Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 7: 55 – 60
Psalm 31: 1 – 5
1 Peter 2: 2 – 10
John 14: 1 – 14
Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Give us grace to love one another, to follow in the way of his commandments, and to share his risen life with all the world, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:42 – 47
1 Peter 2: 19 – 25
John 10: 1 – 10
“O God our shepherd, you know your sheep by name and lead us to safety through the valleys of death. Guide us by your voice, that we may walk in certainty and security to the joyous feast prepared in your house, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”
This Sunday, May 7th, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, starting at 9:45 am, will be a kids – friendly, all-ages-welcome worship service in the sanctuary. The Lord is Good! All the Time! All are welcome.
Third Sunday of Easter :
Acts 2: 14, 36-41
Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19
1 Peter 1:17 – 23
Luke 24: 13 – 35
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. Amen”
(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