–We Walk By Faith
Call to worship:
L: Easter is not an event that has occurred
it's an adventure that has begun
All: Not a place that we have visited
but a path on which we stand
L: A story not complete, but unfolding
characters still breathing
stations still teeming
All: With the promise of new life
not just for you and me
but for all people, in all places
we walk the path
of two who traveled a dusty road
wrapped in confusion and despair
All: Two who shared the company of a stranger
voicing their pain
airing their fears
and in the listening
L: Heard words of hope and promise
and in the meal receive new life
– Hymn: Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing
Read by Sarah Day/Lexy Sayasane)
Word of God, Word of Life.
Thanks be to God.
by Monica Corbett
The gospel of the Lord:
Praise to you, O Christ!
Hymn of Response:
Day of Arising
1 Day of arising,
Christ on the roadway,
unknown companion walks with his own.
When they invite him,
as fades the first day,
and bread is broken, Christ is made known.
2 When we are walking,
doubtful and dreading,
blinded by sadness, slowness of heart,
yet Christ walks with us,
our invitation: Stay, do not part.
3 Lo, I am with you,
Jesus has spoken.
This is Christ's promise, this is Christ's sign:
when the church gathers,
when bread is broken,
there Christ is with us in bread and wine.
4 Christ, our companion,
hope for the journey,
bread of compassion, open our eyes.
Grant us your vision,
set all hearts burning
that all creation with you may rise.
Text: Susan Palo Cherwien, b. 1953
Text © 1996 Susan Palo Cherwien, admin. Augsburg Fortress.
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