Welcome to our Easter Day worship. Christ is risen – he is risen indeed, Alleluia! Our focus today is on the women and Peter at the empty tomb in Luke 24, and their witness to the resurrection. But first let’s sing the praises of our living Lord:
We bring our prayers to God:
Our reading today is Luke 24:1-12, read by Reka:
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marvelling at what had happened.
Talk by Glyn: The best people in the world …
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Let’s sing: Thine be the glory ….
Now we pray for the church and the world:
Our closing song: See what a morning ….
Now let’s say the grace for each other: