With Easter on the way, churches are diligently preparing for every facet of their upcoming Easter events. However, one vital element that sometimes gets overlooked in the midst of these preparations is the importance of warm welcome messages for each occasion.
If you’ve been tasked with delivering an Easter welcome speech for church, we’ve prepared sample Easter welcome speeches for seven different types of Easter events.
These Easter speeches are designed to create a welcoming atmosphere, whether you’re addressing newcomers or long-time church members. Let’s welcome everyone with open arms!
Easter Welcome Speech for Church: Welcoming Addresses for 7 Easter Events
Whether your Easter event is expected to draw in new faces or only a few first-time visitors, it’s crucial to have a well-prepared church speech that conveys a sense of welcome.
The church welcome speech not only extends a warm embrace to attendees but also provides essential information about any service changes due to the Easter schedule. Additionally, it sets a joyful and celebratory tone for the Easter service.
Most of these welcome speeches conclude with a prayer. Ensure you coordinate with the person coordinating the service to avoid including a prayer if one is scheduled immediately after your speech.
Don’t forget to find printable versions of these speeches at the end of this article, as well as our five tips for delivering a memorable welcome speech.
Easter Welcome Speech for Church Easter Celebration
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3
On this joyous occasion, we gather at [name of church] to celebrate the heart of the Easter season – the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you’re joining us for the first time today, or have been a part of our church family for years, we extend a heartfelt welcome.
I am [name], and my role within the church is [briefly describe your role]. If you have any questions after the service, please stop by to chat. Our bulletin contains valuable information about what to expect during the service.
We invite you to return on [date] for [another Easter celebration or the next significant event – keep this part brief].
Next, our worship team will lead us in songs of praise. You may recognize some, but there may also be new ones to enjoy.
Let us bow our heads in prayer.
Today, we are profoundly grateful for the opportunity to come together and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, our Savior. We pray for Your blessings upon this service as we prepare our hearts for this Easter day. May our worship glorify You. May Your message touch and transform our lives.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Brief Easter Welcome Speech for Easter Church Service
These succinct phrases provide an excellent way to offer a warm welcome without the need for a lengthy speech. Worship leaders can utilize them to start off the church service.
Or, these Easter greetings can come before prayer at the beginning of the service. Feel free to use them wherever they fit best.
- Good morning! A warm welcome to [name of the church]. We wish you a joyful Easter!
- We’re delighted that you’ve chosen to join us today. A special Easter welcome to our visitors; we hope you’ll consider yourselves part of our church family!
- This Easter, we are honored that you’ve chosen to spend this time with us, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
- God’s gift to us, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the most significant Easter gift of all! Let’s celebrate the true reason for the Easter season through worship.
- Welcome, everyone, to this special Easter service commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We pray that this will be a time of joy and spiritual renewal.
- Many people are familiar with a variation of the Paschal Greeting, with the speaker saying, “He is Risen,” and the audience responding, “He is risen indeed!” This is a wonderful Christian tradition, but consider whether or not your audience would know it.
Easter Welcome for a Church Easter Program
This form of welcome assumes that it is for a special event related to children or youth, perhaps organized by a church-affiliated school or the children’s ministry. It serves as both a welcome and an invitation to other Easter events at your church. Make sure to consult with other leaders to determine the suitability of this approach for your program.
Welcome to [name of church]! We are delighted to have you here for [name of event]. Our children and youth have worked diligently to prepare an inspiring program for you tonight, and they can’t wait to share it with you.
I am [name], and I serve as the [church pastor, principal, or another leadership role] here at [church name]. This evening’s wonderful program is just one of many Easter celebrations we offer at our church. You can find additional information in our [bulletin] or on our website.
As we prepare to enjoy tonight’s performance, please remember to silence your cell phones. Let us seek God’s blessings on this gathering.
We express our gratitude for everyone present here tonight. We ask for Your blessings upon the children and youth as they praise our risen Savior. May Your glory shine in this place.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Easter Welcome for a Sunrise Service
Welcome to [name of church]! We are delighted that you’ve chosen to celebrate Easter with us at this beautiful sunrise service. Just as the sun rises, we commemorate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
As we gather to celebrate this glorious day, let us reflect on the significance of the empty tomb and the victory over death that Easter represents. This victory is a promise of eternal life for all who believe.
