There is nothing more emotionally soaring for me than singing hymns on Easter morning. There is poetic and musical genius in those words and notes! Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! is maybe my favorite, or is it. He is risen, he is risen! Tell it out with joyful voice! These are tunes which stir the soul! One can feel the joy vibrating through one's very being.
I think that those who do not attend church on Easter are really missing out on one of God's nifty strategies. (We never said God isn't clever!). you see, whether you can say that you believe everything that is taught about the meaning of Easter (you know, the resurrection, the empty tomb, Jesus appearing like magic in a locked room, Thomas sticking his finger in Jesus' wound, etc.) there is a chance that your heart may be so moved by the singing and the spirit of a joyful community that any disbelief you harbor might be suspended, at least momentarily.
Let me suggest that if you feel yourself swept up in the spiritual momentum of the moment, even approaching ecstasy, that what you are experiencing IS the resurrection. If you shut off your critical thinking (which is what doubting Thomas finally had to do) and simply allow yourself to surrender to joy, you are being transformed and raised up by the power of Christ expressed in community. Christ is raised to new life, but the point of his new life is that it is new life for you.
Granted, such moments are transient, but not any less substantive because of it. Let me suggest that a real benefit of attending worship regularly is that the experience of God's grace becomes cumulative, often precisely when you are not over-thinking. Transformation has more to do with the heart than with the head.