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Second Sunday of Easter - April 11, 2021

If you would like a PDF of the entire Worship Service below, click here, or scroll to the “Service of the Word” below.  

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Service of the Word: Easter 2 (April 11, 2021)

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EASTER GREETING

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

     He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

GATHERING HYMN – “Christ is Risen! Alleluia!”

     https://youtu.be/R0N8uMrw5tA

 

 GREETING

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,

and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And also with you.

 

 PRAYER OF THE DAY

Let us pray. 

     Almighty God, with joy we celebrate the day of our Lord’s resurrection. By the grace of Christ among us, enable us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

FIRST READING: Acts 4:32-35

32Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. 35They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

 

The word of the Lord.

     Thanks be to God.

 

 PSALM 133

 1How good and how pleasant it is,
  when kindred live together in unity!
 2It is like fine oil upon the head, flowing down upon the beard,
  upon the beard of Aaron, flowing down upon the collar of his robe.
 3It is like the dew of Hermon flowing down upon the hills of Zion.
  For there the Lord has commanded the blessing: life forevermore.

 

SECOND READING: 1 John 1:1--2:2

     We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—2this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us—3we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
  5This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. 6If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; 7but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
 2:1My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

 The word of the Lord.

     Thanks be to God.

 

 GOSPEL: John 20:19-31

The holy gospel according to John, the 20th chapter.

     Glory to you, O Lord.

 (included with sermon video)

 

The gospel of the Lord.

     Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 SERMON “We Are Some-Body”  Rev. Gwen Brandfast

    https://youtu.be/A5C_ezmnk5I

 

 HYMN OF THE DAY – “We Walk by Faith”

     https://youtu.be/8GDaId1di0M

  

NICENE CREED

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary

and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

 PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

Alive in the risen Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, we bring our prayers before God who promises to hear us and answer in steadfast love.

You shower your church with grace, O God. Unite the whole church on earth, so that with one heart it testifies to the resurrection of Jesus Christ with power and love. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

 

You proclaim the blessing of life forevermore. Like dew upon the mountains, refresh your creation. Restore waters, cleanse the air, and provide revitalizing moisture to parched land. Give your whole creation the promise of new life. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

 

You direct the nations, O God. Guide all in authority, that they shepherd their peoples in the ways of your love. Defeat in us our impulse to war. Bestow the peace of Christ upon those in authority and breathe upon them the Holy Spirit. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

 

You place within the heart of the church a spirit of sharing. Give us the power of your generous Spirit, that we provide for the needs of others. Announce your peace to those who are lonely, hurting, suffering, or afraid. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

 

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Healing: Wiley, Brenda, Tom C., Alice, Keith, Debra, Julie, John, Jeane, Kaiden L.

Monthly Basket recipient: Pastor’s Discretionary Fund

 

You give us fellowship with one another in this faith community of Living Christ. Shine the light of the risen Christ in our life together, so that we live in love for one another and our joy may be complete. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

 You share the gift of eternal life. In thanksgiving and remembrance, we recall the lives and gifts of those who now live in endless joy. Unite us with them in resurrection hope. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

 In the hope of new life in Christ, we raise our prayers to you, trusting in your never-ending goodness and mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

PEACE

The peace of Christ be with you always.

     And also with you.

 OFFERTORY “Open My Eyes, Let Me See”  

by Hugh S Livingston,,Jr.

Arranged by Larry Pugh

     https://youtu.be/Rr0yin_tMmE             

 Piano – Jeanette Evins

 

 OFFERING

   Please consider giving to the ministry of Living Christ Lutheran Church. You can donate online on the left side of this page if using a computer or table, or the Menu button on your phone, by either using the “Donate” button or “Giving” tab for other options.

  

LORD’S PRAYER
Having been made one in the Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.

 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.

 

BLESSING

 The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord’s face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.

Amen.

 

 SENDING SONG – “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”

         https://youtu.be/97PNhmy2AyU

 

 DISMISSAL

 Go forth into the world to serve God with gladness; be of good courage; 

hold fast to that which is good; render to no one evil for evil; 

strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak; 

help the afflicted; honor all people; 

love and serve God, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.

     Thanks be to God. And weee will.

 

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