He Is Risen! - Cary Presbyterian Church

He Is
8:30 AND 11:00 AM
APRIL 5, 2015
614 Griffis Street, Cary, NC 27511
(919) 467-8700
A Time for Prayer and Personal Meditation
Strip away the perfect lilies…across the chancel steps, the bright
reflecting sight and sound of brass, and the white and gold of
paraments and stoles…and you are left with a report, some bloodstained bandages in a vacated garden cave, several startled temple
guards, a gaggle of bewildered witnesses, and through all this, a
dawning hope, so strange yet sure it drives you trembling to your
knees, groping for fresh syllables and sounds to shape this ever new,
yet ancient cry. The Lord is risen…risen indeed!
Upon entering the sanctuary, note the somber mood, due
to the absence of light, reminiscent of the stone-cold
tomb where the body of the crucified Jesus lay.
As the women came to the tomb to anoint the body of
their beloved Master, may we come to the tomb with
reverence and gratitude for his sacrificial love.
Call to Worship
This is the day that the Lord has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad it!
The stone that the builders rejected has become the
chief cornerstone;
this is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our
For our Lord is risen.
He is risen, indeed!
Our Lord is risen.
He is risen, indeed!
Alleluia! Amen!
*Processional Hymn
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
*Call to Confession
No. 123
Rev. Miles-Allen
In the glorious light of Christ’s resurrection,
our sinfulness is exposed.
Trusting in the steadfast love of the Lord,
let us confess our sin.
*Prayer of Confession
O God of the empty tomb, we come to this joyful Easter
Day focused on the lilies, but do not let us look past or
forget the cross. Remind us again of the tomb of death,
now empty. Remind us again of Mary's tears of sorrow,
now joy. Remind us again of Peter's words of denial, now
O God of the empty tomb, as you weave extraordinary
patterns into our ordinary lives, forgive our complacency
and initiative to right the wrongs we see. Forgive our
taking for granted your good gifts of creation. Forgive our
holding fast to the dark rather than walking in the light of
your love.
O God of the empty tomb, open us to all the possibilities
and promises of life resurrected. Lead us into the light,
and make of us a new people in Christ. Amen.
Lord, Have Mercy Upon Us
No. 572
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
*Assurance of Pardon and Declaration of Forgiveness
What a day, Easter Day, God's dawn of new hope,
new mercy, and new life!
On this Easter day and every day, we can
journey together as God's people, forgiven and
made whole.
Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Amen!
CCLI# 3015474
Time with the Children (8:30)
Sacrament of Baptism (11:00)
Today we celebrate the baptism of Silas Anthony Drumheller,
son of Skyler and Sarah Drumheller, born October 14, 2014.
Questions to the Parents
Questions to the Congregation
*The Apostles’ Creed
Thanksgiving Over the Water
Administration of the Sacrament
Welcome and Presentation
p. 14
With joy and thanksgiving, we welcome you,
Silas, to share with us in Christ’s ministry,
for we are all one in Christ.
Jesus Loves Me! (v. 1)
No. 304
Jesus loves me! This I know, for the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong; they are weak, but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.
Prayer of Illumination
Matthew 6:13
John 20:1–18
New Testament Readings
NT, p. 6
NT, p. 114
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Our Temporary Home
Dr. Allen
Offering of Our Tithes and Gifts
Offertory Anthem
On the Third Day
Chancel Choir
*Hymn of Preparation
The Day of Resurrection (vv. 1 & 3)
Invitation to the Lord’s Table
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
The God of early mornings be with you.
And also with you.
People of the first day, lift up your hearts!
We lift them up to the One who makes every
day Easter!
People of Easter joy, give thanks to the One who is
Lord and Savior of All!
We offer our hallelujahs to the God of steadfast
. . . Therefore, we join our glad songs of Easter,
with those in every time and place,
who sing to you their praise:
. . . Great is the mystery of faith:
Sin is conquered; death is defeated;
Christ is risen! Alleluia! Amen!
Words of Institution
Distribution and Sharing of the Elements
The congregation is invited to hold the bread and then the cup
until all are served. When passing the bread, you may say, “The
body of Christ, given for you.” When passing the cup, you may
say, “The blood of Christ, shed for you.”
Communion Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
*Closing Hymn
Hymnal p. 16
Thine Is the Glory
No. 122
*Charge and Benediction
And let all God’s people joyfully say:
Alleluia! Amen!
