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The 2nd Sunday of Easter - 2022

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Alleluia, Jesus is Risen (474)

Alleluia! Jesus is risen! Trumpets resounding in glorious light! 

Splendor, the Lamb, Heaven forever! Oh, what a miracle God has in sight!

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: Give God the glory! Alleluia!

Walking the way, Christ in the center Telling the story to open our eyes; Breaking our bread, Giving us glory: Jesus our blessing, our constant surprise. 

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: Give God the glory! Alleluia!

Weeping, be gone; Sorrow, be silent; Death put asunder, and Easter is bright. Cherubim sing: “O grave, be open!” Clothe us in wonder, adorn us in light. 

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: Give God the glory! Alleluia!

City of God, Easter forever, Golden Jerusalem Jesus the Lamb, River of life, Saints and archangels, Sing with creation to God the I AM! 

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: Give God the glory! Alleluia!

 

Invocation

En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

All Amen.

 

Confession and Forgiveness

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and thetruth is not in us

AllBut if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros. 

AllSeñor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros. 

AllCristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

AllSeñor, ten piedad de nosotros

Silence is Kept

 

 

 

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

AllMost merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

AllAmen.

 

This is the Feast

Sung as a solo by the cantor.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,

whose blood set us free to be people of God.

Power and riches and wisdom and strength,

and honor and blessing and glory are His.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God 

and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing and honor and glory and might

be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God, 

for the Lamb who was slain

has begun his reign. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 

 

The Prayer of the Day

The Lord be with you

AllAnd also with you

Let us pray

AllRisen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father.Amen. 

 

 

The Scripture Readings 

Acts 5:12-20

Now many signs and wonders were done among the people through the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared to join them, but the people held them in high esteem. Yet more than ever believers were added to the Lord, great numbers of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mats, in order that Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he came by. A great number of people would also gather from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all cured. Then the high priest took action; he and all who were with him (that is, the sect of the Sadducees), being filled with jealousy, arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors, brought them out, and said, “Go, stand in the temple and tell the people the whole message about this life.”

 

This is the word of the Lord.

AllThanks be to God.

 

Revelation 1:4-18

John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds;every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. I, John, your brother who share with you in Jesus the persecution and the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet saying, “Write in a book what you see and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamum, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” Then I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands I saw one like the Son of Man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash across his chest. His head and his hair were white as white wool, white as snow; his eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and from his mouth came a sharp, two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining with full force. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he placed his right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living one. I was dead, and see, I am alive forever and ever; and I have the keys of Death and of Hades.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God

 

The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 20th chapter.

All     Glory to You, O Lord.

John 20:19-31

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So, the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All     Praise to you, O Christ.

 

The Creed

AllI believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. 

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection X of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

 

Kid Sermon

 

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song;

This Cornerstone, this solid ground,

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace,

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease:

My Comforter, my All in All, here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless babe;

This gift of love and righteousness, Scorned by the ones He came to save;

‘Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied,

For every sin on Him was laid, here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay, light of the world by darkness slain;

Then bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave He rose again.

And as He stands in victory, sin’s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His, and He is mine, bought by the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death: this is the power of Christ in me;

From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny,

No power of hell, no scheme of man can ever pluck me from His hand 

‘Till He returns, or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

 

 

Sermon

 

The Prayer of the Church

After the pastor says Lord in Your Mercy, all respond with Hear our Prayer.

 

For a Blessed Easter Season as we rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus

For blessing in our outreach; CDC; LINC, Presa Community Center.

Pastors Philip, Roy, Naresh, Matt and all church planters.

For peace, for the well-being of the Church, and for the unity of all.

For U.S. Leaders: President Joe, Governor Greg, Mayor Ron.

Church Leaders; LCMS President Matt, District President Mike.

For those in Military: Jarred, Alissa, Mark, Tom, Thomas, Ricky, Julian

For the strength and divine energy to turn toward our enemies in love. 

