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á Hymn Jesus Messiah
Chris Tomlin , Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves
He became sin, who knew no sin
That we might become his righteousness
He humbled himself and carried the cross
Love so amazing. Love so amazing
Refrain: Jesus Messiah, Name above all names
Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel
The Rescue for sinners; The Ransom from heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all
His body the bread, His blood the wine
Broken and poured out all for love
The whole earth trembled and the veil was torn
Love so amazing. Love so amazing. Refrain
All our hope is in you, all our hope is in you
All the glory to you God, the Light of the world Refrain
Final refrain ending:
Lord of all, the Lord of all
á Confession and Forgiveness
P Trusting in the word of life given in baptism,
we are gathered in the name of the Father,
and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
P If we say we have no sin,
we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins,
God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins
and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Silence is kept for reflection and self-examination.
P Loving God,
C we fear, we doubt, we do not trust you;
we do not love our neighbors as ourselves;
we sin against you in thought, word, and deed.
We pray for your mercy, forgiveness, and grace.
We hope in the gift of your Spirit
and we rejoice in the resurrection promise
of Jesus Christ, our living Savior. Amen.
P God, who is rich in mercy,
loved us even when we were dead in sin,
and made us alive together with Christ.
By grace you have been saved.
In the name of ☩ Jesus Christ, crucified and risen,
your sins are forgiven.
Almighty God strengthen you with power
through the Holy Spirit,
that Christ may live in your hearts through faith.
Hymn The Day of Resurrection (ELW #361)
John of Damascus, c. 696-c. 754; tr. John Mason Neale, 1818-1866, alt.
1 The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad,
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from sin’s dominion free,
our Christ has brought us over
with hymns of victory.
2 Let hearts be purged of evil
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light,
and list’ning to his accents,
may hear, so calm and plain,
his own “All hail!” and hearing,
may raise the glad refrain.
3 Now let the heav’ns be joyful,
let earth its song begin,
the round world keep high triumph
and all that is therein.
Let all things, seen and unseen,
their notes of gladness blend;
for Christ the Lord has risen,
our joy that has no end!
Prayer of the Day
P Alleluia! Christ is risen.
C Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!
P The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C And also with you.
P Let us pray…
C God of resurrection,
Your son, Jesus, awed his followers by appearing among them.
With awe we also celebrate his resurrection and rejoice in eternal life. Amen.
Responsive Reading Psalm 145:13-21
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord is faithful in all his words,
and gracious in all his deeds.
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand,
satisfying the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is just in all his ways,
and kind in all his doings.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of all who fear him;
he also hears their cry, and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.
Kids in the Kingdom
Gospel John 20:19-31
L The Holy Gospel from John in the 20th Chapter
C Glory to you, O Lord
19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
L This is the Gospel of our Lord
C Praise to You O Christ
Sermon Brendan Johnston
á Hymn Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds (#367)
Text: Paul Z. Strodach, 1876-1947, alt.
WE RESPOND TO THE WORD OF GOD
á Apostles Creed (Back of hymnal)
Prayers of Bethlehem
Lord, Listen To Your Children Praying (#752)
Lord listen to your children praying
Lord send your Spirit in this place
Lord listen to your children praying
Send us love send us pow’r send us grace
P Everlasting God,
C the whole universe sings a new song of praise:
the rivers clap their hands, the hills ring out for joy.
As you have raised us to new life in Christ,
give us voices ready to cry out for justice
and proclaim resurrection joy wherever your Spirit leads us.
In Jesus’ name we boldly pray. Amen.
God feeds us with the presence of Jesus Christ
Words of Institution
á Lord’s Prayer
C 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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass 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 and ever. Amen.
L These are the gifts of God for the people of God
C Thanks be to God
Distribution of Holy Communion
We believe that Jesus is truly present in the elements of communion – and all are welcome to receive Jesus in this food and drink.
Communion in the Pews
Prepackaged communion will be available in pews and as you enter worship. Please open and receive this sacrament after the Words of Institution.
Communion at the Table
Those who wish to receive Holy Communion at the tables in front of the sanctuary will be invited to come forward using the pulpit side aisle, and return to their seat using the piano side aisle.
As you come forward, one at a time, there will be two tables prepared for you. Wafers will be placed on plates on the first table for you to pick up and receive the Body of Christ. Cups of wine or grape juice will be placed on the second table for you to receive the Blood of Christ. Cups can then be placed in a bin.
Children not communing may come forward for a blessing.
á Post Communion Prayer
P Good Shepherd,
C Lead us from the fulfillment and joy of this meal
to bring joy and fulfillment to others.
Guide us on paths of justice.
Teach us to live for you as servants to one another.
Enfold us in your abiding love.
We give thanks in the name of the risen Christ. Amen
LEAVE TO LIVE THE WORD
P Children by the grace of God,
one in Christ,
and inspired by the Holy Spirit,
rejoice in the resurrection
and live in hope, peace, and joy.
Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit,
bless you now and forever.
á Sending Hymn Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (ELW #836)
P Go in peace. Share the good news.
C Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!