Jesus helps his disciples gain a new vision for what life in the Resurrection looks like. There is no going back.
Bulletin – April 26, 2020
- Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine! – GTG 839
- Day of Arising – GTG 252
- Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song – GTG 737
Call to Worship
As the sun set over the village of Emmaus,
Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it,
and gave it to his friends.
Then their eyes were opened
and they recognized him.
Today we gather around table, font, and pulpit-
hoping, trusting to behold the risen Lord.
May our eyes be open
to recognize Jesus in our midst.
Prayer of Confession
by the power of your Spirit,
you are present among us.
Yet, like the first disciples,
we fail to see you in our midst.
We do not realize you are walking beside us,
for we are rushing to meet the demands
of hectic schedules and overcrowded lives.
We do not notice you in everyday encounters,
for we are distracted by daily labors
and consumed by our own concerns.
We do not recognize you on our streets
or at our tables,
for our expectations are too limited
to imagine all the ways you dwell among us.
Open our eyes to perceive you in our midst,
so that- seeing you clearly-
we might follow you faithfully.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen