Welcome To Worship




East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, March 27, 2016

10:00 a.m.




Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016


The congregation is asked to use the time of the pre-service

music as a period of silent prayer and preparation. There is childcare for young children in the nursery but there is no separate children’s worship.


   Pre-Service Music     “In Christ Alone”    Getty, Townend

© 2001 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)


We Gather to Worship God


Prelude “My Lord, What a Morning” Traditional Spiritual


*Opening Words

      Alleluia Proclamation


The broken body of Jesus no longer occupies the grave, for by the power of God’s Spirit, God has brought life from death.


In every word, Jesus taught that love is stronger than hate. In every deed, he demonstrated that your welcome includes everyone. In every relationship, he loved with a love that does not let go.

It is Easter because his words were true, and his deeds were holy, and his life reveals your heart, O God. Alleluia!

The broken body of Jesus no longer occupies the grave.

Your love not only raises Jesus from the dead, but also calls us by name, and grants death no power to pull us from you. Alleluia!


*Hymn 232 “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”


Easter Reflection Edwin Linzie, Joy and Travis Centers

Life bursts forth like the lilies of the field. Alleluia, He is risen!  Christ has triumphed over the sting of death!


“Day of Delight & Beauty Unbounded”       Hymn #242, Vs. 1

Day of delight and beauty unbounded,

tell the news, the gospel spread!

Day of all wonder, day of all splendor,

praise Christ risen from the dead!

Sing of the sun from darkness appearing;

sing of the seed from barren earth greening;

sing of creation, alleluia!

Sing of the stream from Jesus’ side flowing;

sing of the saints in water made holy;

sing of salvation, alleluia!

*Passing of the Peace

The Peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you!


*Gloria Patri #581


Anthem “Risen Today” Purifoy

© 2004 Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation. All rights reserved.


We Listen for the Word of God


Prayer for Illumination


 Epistle Lesson Corinthians 15:19-26 NT p. 166

 Response #647

Give thanks with a grateful heart;

Give thanks to the Holy One;

Give thanks because we’re given Jesus Christ, the Son.

And now let the weak say, “We are strong”;

Let the poor say, “We are rich

because of what the Lord has done for us!”

Give thanks. Give thanks


New Testament Luke 24:1-12 NT p. 85

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


 Sermon “He is Risen!                          John R. Hilley


Time of Reflection


Special Music “(Amen) Because He Lives “ Cash, Gaither, Ingram, Maher, Carson, Tomlin

© 2014 S. D. G. Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)


We Respond to God’s Love


*Affirmation of Faith

This is the good news which we have received,

in which we stand,

and by which we are saved,

if we hold it fast:

that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

that he was buried,

that he was raised on the third day,

and that he appeared first to the women,

then to Peter, and to the Twelve,

and then to many faithful witnesses.


We believe that Jesus is the Christ,

the Son of the living God.

Jesus Christ is the first and the last,

the beginning and the end;

He is our Lord and our God. Amen.

Selections from Scripture (Book of Common Worship)


*Hymn #238 “Thine Is the Glory”




 Offertory “O Worship the King”

Copyright © 1998 RINGING WORD PUBLICATIONS (a division of Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc.)


*Doxology #606


 Invitation to the Lord’s Table


*Prayer of Great Thanksgiving

The God of every morning be with you.
And also with you.
People of Easter morning, lift up your hearts!
We lift them to the One who has raised Jesus from the grave.
People of Easter's joy, give thanks to the One who raises us to new life.
We sing our Alleluias to the God of everlasting love…


Therefore, we join our voices this morning
with those who stood at the empty tomb,
as well as those of every time and place,
singing our Easter joy to you:


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.


Sharing of the Bread and Cup


Music During Communion


Prayer After Communion (concluding with the Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.


Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


We Go from Here to Serve


*Hymn #826 “Lift High the Cross”


*Benediction (Please remain standing for the Hallelujah Chorus)


*Benediction Response “Hallelujah Chorus” Handel


Postlude Hallelujah” (From Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration) By G. Handel. Arr. By Mervyn Warren, Michael O. Jackson and Mark Kibble. Adapted by John Higgins © 1992 Warnerbuilt Songs, Inc.


*Please stand if you are able.



About Today’s Service & Activities


Participants In Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Liturgists: Paul Rein, Yarnell Beatty; Readers: Edwin Linzie, Joy and Travis Centers; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Bell Choir, Choir, Praise Band; Brass: Bob Gilchrist, Anthony Hall, Jeffy Rein, Ed Vasilevskis


To Our Members and Guests: please sign our friendship pad.

