Service Preview for March 31, 2024 Resurrection Sunday

Service Preview for March 31, 2024 Resurrection Sunday

Download: Readings and Song Lyrics for March 31, 2024

Pre-service Song
Christ the Lord is Risen Today

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

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O Death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Dying once He all doth save, Alleluia!
Where thy 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 hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Words by Charles Wesley, Music Lyra Davidica
©Public Domain

Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Call to Worship
1 Corinthians 15:20-21, 54057 (CSB)

Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

For since death came through a man,
the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man.

For just as in Adam all die,
so also in Christ all will be made alive.

Death has been swallowed up in victory.
Where, death, is your victory?
Where, death, is your sting?

He is risen!
He is risen indeed!

He is risen!
He is risen indeed!

He is risen!
He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

Our Sung Call to Worship
Come and Hear the Story (He Is Risen From the Dead)
Come and hear the story! See our Savior’s glory!
Know that our Champion has won!
O, come, and join the chorus. Sing! Our God is for us!
Praise to the risen, reigning Son!

We were dead in sin when Christ came down from heaven,
Died in our place upon that tree.
But death could not contain him. He was not forsaken—
God raised him up for all to see!

Where, O Death, now is your sting?
Christ is raised in victory!
He is risen! He is risen!

Hear the words the angel said:
“He is risen from the dead!”
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Praise Jesus!

Now, in heaven reigning — soon, he is returning.
Then, resurrection he will bring.
So we, though outward dying, live by faith that’s finding
Hope in our song of victory: (Chorus)

Life has come!
Sin and death are done!
Christ the Lord has won!
He is risen from the dead! (Repeat)

Go proclaim the story! Share our Savior’s glory!
Shout that our Champion has won!
We go and take this chorus: “Sing! Our God is for us!
Praise to the risen, reigning Son!” (Chorus)

Words by Eric Schumacher and Ashley Hoobler, Music by Ashley Hoobler

We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Confession
Based on Romans 3:11-12, 18, 23 (ESV)

None is righteous, no, not one;
no one understands;
no one seeks for God.

All have turned aside;
together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.

There is no fear of God before their eyes.

For all have sinned
and fall short of the glory of God.

We are sinners.
We are sinners indeed.

We are sinners.
We are sinners indeed.

We are sinners.
We are sinners indeed.
Lord, save us. Amen.

Time of silent confession.

Our Sung Confession
O Praise the Name (Anastasis)

I cast my mind to Calvary,
Where Jesus bled and died for me.
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet.
My Saviour on that cursed tree.

His body bound and drenched in tears.
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb.
The entrance sealed by heavy stone.
Messiah still and all alone.

O praise the name of the Lord our God.
O praise His name forevermore.
For endless days we will sing Your praise.
O Lord, O Lord, our God.

Then on the third at break of dawn,
The Son of heaven rose again.
O trampled death where is your sting?
The angels roar for Christ the King. (Chorus)

He shall return in robes of white.
The blazing sun shall pierce the night.
And I will rise among the saints,
My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face. (Chorus)

O Lord, O Lord, our God.
O Lord, O Lord, our God.

By Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson
© 2015 Hillsong Music Publishing Australia; Small City Music

Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.

Remember the Gospel
Colossians 1:15, 18-20 (ESV)

Who is Jesus?

He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of all creation.
And he is the head of the body, the church.

He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in everything he might be preeminent.

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things,
whether on earth or in heaven,
making peace by the blood of his cross.

Our Sung Profession of Assurance

See Him in Jerusalem, walking where the crowds are.
Once these streets had sung to Him, now they cry for murder.
Such a frail and lonely Man holding up the heavy cross.
See Him walking in Jerusalem on the road to save us.

See Him there upon the hill, hear the scorn and laughter;
Silent as a lamb He waits, praying to the Father.
See the King who made the sun and the moon and shining stars.
Let the soldiers hold and nail Him down, so that He could save them.

See Him there upon the cross, now no longer breathing;
Dust that formed the watching crowds, takes the blood of Jesus.
Feel the earth is shaking now, see the veil is split in two,
And He stood before the wrath of God, shielding sinners with His blood.

See the empty tomb today, death could not contain Him.
Once the Servant of the world, now in vict’ry reigning.
Lift your voices to the One who is seated on the throne.
See Him in the New Jerusalem, praise the One who saved us.

Lift your voices to the One who is seated on the throne.
See Him in the New Jerusalem, praise the One who saved us.

Praise the One who saved us.

By Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson and Tiarne Tranter
© 2014 CityAlight Music

Glorious Day

One day when heaven was filled with His praises,
One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin,
Dwelt among men, my example is He.
The Word became flesh and the light shined among us.
His glory revealed.

Living, He loved me, dying He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away.
Rising, He justified freely forever.
One day He’s coming,
O glorious day.

One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain.
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree.
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected,
Bearing our sins my Redeemer is He.
The hands that healed nations stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me. (Chorus)

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
One day the stone rolled away from the door.
Then He arose over death He had conquered.
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore.
Death could not hold Him,
The grave could not keep Him from rising again. (Chorus)

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
One day the skies with His glories will shine.
Wonderful day my beloved one bringing.
My Savior Jesus is mine. (Chorus)

O glorious day, glorious day. O, glorious day!

By Michael Bleecker, J. Wilbur Chapman, and Mark Hall
© 2009 Curb Songs; Be Essential Songs; My Refuge Music

Thanksgiving and Petition

We Give Thanks in Prayer and Offer Petitions to God
We express our gratitude to God our Father for Christ’s work on the cross for us and bring our requests before him. In bringing our requests, we confess that we believe God truly is a good father, who cares about our needs and gives us what he knows is best.

We Give Thanks by Giving
We give financial offerings to support the work of the church because of our gratitude to God. By giving we confess we are trusting in God’s provision for us as well.

On the first Sunday of each month we have a Mission Moment to highlight the different missions giving
opportunities we have at Grand. Members are encouraged to give to GABC Missions to support these missions.

You may give electronically at or place your offering in the boxes at the back of the sanctuary or send a check in the mail.

Scripture Reading
Luke 24:1-12 (ESV)
1But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were
frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles,
11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

This is the word of the Lord.
The grass withers and the flower falls
but the word of the Lord endures forever.

Luke 24:1-12 (ESV) – Take Heart-Jesus is Alive! – Pastor Michael Felkins

Sermon Discipleship Questions
1. What encouraged you?
2. What convicted you?
3. Is there anything in your life that needs to change?

Having heard and confessed the Gospel, we are sent into the world on mission in Christ, which we express in both song and spoken word.

Sending Song
Crown Him With Many Crowns

Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own:
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of love;
Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight
But downward bends his burning eye
At mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of life,
Who triumphed o’er the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save;
His glories now we sing
Who died, and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring
And lives that death may die.

Crown Him the Lord of lords,
The Sovereign Lord of time,
Creator of the earth and heav’n,
Yet I can call Him mine!
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For Thou hast died for me:
Thy praise and glory shall not fail
Throughout eternity!

Words by Matthew Bridges, Alternate words by Eric Schumacher, Music by George Elvey
©Public Domain

Book of Common Prayer

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s
resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your
life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Scripture text for next Sunday: Matthew 14:13-21