Penrallt Baptist Church

Online Service: Easter Sunday, 12th April 2020 (10:30am)

This is the outline of a service to share in together at our computers (or phones, tablets etc.), starting at 10:30am on Easter Sunday morning, 12th April 2020, but you are also welcome to use it at other times. We suggest working your way down the page, reading out the prayers and playing the videos, singing along with the songs and following other directions given below. Words of songs and prayers that are not included as subtitles in videos are listed directly below them. There is no time limit, so take as long or short a time as you want on each section (or skip them entirely if you prefer).

Welcome

Today's service is led by one of our ex-ministers, Peter Cousins.

Call to Worship

There are many words we could say on Easter Morning to open our service, but it is not unusual to find that a hymn writer has already said it better. With that in mind please read the following and use is as brief reflection/spur to prayer to start this service.

Jesus Christ is ris'n today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing Alleluia!
unto Christ our heav'nly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above Alleluia!
praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
praise him, all ye heav'nly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Opening Song: See what a morning

Children's Song: Our God is a great big God

Prayers

We invite you to spend some time praying, finishing with the Lord's Prayer:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

Children's Easter Story

Children's Action Prayer

Action 1: Rubbing your eyes as if you’re crying
Dear God the world was sad when Jesus died.
Jesus we love you!

Action 2: Cup your hands around your open mouth in amazement
The world was amazed when Jesus rose from the dead
Jesus we love you!

Action 3: Arms spread out
We all want to hug you, our friend.
Jesus we love you!

Action 4: Circle
We want the world to know all about you.
Jesus we love you!

Action 5: Prayerful
Please keep us close to you all our lives.
Jesus we love you!

Song: In Christ Alone

1. In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light my strength my song
This Cornerstone this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love what depths of peace
When fears are stilled when strivings cease
My Comforter my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

2. In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

3. There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

4. No guilt in life no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

Bible Reading: John 20:1-20

If you wish, you can read this passage at BibleGateway.

Song: The Greatest Day In History

Children's Activity

Sermon: One Truth Above All Others

In case you are unable to view the video or would prefer to listen to the talk, here is an audio version:

Hymn: Thine Be The Glory

There are two options here, so that you can choose according to your taste:

Modern

Old School

The Grace

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all, evermore. Amen.

Post-Service Chat

After the service we are intending to hold a post-service chat on Zoom, from around 11:30am on Sunday 5th April for about half an hour. Please follow this link to join us.

You may enjoy this video, provided for us by John Jackson:

This evening

The Baptist Union of Great Britain are holding a short prayer broadcast every Sunday and Thursday evening at 7pm. The link for this evening's broadcast (and recordings of previous ones) should be available at this page on the Baptists Together website.

Post-script: Please help us improve

The necessity of holding online services has come upon us very suddenly and we are still figuring out what to do. You can help by providing us with constructive feedback. Let us know (by email to office@penrallt.org) what has worked well and what could be improved, preferably with practical suggestions for how.

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