An Order of Worship for April 12, 2020
A printable version of this order of worship is available here.
Take a moment to center your heart on Jesus Christ. If you have a candle, light it in your worship space to remind you of God’s presence close to you.
Open your worship by reading or singing Christ the Lord is Risen Today. This version is a virtual choir created by United Methodists around the world especially for this Easter Sunday.
Let’s go to God in Prayer: God of life, through Jesus Christ you have bestowed upon the world the light of life. Sanctify this new fire, and grant that our hearts and minds may also be kindled with holy desire to shine forth with the brightness of Christ’s rising, that we may attain to the feast of everlasting light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Read Matthew 28:1-10
Read or Sing He Lives:
Take a moment to give thanks to God for your blessings this week.
Read or Sing our Doxology Hymn:
Read John 11:1-7,11-26
Take time to write down any prayer concerns you have for this week. Take time to pray for these concerns. Also, please pray for wisdom and discernment for leaders within the church, and for the health and safety of all of God’s children amid this Coronavirus outbreak.
End your prayer time with the Lord’s Prayer.
Close your worship today by singing or reading In the Garden (If you are not familiar with this hymn, choose your favorite hymn to close your time with God)