Lillington Presbyterian Church – Easter Sunday eWorship Service 

April 12, 2020



Isaiah 65:17-18

17 For I am about to create new heavens
    and a new earth;
the former things shall not be remembered
    or come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
    in what I am creating;
for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy,
    and its people as a delight.


Early on the first day of the week,
the disciples of Jesus went to the tomb
where he had been buried
only to find the stone had been rolled away
and the tomb was empty.
Friends, although this Easter looks different
than any Easter we can remember,
trusting that the love of God knows no boundaries:
We Gather!
We Gather as Christ’s disciples,
on the first day of the week,
to celebrate the good news of the gospel:
Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Lord Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit
we have been raised from the waters of baptism
to share in your glorious resurrection. 
Yet we have not lived as Easter people.
We are unsure of your promise,
Confused about your will,
And afraid in the face of danger.
Call us by name, risen Lord, that we may know
You with confidence.
Forgive us our sin
And let our lives be a testimony to your salvation
Through the love of God and by the power of the Holy Spirit.                                                       

                                                                        (Silent Prayer)

Listen, friends:
God who raised Jesus from the dead has not
given us over to death.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 28:1-10

Moment of Reflection


Affirmation of Faith:      Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell.
The third day He arose from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; 
the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; 
the resurrection of the body; and life everlasting. 


Offering our Gifts
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Prayer of Dedication:

Almighty God,
by your grace, accept the fruit of our labor
and the offering of our lives
in union with our risen Lord
who lives and reigns with you forever. Amen. 


Prayers for God’s People
Please contact Barrett Payne for pastoral concerns and prayers:


Lillington Presbyterian Church Prayer List:

Michelle Plummer (Steve and Ann Plummer’s niece), David Buie (Dianne Johnson’s cousin), Kathy Tart, Francis McDonald, Cameron Jones (Sallie Grace Quinn’s friend), Colleen Davenport (Elise Coley’s sister-in-law), John Murchison (Hill’s brother), Paul Church (Kathy Tart’s father), Ellen Collins, Logan Griffith, John Mann (Ann McCormick’s brother-in-law), Alison Zieglmeier (Katie Tunstall’s friend), Mike Koehler (Vikki Wilbourne’s brother), Judy Breeden, Steven Hart (deployed), Judy Bethune, Margaret Smart (Rosie and Daisy’s Sister), Vanessa and Bernard Silvan (Hill’s niece and nephew), Casey Botello, Dr. David Price, Allison Morgan.


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 and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


Receive the good news: Christ is risen from the dead!
Tell the good news:  the power of death is no longer the victor!
Live the good news: we are free to love as Christ loved us!

Alleluia! Amen!





Liturgy and Prayers adapted from Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion, David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor and Kimberly Bracken Long, editors