Easter: Arise & Shine! Matthew 28:1-10 April 5, 2015
Arise & Shine
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SCRIPTURE Matthew 28:1-10
1After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Christ Candle Lighting for Easter:
Leader: Rejoice, heavenly choirs of angels!
All: Rejoice, all creation around God’s throne!
Leader: Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
All: Sound the trumpet of salvation!
Leader: Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor!
All: Radiant in the brightness of your King!
Leader: Christ has conquered! Glory fills you!
All: Darkness vanishes forever!
Leader: This is the day when Christ broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave!
All: This is the day truly blessed, when heaven is wedded to earth,
and all creation is reconciled with God!
All: Therefore, God, in the joy of this day, receive our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Let us sing with joy, joining the mighty chorus of all God’s people!
Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: Easter: Arise & Shine! Matthew 28:1-10 April 5, 2015