us! (Is. 60:1b)
    Our sun will set no more, (Is. 60:20a)
    Neither will our moon wane! (Is. 60:20b)
    The Lord will be our everlasting light, (Is. 60:20c)
    Our nights of mourning are no more. (Is. 60:20d)

Because He Lives

Gloria Gaither and William J. Gaither | 1971 William J. Gaither, Inc. | Arrangement: Andres Perez

God sent His Son they called Him Jesus
He came to love heal and forgive
He bled and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove
My Savior lives

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because He lives

How sweet to hold a newborn baby
And feel the pride and joy he gives
But greater still the calm assurance
This child can face uncertain days
Because Christ lives

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because He lives

Scripture | Luke 24:36-49 (NRSV)

While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

Homily | Recovering Touch

David Robinson | Adjunct Professor of Theology and Ethics

Who Will Roll Away the Stone

Peter La Grand and Tom Wuest

Early in the morning
The sun already risen
Three women came bearing spices
The Lord’s body to anoint
Standing outside the tomb
They asked each other saying

Who will roll away the stone
Who will roll away the stone

Looking up they realised
The stone had been removed
And to their amazement
A young man sat before them
robed in white
Do not be afraid
For Jesus of Nazarene
Who has been crucified
Here you will not find

He has risen from the grave
He has risen from the grave
He has risen from the grave
He has risen from the grave

You’ll find Him on the road
You’ll find Him at your table
You’ll find Him on the road
You’ll find Him at your table

He has risen from the dead
He has risen from the dead
(Early on the third day)
He has risen from the dead

Easter Benediction

May the light of Jesus shine continuously
to drive away all darkness
and strengthen you in hope

May Christ, the morning star
who knows no setting
find his light ever burning in our hearts
and reach you with love

May the God who gives his light to all creation
fill you with joy in the faith

Go now, sent out to be the Easter people
proclaiming the good news. Amen.

After the benediction, volunteers are available to pray with you. If you would like someone to join you in prayer, send a private chat message to Claire Perini.

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