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P: Indicates Pastor

C: Indicates Congregational response

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CENTERING MOMENT                         Led by Pastor Jess EASTER PROCLAMATION

P: Christ is risen!

C: Christ is risen indeed, alleluia!!

P: Christ is risen!

C: Christ is risen indeed, alleluia!!

P: Christ is risen!

C: Christ is risen indeed, alleluia!!

 

GATHERING SONG                                         He Is Exalted

Sing 2x

He is exalted, the King is exalted on High I will praise him

He is exalted, forever exalted and I will praise his name

He is the Lord, forever his truth shall reign, heaven and earth, rejoice in his Holy Name

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray…

C: Amen.

First Reading Acts 2: 42-47

P: This is the Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God!

Psalm 23

1The LORD| is my shepherd;

I shall not | be in want.

2The LORD makes me lie down | in green pastures and leads me be- | side still waters.

3You restore my | soul, O LORD,

and guide me along right pathways | for your name’s sake.

4Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall | fear no

evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they | comfort me.

5You prepare a table before me in the presence | of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil, and my cup is | running over.

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days | of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the | LORD forever.

Second Reading 1 Peter 2: 19-25

P: This is the Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God!

GOSPEL

  1. The Gospel this morning is from beginning with the

                    verse.

C: Glory to you, oh Lord.

P: This is the Word of the Lord.

C: Praise to you, oh Christ.

 CHILDREN’S TIME

PASTORAL REFLECTION

HYMN OF THE DAY                          Shelter Me, O God

Youtube video by Fr. Michael Joncan

Shepherd and sheep, my God and I:

to fresh green fields you led my steps in days gone by.

You gave me rest by quiet springs

and filled my soul with peace your loving presence brings. O shelter me, O shelter me:

the way ahead is dark and difficult to see.

O shelter me, O shelter me:

all will be well if only you will shelter me.

Yet now I tread a diff’rent way;

death dogs my path with stealthy steps from day to day.

I cannot find your peaceful place

but dwell in dreary darkness, longing for your face.

O shelter me, O shelter me:

the way ahead is dark and difficult to see. O shelter me, O shelter me:

all will be well if only you will shelter me.

I will look back in days to come

and realize your faithfulness has led me home.

Within your house I’ll find my peace,

trusting that in your mercy you have sheltered me.

O shelter me, O shelter me:

the way ahead is dark and difficult to see. O shelter me, O shelter me:

all will be well if only you will shelter me. All will be well if only you will shelter me.

CREED

P: Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit we now confess our faith in the words of the Apostles Creed

C: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.* On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*Or, “he descended into hell,” another translation of this text

in widespread use.

From sundaysandseasons.com.

 PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION AND LORD’S PRAYER

P: Uplifted by the promised hope of healing and resurrection, we join the people of God in all times and places in praying for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

Congregational refrain: P: Lord, in your mercy C: Hear our prayer

P: With bold confidence in your love, almighty God, we place all for whom we pray into your eternal care; through Christ our Lord who gives us the boldness to pray…

C: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours,

now and forever. Amen.

BLESSING

P: May the God who shakes heaven and earth, whom death could not contain, who lives to disturb and heal us, bless you with power to go forth and proclaim the gospel, in the name of

+ the Father, the Risen Son, and the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

SENDING SONG  On Our Way Rejoicing   LBW 260

  • On our way rejoicing gladly let us

Christ our Lord has conquered;

vanquished is the foe. Christ without, our safety; Christ within, our joy; who, if we be faithful,

can our hope destroy?

Refrain    On our way rejoicing;

as we forward move, hearken to our praises, O blest God of love!

  • Unto God the Father joyful songs we sing; unto God the Savior thankful hearts we bring; unto God the Spirit

bow we and adore, on our way rejoicing

now and evermore. Refrain

 Text: John S. B. Monsell, 1811-1875, alt.

SENDING

P: Go in peace; share the news of the Risen Lord!

C: Thanks and praise be to God!