Second Sunday of Easter!
April 24, 2022, 11:00 am
PRELUDE: Ballo del Granduca—Sweelinck
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
Leader: You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve the world’s problems at once.
People: But don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Leader: Listen to your hopes instead of your fears— How this time, we decide to stop doubting and to start dreaming.
People: How this time we commit ourselves to building the world as it should be to serve our fellow human beings.
Leader: We need to repair our souls. Our souls are broken and we have lost our way.
People: We are all God’s children and there’s so much more that unites us than divides us. Amen.
HYMN: Thine Is the Glory GTG#238
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
Leader: Do not get lost in a sea of despair.
People: Be hopeful. Be optimistic.
Leader: Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month or a year.
People: It is the struggle of a lifetime.
Leader Never, ever be afraid to make some noise
People: And get in good trouble,
Leader: Necessary trouble.
People: Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people
Leader: To make a difference in our society.
Leader: Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the Divine on this planet.”
HYMN: Because You Live, O Christ GTG#249
SCRIPTURE: Luke 24: 1-12
SERMON: She Said What?!?! — Micah Rose Emerson
HYMN: Soon and Very Soon GTG#384
CHORAL ANTHEM: Come Let Us with Our Lord Arise—Robert J. Powell
Morning Prayer, Lord’s Prayer, Congregational Sung Response: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God(sing twice) GTG#851
OFFERTORY: I Know that My Redeemer Liveth (from Messiah) —Handel; Emma WitbolsFeugen, mezzo soprano
UNISON PRAYER OF DEDICATION
May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending on another. May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness – the children, the aged, the unprotected – be guarded now and always. Amen.