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GGUMC Easter Sunday Outdoor Worship, 9:30 a.m. ,April 4th, 2021

Link for Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxbH1H9JgoKHZ3xpVrD7PQ

Live Stream will start at approximately 9:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.                                                                                                       April 4, 2021

PRELUDE                               “Medley of Easter Hymns”               Norberto Guinaldo

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                Linda Shepard

CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                            Pastor Tone Tosi

This is the day that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

The crucified one is risen in glory.

The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing.

It is marvelous in our eyes.

This is the day that the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

OPENING PRAYER                                                   Rev. Yong Sam Park (in Korean)

THE LORD’S PRAYER (in everyone’s mother tongue)

THE APOSTLES’ CREED                                                                  #881 UM Hymnal

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried;

the third day he rose from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.  Amen.

CELEBRATE WITH SONGS AND SCRIPTURES

     SOLO                                          “Christ Is Risen”                              Sally Hickman

                                                         #307 UM Hymnal                      Norberto Guinaldo

     John 20:1-2                                                                                                 Pamela Hall

     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.  2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”

     SOLO                                        “Crown of Thorns”            Dr. Mary (Riya) Mathew

                               (with prelude of “O Sacred Head in Malayalam”)   Wayne Stewart

     John 20:3-5                                                                                                 Pamela Hall

        3So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb.  4Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.  5And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.

     SOLO                                      “My Redeemer Lives”                              Tereise Tosi

                                                          Samoan Version

     John 20:6-7                                                                                                 Pamela Hall

     6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, 7and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.

     Duet                                                 “Above All”       Crystal Nguyen, Dang Nguyen

                                               Lenny LeBlanc, Paul Baloche        Quang Nguyen, guitar

John 20:8-10                                                                                                   Pamela Hall

     8Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.  10Then the disciples went back to their homes.

SOLO                                            “Because He Lives”                                Kenneth Lee

                                                         #364 UM Hymnal                      Norberto Guinaldo

John 20:11-12                                                                                                 Pamela Hall

     11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb.  12And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.

SERMON                                                                             Rev. Arun Samuel Varghese

HOLY COMMUNION                                                                       Rev. Dr. Bau Dang

Communion Servers: Craig Briggs, Joanna Cho, Choon Su Kim, Khanh Nguyen, Tri Nguyen, Lee Ann Orr, Wayne Sheriff, Barbara Tosi, Tereise Tosi

RECEPTION OF THE OFFERING

We have asked that you place your offering in the offering plate as you entered worship today.  If you weren’t able to do that, please raise your hand and an usher will bring a plate to collect your offering. 

Giving is a part of expressing our faith.  Christian giving grows out of gratitude, not out of obligation.  We invite you to share as the Spirit moves you!

OFFERTORY              “If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee”    Norberto Guinaldo

                                                                J.S. Bach

DOXOLOGY           “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”             Bill Shelly

                                                          #95 UM Hymnal                       Norberto Guinaldo

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

PRAYER OF DEDICATION                                                                       Rev. Dr. Bau Dang                                                              

SOLO                                                    “He Lives”                                      Janine Ryder

                                                         #310 UM Hymnal                      Norberto Guinaldo

BENEDICTION                                                                                  Rev. Dr. Bau Dang

POSTLUDE                         “Sonata in D Major (Allegro)”            Norberto Guinaldo

                                                            W. A. Mozart

Ushers: Simaima Fukofuka, Siuaki Fukofuka, Joshi John, Diep Nghiem, Ellen Park, Zackary Pua

Parking Lot: Tomu Fukofuka, Tomu Fukofuka Jr.