We were live on Zoom today. You can see the recording here. The password is 8c$hw*cC. Order of Worship Prelude Welcome Thanksgiving for Baptism Greeting & Prayer of the Day Breakout Rooms Readings, including Psalm 23 sung and reflections from PK and DH Hymn of the Day Creed Prayers Lord's Prayer Blessing Sending Hymn Dismissal
Welcome, Now the Feast and Celebration, Readings, Children's Message, Sermon, Lord's Prayer Hymn of the Day: Hearts on Fire by Lost and Found Prayers of the People
There are a couple of sources for worship on this day. Readings, Children's Message, Prayers, Lord's Prayer found here. Psalm 16 Gospel and Sermon from Bishop Kristen
Holy Week was all online this year for the first time ever! All of our worship resources are below. Maundy Thursday In partnership with First Lutheran in Kennewick and Pasco, this worship service can be found here. Good Friday Also in partnership with KFL and PFL, this worship service can be found here. Easter Vigil There are many videos in this project, submitted by congregation members and pastoral staff alike! You can see them here. If needed, the password is easter.
Gospel: John 20:19-31 Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! “Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have come to believe.” (Jn 20:29) This verse, toward the end of our reading today, is for us. We are those who have not seen, and yet we have come to believe. It has been said that this is Jesus’ nod to us - the future believers. That he knew this would be a reality into the future, so he blesses us. “Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have come to believe.” What does it mean to believe? What is it that John says we have come to believe in? A little further on, he says what he means, “so that you may come to believe that…
Gospel: Luke 24:1-12 Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! We gather together today to celebrate new life, especially the resurrection of Jesus through which we believe God has granted new life to the world. And that’s the challenge of this day. There is so much that is hard to wrap our minds around. First, this idea of being raised from the dead… that is so outside of our box, even for us who have a greater understanding of science and how life works from 2000 years ago. Even with all our technology, we can’t bring people back from the dead. Especially those that have been dead for three days. We might have a chance if someone has just died, but not when their body has been lying in…