Baptist Church in Warren
April 8, 2007 Easter Sunday 10:30 am
Rev. Esther Irish, Minister
*Let those who are able, please stand
Ushers will collect Prayer cards during the first hymn.
*HYMN # 163 Christ the Lord is Risen Today
CALL TO WORSHIP
“Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.
He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him” (Mark 16:6 NIV).
*HYMN OF PRAISE #165
*INVOCATION (the Lord’s Prayer)
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
*GLORIA PATRI (Sung together) #575
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
*PSALM FOR TODAY Psalm 118:1-2, 14-18, 24 (NRSV)
1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!
2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
14 The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.
15 There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;
16 the right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.”
17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.
18 The Lord has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to death.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (bold/italic)
SCRIPTURE READING Acts 10:34-43 (NRSV)
34 Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
OFFERING TO GOD
*DOXOLOGY (Sung together) #572
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures here below:
Praise him above ye heavn’ly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN OF PRAYER # 177 Rejoice, the Lord is King
For God so loved the world
[All]: That all might have eternal life.
*HYMN OF PRAISE # 168
The Day of Resurrection
SCRIPTURE TEXT Mark 16:1-8 (NRSV)
Saturday evening, when the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went out and purchased burial spices so they could anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on Sunday morning, just at sunrise, they went to the tomb. 3 On the way they were asking each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4 But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled aside.
5 When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, 6 but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. 7 Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.”
8 The women fled from the tomb, trembling and bewildered, and they said nothing to anyone because they were too frightened.
MESSAGE Rev. Esther Irish
The Significance of Easter
|The single most significant event in the history of the human race took place on Easter.|
*HYMN OF RESPONSE # 158
Attendance:, 2007 -
PAPA GINO’S – April 12 2007
April 12 – 4- 9 pm Papa Gino fund raiser
April 17 – 7-9 pm Diaconate Meeting
April 29 – 10:00 am worship at FBC, Swansea
May 5 – Fancy Feast
May 6 - Rev Dr Lilliana DaValle Installation service at Calvary Baptist, Providence
May 20 – First Baptist Church, Swansea worships with us
May 27 – First Baptist in America, Providence worships with us
Rev. Esther Irish – Interim Minister (h)354-2048/(c)316-4392
Dorothy Yoreo – Organist 246-1223
Rosalyn DiIorio – Carousel Nursery (h) 508-336-6432
Dan Cahoon – Custodian 245-4658
Priscilla Drummond, Secretary 253-3917
In our Thoughts and Prayers:
Virginia Conklin, 81 Rogers Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806
Madelyn Thompson, East Bay Manor #221, 1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915
Lisa Clark, 785 Main St., Warren, RI 02885
Gussie Ginalski, 147 Bay Spring Ave., Bay Spring Village, Barrington, RI 02806 Room 112
Esther Robinson, 24 Barney St., Warren, RI 02885
Romeo and Joyce Lombardi, 27 Barney St., Warren, RI 02885
Ruth Strom, East Bay Manor, 1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915
Pat Everett, 19A Sisson St., Warren, RI 02885
Ruth and Bill Frazel, East Bay Manor, 1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915
Dorothy Garvin, 27 Cottage St., Warren, RI 02885
(If you know of someone not on our list, please call the Church office: 245-3669)
Church Office and Food Pantry Hours:
M-W-F 9 a.m. – 12 noon
16 Miller Street
Warren, RI 02885
Web Address: http://starturl.com/bcwarren