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

04-26-2020 (Easter 3)

PRELUDE

Open Our Eyes (Robert Cull)

Open The Eyes Of My Heart (Paul Baloche)

WELCOME

P:Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

From Psalm 116:

P: We call on the name of the Lord, who hears our voices, and listens to our prayers,

C: We call on the name of the Lord, who gives ear to us whenever we call.

GATHERING SONG

I Rejoiced (Trevor Thompson)

I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

 

I rejoiced when they said to me: “Let us go to the house of the Lord today.”

And now we stand within your gates; my heart is glad and I will sing with joy.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

 

Strongly built is Jerusalem, Strongly built with unity and love.

And it is there that the tribes go up, go up to the mountain of our God.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

 

For the love of friends and family, may the peace of God be with you always.

For the love of God’s house, I will pray for you, will pray for your good.

 

I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

GREETING

P: 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: O God,

C: your Son makes himself known to all his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

FIRST READING – 1 PETER 1:17-23

17If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. 18You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. 20He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. 21Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God.

22Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. 23You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

PSALM 116:1-4, 12-19

(Read Responsively)

1I love the Lord, who has heard my voice, and listened to my supplication,
2for the Lord has given ear to me whenever I called.
3The cords of death entangled me; the anguish of the grave came upon me; I came to grief and sorrow.
4Then I called upon the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray you, save my life.”
12How shall I repay the Lord for all the good things God has done for me?
13I will lift the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
14I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all God’s people.
15Precious in your sight, O Lord, is the death of your servants.
16O Lord, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your handmaid; you have freed me from my bonds.
17I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call upon the name of the Lord.
18I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all God’s people,
19in the courts of the Lord‘s house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

LUKE 24:13-35

P: The gospel according to Luke, the 24th chapter.

C: GLORY TO YOU, O LORD.

13Now on that same day [when Jesus had appeared to Mary Magdalene,] two [disciples] were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. 18Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” 19He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. 21But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. 22Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. 24Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.” 25Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! 26Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” 27Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

28As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. 29But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. 32They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” 33That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. 34They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” 35Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

P: The gospel of the Lord.

C: PRAISE TO YOU, O CHRIST!

HOMILY

SONG OF THE DAY (HYMN #389)

Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing

Christ is alive! Let Christians sing. The cross stands empty to the sky.

Let streets and homes with praises ring. Love, drowned in death, shall never die.

 

Christ is alive! No longer bound to distant years in Palestine,

but saving, healing, here and now, and touching ev’ry place and time.

 

In ev’ry insult, rift, and war, where color, scorn, or wealth divide,

Christ suffers still, yet loves the more, and lives, where even hope has died.

 

Women and men, in age and youth, can feel the Spirit, hear the call,

and find the way, the life, the truth, revealed in Jesus, freed for all.

 

Christ is alive, and comes to bring good news to this and every age,

till earth and sky and ocean ring with joy, with justice, love, and praise.

PRAYERS

P: Lord, in your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

MINISTRY HAPPENINGS

LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

From Psalm 116:

P: We call on the name of the Lord, who hears our voices, and listens to our prayers,

C: We call on the name of the Lord, who gives ear to us whenever we call.

BLESSING

P: May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead raise you to new life, fill you with hope, and turn your mourning into dancing.  Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

C: Amen.

SENDING SONG

GREAT IS THE LORD (Michael W. Smith)

Great is the Lord, he is holy and just,  by His power we trust in his love.

Great is the Lord, he is faithful and true,  by his mercy He proves He is love.

 

Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory. Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great is the Lord, now lift up your voice,  now lift up your voice:

Great is the Lord!  Great is the Lord!

 

Great is the Lord, he is holy and just, by His power we trust in his love.

Great is the Lord, he is faithful and true,  by his mercy He proves he is love.

 

Great are you, Lord, and worthy of glory. Great are you, Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great are you, Lord, I lift up my voice,  I lift up my voice:

Great are you, Lord!  Great are you, Lord!

DISMISSAL

P: Christ is risen, just as he said. Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!

C: Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

POSTLUDE

All The People Said Amen (Matt Maher)

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.