Easter, Easter Sunrise

Early on the first day

Stone rolled away (I wove the opening of the gospel lesson together with the end of the Psalm for tomorrow to create this Call to Worship for our early service.)

Call to Worship                                                        

Leader One: Early on the first day of the week…

Leader Two: Open to us your gates of righteousness,

All: That we may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

Leader One: While it was still dark…

Leader Two: This is the gate of the Lord;

All: The righteous shall enter through it.

Leader One: Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw…

Leader Two: We thank you that you have answered us;

All: We thank you that you have become our salvation.

Leader One: …that the stone had been removed from the tomb.

Leader Two: The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

All: This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes!

5 thoughts on “Early on the first day”

  1. I love this. It’s wonderful that you can create A Call to Worship for just a single day…I was sad that at St. Homeostasis I was criticized for offering different Calls to Worship each season….sigh. This is beautiful.


  2. I really like this. Never would have looked to the Psalm, but it works well. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Easter.


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