Verse 1

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

​Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

​​Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

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Our Joys and Concerns                                                                                                                                                                       Pastor Ray
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

The Greeting                                                                                                                                                                             ​Pastor Ray Eck

Holy Communion

​On the night in which he gave himself for us, he took the bread,
gave thanks to God the Father, broke the bread and gave it to his disciples and said: 

“Take eat, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.​

Our Easter Hope
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”
John 11:25

New Castle United Methodist Church
“Zoom” Easter Sunday Worship Service

April 4, 2021, at 7 pm

"The Empty Tomb"

Verse 2

​Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!

Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

​Special Music: ​Alleluia, Alleluia.                                                                                                                 Esther and Matthew Lovlie, Rick Schiller

​​                                                                                  words and music by Donald Fishel

  Introit: Christ the Lord is Risen Today.                                                                                               Esther and Matthew Lovlie, Rick Schiller

The Message: “The Empty Tomb”                                                                                                                                                                     Pastor Ray

A Time of Sharing

Please “unmute” your device as we enter our time of prayer.

Closing Hymn: "Crown Him with Many Crowns"                                                                                             Esther and Matthew Lovlie, Rick Schiller

Call to Worship:                                                                                                                                          Pastor Ray and Curt Kimmel, Liturgist

​Benediction:                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pastor Ray         And now, may the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon
you and be gracious unto you. May God give you His peace in your going out and in your

coming in, in your lying down and in your rising up, in your labor and in your leisure, in your

laughter and in your tears; until you come to stand before Jesus; in that day, in which there is

no sunset and no dawning.

Verse 3, sung by the soloists

​Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!

Where's thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Verse 1
Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb
     upon his throne,
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
     all music but its own.

Awake, my soul, and sing of him who died

     for thee, and hail him as thy matchless

     King through all eternity

Verse 3​, sung by the soloists
Crown him the Lord of peace, whose
     power a scepter sways from pole to
pole, that wars may cease, and all be
     prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end, and round
     his pierced feet fair flowers of
     paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.

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Verse 4 

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!

Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

                                   ...UMC Hymnal, no. 302

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Verse 2

​Crown him the Lord of life,
     who triumphed o'er the grave, and
rose victorious in the strife for those
     he came to save.

His glories now we sing, who died, and

     rose on high, who died, eternal life to

     bring, and lives that death may die.

Pastor: Christ has Risen!
Liturgist: Christ has risen indeed! Alleluia!
Pastor: Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and I am life.
Liturgist: Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”

Order of Worship

Verse 4

​Crown him the Lord of love; behold
     his hands and side, those wounds,
     yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For thou hast
     died for me; thy praise and glory
     shall not fail throughout eternity.
                                     ...UMC Hymnal, no. 327

​​Our time of Worship has come.
It’s Easter once again, the Hope of all Mankind. Let us praise God together.

Today’s Scripture Reading: Acts 10:34-43                                                                                                                                          Curt Kimmel

​​The Gospel Reading: John 20:1-18

    Liturgist: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
    People: Thanks be to God, Amen!

Opening Prayer                                                                                                                                                                                 Curt Kimmel         Almighty God, through your only Son, you overcame death and opened to us the gate to everlasting life.

Grant that we, who celebrate our Lord’s resurrection, will also arise to a life of righteousness through the

same Jesus Christ our Lord. What a wonderful day, knowing we have a Resurrected Savior who loves us so.

Thanks be to God for the most wonderful gift of all. Amen.


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