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Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023

We rejoice in Christ’s resurrection with beautiful music, confetti and the Sacrament of Communion.

Worship at 9am and 11am.  Bulletins for each service linked below.

At Grace Covenant, a long-time tradition is the “flowering of the cross” on Easter Sunday, when everyone attending places a flower on the cross.  The flowering of the cross represents the transition from Good Friday to Easter, from meditation on Jesus’ death to joyful celebration of his resurrection. The ceremony transforms a barren cross, a reminder of Jesus’ death, into an Easter symbol. Covered with flowers, the cross serves not only as an emblem of Jesus’ resurrection but also of the continuing presence of Christ among today’s believers. All are welcome to place a flower on the cross.

Scripture: John 20:1–18  
Sermon:  "Jesus Shows Up" by Revs. Mitch & Sue Trigger

9am Worship

Music Leadership by Praise Team - “Lift High the Cross” by Sydney H. Nicholson; “Simple Kingdom” by Bryan & Katie Torwalt; “Christ Is Risen, Hallelujah”; Plus, several more.

11am Worship

Music Leadership by Chancel & Exaltation! Singers, Organ, Charter Ringers, Chancel Brass, & Timpani – “Easter Introit: Christ Triumphant” by Mark Patterson with Chancel Brass, Timpani, & Organ; “Lift High the Cross” setting by Paul Leddington Wright with Congregation, Trumpet, Timpani, & Organ; “That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright” arr. Mack Wilberg with Organ and Charter Ringers; “Reverberations” by Sallie Lloyd; “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” arr. Joe Galyon.

Some music is reprinted by permission CCLI #1154643 and #A-705105.
Any videos are shown by permission of CVLI #50408750. Any Streaming or Podcasts of worship services (including music) in audio or video form are covered under CCLI #2684265.