BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
Easter, April 17, 2022
From Certainty to Openness
Seeking God’s Ways
Prelude—Llanfair (Powell); O filii et filiae (Held)—Verlene Garber
Christ Candle Lighting—Renee Reimer
*Introit—All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name—[VT 364] (arr. Hal Hopson)
vs 1: congregation & Chancel Choir; vs 2: choir only; vs 3: congregation & choir
Leader: Christ is risen!
People: He is risen indeed!
Call to Worship
Leader: Together we seek the way of God—
Group 1: the generous,
Group 2: compassionate,
Group 1: grace-filled,
Group 2: inclusive,
Group 1: abundant,
Group 2: powerful,
Group 1: unsettling,
All: way of God.
Leader: On this day that God has made, may our hearts be open to the good news:
Christ is not here, for he is risen.
All: Jesus Christ is risen indeed!
*Hymn—Christ the Lord Is Risen Today—VT 346
Children’s Conversation—Renee Reimer
*Anthem—O God Our Help in Ages Past—[VT 203]—(arr. John Ferguson)
vs 1: congregation & choir; vs 2: all women; vs 3-4: choir only;
vs 5: all men; vs 6: congregation and choir
Scripture Reading—John 20:1-18—Todd Schlosser
Sermon—Do not hold onto me—Nathan Koontz
*Hymn—Thine is the Glory—VT 355
Prayers of God’s People
Sung Benediction—For the Beauty of the Earth (arr. John Rutter)—Chancel Choir
* You are invited to stand
VT = Voices Together
Audio visual—Ken Lamp
Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Todd Schlosser