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CUCC Easter Worship – Made Like Christ, Like Christ We Rise

"Made like Christ, like Christ we rise."

Adam: God be with you.
All: And also with you.

Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen and Amira Stanley

Lighting of the Peace Candle – Amira and Adam
Adam: Our tradition at CUCC is to light our Christ Candle of Peace at the beginning of each worship service to center ourselves around the Peace of Christ.
Amira: I invite you to join us in lighting the peace candle…
All: We pray for peace
in our hearts,
in our homes,
in our community,
in our nation,
and in our world.

Hymn: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Scripture Reading – Adam Ericksen
Jeremiah 31:1-6
John 20:1-18

*Call to Worship – Amira
Amira: Please join us in the call to worship…
Amira: Our ancestors found grace in the wilderness.
All: For God’s love is everlasting!
Amira: We are in the wilderness, and God promises to be faithful to us.  
All: God’s love is everlasting!
Amira: God promises that one day we will dance and maybe even hug.
All: God’s love is everlasting!
Amira: Even as we await the day when we can be together, we proclaim on this day that viruses do not have the last word. Death does not have the last word. Because we know that love has the last word.
All: God’s love is everlasting! Amen!

Children’s Moment

*Passing of the Peace – Amira
Amira: Friends, although we are physically separated as we practice social distance, in reality we are all connected. And so we come to the point in our service where we pass the peace with one another. I invite you to open your palms up like this and imagine yourself connected to everyone watching this livestream as we pass the peace to one another.
Amira: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you.
All: And also with you.
Invitation to the Offering Adam Ericksen
Prayers of the People – Adam
(After each prayer, Adam will say, “God in your love” and you are invited to respond with “hear our prayers.”)

Community Prayer and Lord’s Prayer - Amira
Our God,
Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed by 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,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.

Sermon – Resurrection Means We Can’t Go Back to Normal

*Unison Benediction – Amira Stanley
May God bless you and keep you.
May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
May God look upon you with kindness and bring you peace.
This day and forever more. Amen
-Numbers 6:24-26