Sunday April 12
Easter Sunday 



Lighting of the Peace Lamp

Welcome & Call to Worship

Jesus the Christ,
As storytellers
we shape your
unfolding story

as pilgrims
we follow your
pathway of peace

as bearers of God
we embody your life
in the world

humble us to listen
to forgotten stories

give us courage
when we are afraid 

re-source us
that we may bring new life.


Gathering hymns
Nothing is lost on the breath of God STS #121, sung by Marcy Hostetler & Maia Garber

Lift your glad voices HWB #275


Scripture—John 20:1-18, read by Stock Weinstock

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So 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.’ Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.


Children’s Time: Malinda Clatterbuck

Come and see HWB #20

We value children’s participation in worship. This is a sacred time for children and adults alike. Let us listen and see with the eyes and ears of a child.

Offering Prayer


Sermon:  Susan Gascho-Cooke (will be added on Monday)

Time of Sharing & Prayer


Sending song:  Sing with all the saints in glory STS #92


This is the Good News –
The grave is empty,
Christ is risen.

This is the Good News –
The light shines in the darkness,
And the darkness can never put it out.

Christ is our peace,
The indestructible peace
we share with each other and the world.
Go in peace and joy!

Worship Leader:  Leslie Homer-Cattell
Sermon:Susan Gascho-Cooke
Song Leader: Marcy Hostetler & Maia Garber
Scripture Reader: Stock Weinstock
Prelude/Offertory: Christy, Ryan & Ezra Kauffman