Pastor’s Message/Worship Resources: April 19, 2020

In this post you will find resources for you to use at home as we await the time when we will be able to gather together for worship once again. You will find a link for an audio file of Pastor Jonny’s message, as well as music, prayers and some files in PDF format should you wish to download and/or print. Remember that the internet continues to be a very busy place these days – some files may take extra time to download on your device. It is our deepest hope that these resources will be of assistance to you as you worship our Risen Lord.

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He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

An Easter prayer as we learn to adjust to a changed world and a 'new normal'...

Video from Igniter Media. Used with permission.

Rejoice with Music: Christ is Risen

Prayer of the Day:

Almighty God, we have celebrated with joy the festival of our Lord’s resurrection. Graciously help us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Word: Today's Scripture Lessons

Clicking on the Scripture links will take you to the Revised Common Lectionary at the Vanderbilt Divinity Library where you can read the lessons.

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”  Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”       – John 20: 27-29

Children's Worship: For the young & the young at heart

Here’s a link to a children’s bulletin by Concordia Publishing House with simple word searches and activities for the Second Sunday of Easter. Also, a link to a Word Maze by Sermons4Kids.  

Easter 2 Children’s Bulletin     Word Maze

Audio Message from Pastor Jonny - 2nd Sunday of Easter

Pastor Jonny's Ordination Service

For a PDF Transcript of Pastor’s Message for the Second Sunday of Easter, click on this link:

2020-04-19_John 20.19-31 Transcript

Prayers of the People / Lord's Prayer

Prayers of the Peoplethis link takes you the Lutheran Core website where you will find the prayers online. This PDF file (Prayers of the Church Easter 2)  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: Raise a Hallelujah

I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm; Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar

Up from the ashes, hope will arise; Death is defeated, the King is alive

(Christ is Risen and Raise a Hallelujah Music Videos from Worship Lyric Videos. All rights reserved).  CCLI #972625

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!

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