Third Sunday of Easter

Spring brings forth hope in the face of the trials in our lives. In celebration of God’s creation and Earth Day this past week, the prelude features images of spring flowers I photographed. I pray that Sandy’s music with these images helps lift your spirits and sets the mood for a meaningful worship experience while we are all sheltering at home.
Peace to all, Daren

This week’s hymns from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymnal include:

  • 389 – Christ Is Alive, Let Christians Sing
  • 369 – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, Alleluia

Bible texts include:

  • First Reading – Acts 2:14a, 36-41
  • Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
  • Second Reading – 1 Peter 1:17-23
  • Gospel – Luke 24:13-35

It may still be some time until we can worship together again. Rest assured that we will continue to bring worship into your home as long as needed.

As alwaysclick here to share a prayer or submit a prayer request and feel free to share comments below.

Second Sunday of Easter Worship

This service includes the following hymns from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal:

  • 385 – Good Christian Friends Rejoice And Sing
  • 376 – Thine Is The Glory

Bible readings used in this service from New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). Follow along in your Bible or at biblegateway.com.

  • First Reading – Acts 2:14a, 22-32
  • Psalm 16
  • Second Reading – 1 Peter 1:3-9
  • Gospel – John 20:19-31

This week’s service features an anthem written by Good Shepherd’s music director, Sandra Keator.

Click here to share a prayer or submit a prayer request. Feel free to share comments below.


Easter Worship

Christ is risen! Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ through our video worship service.

This service includes hymns from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymnal:

  • Opening Hymn – #367 Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
  • Closing Hymn – #365 Jesus Christ is Risen Today

The scripture and Gospel readings are:

  • Acts 10:34-43
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
  • Colossians 3:1-4
  • John 20:1-18

Share your thoughts and reflections on this holy season in the comments below.

Please also view this special message from Pastor Wes.


Good Friday Worship

Pastor Wes and Guy take us through the stations of the cross so we can experience the crucifixion.

This service includes hymn 349 from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. This service does not include the traditional scripture readings.

Once again comments are turned off until Easter Sunday allowing us to reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for us. Comments will be turned back on for Easter Sunday.

Maundy Thursday Worship

In this video service we remember and reflect on the Washing of the Feet and the Last Supper. This is the first in a three part worship experience that begins Maundy Thursday and continues through Good Friday and Easter.

This service includes hymn 347, Go to Dark Gethsemane, from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal.

The Scripture and Gospel readings include:

  • Isaiah 12:1-14
  • Psalm 116
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
  • John 13:1-17, 31 -35

Comments are turned off on this post to maintain the mood as part of the wholistic worship experience that continues through Easter Sunday. It is a time to reflect on the events that took place up to Christ’s triumphant resurrection. Comments will be turned back on for Easter Sunday worship.

Palm Sunday Worship

Our Palm Sunday video video worship includes Hymns from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. Hymns are listed below so you you can sing along with the service.

Hymns:
Opening Hymn 344 – All glory Laud and Honor (Verses 1 and 5)
Closing Hymn 351 – O Sacred head Now Wounded (Verses 1 and 4)

Bible passages:
Matthew 21:1-11
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 27:11-54

Special thanks to:

  • John Vaida for accompanying Pastor Wes for the anthems
  • Ian Poole for recording the anthems
  • First Presbyterian for allowing use of their church for anthems