Sunday Worship Service: 19 April 2020

Happy Easter! Order of Worship for April 19Opening Hymn ELW377- “Alleluia! Jesus is Risen!” – vs 1,4,5ReadingsActs 2:14a, 22-32John 20:19-31Sermon from Bishop ClementsHymn of the Day- “Be Not Afraid”- arr. Courtney; Beckenhorst PressVocalist: Miriam AndersonFlutist: Robin Asay. Pianist: Pam Edwards Prayers of Intercession and“The Lord’s Prayer,” Malotte; G. SchirmerVocalist: Miriam Anderson. Pianist: Pam Edwards Sending … [Read more…]

Good Friday Evening Worship: The Passion and Death of Christ: 10 April 2020

Pastor Chris Lee’s Good Friday Worship: the Passion and Death of Christ, April 10, 2020. Peace Photo credit: Therese Guise (First Evangelical Lutheran Church cornerstone) and Pexels free images (crosses). Music credits: “My Song Is Love Unknown.” Text: Samuel Crossman, 1624 – 1683, alt. Music: John Ireland, 1879 – 1962. Music © copyright 1924 John … [Read more…]

Easter Sunday: 12 April 2020

Happy Easter, siblings in Christ! Attached here please enjoy the worship service recorded for this Sunday. And in case you haven’t been around church recently (I hope most of you have not!) the yellow altar flowers are daffodils from around the grounds, picked courtesy of Robin Asay.The gospel lesson for the day is below. We … [Read more…]

Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil Reflection: 11 April 2020

Reflection for Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil.The entirety of the readings for the Easter Vigil is below as is todays reading from the Song of the Three. First ReadingGenesis 1:1–2:4aFirst ResponsePsalm 136:1-9, 23-26Second ReadingGenesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13Second ResponsePsalm 46Third ReadingGenesis 22:1-18Third ResponsePsalm 16Fourth ReadingExodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21Fourth ResponseExodus 15:1b-13, 17-18Fifth ReadingIsaiah 55:1-11Fifth ResponseIsaiah 12:2-6Sixth ReadingProverbs … [Read more…]

Maundy Thursday Evening Worship: 9 April 2020

The Last Supper, the Foot Washing, It’s all here. Engage in this video around the time of your own evening meal, the same time of day Jesus would have celebrated the Passover with his disciples. Today is also the day we remember and commemorateDietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian, died 1945Thursday, April 9, 2020Bonhoeffer was a German theologian … [Read more…]

Holy Week: Wednesday: 8 April 2020

And…Welcome to the our last full day of Lent.Evening worship on Maundy Thursday brings us the the “Three Holy Days” or Triduum, the pinnacle of the Christian life.Remember, I invite you to view and participate in our Maundy Thursday worship either before or after your evening meal as a way to both remember the Last … [Read more…]