Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
1300 Mansfield Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-723-6048
Office Hours: M-Th, 8a.m.-4p.m.

04-11-21 (Easter 2)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen

EASTER GREETING

L: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

GATHERING SONG

“He Is Exalted” – By: Twila Paris

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high; I will praise Him.

He is exalted, forever exalted and I will praise his name!

He is the Lord; forever his truth shall reign.

Heaven and earth rejoice in his holy name

He is exalted; the King is exalted on high!     Repeat

 

He is the Lord: forever his truth shall reign.

Heaven and earth rejoice in his holy name

He is exalted; the King is exalted on high!

He is exalted; the King is exalted on high!

GREETING

L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

L:  Almighty God,

C: with joy we celebrate the day of our Lord’s resurrection. By the grace of Christ among us, enable us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

HOLY GOSPEL

John 20:19-31

19When 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.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

24But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25So 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.”

26A 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.” 27Then 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.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31But 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.

SERMON – Pr. Karen Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright”

That Easter day with joy was bright; the sun shone out with fairer light

when, to their longing eyes restored, th’apostles saw their risen Lord!

 

O Jesus, king of gentleness, with constant love our hearts possess;

to you our lips will ever raise the tribute of our grateful praise.

 

O Christ, you are the Lord of all in this our Easter festival,

for you will be our strength and shield from ev’ry weapon death can wield.

 

All praise, O risen Lord, we give to you, once dead, but now alive!

To God the Father equal praise, and God the Spirit, now we raise!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAYERS

BLESSING

SENDING SONG

“Lord I Lift Your Name On High” – By: Rick Founds

Lord, I lift your name on high; Lord, I love to sing your praises.

I’m so glad you’re in my life, I’m so glad you came to save us.

 

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

from the earth to the cross, my debt to pay,

from the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your name on high.     Repeat

DISMISSAL

L: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

L: Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!

C: Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Jesus, Messiah” – By: Chris Tomlin

Hymns, songs and portions of the liturgy are reprinted under the following licenses:

CCLI #2339821, OneLicense #A-723565, Augsburg #SAS013411.

The scripture readings are reprinted from the NRSV Bible.