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Pastor: Rev. Kendra Balliet 
 Organist: Jim Ross 

Prelude - "Fantasy on "St. Kevin"- Gilbert Martin 
Bell Prelude - Antiphonal Celebration - Kevin McChesney

*Call to Worship
Leader: The tomb is dark, but empty
People: The one you are looking for has overcome the darkness
Leader: The stone has been rolled away
People: The one you are looking for has overcome death
Leader: The burial clothes are put aside
People: The one you are looking for is alive!
Leader: Christ is Risen!
People: Christ is Risen Indeed! Let us worship our Risen Savior!
*Opening Hymn "He Lives" #310
*Prayer of Confession
Leader: “Christ is risen!”
All: “He is risen indeed!”
We repeat our Easter shouts of
 surprise and joy
 again and again,
 for news of your victory
 over powers of death and evil
 is news so startling
 so amazing
 so different from the news that bombards us day by day.
Beyond our comprehension
 You startle us again and again
 with resurrection Life,
 bringing grace and hope and joy.
You, in your risen power,
 are shaping all our days,
 and so we praise you,
 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen
Gloria Patri
Children's Chat

 Music Ministry and Offertory - Lord of the Dance - Sydney Carter/Jason Krug (Bell Choir)
Doxology and Prayer of Gratitude
Scripture John 20:1-18 
Sermon Series “Journey of Stones
Sermon: “The Stone Is Rolled Away” 
Hymn “Because He Lives” #364
Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
Baptismal Covenant I – p. 33
Closing Hymn "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" #302
Action Steps & Benediction

 Postlude - "The Triumph of our King" -Lani Smith
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