Call to Worship & Hymn:
"Christ the Lord is Risen Today"

Rev. Billy Hester gives the "Call to Worship" followed by the congregation singing "Christ the Lord is Risen Today"


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Call to Worship
Rev. Richard Allen reads scripture from John 20:1-8, The Ressurection account from John



Anthem: "And All the Earth Shall Own Him Lord"
The Asbury Memorial choir sings: "And All the Earth Shall Own Him Lord", an anthem Based on "Jerusalem" from the Academy Award winning motion picture; "Chariots of Fire". Words by William lake and Bryan Jeffery Leech, Music by C. Hubert H. Parry, Arranged by Fred Bock. Directed by Ray Ellis. Piano played by Kay Deffley along with the Asbury Musicians (Hannah Shin, Frances Prager, Sarah Povie, Doug Povie and Carol Anderson)


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Prayers of the People
Rev. Jan Durham



Anthem: "All the Glory Belongs to Jesus"
The Asbury Memorial choir sings: "All the Glory Belongs to Jesus", an anthem written by Gloria Gaither, Music by William J. Gaither, and arranged by Mary McDonald Directed by Ray Ellis. Piano played by Kay Deffley along with the Asbury Musicians (Hannah Shin, Frances Prager, Sarah Povie, Doug Povie and Carol Anderson)



Pre Sermon Announcements
Rev. Billy Hester gives several pre-sermon announcements including a special welcome back to Roy Hill and a 97th birthday greeting to Anita Clay. Also, Nick Deffley gives an announcement concerning a special 'Green Team' Meeting for this Thursday.


Sermon:"The God of Hope"
The sermon on Easter Sunday ... "The God of Hope". Rev Billy Hester gives a message of hope and love and finishes his sermon with the song "Love Changes Everything".



Sermon:
AUDIO ONLY Version ... MP3 format



The Anthem

At the end of his sermon, Rev. Billy Hester dedicates a song to longtime member Roy Hill ... "Love Changes Everything" (From the Broadway Musical; "Aspects of Love", book and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart.). He asks us to replace the word God every time we hear the word 'Love' as, as he mentions, are one and the same.



Anthem: "All the Glory Belongs to Jesus"
The Asbury Memorial choir sings: "Love Brought Me Back", a new anthem by Mark Miller, after the sermon this Easter Sunday. Directed by Ray Ellis. Piano played by Kay Deffley along with the Asbury Musicians (Hannah Shin, Frances Prager, Sarah Povie, Doug Povie and Carol Anderson)



The Benediction then the "Halllujah Chorus"

Rev. Billy Hester gives the Easter Benediction followed by the choir and congregation with the musicians in the Hallelujah Chorus, from "Messiah" composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the Coverdale Psalter, the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. Directed by Ray Ellis ... Organ: Kay Deffley ... Keyboard: Randy Canady ... Musicians: Hannah Shin, Frances Prager, Sarah Povie, Doug Povie and Carol Anderson.


The worship service bulletin


Ministers:
Rev. Billy Hester
Rev. Richard Allen
Rev. Jan Durham

Musicians ...
Organ: Kay Deffely
Piano: Ray Ellis / Kay Deffley
Keyboard: Randy Canady
Violin 1: Hannah Shin
Violin 2: Frances Prager
Cello: Sarah Povie
Clarinet: Carol Anderson
Bass: Doug Povie
Snare: David Alley


Video Photographer: Patrick Prokop

Sound and Light Technicians

Barry Parker
Chris Kincade
Bridgette Kincade
Stephen Swanger
Internet Editor: Patrick Prokop

Send your comments about this service to Rev. Billy Hester bghester3@comcast.net



Sunday Worship Service 11:15 AM           (912) 233-4351            Fax: (912) 233-5026            Email: church@asburymemorial.org