April 26, 2020

Worship Outline

Prelude –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

L: Today 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

Opening Song – Hymn: Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing

1 st Reading ( Read by Sarah Day/Lexy Sayasane)

Word of God, Word of Life. Thanks be to God.

Children’s Message by Monica Corbett

Gospel Reading

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,
       ever awaiting
       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.

Prayers of the People

Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of the Peace

Church Life

Praise Song for the Pandemic


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