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73rd Annual Jax Beach Sunrise Service

March 31, 2024​ ~ 6:45a


Order of Worship


Welcome & Prayer:

Chris Partyka ~ Pastor

Ocean Park Baptist Church


- stay off dunes

- please don't litter

- portable bathrooms on the west side of the amphitheater

-book table & prayer team

- QR codes for Order of Worship 

- Offering proceeds to BEAM

Call to Worship

Faith Kiv ~ Music Leader

Ocean Park Baptist Church

"God so loved the world,

that he gave his only Son,

that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Though Christ was in the form of God, he did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

But God raised him up,

loosing the pangs of death,

because it was not possible

for him to be held by it.

"O death where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?"


He is Risen! And God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 


Hymn - Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) 

One day when Heaven

was filled with His praises

One day when sin was

as black as could be

Jesus came forth to

be born of a virgin

Dwelt among men,

my example is He

The Word became flesh and

the light shined among us

His glory revealed


Living, He loved me,

Dying He saved me.

Buried, He carried 

my sins far away

Rising, He justified 

freely forever

One day He's coming

Oh glorious day, oh glorious day


One day they led Him

up Calvary's mountain

One day they nailed Him

to die on a tree

Suffering anguish,

despised and rejected

Bearing our sins,

my Redeemer is He

The hand that healed nations,

stretched out on a tree

And took the nails for me




One day the grave could

conceal Him no longer

One day the stone rolled

away from the door

Then He arose, over death

He had conquered

Now is ascended,

my Lord evermore

Death could not hold Him,

the grave could not keep Him

From rising again




One day the trumpet

will sound for His coming

One day the skies with

His glories will shine

Wonderful day,

my Beloved One bringing

My Savior, Jesus, is mine




Glorious day, Oh, Glorious day. 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:3-5


Hymn -Living Hope

How great the chasm

that lay between us 

How high the mountain

I could not climb 

In desperation, I turned to heaven 

And spoke Your name into the night 

Then through the darkness

Your loving-kindness 

Tore through the shadows of my soul 

The work is finished the end is written 

Jesus Christ my living hope.

Who could imagine

so great a mercy 

What heart could fathom

such boundless grace 

The God of ages

stepped down from glory 

To wear my sin and bear my shame 

The cross has spoken I am forgiven 

The King of kings calls me His own 

Beautiful Savior I’m Yours forever 

Jesus Christ my living hope

Hallelujah praise the

One who set me free 

Hallelujah death

has lost its grip on me 

You have broken every chain 

There’s salvation in Your name 

Jesus Christ my living hope



Then came the morning

that sealed the promise 

Your buried body began to breathe 

Out of the silence the Roaring Lion 

Declared the grave

has no claim on me 



Jesus, Yours is the victory!



Jesus Christ my living hope

Oh God You are my living hope


Scripture Reading: John 20:1-18

Allen Cagle ~ Pastor

Sunrise Community Church

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her."

Hymn -  Low in the Grave

Low in the grave he lay,

Jesus my Savior, 
waiting the coming day,

Jesus my Lord! 

Up from the grave he arose; 
with a mighty triumph

o'er his foes; 

he arose a victor

from the dark domain, 
and he lives forever,

with his saints to reign. 
He arose! He arose!

Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch his bed,

Jesus my Savior, 
vainly they seal the dead,

Jesus my Lord! 

Death cannot keep its prey,

Jesus my Savior; 
he tore the bars away,

Jesus my Lord! 


Scripture Reading: Mark 16:1-8

Kevin Bigelow ~ Teaching Elder

Presbyterian Church in America

1 “When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.”

Mark 16:1-8

Pastoral Prayer

Kevin Bigelow ~ Teaching Elder

Presbyterian Church in America

Sermon -  

Chris Partyka ~ Pastor

Ocean Park Baptist Church

Offering -


Proceeds from today's offering goes to Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM)

Three ways to give:

1. Cash in offering buckets 

2. Click Here to Give Online

3. Venmo: @OceanParkBaptist


Hymn - In Christ Alone 

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest

drought and storm
What heights of love,

what depths of peace
When fears are stilled,

when strivings cease
My comforter, my all in all
Here, in the love of Christ, I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones

He came to save
'Til on that cross, as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin, on Him, was laid
Here, in the death of Christ, I live

There in the ground, His body lay
Light of the world, by darkness, slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave, He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious

blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of Hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Til He returns or calls me home
Here, in the power of Christ, I'll stand


Hymn - Amazing Grace


Amazing grace

how sweet the sound

that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught

my heart to fear,

and grace my fears relieved;

how precious did that grace appear

the hour I first believed!

When we've been there

ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun,

We've no less days

to sing God's praise

Than when we've first begun.

Benediction - Hebrews 13:20-21

“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”

There is a free book table with free Bibles & other free resources, along with men and women who would be willing to pray with you and for you. 

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If you have questions about what it means to follow Jesus or would like someone to pray for you, please reach out with the form below. Thank you! 

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