The events surrounding Easter undoubtedly stirred the hearts of those who knew Jesus during His short time on earth. Mary, Peter, Thomas, even Pilate's wife was moved by an encounter with the Messiah. With their perspectives in mind, this Easter Program Builder is packed with recitations, readings, scripts, and service ideas. This Easter, stir the hearts of your congregation and community with dramatic pieces that encourage an encounter with Christ - the Risen Christ
Traditional hymns are often performed alongside contemporary praise and worship songs in many of today's church services, giving rise to the term "blended worship." This distinctive collection provides a valuable resource for pianists who want to play familiar hymn tunes in a tasteful and new style in addition to current praise songs recognizable to most congregations. To assist in planning, approximate performance times and optional segues are included. Titles: Amazing Love (My Lord, What Love Is This) with What Wondrous Love Is This * Beautiful One with O Come, Let Us Adore Him * Forever with Great Is Thy Faithfulness * How Deep the Father's Love for Us with I Stand Amazed in the Presence * How Great Is Our God with Pr ... more
Challenged with what to do for the two worship services for Good Friday and Easter? Were You There? uses pastoral teaching, drama, music, and congregational participation to creatively explore the events of Easter over those two services. Combined with the traditional fare of kids' recitations, this program builder also has two adult readings that center around receiving new life in Christ's resurrection and a readers theatre for Palm Sunday. Help yourself Use this tool to address the variety of worship needs your church has for Lent and Easter.
This flexible collection is suitable for choirs, congregations or individual use. Each song can be sung individually or as part of a thematic medley. Introductions, modulations and endings are provided for each medley. A suggested choral arrangement for each medley is given underneath the medley titles.