Hanover Valley Easter Sunday Service Livestream - April 12th

Dear friends,

Live Streaming  

If you joined in on the live stream this past Sunday at 10 am you noticed that we had technical difficulties. We're sorry of course. Things were ready to go and working great until they weren't. Eek. We were able to shift our live stream over to another platform (facebook live) but some didn't know where we went and others didn't know how to get there. Glitches like this are normal but we're doing our best to minimize them. We appreciate your patience in this area we are still growing in. We believe we have worked out the kinks for this week and we are back to our original platform at our YouTube channel. The link is below and after clicking it at the live stream time, you will just have to click on the file with the current date of the live stream. See us Sundays at 10 am. And don't forget about the live stream on Good Friday at 7 PM for our candlelight tenebrae service. Please feel free to share or post this link on social media or to family and friends you think might find it helpful. There are many who are desiring to explore spiritual things and the love of Christ during this season of Easter and especially throughout the pandemic. 

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"The Bible is not a script for a funeral service, but it is the record of God always bringing life where we expected to find death. Everywhere it is the story of resurrection." - Eugene H. Peterson, Traveling Light

"Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamour for vengeance. Made for relationship, we insist on our own way. Made for beauty, we are satisfied with sentiment. But new creation has already begun. The sun has begun to rise. Christians are called to leave behind, in the tomb of Jesus Christ, all that belongs to the brokenness and incompleteness or the present world. It is time, in the power of the Spirit, to take up our proper role, our fully human role, as agents, heralds, and stewards on the new day that is dawning. That, quite simply, is what it means to be Christian: to follow Jesus Christ into the new world, God's new world, which he has thrown open before us." - N.T. Wright, Simply Christian


Call to Worship

Gathering Songs

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Once He died, our souls to save, Alleluia!

Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

Foll’wing our exalted Head, Alleluia! Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia

See What A Morning

See, what a morning, gloriously bright

With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem,

Folded the grave clothes, tomb filled with light

As the angels announce Christ is risen!

See God's salvation plan, wrought in love,

Borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,

Fulfilled in Christ, the Man, for He lives:

Christ is risen from the dead!

See Mary weeping, "Where is He laid?"

As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb.

Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;

It's the Master, the Lord raised to life again!

The voice that spans the years, speaking life,

Stirring hope, bringing peace to us,

Will sound 'til He appears, for He lives,

Christ is risen from the dead!

One with the Father, Ancient of Days,

Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty,

Honor and blessing, glory and praise

To the King crowned with power and authority!

And we are raised with Him, death is dea,

Love has won, Christ has conquered;

And we shall reign with Him for He lives,

Christ is risen from the dead!

And we shall reign with Him for He lives,

Christ is risen from the dead!

Corporate Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook those in need and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed and indifferent to the weak. Forgive us, God of mercy because of what Christ has done. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Private Confession

Words of Encouragement

Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. - John 11:25

Announcements & Prayers of the People

Offering & Special Music


John 20

Song of Reflection

Death in His Grave

Though the earth cried out for blood, satisfied her hunger was.

Billows calmed on raging seas, for the souls of men she craved.

Sun and moon and balcony turned their head in disbelief,

Precious love would taste the sting, disfigured and disdained.

Chorus: On Friday a thief, on Sunday a King,

Laid down in grief, but woke with the keys

Of hell on that day, firstborn of the slain,

The Man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave.

So three days in darkness slept the morning Son of Righteousness,

But rose to shame the throws of death and overturn his rule.

Now daughters and the sons of men would pay not their dues again.

The debt of blood they owed was rent, when the day rolled anew.


The Man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave.


Parting Song of Praise

Death in His Grave (Chorus)

On Friday a thief, on Sunday a King,

Laid down in grief, but woke with the keys

Of hell on that day, firstborn of the slain,

The Man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave.

The Man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave.

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