Holy Week: Resurrection Sunday, March 31, 2013

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The Crossing’s Resurrection Sunday music and liturgy review features photos by Scott Myers. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

The service began with “The Sun Stops Shining.” A video, based on The Jesus Storybook Bible, chronicling the events Good Friday.

Death in His Grave by John Mark McMillan

On friday a thief, on sunday a king
laid down in grief
but woke with the keys
to hell on that day.
The first born of the slain
the man, Jesus Christ, laid
death in his grave.

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Michael Porter read the account of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from Luke 24:1-12.

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words.

When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.

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I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Words: Sam­u­el Med­ley (1775), Music: Duke Street, at­trib­ut­ed to John Hat­ton (1793) and Bruce Benedict, Arrangement: The Crossing Music

I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever living Head.

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Michael Porter continued reading the resurrection account Luke 24:13-35.

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

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Christ is Risen by Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light;
Our God is not dead He’s alive,
He’s alive!

Christ is risen from the dead
trampling over death by death.
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave.

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David lead us in a reading of The Apostle’s Creed.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

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Michael read the final passage of the resurrection account from Luke 24:36-52.

He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

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Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird and Stephen Altrogge

Who has felt the nails upon His hands,
bearing all the guilt of sinful man?
God eternal, humbled to the grave.
Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign.

Behold our God, seated on His throne.
Come, let us adore Him.

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Scott Myers, a photographer at The Crossing, shared his story of faith and reflected on how his journey from atheism to Christianity has revealed itself in his photography. You can view the video of Scott’s story below. Please note there are short passages of the video without visuals. You can also discover more about his art here.

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed – Words: James Montgomery (1821), Music and Arrangement: Vito Aiuto (2008), Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Hail to the Lord’s anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
To take away transgression
and rule in equity.

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The Mystery of Faith – Words: Traditional english liturgy, Music by Scott Johnson and David Wilton

Christ has died,
Christ has risen,
Christ will come again.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Christ will come again.

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Music, Tech and Stage Design Teams for Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013:

Andrew Camp – vocals
David Cover – worship leader, electric and acoustic guitars
Ashley Gross – vocals
Nick Havens – bass
Mike Hill – french horn
Rhett Johnson – electric guitars
Andrew Luley – drums
Johnny Tucker – keys, synth

Joy Barbero – light designer
Tracy Christman – video engineer
Kevin Fletcher – camera operator
Addison Hawkins – live-stream audio
Barrett Knox – tech assistant
Ken Kroll – asst. light designer, operator
Gerik Parmele – video director
Michael Schobey – camera operator
Kate Shanks – sermon cg, live-stream music cg
Chantel Wandel – music cg
Jake Wandel – production management and design
Tim Worstell – front of house audio
Brandon Wright – camera operator
Phil Vinyard – asst. technical director

Stage Design Crew:

Molly Akin, Tom Bragg, Courtney Cooksey, Kristen Cooksey, Ashley Gross, Ryan Houser, Jami Jones, Ken Kroll, Candace Lawhon, Paul Reichert, Ryan Stoll, Chantel Wandel, Jake Wandel, Justin Wandel, Jason Wilson, Sarah Wilson, Tim Worstell

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