O God of death & resurrection,
we come today rejoicing in the fact of the empty tomb.
Jesus Christ is risen!
Where death and darkness threatened to overcome your promise of grace, mercy, & justice you stand victorious.
We can't deny the power of sin or the presence of suffering in our lives.
But because of Christ,
We know they don't have the final word.
So we praise you.
Hear us now as we lift our voices in thanks & praise
for all you do & all you've done,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,