SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
April 4, 2021 - 10:30am
PRELUDE
O Filii et Filiae, Offertory for Easter
by Jean-Francois Dandrieu (1682-1738)

NEWS OF THE CHURCH 
 
CANDLE LITURGY

INTROIT
Easter Introit
by Stanley McDaniel
 
OPENING PRAYER
 
HYMN #196, verses 1, 2, 5
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
EASTER HYMN
  
SCRIPTURE READING
Mark 16:1-8
  
HYMN #209 verses 1, 2, 3
O Filii et Filiae
O FILI ET FILIAE
 
SCRIPTURE READING
John 20:1-18
   
HOMILY
Resurrection
  
MUSIC FOR REFLECTION

MORNING OFFERING
(There is a locked mailbox under the Portico if you wish to stop by
this week to deliver your offering. If you wish to text a gift to Mayflower
please text 616-344-6255 then the word "give" and follow the prompts.)

OFFERTORY
Easter (from Five Mystical Songs)
by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Poetry by George Herbert (from The Temple, 1633)

Rise heart; thy Lord is risen.
Sing his praise without delays.
Who takes thee by the hand,
that thou likewise with him may'st rise;
That, as his death calcined thee to dust,
His life may make thee gold, and much more, just.

Awake, my lute, and struggle for thy part with all thy art.
The cross taught all wood to resound his name, who bore the same.
His stretched sinews taught all strings, what key
Is the best to celebrate this most high day.

Consort both heart and lute, and twist a song pleasant and long;
Or since all musick is but three parts vied and multiplied.
O let thy blessed Spirit bear a part,
And make up our defects with his sweet art.
 
DEDICATION OF GIFTS

DOXOLOGY
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

COMMUNION
The Invitation
The Great Thanksgiving
Lamb of God
Invocation of the Holy Spirit and Lord's Prayer
Breaking Bread
Pouring Wine
Prayer of Thanksgiving
 
HYMN #197
The Day of Resurrection
LANCASHIRE
 
BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE
Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
by George F. Handel (1685-1759)
 
 POSTLUDE
Final from Symphony No. 1
by Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
 
WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Rev. Dr. Jonathan White, Interim Senior Pastor
Rev. Ruth Bell Olsson, Interim Associate Pastor
Dr. Julia Brown, Director of Music/Organist
Scott Bosscher, Choir Director
Cancel Choir
Mayflower Bells
Ben Clements and William Potts, Cantors

Copyright: Communion music by William Mathias, © 1976,
Oxford University Press used by permission OneLicense #729334-A


WORSHIP MUSIC
We stand in prayer with frontline workers, families, friends,
co-workers, schools, caregivers, locally and globally,
as hope-minded people we pray for peace, discernment,
and God's presence in the days, and weeks to come.
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