Thine Is the Glory (Refrain)
No. 122
Thine is the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.
I Know That My Redeemer Lives
arr. Biery
Please remain standing until the acolyte and
worship leaders have left the sanctuary.
8:30 a.m. – Clarisse Miles-Allen
11:00 a.m. – Sam Bryant
Lay Readers: 8:30 a.m. – Rachel Campbell
11:00 a.m. – Ben Kadlec
Special thanks to Evan Henry and Kirsten Nielsen for providing
trumpet music to enhance our worship service this morning.
Today, all the symbols that marked our journey through
Lent and Holy Week have been removed. In their place, we
find lilies shaped like trumpets, heralding the good news
that the Risen Christ has defeated the powers of sin and
death! As an important part of this morning's processional,
we will also see a flowered cross, symbolizing the new life which is
ours and the world's in Christ Jesus our Lord! Let all God's people
joyfully say: "He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Amen!"
Given in Loving Memory of:
Loved Ones by Tom & Jeanne Bolick
Gary Govert, friend, by Mike & Betty Boyd
Daniel Cecil Johnson, husband, father, grandfather, by Cathy Johnson,
Stephanie & Matt Hancock and Nolan & Jennifer Bryant
William & Elsie Dunning and Edwin & Hilda Burke, their parents,
by George & Penny Burke
Harold & Bettye Martin, Judy’s parents, by Saiid & Judy Davari
Mohammad Davari-Nejad, Saiid’s father, by Saiid & Judy Davari
Bill & Mozelle Williams, Gwen’s parents, by Yates & Gwen Fletcher
Kathy Giesbrecht, daughter, by Peg Giesbrecht
Francis Giesbrecht, husband, by Peg Giesbrecht
Gary Govert, husband, by Ellen Govert
Alice McNeely Herring, mother, by Alex & Kim Herring
Their Parents, by Wayne & Fay Honeycutt
Joan Malinofski, their daughter-in-law’s mother,
by Wayne & Fay Honeycutt
Jack Kissiah, husband, by Ellen Kissiah
Richard & Mary Lawrick and Rick Lawrick, Greg’s parents and brother,
by Greg & Sue Lawrick
Jim Sansom, husband, by Donna Long
Debra Lowry Johnson, daughter, by Bob & Mary Lou Lowry
Paul W. Ogle, husband, by Sandy Ogle
Given in Honor of:
Cira Mervin, friend, by Mike & Betty Boyd
Spencer, Gracie, Haley, Hannah, Sarah, Anabelle and Wyatt,
their grandchildren, by George & Penny Burke
Aghdas Davari-Nejad, Saiid’s mother, by Saiid & Judy Davari
Our CPC Family, by the Donkins and G-Ma
Holden Jon Holloway’s baptism, by Great Uncle Jon Ferguson
Ragland and Sallie Fletcher, by Yates & Gwen Fletcher
Colby and Gracie Gibbs, their grandchildren, by Henry & Onita Gibbs
Dora Gibbs, Henry’s mother, by Henry & Onita Gibbs
Jane Dunbar, sister, by Ellen Govert
Betty Gang and Mike Heiss, friends, by John & Barbara Harvey
WELCOME to Cary Presbyterian Church. Worship is central to our
community life together – a time to connect with God and each other.
The following resources are available to enhance your worship
 Nursery care for children (birth to age 6) during worship, including
an infant nursery in Room 209
 Children’s bulletins and worship cart with books, Bibles, activity
sheets, and suggestions to engage children in worship
 Assistive listening devices
 Large-print hymnals and worship bulletins
 Lumbar support cushions
 Designated fragrance-free area in first four pews in front of pulpit
 Friendship pads to sign and pass down the pew and back
 Ushers to lend a helping hand
To learn more about Cary Presbyterian Church:
 Stop by the Welcome Center in the Narthex for information about
our church, our programs, and our mission.
 Call the church office at 919-467-8700, Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Visit our website at www.carypresbyterian.org.
For more information about the following announcements and
activities on the calendar, visit the church website at
www.carypresbyterian.org or review the April Link.
No Youth meetings today
Flower Book – The flower book in the Narthex still has many
available dates. If you would like to donate flowers in celebration
of a special event or in honor/memory of a loved one, please sign
up today.
