Rev Dave Prentice-Hyers
Welcome to this online service of worship for Easter Sunday (the video goes live at 9:15am).
Jesus Christ is risen today (Lyra Davidica) – Troon & Dundonald Churches Virtual Choir
But Not Held – a prayer by Walter Brueggemann
Christ is Risen!
We watch this Jeremiah mired down in mud, in cistern,
in fear and hostility
all around him
finally extricated by watching friends who have done your work.
We watch this Jesus, set deep in the grip of death…but not held!
held over night,
but not held;
held two nights,
but not held;
Because the power of death could not hold him.
We know ourselves to be held,
over night, for two nights, too long,
held by fear and anxiety,
held by grudge and resentment;
held by doubt and fatigue;
held by too much stuff,
by all manner of the forces of death.
Held, powerless…but turned toward you.
You in your risenness, make Sundays even for us,
even among us,
no longer held. Amen.
The Empty Tomb from the Spark Children’s Bible
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son (G F Handel) – David Moore, Andrew McConnell
Birthing a New Way – by Kelly Ann Hall, music & narration by Ben Thomas
Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
But Not Held; Birthing a New Way – www.theworkofthepeople.com (used with permission)
If any of your family, friends and neighbours don’t have internet access, please let them know they can listen to an edited version of this online worship via our Dial-a-Podcast service. Telephone 01292 434504 (local call from Troon).