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Veradale United Church of Christ
An Open & Affirming Congregation
Worshiping God in Christ – Welcoming All – Working for Justice & Peace
“No matter who you are, or where you re on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
April 26, 2020 • 10:30 a.m.
God is with us. . . all the time! All the time . . . God is with us!
Words of Welcome
*Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light of Christ:
*Hymn: “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”
1 I want Jesus to walk with me; I want Jesus to walk with me; all along my pilgrim journey, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.
2 In my trials, Lord, walk with me; in my trials, Lord, walk with me; when my heart is almost breaking, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.
3 When I’m in trouble, Lord, walk with me; when I’m in trouble, Lord, walk with me; when my life, becomes a burden, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.
- In my sorrows, Lord walk with me; in my sorrows, Lord walk with me;
I’m talkin’ ‘bout the times when my heart is breakin’ and when life is getting me down; Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.
Call to God: Creator God,
Divine Spirit, Loving Jesus,
Request: I give you thanks for/
ask for your help with…
All reply: Amen
The Lord’s Prayer use the translation which is meaningful to you.
Response: Open our Eyes Lord, we want to see Jesus, to reach out and touch him, and say that we love him. Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen. Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus.
A Time of Offering
An Invitation to Share
*Dedication Hymn: #277 verse 1
Holy, holy, holy, God the Almighty! Early in the morning we praise your majesty. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
Holy One, we make these offerings with grateful hearts. Bless all we are, all we have, and all we do that your realm will be made real in our day. Amen.
Listening for God
Message to Young Hearts
Luke 24: 13-35
13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem, 14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16 but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad.[b] 18 Then 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?” 19 He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth,[c] who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel.[d] Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. 22 Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23 and 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. 24 Some 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.” 25 Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! 26 Was it not necessary that the Messiah[e] should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” 27 Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.
28 As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. 29 But 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. 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us[f] while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” 33 That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. 34 They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Message “Vanished From Their Sight”
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
*Hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory” 436 verses 1, 2, and 3 (NCH)
1 God of grace and God of glory, on your people pour your power; crown your ancient church’s story, bring its bud to glorious flower. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage for the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour.
2 From the evils that surround us and assail the Savior’s ways. From the fears that long have bound us, free our hearts to faith and praise.Grant us wisdom, grant us courage for the living of these days, for the living of these days.
3 Cure your children’s warring madness; bend our pride to your control; shame our reckless, selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, make our broken spirit’s whole, make our broken spirit’s whole.
*Benediction and Love Round
Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.