(Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Even as the early Christians proclaimed the resurrection, we rejoice in the new birth and living hope we receive in baptism.)
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:14, 22-32
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20: 19 – 31
“Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith in you and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”
Regular Sunday morning schedule resumes at Good Shepherd with worship services at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. Family Faith Journey, our Sunday School program, begins at 9:45 am.. Also, confirmation instruction continues starting at 9:45 am.
Throughout the Easter Season the gospel lessons during worship retell the first disciples’ experiences with the Risen Lord.
May we, too, watch for appearances of the Risen Lord in our daily lives here in the 21st century.
He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Resurrection of Our Lord
Matthew 28: 1-10
“O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”
SUNDAY, APRIL 16 – RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD
8:00 & 11:00 am – Worship with Holy Communion
9:00 – 10:30 am – Breakfast being served in Fellowship Hall. Free – will offering.
MAUNDY THURSDAY – APRIL 13 7:30 pm – Public Confession of Sins and Forgiveness, Holy Communion, Prayer, Scripture Reading, Homily, Anthem by Choir, Stripping of Altar
GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 14
7:30 pm – Tenebrae – service of shadows. Reading of Passion according to St. John, Homily, Prayer, Anthem by Choir
Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday
Isaiah 50: 4 – 9
Psalm 31: 9 – 16
Philippians 2: 5 – 11
Prayer of the Day:
Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross. In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Come join others of Christian faith this Sunday, April 9th, as we observe Palm Sunday by walking through our neighborhood, singing, praying, and waving palm branches as we publicly witness the beginning of Holy Week. We’ll be gathering at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to begin our walk by 9:45 am. We’ll be walking 6 – 8 city blocks, returning to the church by 10:45 am. The procession will occur between our 8:30 and 11:00 am regular worship services. All are welcome.
Fifth Sunday in Lent:
Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Romans 8: 6-11
Prayer of the Day:
Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ and serve you in righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Fourth Sunday in Lent
1 Samuel 16:1-13
John 9: 1-41
“Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for us, bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and anoint us with your Spirit, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”
Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 17: 1-7
Romans 5: 1-11
John 4: 5 – 42
Prayer of the Day: “Merciful God, the fountain of living water, you quench our thirst and wash away our sin. Give us this water always. Bring us to drink from the well that flows with the beauty of your truth through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”