For those of you with young children, please check out the shelf of children's Bibles located on the shelves in the Sanctuary. There are several different age-appropriate versions available for their use during the service. Please re-shelve them before you leave the building.


Welcome to East Brentwood


To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you.


To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the Calendar of Events for dates and times. Interested in joining East Brentwood? Speak to John Hilley or Dave Ford.


Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.


Our Mission

East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.




Join Us at the W.E.L.L.

(Wednesdays: Eating, Learning, Loving)

for dinner, kids’ activities, and spiritual nourishment. Church members, preschool families, and guests are welcome! Meals are $5 per person, with a $15 max per family. Please sign-up by going to the church’s website or the e-newsletter so we will know how much food to prepare. However, do not let it keep you from joining us! There will be enough for all!


Wednesday night programming Schedule:

(Stay after dinner and join us!)

5:30 Dinner

6:08 Middle School Gathering (608)

6:30 Kids' Music & Drama Club

6:30 Adult Learning Circle

7:00 Adult Choir


Flowers & Fellowship Food Sign-up: Please consider signing up for flowers, fellowship food, or both in the coming months. Please sign up from our website or E-newsletter. If you have any questions please contact Regina Montgomery at regina.montgomery@vanderbilt.edu.


Blood Drive: Save Sunday, May 1st, as an opportunity to serve others by donating needed and life-saving blood to the Red Cross. The drive will be at EBPC from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Online registration details will follow shortly, but for now, just save the date. If you were planning or scheduled to give blood between now and 5/1, please hold off and wait until the 1st. For more information, contact Richard White at 615-513-4063 or rwhite@fulham.com.


Volunteers Needed for Worship Support Teams: The Worship Planning Team is in need of members to help in the following capacity. (If you can’t commit to every Sunday you’re slated during the year, you have the option of switching with others.) Please contact Liz Beatty at aybeatty@comcast.net if you are willing to help in any of these ways or would like additional information.

· 2nd Sunday of the Month- Open the Church- It’s about a 30 minute time commitment (1)

· 2nd Sunday of the Month (April, July-December): Greeters to help welcome guests before the service(2)

· 4th Sunday of the Month- Ushers to help pass out bulletins, collect & count the offering (2-3)

· 4th Sunday of the Month: Greeters to help welcome guests before the service (2)

· 5th Sunday of the Month: Usher to help pass out bulletins, collect offering (1)

· Substitute List: Be available to greet, usher, open or close the church if the regular person(s) is unavailable. (Multiple)


Presbyterian Women will meet on Friday, April 1st at 9:30 at the church. We will be discussing the 8th lesson and going to lunch after. Please join us!


Work Day: A workday will be held at the church to work on some things inside the building and on the grounds. It will be on April 9th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please plan to join us for some spring cleaning!

Youth Sunday

April 3rd; 10:00 a.m.

An annual highlight is Youth Sunday when the middle and high school youth design and lead the worship service. Please mark your calendars and be sure to join us next week!

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance


Sunday, March 27-EASTER!

9:00 a.m. Fellowship and egg hunt

10:00 a.m. Easter Celebration

Monday, March 28

9:00 a.m. Preschool Resumes

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting

Tuesday, March 29

9:15 a.m. Staff Meeting

Wednesday, March 30

5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Dinner (W.E.L.L.)

6:08 p.m. 608 (Middle School Youth)

6:30 p.m. Kids’ Music & Drama Club

6:30 p.m. Adult Learning Circle

7:00 p.m. Choir

Thursday, March 31

6:30 p.m. Worship Praise Team 

Sunday, April 3

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship


Praise and Prayers

Prayers for Bill Wolfe's cousin, Betty Garrique, whose brain cancer has returned after a year-long remission.

Praise that Lily Paris’s leg healed sufficiently so she doesn’t have to have surgery! Please continue to pray for her.

Prayers of thanksgiving for our Presbyterian Church’s “Living Waters for the World” program which provides clean water in the underdeveloped part of the globe.

Prayers for Amy Philbrick, help in balancing family, career, and health with fibromyalgia.

Prayers for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod and for mission coworkers Charles and Melissa Johnson who arrived this week to begin work in Lusaka.

Prayers for Kelly Rakow, a business associate of Susan Schellhardt, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Prayers for Laurie Byers’s husband, Will,  and his family as he is undergoing chemo for pancreatic cancer. Laurie is a teacher at the EBPC Preschool.

Prayers for Karen Owens Holloway and her husband David with her cancer diagnosis.

Prayers for Marilyn Johnson, who is at Southerland.


If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Ralph Comer, Congregational Care moderator by email: recomer49@aol.com or phone: 615.545.5938.