From This Morning’s 10am Service at Saugatuck Congregational Church

Breaking Free Dreamseeker09 DeviantartFrom our service this morning at Saugatuck Congregational Church, a call-to-worship written to narrate Mary’s experience of that first Easter:

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Mary came to the tomb early that morning and found the stone rolled away.

Two: Where have they taken him?

All: Come, we must find him.

One: For whom are you looking? Whom do you seek?

Two: I am looking for my Lord, do you know where they have taken him?

All: We will not find the living among the dead.

Two: I have seen the Lord! He is alive!

One & Two: Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Children: Alleluia, Alleluia!

All: Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed!

And a confession written from the perspective of Peter:

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

One: I ran to the tomb when Mary told us, because I didn’t know what to believe.

All: Gracious God, when we struggle to believe, like Peter did, give us the first seeds of faith.

One: I saw the empty burial cloths, but I didn’t understand what they meant.

All: Gracious God, when we struggle to understand, like Peter did, water those seeds and help our faith to grow.

One: Jesus appeared to us, and I was afraid.

All: Gracious God, when we are afraid, like Peter was, shelter us and help us to trust you so that our faith may grow strong. Amen.

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