Centering Words (Pastor)
Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! The power of love has overturned the power of death proclaiming the victory of our risen Lord! As we worship, let us encounter the risen Christ. Let us search in wonder, let us listen as he calls us by name!
Call to Worship (Responsive)
This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day that sees Christ rise! Let us sing and praise his name.
This is the day of new beginnings! Let us give thanks and celebrate his love.
Opening Prayer (Unison) Living God, we celebrate the power of your love and your gift of life. We come searching for your presence. We long to experience your loving embrace. Lift up our hearts that we may rejoice in your power over death. Fill our hearts with joy as we sing your praises. Amen.
Prayer of Yearning (Unison) Risen Christ, breathe new life into us this day. Inspire us with confidence. Open our hearts, to receive your promise of resurrection. Speak to us once more, that we might hear your voice and recognize your presence. From the darkness of doubt, guide us into the glorious light of faith and love. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.
Words of Assurance (Responsive)
God’s steadfast love endures forever,
calling forth new life and joy! In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God!
Years ago we set up an account called "Communion Fund" which was a repository for funds donated for use by the pastor to assist those in need. We have decided to clarify reporting to show a line item for Pastor Discretionary Fund and another line item for COVID Relief Fund. This will now be reflected in LUMC financial reports.