The Risen Jesus Appears To His Disciples & Thomas

Narrative Lectionary Series

Rev. Julie Lees
April 24th, 2022

Transformed by the Power of God

Based on John 20:19-31

       The Risen Jesus awed his followers by appearing among them. With awe, we also celebrate his Resurrection and rejoice in eternal life.

 Order of Worship Service – April 24, 2022

Prelude: “Vesper Voluntary #3” Edward Elgar

Welcoming and Introduction

Call to worship:
One: This is the day the Lord has made.
All: We will rejoice and be glad.
One: This is the day the Lord has made.
All: We will worship and pray with open hearts.
One: This is the day the Lord has made.
All: We will respond through our actions and by our love. Amen.

Blue Candle Lighting and Prayer of Unburdening: in unison
Loving and compassionate God, we’ve gathered together this
morning to worship and to learn. We trust you are with us, calling to
us to join you in creating a world full of love and mercy, compassion
and abundance for all. Open our hearts to see you, to trust you and to follow you.
Forgive us for the times this week when we have kept our eyes
closed to the needs of others, when we have grown too tired to care
anymore. Forgive us when we have hurt ourselves and those we love.
Help us lay our burdens down just for a little while so that we can
fully embrace your call for us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Hymn: “Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain” VU 165

Scripture Reading: Psalm 118: 14-29 Acts 5: 27-32

Solo: “Empty Now” Words and music: Joseph M. Martin

Sermon: Jesus HealsTransformed by the Power of God

Meditative Music: “Air” Gordon Young

The Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: “Thine is the Glory” VU 173

Commissioning and Benediction

Benediction Response: “Halle, Halle, Halle”
Halle, halle, halle — lujah!
Halle, halle, halle — lujah!
Halle, halle, halle — lujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! (sing through 3 times)
VU 958

Postlude: “Fugue sur la Trompette” Francois Couperin

Pauls Conversion
Next week – Pauls Conversion

Land Acknowledgment:

We acknowledge we worship on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to relating with them as covenant people of God as we continue to care for this land together.

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