Scripture: Luke 24:1–12 (CEB)
Very early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women went to the tomb, bringing the fragrant spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. They didn’t know what to make of this. Suddenly, two men were standing beside them in gleaming bright clothing. The women were frightened and bowed their faces toward the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He isn’t here, but has been raised. Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee, that the Human One must be handed over to sinners, be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Then they remembered his words. When they returned from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. Their words struck the apostles as nonsense, and they didn’t believe the women. But Peter ran to the tomb. When he bent over to look inside, he saw only the linen cloth. Then he returned home, wondering what had happened.
Alive Again – Matt Maher
The Earth is Yours – Gungor
God's Children – Aaron Niequist
Come Thou Fount – Trad. Hymn
How Great Thou Art – Trad. Hymn
All Creatures of Our God and King – David Crowder*Band
This is Not the End – Gungor
God, help us to be contagious in this world with Your love. As you rise this Easter morning, let it settle in our hearts and extend to our hands and feet. Help us to show this infectious love to all those we meet today and each day from now on. Amen.