In today’s video we meet Jesus as the Good Shepherd.  You’ll find something for the kids, scripture, an Easter Message, prayers and music.

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Jesus protects and leads

Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus is called the “gate” of the sheep in today’s gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday he spreads a feast before us amid the world’s violence and war. We go forth to be signs of the resurrection and extend God’s tender care to all creation.

Worship Liturgy


Opening Song::  “Now the Feast,” ELW 167, vv 2, 3

Easter Greeting:          Alleluia, Christ is risen! :: Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! 

Apostolic Greeting 

Prayer of the Day 


First Lesson    Acts 2:42-47    (Hadlock Home Video)

Children’s Message Video: NG

Psalm    Psalm 23  (Hadlock Home video) Responsive

Second Lesson    1 Peter 2:23-25   (Hadlock Home video)


Gospel            John 10:1-10

Message, “First Responders”

Message Hymn – “Shepherd Me, O God,” ELW 780, vv 1, 2, 3, 5

Prayer of the Faithful  –  “Lord, Listen to your Children Praying”  ELW 752

Lord’s Prayer 



Final Blessing 


Prayer of the Day

O God our shepherd, you know your sheep by name and lead us to safety through the valleys of death. Guide us by your voice, that we may walk in certainty and security to the joyous feast prepared in your house, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Readings & Psalm

Acts 2:42-47   The believers’ common life

Psalm 23    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. (Ps. 23:1)

1 Peter 2:19-25     Follow the shepherd, even in suffering

John 10:1-10      Christ the shepherd

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Liturgy and Hymns, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” Copyright © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS000406.

“Lord Listen to Your Children Praying,” Ken Medema, © 1973 and “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” arr. Sharon Elery Rogers, EASTER HYMN, © 2016, Hope Publishing Co. Used by permission, CCLI License #1496662 

“Shepherd Me, O God, text and tune by Marty Haugen © 1986, “Now the Feast and Alleluia” (from Now the Feast), Susan Briehl/Marty Haugen © 1990, “Our Father,” David Haas © 1986, GIA Publication, Inc., All rights reserved,  One License.Net # A-706744

New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.