P: Christ is risen! C: He is risen indeed, alleluia! (2x)
Procession Hymn – “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” (ELW, #369)
Thanksgiving for Baptism
P: Alleluia! Christ is risen. C: 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 with the water of life.
We praise you for your salvation through water, for the water in this font, 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.
P: Christ is Risen! C: He is risen indeed, alleluia!
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.
Hymn of Praise – “Gloria, Gloria, Gloria” (ELW, p. 176)
Prayer of The Day
“Christ the Lord is Risen Today”
Text: Wipo of Burgandy, d. c. 1050; tr. Jane E. Lesson 1807-1882, alt. Music: Robert Williams, 1781-1821. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
“Gloria, Gloria, Gloria”
Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
First Lesson – Acts 10:34-43
Psalm – Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Second Lesson – Colossians 3:1-4
Gospel – Matthew 28:1-10
P: The gospel of the Lord (or Word of God, Word of life)
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn Of The Day – “Easter Celebration”
We believe in one God, the father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Prayers – P: Lord, in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.
Sharing of the Peace
Text: Copyright © 2020 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. Music: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864.
God of glory, receive these gifts and the offering of our lives. As Jesus was lifted up from the earth, draw us to your heart in the midst of this world, that all creation may be brought from bondage to freedom, from darkness to light, and from death to life; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving for the Word
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.
Sending Hymn – “Lift High the Cross” (ELW, #660)
P: Go in peace. Share the good news.
C: Thanks be to God.