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CTW: Christ is Alive!

Christ is alive!

We will rejoice and give thanks!

God’s grace is always at work!

We will let love overflow!

The Spirit is speaking yet again!

We will join our voices in proclaiming the good news!

 

Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL

communion invitation for the Easter season

VOICE ONE:

Easter matters.

It matters that the same one who healed with his touch, who taught in the temple, who prayed in the Garden – was hung on the cross.

It matters that the same one who was beaten by the guards, betrayed by his disciples and crucified on the cross – descended into hell.

It matters that the same one who was buried by our failures and sins and brokenness is not dead, but lives!

Easter matters.

VOICE TWO:

This table matters.

It matters that Jesus is here, waiting for us – just as he was only a little over a week ago – before we failed him, before he saved us.

This table matters.

VOICE ONE:

You matter.

The invitation is clear – Jesus died for us. Jesus lives for us.

We are invited to celebrate this holy feast that reminds us that despite theological differences, despite known and unknown sin, despite unworthiness – Jesus clears a place for us and says, “Come!”

You matter.

VOICE TWO:

Wherever you are, wherever you have been, come and celebrate this feast which Jesus has prepared for all of us – uniting us in our salvation through Him.

Easter matters.

VOICE TWO:
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise…. 
Continue with prayer…

Submitted by Rev. Kathryn Johnston, Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsburg PA.