Adult Spiritual Formation - 10:00 am
Spiritual formation returns next week with a new series for the rest of April - Inventive Faith. We'll explore creative practices connected to spirituality. Creativity is a way of bringing new life to our journeys. If you're attending worship in person in April, spiritual formation will be meeting between worship services in the Multipurpose Room at 10 o'clock.
Prelude - Easter Medley
Greeting and Announcements
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Celebrations and prayer concerns will be read from the pulpit. Please email your celebrations and prayer concerns to be read from the pulpit. For in-the-moment celebrations, you can text Pastor Ken at 480-263-3308.
Musical Call to Worship - We Are the Family
Call to Worship
One: Life is a gift for which we are grateful.
All: We gather in community to celebrate the glories and mysteries of this great gift.
One: Look at this day!
All: For it is life, the very life of life.
Song - Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Opening Prayer "The Cycles of Nature"
By William L Wallace in Harvest for the World
Song - Alleluia
Reading the Resurrection Story
Mark 16:1-8 - selected verses, inclusive text
When the sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices with which to go and anoint Jesus. And very early in the morning on the first day of the week they went to the tomb, just as the sun was rising. On entering the tomb they saw a youth in a white robe seated on the right-hand side, and they were struck with amazement. But the youth said to them: There is no need for alarm. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: Jesus has risen, and is not here... They went out and fled from the tomb, for both terror and amazement had seized them. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.