Easter Services, Sermons, and Prayers

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  • Copyright: 2007-09-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr
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Kenneth Carter provides practical planning guidelines for pastors and ministry leaders as they prepare for the Easter season. He explains flow to: Establish and train an Easter hospitality team, Extend hospitality to all who will attend Easter services, Help the congregation prepare for Easter, Include children.

Author Biography

Kenneth H. Carter Jr. is Senior Pastor of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
The Importance and Meaning of Easterp. 1
Life and Hopep. 3
Next Stepsp. 5
Prepare to Extend Hospitalityp. 9
The Easter Hospitality Teamp. 10
Should You Add a Service?p. 11
Extend Hospitality to All Who Will Attend Easter Servicesp. 12
Congregational Preparation for Easterp. 15
Personal Preparation for Easterp. 17
Easter Servicesp. 21
Four Different Servicesp. 21
An Easter Vigilp. 22
An Easter Sunrise Servicep. 26
A Traditional Easter Servicep. 30
A Non-Traditional (Alternative or Contemporary) Easter Servicep. 33
Easter Liturgiesp. 37
Processionalp. 37
Congregational Singingp. 38
Announcementsp. 38
The Reading of Scripturep. 39
The People of God, Called to Worshipp. 40
Prayers of Confessionp. 41
Prayers of Intercessionp. 43
Thanksgiving over the Water for an Easter Sunday Baptismp. 46
Great Thanksgiving for Holy Communion on Easter Sundayp. 47
Benedictionsp. 49
Teaching Sermons for Easterp. 51
Like Him We Rise (Col. 3:1-4)p. 51
When an Ending Is Actually a Beginning (John 20:1-18)p. 55
The Unlikely Victory of God (1 Cor. 15:1-8, 50-58)p. 59
Morning Has Broken (Matt. 28:1-10; Psalm 30)p. 64
The Easter Testimony (1 Cor. 15:51-58)p. 68
Easter Mission: Not an Ending but a Beginningp. 75
The Easter Mission in the Gospel Accountsp. 76
The Easter Mission in the Congregation: Fifty Days of Resurrection Livingp. 79
A Sermon Series for the Easter Seasonp. 90
Resourcesp. 95
Scripture Indexp. 97
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