3rd Sunday of Easter

Prelude           "There is a Redeemer"


 Christ is Risen!

   He is Risen Indeed!

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

   He gave us new life and hope by raising Jesus from the dead.

He has claimed us as his own.

   He called us from our darkness into the light of his new day.

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

   He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!


GATHERING SONG                 "Easter Sings"


In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Rejoicing in the resurrection, let us seek God's forgiveness, that dying to sin, we may walk in newness of life.

    Silence for reflection and self-examination.

Faithful God,

we confess that we have tried to live by our own poor strength,

  shunning the earth-shaking power of the resurrection.

We have doubted your promises. We have failed to recognize you in the poor and needy.

Have mercy on us, forgive us our sin,

  and restore to us the joy of your salvation

   through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Christ died to sin once for all, and now, victorious, lives to God. Our Savior has delivered you from the power of darkness and welcomed you into the realm of light. For his sake God grants you pardon and peace, the remission of all your sins. Amen


Let us pray. 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. Amen

ANTHEM           “Children of the Heavenly Father”                   ELW 781

THE GOSPEL FOR THE DAY: Luke 24:36b–48

The holy gospel according to Saint Luke. Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus himself stood among [the disciples] and said to them, "Peace be with you." They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, "Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."  And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you — that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. The gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.

SERMON      “What Had Happened on the Road”       Pastor Phil Wold

We added a few verses to the Gospel reading - the recording started a bit after the reading began...

HYMN OF THE DAY    “Alleluia, Jesus is Risen”               ELW 377 


We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,

   maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

    eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,

    true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father;

       through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

    was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

    On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures;

    he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

he will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,  and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

    who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

    who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,

  who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.



The peace of Christ be with you always. And also with you.


Let us pray. Everlasting God, the whole universe sings a new song of praise: the rivers clap their hands, the hills ring out for joy. As you have raised us to new life in Christ, give us voices ready to cry out for justice and proclaim resurrection joy wherever your Spirit leads us. In Jesus' name we boldly pray. Amen. 



SENDING SONG   “Let All Things Now Living”             ELW 881


Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia, alleluia!

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!

POSTLUDE                 “In the Garden”

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