Living the Resurrection

Sunday after Easter

By Rev. Dana Seiler, April 07, 2024


Welcome - Rev. Dana Seiler

Opening Song - “Way Maker” - Makenzie Loudermilt

Time of Greeting

Children’s Message

Song - “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)”


Song - “Because He Lives (Amen)”

Sermon - “Living the Resurrection”

Offering and Prayer


Closing Song - “Graves into Gardens”



Prelude - Jeff Perks

Welcome - Rev. Dana Seiler

Call to Worship - Rev. David Bonnema

  • Leader: We gather in the name of the risen Lord.
  • People: Christ is risen! Alleluia!
  • Leader: We gather as sisters and brothers of the resurrected Christ.
  • People: Christ is risen! Alleluia!
  • Leader: When hope seems lost, we are reminded of the empty tomb.
  • People: Christ is risen! Alleluia!
  • Leader: We gather to proclaim the good news of Easter!
  • People: Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Song - “Christ is Alive!” - #108 Verses 1, 2, 3, 5

Prayer of Confession
Eternal Lord, remind us of the mission of Christ, who came that we might have life. We have offered prayers for ourselves, our family and friends, and for situations near and far. We have asked for your help, healing, and blessing, yet we are often not ready to receive these precious gifts when they are placed before us. Help us look at the ways that have prevented us from fully opening to these blessings. Guide us to Your grace, so that we may become stronger in our faith and our service to you, we ask in the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Passing of the Peace


Anthem - “I Will Rise” by Rouse - Unity Choir

Sermon - “Living the Resurrection” - Rev. Dana Seiler

Anthem - “Beautiful Hands” by Hamilton/Buda

Offering and Prayer


Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Affirmation of Faith written by Roddy Hamilton: I believe in Jesus, the best possible shepherd; his wisdom leads me to the best opportunities, his word comforts me when I'm anxious or afraid, his arm steadies me when I feel weary and heavy-laden, his wounded body displays the cost of my rescue. I believe in Jesus, the best possible shepherd; I believe that I do not find him but he finds me, that I, under his care, by virtue of sheer grace, thrive and grow to the best of my ability. I believe the love he gives me is to be shared with others, that he treasures my name and prepares a place for me, that all his promises are kept in this realm and the next. I trust in Jesus, the best possible shepherd. Amen.

Closing Hymn - “Crown Him with Many Crowns” - #151 v 1, 3, 4