Before we begin this special service, let us offer a prayer of gratitude.
We come before You on this Easter morning with thankful hearts. We are grateful for the hope and new life that Easter brings. May our worship today be a fitting tribute to the resurrection of Jesus, our Redeemer.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Good Friday Welcome Speech
Welcome to our Good Friday service. This day is an opportunity for somber and meaningful reflection. It reminds us of our sin, that put Jesus on the cross. But it also reminds us of the hope we have in our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Let’s take time to reflect tonight as we remember what our Redeemer did for us on the cross.
Thank You for what You did on the cross for us on Good Friday. Your mercy and compassion on us blesses us beyond measure.
May we glorify You tonight in this service.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Easter Welcome for a Easter Sunday Service
Happy Easter! What a privilege it is to worship together on this Easter Sunday! We extend a warm Easter welcome to all of you.
At [name of church], we hold a deep love for Jesus, and today, we come together to celebrate His resurrection. We anticipate a wonderful time of worship and an inspiring Easter message during the service today.
Please be aware that today’s service may differ from a typical Sunday service [mention any essential schedule modifications, if applicable].
Before we commence our celebration of Easter, let us take a moment to offer a prayer.
We thank You for bringing us together on this Easter Sunday. It is a joy to be here with our church family, celebrating Easter together.
May this day be filled with blessings for everyone present. May our worship and praise be a pleasing offering to You.
In the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus, Amen.
Easter Egg Hunt Welcome for a Church or Community Event
Thank you so much for coming to our Easter Egg Hunt! We are so excited to see these happy and excited faces, ready to have fun! We hope you will be able to join us for [brief invitation to Easter service or one of your upcoming events.]
I’m going to say a quick prayer, then [name of person] will come up to explain the guidelines for our Easter Egg Hunt. Let’s pray.
Thank you for this Easter celebration. You are the reason to celebrate!
We are so grateful to You for blessing us with this great time together with new and old friends. We pray that this will be an encouraging and safe time for everyone here.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Free Printable of 7 Sample Easter Welcome Speeches for Church
We understand that you may have come across this article because you’ve been asked to deliver a welcome speech for Easter, and you might be short on time or looking for a convenient solution. That’s why we have prepared a printable PDF featuring these Easter welcome speeches. You can either print the PDF or read it from your tablet.
Tips for Crafting an Easter Welcome Speech for Church
- If this is your first time delivering a speech in church, especially if you aren’t accustomed to speaking in front of a large audience, it’s a good idea to prepare your remarks and share them with someone else, likely the pastor.
- Listen to the feedback you receive. Your role is to set the right tone for the Easter service, not to advance a personal agenda or improvise your way through a speech. If you’re uncertain whether you can comply with this, it may be best to politely decline.
- It’s important to remember that some individuals only attend church on Easter and other major holidays. While it may be tempting to make light of this fact, doing so during a welcome speech that’s intended to make people feel at home in your church is inappropriate and may leave visitors feeling excluded. Your primary goal should always be to welcome visitors.
- While you may be familiar with the pastor’s name, the service schedule, and what comes next, first-time visitors (and even second-time visitors) may not be. It’s a good practice to briefly introduce yourself during your speech and introduce the next speaker.
- Including other relevant details can help visitors feel more at ease and less confused about what is happening. You may also include information about silencing cell phones, filling out a contact card or church connection cards, downloading the church app, and other important details.
- More detailed and important information, such as the church’s mission statement, church leaders, details about weekly events like Sunday School, and other complex information, is best left to the bulletin.
- Avoid leaving your speech preparation to the last minute, although there may be instances where you have no other option. Practicing in front of a mirror can help improve your delivery.
- If you want them to take some sort of action at the end of the service, it’s better to save that for your closing remarks. If it’s only mentioned in the special welcome speech at the beginning, it may get forgotten.
- This includes reminding people to visit the Welcome Center for a church visitor welcome pack, or whatever other first steps you want first-time visitors to take.
As you prepare to welcome new and returning individuals to your Easter celebrations, take a moment to pray that the Lord will guide you in selecting the right words to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome in your church. We appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity!
I hope you have found this article helpful in crafting your Easter welcome speech. Please feel free to share it with others who may be looking for assistance with this task.
Thank you for reading!
May you have a wonderful Easter celebration. May it be filled with joy, peace, and love.
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