Calls To Worship

Adapted from Psalm 30

Leader: You have turned our mourning into dancing!

You have taken away our funeral clothes

and re-clothed us in joy,

so that our whole being—body, mind and soul—

might sing praise to you and not be silent.

People: O Lord, our Lord, we will give thanks to you forever!

Leader: Alleluia! Christ is Risen!


Leader: Darkness has been vanquished!


Leader: Come let us worship and celebrate the Good News!


Adapted from 1 Corinthians 15

Jesus is risen! 

He is risen indeed! 

Where, O death, is your victory? 

Where, O death, is your sting? 

Thanks be to God! 

God gives us victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Revelation 1:17-18, John 14:19

 Do not be afraid, 
Jesus is the first and the last, 
and the living one. 
He was dead, and behold, 
He is alive for forever and ever.  

Because he lives, we also will live.  

Jesus Christ is risen. 

He is risen indeed! 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Leader: The darkness is gone!

People: Bright light floods into this new day of hope.

Leader: Those who went to the tomb received good news.

People: Christ was not there!

Leader: Christ is risen in our hearts and our spirits!

People: Christ is risen from the dead! Alleluia! Amen!

Think of a moment when someone

that you least expected to see

suddenly stands before you.

A moment when something you’d lost

is found again and you can scarcely believe your eyes.

Think of a moment when your fear

was suddenly proved unfounded

and you were surprised by joy.

This morning is such a moment.

We resign ourselves to the worst,

and suddenly life turns around.

So come this Easter morning,

to be shaken from your conviction

that nothing can change your situation.

Come if you look at the world

and feel overwhelmed by its chaos,

or disillusioned by its promises.

On this morning we remember

how Mary went to anoint a corpse,

and was greeted by a Saviour.

Come to worship prepared

to see your life and the world

through new eyes.

For Christ is risen,

he is risen indeed. Hallelujah!

Ann Siddall, Stillpoint Spirituaity Centre

Christ has risen. 

He is risen indeed! 

Where, O death, is your victory? 

Where, O death, is your sting? 

Almighty God, through Christ, you give us everlasting life. By the power of your Holy Spirit, please show us today a glimpse of that new life as we reflect upon your glory. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

For those who first went out into the early dawn,

when the sky was grey, taking spices to the tomb,

there was terror, and surprise.

For us, resisting the impulse to sleep in as part of a long weekend,

and being over-familiar with the Easter story,

there is the risk of complacency.

So let us open ourselves

to the astounding possibility that life can break out

at any moment!

Let us challenge the thought

that we have planned the future

So efficiently that

there will be no surprises!

Let us face the fact

that the walls of this church,

and the life of our institution

cannot entirely contain Jesus Christ!

Let us celebrate the irrepressible power of God

breaking out with life

where we least expect it!

Ann Siddall, Stillpoint Spirituaity Centre