Third Sunday of Easter
Message: Today’s Message is delivered by Pastor Jane Fryda.
Prayer of the day:
Holy and righteous God, you are the author of life, and you adopt us to be your children. Fill us with your words of life, that we may live as witnesses to the resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them 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. may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Traditional Service Songs:
Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
As We Gather at Your Table
We Are an Offering
The Strife is O’er
Contemporary Service Songs:
Your Grace is Enough
Christ is Risen
Open the Eyes of My Heart
May God who has brought us from death to life fill you with great joy.
Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.
Christ is risen.
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
You are the body of Christ raised up for the world. Go in peace. Share the good news.
Thanks be to God.
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