Christ is Risen!…He is Risen Indeed!



I hope you enjoyed last week’s worship led by Bishop Hazelwood. We continue our way of “virtually” worshiping until we can all be in the sanctuary. Feedback is always appreciated.

Introduction for the Day

Today’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us as the scriptures are proclaimed and Christ appears to us as bread is broken and wine is poured. The story of Emmaus becomes the pattern of our worship each Lord’s day.

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THIS MORNING, April 26th at 11:30AM for a Virtual Zoom coffee hour


  April 26, 2020
Thanksgiving for Baptism and Prayer of the Day

O God, your Son makes himself known to all his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



Thanksgiving for Baptism and Prayer of the Day for April 26
Thanksgiving for Baptism and Prayer of the Day for April 26
Opening Hymn  ELW#384   “That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright”
Opening Hymn for April 26
Opening Hymn for April 26
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
1 Peter 1:17-23
Readings for April 26
Readings for April 26


Children’s Message, 
Holy Gospel  – Luke 24:13-35, Click HERE to follow along
April 26 Children's Message, Gospel Reading, and Sermon
April 26 Children’s Message, Gospel Reading, and Sermon
Hymn of the Day  ELW#374 “Day of Arising”
Hymn of the Day for April 26
Hymn of the Day for April 26
“Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer
Prayers for April 26
Prayers for April 26
Sending Hymn: ELW#389 “Christ is Alive Let Christians Sing”
April 26 Sending Hymn
April 26 Sending Hymn
*please note…Pastor misspoke on this video concerning the Virtual Zoom meetings. They generally occur Sundays at 11:30AM, Mondays at 7:00PM and THURSDAYS at 2:00PM.
Announcements, Benediction, and Dismissal for April 26
Announcements, Benediction, and Dismissal for April 26


May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead
raise you to new life, fill you with hope,
and turn your mourning into dancing.
Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit,
bless you now and forever.


Christ is risen, just as he said. Go in peace, share the good news. Alleluia! Thanks be to God. Alleluia!


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+Special Thanks to the Messner family, the Redline family, and the Holbrook family for their gifts of music, and to Abby Darling, and Lisa Proffitt for reading.
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