Easter 2020

Happy Easter! He Is Risen!

The purpose of this resource is to walk yourself, your family, or a small group through a simple, gospel-based worship liturgy from where ever you are. It will feature some of the elements we would normally have during a Sunday Gathering. Pick someone to do the prayers and readings or take turns…the main thing is to participate in, and renew your heart in worship.

This Sunday’s Songs:

CALL TO WORSHIP

The golden dawn has spread her rays,
The heavens now resound in praise,
The earth exalts in jubilee
While Darkness groans in agony.
 
Although enclosed beneath a stone,
Well sealed and guarded carefully,
He rose triumphant in his might,
The glorious Victor over death.
 
Redeemer Jesus, mighty King,
You rose from death that we might live
And share your love with those in need:
Your gifts of grace and mercy give. Amen.
 
 

SCRIPTURE READING, “AN EMPTY TOMB”

NARRATOR: Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them,

MARY: “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 

NARRATOR: …Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 

ANGEL: They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” 

MARY: She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 

NARRATOR: Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, 

JESUS: “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” 

MARY: Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”

NARRATOR : Jesus said to her, 

JESUS: “Mary.” 

MARY: She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher)

JESUS: Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 

MARY: Mary Magdalene went and said these things to the disciples and announced to them, “I have seen the Lord.

Join us Sunday at 9:30am CST for worship and teaching.

 
 
 
 

COMMUNION, REFLECTION AND RESPONSE

We invite you to use the following phrases as you partake of communion:
 
“Body of Christ, broken for you.
 
Blood of Christ, shed for you.”

PRAYER REQUESTS

Bryce, June 11, 2020 - 11:25 am

Praise for life transformation taking place...growth in people’s hearts and in their relationship with God. May our ministry continue to foster this.

Sandra Beighley, May 7, 2020 - 9:54 pm

Pray for Evan Schall, son of Natasha Schall. Evan was hit by a car while bike riding I believe on Tues. He spent the night at the hospital then his mom must have taken him to the emergency this morning. The Dr believes he might have had a stroke in the night. He has been taken to Minot to see a neurologist.

Paulette Mattern, May 6, 2020 - 12:11 pm

National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7th.

Bryce, April 23, 2020 - 10:25 am

Pray for all our missionaries who have been impacted by COVID-19....locally, nationally, and globally.

Val, April 18, 2020 - 10:06 pm

Please pray for a family member (out of state) that has tested positive. Also for continued health for my niece who works at Altru in GF.

Michael & Karen Tiradani, April 6, 2020 - 8:21 pm

Pray for two of Karen's sisters. Stacy K. who is a PA in the emergency room at the hospital in DL and Sidney who is currently quarantined that COVID19 will not take hold. That each will remain healthy.

Trudy, April 4, 2020 - 9:13 am

May God's peace to be known in a great way!

Anonymous, April 4, 2020 - 7:53 am

Wisdom and guidance in how to become parents.

Bryce, April 3, 2020 - 12:00 am

Pray for wisdom and boldness in being the church during these difficult times. And pray for the elders, pastors, and staff as they seek to strengthen believers are reach not-yet believers.

Ed & Eloise Forde, April 2, 2020 - 2:43 pm

The family friend we offered up in prayer a few days ago is up and groggy but talking. Please continue prayers for healing. Praise the Lord for his progress.

OFFERING

At Bethel, we see offering as an act of worship. We know the way in which God has purposed the local church to be a light of the gospel. May we trust in the Lord’s provision during this time, for our individual needs and also for our church’s needs. You can give online at bethelfree.com/give or by mail.