Sunday School – April 4 at 9:30 am
Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7538449219
Easter Sunday Worship – April 4 at 10:00 am
Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7538449219
Jesus Christ is Risen Today!!
Easter Sunday must begin with music, and today it is with voices singing “We Have Seen Him!”
During Lent we have engaged a theme of “again and again…”
This Easter Sunday, our theme is “again and again the sun rises!”
Again and again, the day begins again, life begins again, God greets us with love…again and again!
Today we declare this is an Easter world.
Today we declare that this is God’s world!
Today, despite all the evidence we can produce to the contrary, we declare that God’s love is the most powerful and world-shaping reality in the world.
Today we declare our faith that Christ is risen!
We invite you to join TMUC’s online ZOOM Sunday School and worship on Easter morning. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. Worship will include the celebration of communion.
Here is the Zoom link for Sunday School and worship: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7538449219
If you prefer to join us by being on a ‘Party-line’/’Conference Call’ style of phone call, the number to dial is: 204-272-7920
You will be asked if you want to ‘join a meeting’, (say yes), and then enter the meeting ID number: 753 844 9219
There are just a couple of weeks left to place your gardening orders through TMUC’s Glenlea Greenhouse fundraiser. The deadline for orders is April 15, and delivery to TMUC is May 14. You can place your orders at:
If you have any questions, please email our project coordinators, Cathy and Breanna, at email@example.com
We continue to be so grateful for those who continue to financially support the ministry of TMUC, through your donations on PAR, through www.canadahelps.org and in cheques mailed to the church. You are making a difference. Thank you.
Even though we cannot be together in one place, let’s continue to be a community at prayer together. Sometime, please think about the gifts we have in our lives, and needs of our world, and then pray the Lord’s prayer (you can pray silently, or out loud).
And, sometime, when you want to have a longer worship time, we are including some words and videos for your use.
The Prayer List is distributed separately and allows us to remember specific people with our prayers. If you want to receive the Prayer List, or add a name (with their permission), please be in touch.
Again and again we are called to listen to words of reconciliation:
We are gathered for worship and work in Treaty One territory, which is the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dené peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation. For thousands of years Indigenous Peoples walked this land and knew it to be the centre of their lives and their spirituality. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
Worship for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021
Introit: When a Grain of Wheat
You call us, O God, to be your people.
Again and again you invite us to journey with Jesus.
Again and again we declare
Christ is Risen,
Christ is Risen indeed!
We come to worship knowing the tomb is empty,
Jesus has been raised from the dead,
Christ is alive!
Our opening hymn is “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”
Esther and Emmett engage Easter!
Esther and Emmett_Easter Sunday
When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.
And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.
They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”
When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back.
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.
But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.”
So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.
An invitation to share God’s Good News comes with the hymn: Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
Carol and Jeff offers a reflection on Easter:
God’s Easter glory is celebrated in the hymn “Thine is the Glory”
Let us pray:
God of life, God of resurrection, God of endings and beginnings,
God, we give thanks this Easter day;
profound thanks for Your love made flesh,
Your dream for all creation made flesh,
Your suffering and reconciling faith made flesh;
profound thanks for Jesus, the Christ,
who lived a life of healing,
We are thankful that Your wondrous amazing grace
brought life out of death,
brought resurrection out of despair,
brought hope out of finality.
We are thankful today, God, for all who offer hope these days.
We are thankful for health care workers, for the staff of grocery stores and all essential businesses still serving the public, for law enforcement officers, firefighters, teachers, janitorial staff, transit drivers…
We are thankful for all who are working to help and serve others;
thankful for everyone practicing physical distancing, washing hands frequently, staying at home, receiving vaccinations;
thankful for the many acts of neighbourliness– acts of shopping for others, of using social media to see and talk to one another, of sending messages of support and care.
We pray for all of us cannot be with beloved family and friends.
We pray for those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
We pray for those who live with the challenges of many illnesses and diseases.
We pray for healing, for courage, for supportive communities and for trust in Your love that holds everyone during all the times and seasons of our lives.
We pray for those who are poor, those who have no homes to stay in, those without easy access to life’s daily needs…may Your Easter blessing reach them through the love of those who share and befriend and love
We pray for peace in this world, for compassion in this world, for hope in this world.
We pray for resurrection. We pray for the life of Christ to speak and act and love through our lives.
We pray for peace and for compassion to shape all our relationships.
We pray for the wonder of Easter morning to greet us every day.
In Christ’s name we pray. AMEN
Our closing hymn is “Joy Comes with the Dawn”
May God bless you and keep you.
May God’s face shine upon you.
May God grant you peace and joy.
Be in the peace of Christ, this day and always. Amen
We keep you in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff