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.
Opening Song:: “Now the Feast,” ELW 167, vv 2, 3
Easter Greeting: Alleluia, Christ is risen! :: Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
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
Prayer of the Day
Readings & Psalm
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
Offerings of Thanksgiving
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Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
“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.