Friends, Far & Near,
Join Us for Worship Here!
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Third Sunday of Eastertide
During this season of COVID-19 upheaval, you are invited to join us in worship wherever you may be by:
Reading aloud the liturgy below
Listening and singing along to the music in praise
Watching the sermon preaching God's Word and love
Call to Worship
When the disciples were certain that Jesus was dead,
he stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”
Let us watch for the risen Christ this day,
bursting in with new life and new hope.
Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed!
Prayer of Confession
What love you have given us, O God, that we should be called your children. What love you have given us, O Christ, that we should share a table with you.
Forgive us when we act as if we were your only children: when we do not recognize your image in the faces of strangers, enemies, or friends; when we do not share our own tables, forgetting that we need each other. Forgive us, O Christ, maker of peace, and teach us to follow in your way. [Time for silent confession]. Amen.
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36b-48
Affirmation of Faith
From A Brief Statement of Faith
In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.
We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God, who proclaimed the reign of God, was crucified, and raised from the dead. We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father, who in sovereign love created the world good and makes everyone equally in God’s image. We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life.
With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.