April 12 Virtual Service (Resurrection Sunday)

"Jesus Christ is risen!" "He is risen indeed!"

It does feel strange being unable to look one another in the eye as we greet one another with these traditional words of victory on this Resurrection Sunday. But still we celebrate the empty tomb and all that it represents for us as followers of the One who died for us and rose again on the third day. As we have offered in recent weeks, here are some resources for worshiping at home with our own families. Some may find it helpful to play these at around our usual 10:45 start time in order to maintain a sense of normalcy in the schedule, but they're accessible at any time. For those with younger children, don't forget that we have some children's ministry materials available for you, and Mark is updating those each week.

A Call to Worship: Easter Brass

Pastor Doug was asked to play the trumpet parts for a short Easter brass fanfare recorded this week by musicians in New Hampshire, Washington, and California. Arranged by Jack Barben, a church music director in New London and based on the hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today, the recording will be played today in worship services in all three states. Click the link below to play the audio file (mp3).

Jesus Christ is Risen Today Virtual Brass

Songs of Praise and Worship

These are the songs Tom has selected for this week. Just listen to the words and make them your prayer, or feel free to crank the volume and sing along. Each link will open a YouTube video in a new tab. Tom has included some comments, calling us to engage meaningfully and purposefully with each song. (You'll need to excuse any ads that may come up.)
  1. Today we celebrate the risen Savior. I like how our first song reminds us to not only celebrate the resurrection but to celebrate the results of the resurrection. The curse of sin is gone, we are forgiven, we have hope, and we are made alive! I hope you will join in with the song singing praise to our risen Savior, shouting hallelujah with all of heaven. Praise the King! He is risen!
    Praise The King
  2. In our second song we start by declaring together the essence of the gospel—the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus our Lord. The gospel results in our being truly alive. Let’s pay particular attention to the word picture in the second verse. Just as Jesus died, we too were dead, but now because Jesus is alive, we too are alive, and we live in the power of His resurrection.
    Because He Lives (Amen)
  3. This song is one we haven’t done yet. Our intention was to introduce it today during our Sunday gathering. Instead we’ll do it another way and listen together as this song leads us through the events we’ve commemorated over the last few days.
    O Praise The Name
  4. We end with a song of victory. The resurrection gives us reason to praise the One who set us free. Sing out for we have not just hope, but living hope!
    Living Hope

Special Music

Several members of Trinity's worship team collaborated to create this rendering of What a Savior. (It's the closest thing to an Easter Choir that we're going to get this year.) 

Here's the link if the video doesn't load within this page.

Ministry of the Word

The video below includes this week's message, including the visuals. Before you start, you can download and print the customary fill-in-the-blank sermon notes if you like. An audio-only version will also be available through our normal podcasting channels.

Here's the link if the video doesn't load within this page.

Fellowship Time

If you're "attending" at around our usual time on Sunday morning, we're going to open up a Zoom meeting again this week from 11:30 to noon for anyone who wants to pop in and say hi. Click the link below. If you're using your phone or tablet, you may need to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, but you don't need to set up an account to participate. If you enable your camera, we'll be able to see each other, it will be easy to "talk" via the chat feature (typing), and a few of us at a time can unmute ourselves to actually talk.

Here's the link to join the conversation


Our offering box at the back of the sanctuary obviously doesn't work so well in a virtual setting, and we have not yet entered the world of online giving. Please consider mailing your gifts and offerings to the church at PO Box 566, South Sutton, 03273. Thank you.