SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
Second Chance Month (FEAST Focus)
April 24, 2022, 9am
L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
All: And also with youIntro to church
*GATHERING HYMN— “The Day of Resurrection,” ELW #361, vs. 1-3
*CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Christ is risen.
All: Christ is risen, indeed.
L: God is alive.
All: New birth is given.
L: Hope is alive…
All: A new age is dawning.
L: Joy is alive…
All: Redemption is here.
L: Love is alive
All: Death cannot harm us.
L: We are alive…
All: New life is within us.
L: The church is alive…
All: God’s spirit is within us.
L: God of life, we worship you.
All: God of creation, we praise you.
L: God of revelation, we learn from you.
All: God of resurrection, we come to celebrate you.
*HYMN OF PRAISE “Now the Feast and Celebration,” ELW #167
PRAYER OF THE DAY—“Hospitality” from The Work of the People
When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man’s blood on us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”
Word of God, Word of Life.
Thanks be to God.
*GOSPEL ACCLAMATION—“Alleluia,” ELW #175
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.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 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.”
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.” 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.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 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.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 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: The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
MESSAGE--Pastor Tobi White
HYMN OF THE DAY “To Be You Presence,” ELW #546
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
L: Let us affirm our faith together:
All: 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.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
*PASSING THE PEACE
L: The peace of Christ be with you always.
All: And also with you.
*PRAYER OF OFFERING DEDICATION
L: Living God, you welcome us all at your table. Reach out to us through this meal, and show us your wounded and risen body, that we may be nourished and believe in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,
*WORDS OF INSTITUTION
Lord, remember us in your kin-dom and teach us to pray…
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.
DISTRIBUTION OF COMMUNION
Hymns “Come, Let Us Eat,” ELW #491
“Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup,” ELW #492
L: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
L: God, the Author of life, Christ, the living Cornerstone, and the life-giving Spirit of adoption, bless you now and forever.
*SENDING HYMN “Chains of Prayer,” insert (text, Tom Franti; tune, Willa Foster Jones)*
L: Christ is risen. Alleluia!
All: Christ is risen, indeed. Alleluia!
L: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.