TODAY we are the church at worship in our own homes!
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For Families with Children Today: Get ready for worship by opening “10 Spiritual Activities for Families at Home” from www.peacelutheranlz.com and help your child(ren) join in today’s worship along with activities for the day.
Join the LIVE “Virtual Coffee Hour” today at 10:00am to connect with each other in conversation and checking in! We’ll continue book discussion of Dear Church by Lenny Duncan, chapter 6-7. Come and go, stay as long as you like. Get the link for Virtual Coffee Hour on Peace website.
Here is a brief tutorial if you need some help on YouTube.
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Now is the Time to Worship
VIDEO: Welcome and Introduction to the Day
Thanksgiving For Baptism:
All may make the sign of the cross, the sign that is marked at baptism as we begin:
Alleluia! Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are raised with him to new life. Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.
We give you thanks, O God, for in the beginning you created us in your image and planted us in a well-watered garden. In the desert you promised pools of water for the parched, and you gave us water from the rock. When we did not know the way, you sent the Good Shepherd to lead us to still waters. At the cross, you watered us from Jesus' wounded side, and on this day, you shower us again with the water of life.
We praise you for your salvation through water, for the water of baptism, and for all water everywhere. Bathe us in your forgiveness, grace, and love. Satisfy the thirsty, and give us the life only you can give
To you be given honor and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
VIDEO AND SING ALONG: Canticle of Praise
Cantor: This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.
Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of
God. Power and riches and wisdom and strength, and honor and blessing and
glory are his.
Refrain: This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.
Sing with all the people of God and join in the hymn of all creation: Blessing and
honor and glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.
Final refrain: This is the feast of victory for our God, for the Lamb who was slain has begun
his reign. Alleluia. Alleluia.
VIDEO AND SAY (Prayer of the day):
You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
VIDEO: Children’s Word
VIDEO: First Reading: Zechariah 9:9-12
VIDEO AND READ ALONG RESPONSIVELY: Psalm 145:8-14
8The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9LORD, you are good to all, and your compassion is over all your works.
10All your works shall praise you, O LORD, and your faithful ones shall bless you.
11They shall tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your power,
12that all people may know of your power and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; your dominion endures throughout all ages.
You, LORD, are faithful in all your words,
VIDEO: Second Reading - Romans 7:15-25a
VIDEO: Gospel Acclamation
VIDEO: Gospel - Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
VIDEO & SING ALONG – Hymn of the Day: “Lord of All Hopefulness” (all 4 verses)
Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy:
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.
Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe:
Be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,
your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.
Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace:
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.
Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm:
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.
VIDEO & JOIN IN: APOSTLES' CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father. and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
VIDEO: PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE …Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer
VIDEO: Musical offering
VIDEO AND JOIN IN: OFFERING PRAYER
God of goodness and growth, all creation is yours, and your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. Water and word, wine and bread – these are signs of your abundant grace. Nourish us through these gifts, that we might proclaim your steadfast love in our communities and in the world, through Jesus Christ, our strength and our song.
How to give your offering now
Your friends and fellow members are sharing their gifts and talents to help us worship in this virtual setting. Through all that we are, all we say and all we do we endeavor to make Christ known. Please consider your contributions to the virtual offering plate we pass. Send your offering through one of these 4 convenient methods: Mail your check to church // Use your bank website “send-payment” feature // Go to PLC website www.peacelutheranlz.com and click on “make a donation” // Download and use the app we recommend: https://www.vancopayments.com/egiving/church-app
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God. For you have revealed your glory as the glory of your Son and of the Holy Spirit: three persons equal in majesty, undivided in splendor, yet one Lord, one God, ever to be worshipped and adored. And so we your people join with those of every time and space who raise their voice in praise, with earth and sea and all their creatures, and with angels and archangels, cherubim and seraphim. We praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest!
Words of Institution and Lord’s Prayer
In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”
O Lord God, bless us your servants and these your own gifts of bread and wine. May we and all who share in the body and blood of Christ be filled with grace, receive forgiveness of sins, and be formed to live as your body in the world. To you, O God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.
The 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. Amen.
Take part in the sacrament now
TAKE THE BREAD….Each one in your household taking a turn tearing off a piece of bread, and serving the person next to them with these words, “the body of Christ, given for you”.
TAKE THE CUP…..After all have received the bread, each one taking a turn serving the one next to them with the cup, saying these words, “the blood of Christ, shed for you”.
IF YOU ARE ALONE:
Take the bread and say “the body of Christ”
Then take the cup and say “the blood of Christ”
IF YOU OR ANOTHER IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE NOT TAKING THE BREAD AND CUP, you may make the sign of the cross over yourself, or over the other and say, “the Lord Jesus bless you and love you forever.”
Communion Hymn: “Bread of Life From Heaven”
Refrain: Bread of life from heaven, your blood and body given,
we eat this bread and drink this cup until you come again.
Break now the bread of Christ’s sacrifice; giving thanks, hungry ones, gather round.
Eat, all of you, and be satisfied; in Christ’s presence the loaves will abound.
Seek not the food that will pass away; set your hearts on the food that endures.
Come, learn the true and the living way, that the fullness of life may be yours.
Love as the one who, in love for you; gave himself for the life of the world.
Come to the one who is food for you, that your hunger and thirst be no more.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION, BLESSING
The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace. Go in peace! Amen!
Life-giving God, you have fed us with your word, and the eyes of our hearts are opened. And through this meal you have opened us to your presence! Send us forth to share the gifts of Easter with all in need; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Amen.
VIDEO AND SING ALONG: “O, Beautiful, For Spacious Skies”
O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain;
for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine.
O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law.
Go in peace. Christ is with you.
Thanks be to God.
So much gratitude for everyone who has contributed to our worship today and in recent weeks. The young and old, readers and musicians, and the technical help from a growing circle of Peace people is making this possible. Find all of this week’s announcements in the Prints of Peace on the PLC website. Allison Hearst, Office Admin: email@example.com / Deacon Tracy Katschke: firstname.lastname@example.org / Pastor Dale Ziemer: email@example.com