Easter Sunday Bulletin

Posted by Neill S. Morgan on

PRELUDE  "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" tune: Marion/arr. Larson

April 12, 2020
11:00 A.M.


Sometimes my old heart is like a washing machine. It bounces around till my soul comes clean.
And when I'm clean and hung out to dry,
I'm going to make you laugh until you cry. Surround me with your boundless love.

Confound me with your boundless love.
I was drowning in the sea, lost as I could be, when you found me with your boundless love.

–John Prine, “Boundless Love”



This is the Good News – the light shines in the darkness & the darkness will never overcome it.

Hallelujah! Christ is risen.

This is the Good News: once we were no people; now we are God’s people.

Hallelujah! Christ is risen.

This is the Good News – the grave is empty & Christ is risen.

Hallelujah! Christ is risen indeed!

Let us worship God with Easter joy!

HYMN “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today!” 232

1 Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! our triumphant holy day, Alleluia! who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

2 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia! unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia! who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia! sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

3 But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! our salvation have procured. Alleluia! Now above the sky he's King, Alleluia! where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

4 Sing we to our God above, Alleluia! praise eternal as God's love. Alleluia! Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia!

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!


This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!
This is the good news we have received,
in which we stand, and by which we are saved:

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

That Christ died for our sins, and was buried, and rose again on the third day.
Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!
He appeared to Peter, and to the twelve,

and to many faithful witnesses.

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

At last he came to us, that we might come to believe and proclaim this good news to the world.
Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

O God, you gave your only Son
to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection
you delivered us from the power of death. Grant us so to die daily to sin,
that we may live with him
in the joy of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.



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 the poor and the hungry,
and pass by those who mourn;
we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed,
and indifferent to calls for peace;
we despise the weak,
and abuse the earth you made.
Forgive us, God of mercy.
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.


Hear the good news of God’s promise:
I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh.
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
be with all the saints.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

Thanks be to God.
“The Day of Resurrection”

1 The day of resurrection! Earth, tell it out abroad,
the Passover of gladness,
the Passover of God.
From death to life eternal, from sin’s dominion free,
our Christ has brought us over with hymns of victory.

2 Let hearts be purged of evil that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light,

and listening to his accents, may hear, so calm and plain, his own “All hail!” and hearing, may raise the victor strain.

3 Now let the heavens be joyful;

let earth its song begin;

the round world keep high triumph

and all that is therein.

Let all things seen and unseen

their notes of gladness blend,

for Christ the Lord has risen,

our joy that has no end.




Acts 10: 34-43

John 20: 1-18

SERMON “A Disruptive Easter”   Rev. Neill Morgan

HYMN “Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!” 248

1 Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna! Celebrate this day of days! Christ is risen! Hush in wonder: all creation is amazed.

In the desert all-surrounding,
see, a spreading tree has grown. Healing leaves of grace abounding bring a taste of love unknown.

2 Christ is risen! Raise your spirits from the caverns of despair.
Walk with gladness in the morning. See what love can do and dare. Drink the wine of resurrection,

not a servant, but a friend. Jesus is our strong companion. Joy and peace shall never end.

3 Christ is risen! Earth and heaven nevermore shall be the same. Break the bread of new creation where the world is still in pain. Tell its grim, demonic chorus: "Christ is risen! Get you gone!"' God the First and Last is with us. Sing Hosanna everyone!

Text: Brian Wren, 1984. Music: Ludwig von Beethoven, 1824; adapt Edward Halges, 1842. All rights reserved. OneLicense.net. #A-729642-A,


[When the worship leader prays, “Living God,” The people respond “hear our prayer.”]

God of all power and glory, receive these prayers, and continue your mighty work among us, through Jesus Christ, our living Lord. Amen.

"Alleluia" Mozart

Alisa Waggoner, voice


Beloved friends, may the love of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Abide with you forever.
Alleluia! Now go forth in Jesus’ name Remembering his new commandment To love one another,

Just as he has loved us. Alleluia! Amen.

BENEDICTION RESPONSE “Go Now in Love” Liebergen

Go now in love, go now in peace; serve the Lord in all you do. Follow the way of the Lord 'til we meet again.
May God's love guide and protect you, surround you in all you do; may peace be within you 'til we meet again. {PAUSE}

Go now in love, go now in peace; serve the Lord in all you do. Follow the way of the Lord. Go in love, go in peace. Amen.

Worship leaders: Neill Morgan, Pastor; Eric Waggoner, Music Director; Alisa Waggoner, Vocalist; Meade Gelston, Lay Reader; Alan Munter, A-V Technician.


Youth Group: April 2020, Youth grades 6 to 12 will meet via Zoom April 19 and 26 at 6:00 pm. For more information or questions please contact Terrie May at .

Stimulate DPC? The following testimonial is from one of our members: “I am fortunate in that my financial and employment status has been relatively unaffected during these challenging times. I know that some of you (and DPC itself) are not be so fortunate, and have therefore decided that, when I receive my stimulus check from the federal government, I will provide a donation in the same amount to our church. If you are similarly blessed, I ask you to consider doing the same.”

The following summarizes our Offering Giving through April 5, 2020:

Cumulative Budget: $118,701 

Actual Giving: 116,397

Ahead (Behind) (2,304)

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is ALIVE!!

NAMI is currently working remotely like most of you. Our NAMI MC office has decided to postpone the walk to the fall and devote all of their attention and efforts toward the community they serve. We will walk together at a later date or walk together virtually!!!!!

NAMI is holding classes remotely by using the web site ZOOM where the participants can see each other, respond to each other and give each other support. The HELP and Information lines are still open!!!

NAMI's staff is creative and they know their services are needed more than ever during the pandemic. This is a huge reason to support NAMI today with our dollars. Go to http://namiwalks.org/montgomerycounty. Search for team: Darnestown Presbyterian Church. You can also donate through the DPC webpage.

NAMI HELP and Information Line (800) 950-NAMI (6264)
Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741. Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255) or (800) SUICIDE(784-2433).

Mental Health America provides a "TOOL KIT' for coping with mental illness. This kit is very exciting and practical. The TOOL KIT has 27 pages. After review, I found pages 13-24 provided the most help for those of us with a mental illness and page 27 has special help and information on Covid-19. Please sign in prior to downloading the actual kit.

Our toolkit includes sample materials for communications and social media as well as printable handouts on the following topics:
Owning Your Feelings
Finding the Positive

Eliminating Toxic Influences
Creating Healthy Routines
Supporting Others
Connecting with Others
https://mhanational.org/2020toolkit – Download the Free Tool Kit!


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