Monday, April 6 – Holiday – Church Office closed
Donations for the Care Packages for College Freshmen are
requested by April 6. Look for the box in the Narthex. Suggestions
include: non-perishable snack items; school supplies such as sticky
notes, pens and highlighters, and notes of encouragement for final
exams. The packages will be about the size of a shoe box.
The North Carolina Presbyterian Historical Society will hold
its Annual Spring Tour on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, in the
beautiful colonial town of Edenton. Registration is $21.
Visit www.ncphsociety.org, or contact Program Chair Sam Martin
at 910-428-4165 for the schedule, registration form, and address.
Nursery Changes — As of April 12 (next Sunday), we will be
making some changes in our nursery ministry. First, the infant
nursery will be moving downstairs to the preschool wing so that all
the nurseries are on the same hall, allowing for better
communication and parental contact. Additionally, we will offer
three nurseries during the 11:00 a.m. worship service: infants —
Room 121; ages 1-3 years — Room 120; and ages 4-6 years —
Room 124. We will continue to ask you to serve in this important
ministry. To sign up visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/
Meet, Greet and Eat — In response to many requests, the CPC
Elders invite YOU to join them on Sunday, April 12 in the
Fellowship Hall right after the 11:00 a.m. service for conversation,
light finger foods and beverages suitable for the whole family, just
before heading out to take on another week. We look forward to
seeing you there!
Memorials and Endowment Committee Announces its
Grant Cycle for 2015—Open April 15 — The application
deadline is June 15. Approved grants will be announced in August,
with funds disbursed in September. Grant applications as well as
policy guidelines are available in the church office or at
www.carypresbyterian.org. Please contact Brian Short with any
questions at [email protected] or (919) 395-8790.
Potluck Lunch to Honor Barb Munch — Congregational
Fellowship Team will host a potluck lunch on April 19 (Youth
Sunday) following the 11:00 a.m. service to honor the long and
faithful service of Barb Munch and to wish her well as she moves
to Pennsylvania. The congregation is invited to join us.
Corrections — The bios of our newest members that were in the
bulletin on March 29 stated that Rochelle Diggs, Russell Diggs,
Brian Derwart and Susan Lamatrice all joined by Letter of
Transfer, which was incorrect — they all joined by Reaffirmation of
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April 5
7:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
April 6
April 7
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:45 p.m.
April 8
April 9
8:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
April 10
April 11
April 12
9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Sunrise Worship Service/
Communion (Outdoor Chapel)
Worship Service/Communion
Intergenerational Sunday School — An
Easter Walk — Seeing the Risen Christ
Worship Service/Communion/
Board of Deacons (102)
Cub Scouts 232 (FH)
Presbyterian Women Coordinating
Team (P)
Carying Place (FH/Various)
Boy Scouts 232 (101/103/105)
Girl Scouts 418 (Upper Level Ed Bldg)
CPC Green vs. Peace Pres. (Thomas
Brooks – Field 6)
Cool Books Club
(Peg Giesbrecht’s home)
CPC White vs. Penny Rd. Nazarene
(Thomas Brooks – Field 6)
Stewardship Team (102)
Hannah Circle (P)
Ruth Circle (102)
Coping Creatively with Cancer
Youth and Families Team (103)
Library Team (L)
Personnel Team (P)
CPC White vs. 1st Baptist White
(Middle Creek – Field 2)
Missions Team (L)
CPC Green vs. TCC Green
(Middle Creek – Field 1)
Centering Prayer/Richard Rohr’s The
Naked Now (105)
CA Youth Mock Lock-in
Confirmation Retreat 3 (FH)
Worship Service
Sunday School
Worship Service
Coffee Hour (FH)
Youth Choir Rehearsal (Choir Rm)
SH Youth (101/103/105/FH)
Mom’s Group
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Church Staff
The Rev. Dr. D. Kyle Allen, Pastor
The Rev. Jennifer A. Miles-Allen, Associate Pastor
The Rev. Dr. David V. Voss, Parish Associate
Medora B. Hix, Director of Christian Education
Angie H. Keith, Director of Preschool
Edward T. Yasick, Director of Music
Deb A. Bundesen, Office Manager
Barbara S. Carew, Finance Manager
Mandy L. Nester, Parish Nurse
Ron A. Norris, Building and Grounds Manager
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