Worship resources for Easter 2021

Each Sunday we post online worship resources when Tier 3 restrictions only allow 50 people to attend church. So we provide these to stay in touch and stay safe.

The links to the hymns can be accessed by clicking on “Click here” beside the hymn title. These take you to Youtube and we have no control over the adverts you see.

The prayers are taken from the Church of Scotland Weekly Worship.

There is a bonus track at the end of the worship to enjoy.

Scriptural sentence

Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living One; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore… Revelation 1:17-18

Amen

Opening prayer

Approach to God/Call to worship

Lord of life and power,
Through the mighty resurrection of Your Son,
You have overcome death
And opened the gate of everlasting life.
Grant that we, being dead to sin
And alive to You in Jesus Christ,
May reign with Him in glory,
Who with You and the Holy Spirit is alive,
One God, now and for ever.


Amen

The First Hymn:

The day of resurrection Click here

Prayer of Reflective confession

Let us pray.

Risen Lord,
we are the Easter people, and Alleluia is our song.
We are the Easter people come to worship,
released from tombs of pain and doubt and fear and death
into the freedom of this new day,
and its promise of hope fulfilled.
We are the Easter people,
Emerging into the brightness of faith,
Blinking, questioning, wondering, hoping.
Come to us, into the garden of our lives,
and touch all that is barren, and wasted and dried
with Your healing hand.
Forgive our half-lived lives,
our broken promises, and our failed kindness.
Call to us by our name,
that we might turn from all that limits and burdens us,
and lift us up into forgiveness and freedom.
Open the gateways of our hearts and minds,
and call us out into Your world to be
embraced by Your unfailing and renewing mercy.
Today, in silence, prayer and song,
may we encounter Jesus and His grace.
For we are the Easter people, and Alleluia is our song.
Through Jesus Christ our risen Lord.

And so we pray the prayer Jesus called us to pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever.

Amen

Bible Reading: John 20:1-18(Film) Click Here

The Reflection: Click Here

The Second Hymn: Let us build a house Click here

Prayers of Intercession

Let us pray.

Lord Jesus Christ,
Come, stand among us,
that we might see You by our side,
that we might hear You call our names,
that we might now, on this heady day of joy,
be still, right now, and know that You are God.
We give You heartfelt thanks from our full hearts.
We bring to You our prayers this day
For a world needing Easter.
We pray for those locked in by hurt, and loneliness and grief.
We pray for those locked in by addiction, and hunger, and poverty.
We pray that we, inspired by Your Good News this Easter Day,
may bring our practical care and help to those who call out,
and to those who are silent,
and in our lived-out faith and love, show no partiality
as we bring what hope we can to those in need.
Today we pray for our nation, for our Queen,
and for those who shape the future of our country and our world.
In times of uncertainty make us confident with kindness.
In times of frustration, make us gentle with vision.
Help us to be the Easter people bringing light into our world.
Lord Jesus Christ,
for the Church we pray, that in our work and witness
we may be generous in our believing,
and joyful in our serving.
Help us to blend tradition and newness,
to keep our faith and work a power for good,
and a dynamic for reconciliation and renewal.
This Easter Day, this new beginning, this time of lifting up,
lift up our heads and hearts, lift up our eyes and voices,
for our Lord Jesus Christ is risen!
And there is hope!
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

Closing Hymn: Thine be the Glory Click Here

Closing Blessing

Christ was raised from the dead
by the glorious power of the Father.
Set out, then, on a new life with Christ.
And the blessing of God Almighty,
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among you, and remain with you,
now and forever more.

Amen

Bonus worship track for the Chosen “Walk on the water” Click here (When you put the kettle on allow a different style into your life of worship)

Thank you for time in taking part by using these resources. If you have any messages you would like to share with us, please connect with us below.

Stay in touch and stay safe. This is why we provide the above.

Frosty morning outside the Church

Published by alisterbullart

I am interested in oil painting and reading the history and impact of art. I'm sharing with you some of my explorations into art so others who were once interested in art in the earlier stages of life can rediscover how painting can be a source of relaxation and therapy. I live in Scotland. #alisterbullart

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