7 ELCIC JOINT WORSHIP SERVICE APRIL 19, 2020

Hosted by Resurrection Lutheran Church, Pastor Ali Tote presiding.

(Follow along the service below the audio link.)


GATHERING

Announcements

Words of Welcome

Gathering Hymn Christ Arose!
1. Low in the grave He lay,
Jesus, my Savior,
Waiting the coming day,
Jesus, my Lord!
Refrain:
Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!
2. Vainly they watch His bed,
Jesus, my Savior;
Vainly they seal the dead,
Jesus, my Lord! Refrain
3. Death cannot keep his Prey,
Jesus, my Savior;
He tore the bars away,
Jesus, my Lord! Refrain
Confession and Forgiveness

Greeting

Kyrie

Kyrie Eleison, on our world and on our way.
Kyrie Eleison, ev-’ry day.
For peace in the world, for the health of the church, for the unity of all;
for this holy house, for all who worship and praise,
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let us pray to the Lord, let us pray to the Lord.
Kyrie Eleison, on our world and on our way.
Kyrie Eleison, ev-’ry day.
That we may live out your impassioned response to the hungry and the poor;
that we may live out truth and justice and grace,
let us pray to the Lord, let us pray to the Lord.
Kyrie Eleison, on our world and on our way.
Kyrie Eleison, ev-’ry day.
For peace in our hearts, for peace in our homes, for friends and family;
for life and for love, for our work and our play,
let us pray to the Lord, let us pray to the Lord.
Kyrie Eleison, on our world and on our way.
Kyrie Eleison, ev-’ry day.
For your Spirit to guide; that you center our lives in the water and the word;
that you nourish our souls with your body and blood,
let us pray to the Lord, let us pray to the Lord.
Kyrie Eleison, on our world and on our way.
Kyrie Eleison, ev-’ry day
Prayer of the Day
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Let us pray together.
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.

WORD

Children’s Chat

First Reading Acts 2:14a, 22-32
God fulfills the promise to David.
14a “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I
say.
22 “You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to
you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as
you yourselves know— 23 this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and
foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. 24 But God
raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its
power. 25 For David says concerning him,
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‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken;
26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope.
27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption. 28 You
have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’
29 “Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was
buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn
with an oath to him that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Foreseeing this,
David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, ‘He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did
his flesh experience corruption.’
32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Psalm 16 (We will read this responsively)
In your presence there is fullness of joy. (Ps. 16:11)
1 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”
3 As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight.
4 Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows; their drink offerings of blood I will
not pour out or take their names upon my lips.
5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage.
7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit.
11 You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Second Reading 1 Peter 1:3-9
New birth to a living hope.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a
new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an
inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who are being
protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, 7 so that the
genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by
fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Although
you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in
him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the outcome of your
faith, the salvation of your souls.
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
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Gospel Acclamation

Holy Gospel John 20:19-31
Beholding the wounds of the risen Christ.
Gospel Response Glory to you, O Lord.
19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house
where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them
and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then
the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and
said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if
you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus
came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I
see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in
his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the
doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he
said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my
side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said
to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen
and yet have come to believe.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this
book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son
of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon

Hymn of the Day Christ, Be Our Light
1. Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.
Refrain
Christ be our light! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light! Shine in your church gathered today.
2. Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
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Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone. Refrain
3. Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
making your kingdom come. Refrain
Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayers of the People
Uplifted by the promised hope of healing and resurrection, we join the people of God in all times
and places in praying for the church, the world, and all who are in need.
Open the doors we close, O God, when we fear those who worship you in different ways. Guide
us to unity and harmony so that we may come to respect and cherish our commonalities. Lord,
in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Open the paths we ignore, O God, when we prioritize financial gain and convenience over
listening to the groaning of the earth. Inspire all to care for the world you have made so that
living things might thrive. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
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Open the rooms we lock, O God, to those who live without a homeland or place of safety. We
pray that generous nations offer refuge and peace for all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Open the hearts we close, O God, to the cries of those in pain. We pray for those isolated
physically or emotionally through incarceration, addiction, mental illness, chronic suffering, grief,
and all in need. We pray especially for those we bring before you now out loud or in silent prayer.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Open the ways of love, O God, in the pursuit of peace throughout the world, and bless the efforts
of missionaries, healthcare professionals, activists for women and children, and relief workers,
especially those who find themselves in harm’s way. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Open the ways of truth, O God, we pray for our Bishops Susan and Sid, all our bishops, pastors,
diaconal ministers, our lay leaders and all in ministry, for Resurrection Lutheran Church and for
all members of Christ’s body. Prepare our hearts to accept your Word. Lord, in your mercy, hear
our prayer.
Open the way to eternal life, O God, as we remember those who have died in faith. Free us from
the fear of death, that we embrace the peace you have promised. Lord, in your mercy, hear our
prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours.
Now and forever.
Amen.

Peace Please share our Lord’s gift of Peace with one another.

SENDING

Blessing

Sending Hymn Thine is the Glory
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Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won!
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.
Refrain:
Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won!
Lo, Jesus meets thee, risen from the tomb!
Lovingly he greets thee, scatters fear and gloom;
let his church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
for the Lord now liveth; death hath lost its sting! [Refrain]
No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;
life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife;
make us more than conqu’rors, through thy deathless love;
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above. [Refrain]
Dismissal Go in peace, serve the Lord. Thanks be to God!
Special thanks to Worship Assistant Jill Pecar and reader Brian Hogan.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR APRIL 26th
Acts 2:141, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35
Services from the Saskatoon ELCIC 7 Churches are posted here as well as some other COVID-19
information: https://saskatoonelcic.com

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