View the worship service for Easter- April 9, 2023

April 9, 2023
Prelude— Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (arr. Fedak); Were You There? (arr. Bish) 
Christ the Lord is Risen Today (arr. Payne)—Will Wiebe-Friesen
Anthem—The Lord Is Risen Indeed! (Billings)—Chancel Choir; Riley King, director; Will Wiebe-Friesen, accompanist
Easter Declaration and Response— Leader: Christ is risen!
People: Christ is risen indeed!
Christ Candle Lighting—Nathan Koontz
Anthem—Praise to the Lord, the Almighty—(VT 88) (Congregation sing in unison on verse 4)
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him!
Let the Amen Sound from His people again;
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
Easter Prayer—Nathan Koontz
*Hymn—This Joyful Eastertide—VT 352
Easter Morning
Was It a Morning Like This? — Bethany Schrag
“Later that same day….”— Judy Harder and Company
Be Not Afraid (VT 356)
              (Congregation join 3rdand 4th time through)
*Hymn—Thine is the Glory—(last verse in unison)—VT 355
Scripture Reading—Matthew 28:1-10—Abby, Naomi and Jennifer Koontz
Sermon—Where We Live—Roger Neufeld Smith
*Hymn—Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing—VT 359
Prayers of God’s People
*Hymn—Christ the Lord is Risen Today—VT 346—(Congregation sing parts verses 1-3; unison verse 4)
*Benediction—VT 1052
Postlude— In Thee is Gladness (arr. Portman)—Will Wiebe-Friesen
* You are invited to stand
VT = Voices Together
Keyboard- Will Wiebe-Friesen
Audio visual— Ben Lichti
Was It a Morning Like This?—lyrics and music by Jim Croegaert