Easter 2020 Online Worship

In this post you will find a series of resources for you to use in your homes this Easter Sunday. Check out one or two, or combine them as they suit your needs. Throughout the post you will find links for Pastor Jonny’s sermon, a children’s message, Easter video messages, Easter music and several text files in PDF format should you wish to download and/or print. At the end of the post there are links to NALC Bishop Dan Selbo’s Easter Message and sermon. Remember that the internet is a very busy place these days – a few of the items may take time to download on your computer/tablet/phone. You may need some patience. 😉  It is our deepest hope that these resources will bring the joy of Easter to you wherever you are celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord.

Welcome to our Easter Worship!

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He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

Things are very different in our world right now but Easter is a wonderful reminder of what hasn't changed...

Video from Igniter Media. Used with permission.

Rejoice with Music: Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Prayer of the Day: The Exultet (Easter Prayer)

The Exultet (5th-7th century, adapted)
Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!
Exult, all creation around God’s throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! Sound the trumpet of salvation!
Rejoice, heavenly powers!
Sing, choirs of angels!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendour,
Radiant in the brightness of your King!
Christ has conquered! Glory fills you! Darkness vanishes forever!
Rejoice, heavenly powers!
Sing, choirs of angels!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
Rejoice, O mother church! Exult in glory!
The risen Saviour shines upon you! Let this place resound with joy,
Echoing the mighty song of all God’s people!
Rejoice, heavenly powers!
Sing, choirs of angels!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! Amen.

Children's Time:

Listen to a Children’s Message on YouTube from Warren Aspenes.

The Word: Today's Scripture Lessons

Clicking on the Scripture links above will take you to BibleGateway where you can read the lessons.

Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”    – Matthew 28:10

Video Message from Pastor Jonny

For a PDF Transcript of Pastor’s Easter Message click on this link:  2020-04-12 _ Easter Sunday Transcript

Rejoice with Music: The Old Rugged Cross

Prayers of the People for Easter Sunday / Lord's Prayer

Prayers of the People — this link takes you the Lutheran Core website where you will find the prayers online. This PDF file (Prayers of the Church for Easter)  is a transcript of the prayers that you can print if you wish.

The Lord’s Prayer: 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

Rejoice with Music: Come People of the Risen Lord

(Christ the Lord is Risen Today, The Old Rugged Cross, Come People of the Risen King Music Videos from Worship Lyric Videos. All rights reserved).  CCLI #972625

An Easter Poem by George Herbert

Go in Peace, Serve the Risen Lord. Thanks be to God!

Whatever our circumstances, may we be reminded that we have a reason to celebrate!

Video from Igniter Media. Used with permission.

Bishop Dan Selbo

Please note: There are many resources available at the NALC website including an Easter Greeting and an Easter Sunday Sermon from Bishop Dan Selbo. (These links for Bishop Dan’s messages will take you directly to the vimeo.com website where they are hosted.)