For Comfort, Health, and Recovery:

The people of Ukraine

Family of Henrietta Fernandez

Tillie Cropper 

Sue Burgdorfer

Diane Beasley 

Teresa Medellin (neighbor of Alicia Guerrero) 

Rosa Figueroa (friend of Alva-Alicia)

Reina Cox

Jo Ann Mallow  

Mildred Westphal

Joyce Bauer

Daniel Stubbs 

Robert Farris (brother-in-law of Susan Pennington)

Jenna, Sarah, Samuel (friends of Michael Cruz)

Earline Willeford

Albert Pedroza (neighbor of Thomas Robledo) 

Norma Ann (sister of Patricia Perez)

Jo Ann Mallow 

Rev. Bill Johnson

Eddie and Henrietta Fernandez 

Beatrice (sister of America Alderete)

Michael Dean (nephew of Melissa and Jim Hild) 

Cayley (granddaughter of Robert and Linda Chetwood)

Delia Flores

Everett and Keith Mason

Yesenia (daughter of Anna Marquez) 

Vicky Dean (sister of Melissa Hild) 

 

Austin Hernden

Robin Beasley Jr

The Lord’s Prayer 

AllOur 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.

 

Resucitó

La muerte...¿Dónde esta la muerte?¿ Dónde está mi muerte?  

¿Dónde su victoria?

Resucitó, resucitó, resucitó. ¡Aleluya, aleluya!

       ¡Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya,aleluya, aleluya!

Gracias sean dadas al Padre, Que nos paso a su reino, 

    Donde se vive de amor.

Resucitó, resucitó, resucitó. ¡Aleluya, aleluya!

       ¡Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya,aleluya, aleluya!

Alegría, alegría hermanos: Que si hoy nos queremos, 

es que resucitó.

Resucitó, resucitó, resucitó. ¡Aleluya, aleluya!

       ¡Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya,aleluya, aleluya!

 

The Offering 

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (805)

   Praise God, from whom all blessing flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host:

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

The Service of the Sacrament

For those who wish to receive from the common cup (the chalice) please receive the Holy Supper from the lectern side – the distribution line on the left.

The Lord be with you.

AllAnd also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

AllWe lift them to the Lord. 

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All  It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give you thanks, almighty and eternal Father, and on this day of our redemption to celebrate with joyful hearts the memory of your wonderful works. For by the mystery of his passion Jesus Christ, your risen Son, has conquered the powers of death and hell and restored in all people the image of your glory. He has placed them once more in paradise and opened to them the gate of life eternal. And so, in the joy of this Passover, earth and heaven resound with gladness, while angels and archangels and the powers of all creation tell forever of your glory:

AllHoly, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Amen!

 

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever. 

AllAmen!

The Consecration

The Acclamation and The Invitation

As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again. 

AllChrist has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. 

Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus, who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

AllLord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

All Y también contigo

Sharing of the Peace

Please greet one another in the name of the Lord by saying ‘Peace be with you’ as a sign of forgiveness and reconciliation in preparation for reception of the Holy Supper. 

 

The Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

Distribution 

Eucharistic Dismissal 

Thank The Lord

Thank the Lord and sing His praise; Tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord, Rejoice, and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy

With shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

Post-Communion Prayer

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Announcements

Blessing

I Know that My Redeemer Lives (461)

I know that my Redeemer lives; What comfort this sweet sentence gives!

He lives, He lives, who once was dead; He lives, my ever-living head.

He lives triumphant from the grave; He lives eternally to save;

He lives all-glorious in the sky; He lives exalted there on high.

He lives to bless me with His love; He lives to plead for me above;

He lives my hungry soul to feed; He lives to help in time of need.

 

He lives to silence all my fears; He lives to wipe away my tears;

He lives to calm my troubled heart; He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives and grants me daily breath; He lives, and I shall conquer death;

He lives my mansion to prepare; He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives, all glory to His name! He lives, my Jesus, still the same;

Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives; I know that my Redeemer lives!

 

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