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April 4, 2021

First Church Sandwich, UCC


Gathering Music:                             Halleujah (Your Love is Amazing)


Bell Choir                                           

Call to Worship

Leader: Out of the darkness of grief and despair comes a message of hope. Christ is risen.
People: Christ is risen, indeed.
Leader: We run to the tomb to see for ourselves. And it is true. Christ is risen.
People: Christ is risen, indeed.
Leader: We hear a voice call our name, and we know our risen Lord is with us now and always.
People: Christ is risen.
ALL: Christ is risen, indeed. Thanks be to God!
~from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2006


Prayer of Invocation
O God of all our days, we come this morning with eager anticipation. 
We seek to know you, to see you, to touch you.
Open our hearts, that we might experience you anew.
Open our lives, that we may be faithful witnesses to your resurrection.
May we, with shouts of joy, proclaim your steadfast, liberating love
to all people, everywhere. Amen.

~adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2006


Song                                                    Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Scripture                                                        Luke 24:1-27                            Dave Bergeson

Children’s Message                                                                                        Rev. Jennie Valentine

Sermon                                                     “Rising with Christ”                        Rev. Tina Walker-Morin

Song                                                               Christ Arose!                           Bob and Dottie Kreisinger

Adorning the Kite and Offering

Please come forward down the center aisle keeping social distance and attach one of the streamers

you were given at the beginning of the service to the Kite tail. During this time, we will also receive

the morning offering. Venmo @firstchurch-sandwich or


Prayer of Dedication



Communion Song                              At This Table by Idina Menzel

Scripture:                                                       Luke 24:28-35                          Lindsay Sullivan

Invitation to Holy Communion

Words of Institution

Sharing of the Sacrament

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Lord’s Prayer:

All: O Christ, we thank you for this feast of life.
Fed by your love,
and strengthened by your life;
we humbly accept your call to go
into this world to live with hope,
and to share your joy.
You commission us to
feed as we have been fed,
forgive as we have been forgiven,
and love as we have been loved.


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 for ever and ever.



Closing Song                                       Easter Medley                             Kathy Gernhardt, Roy Gernhardt,
                                                                                                          John Williams, Grace Chamberlin

Benediction                                                                                          Rev. Tina Walker-Morin



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Thank you Treehouse Brewery for your support in our service!


Thank you to Marian Gmeiner, Midge Ferrari, Annie & John Morrison, Wendy & Walley King, Amy Howell, Nancy & Rick Lawrence,

and Judy Coppola for helping to beautify the front of First Church this Easter!

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 136 Main St.

 PO Box 810

 Sandwich, MA 02563


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