Scripture Texts and Prayers of the Day

Helps while Worshiping at Home in April

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  Day & Date         Pro. Gospel               First Reading       Psalm                   Second Reading         Gospel

  April 5                 Matthew 21:1-11        Isaiah 50:4-9a       Psalm 31:9-16     Philippians 2:1-11       Matthew 26:14 - 27:66
  Palm Sunday                                                                                                                                          OR

                                                                                                                                                                   Matthew 27:11-54

GATHERING HYMN: "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" ELW #344   link to lyricshttps://hymnary.org/hymn/ELW2006/344

PRAYER OF THE DAY: Sovereign God, you have established your rule in the human heart through the servanthood of Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, keep us in the joyful procession of those who with their tongues confess Jesus as Lord and with their lives praise him as Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  

                                         

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION HYMN:  "Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land"  ELW #333,  Refrain,  v.3,  Refrain  link to lyrics: https://hymnary.org/hymn/ELW2006/333

SONG OF THE DAY: "My Song is Love Unknown" ELW #343  link to lyrics:  https://hymnary.org/hymn/ELW2006/343

SENDING HYMN: " 10,000 Reasons"  link to lyrics:  https://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/10-000-reasons-bless-the-lord/

 Day & Date                             First Reading                    Psalm                       Second Reading                    Gospel

  April 9                                     Exodus 12:1-4,                 Psalm 116:1-2,         1 Corinthians 11:23-26          John 13:1-17,

  Maundy Thursday                 (5-10), 11-14                      12 - 19                                                                       31b-35

PRAYER OF THE DAY: God, source of all love, on the night of his betrayal, Jesus gave us a new commandment, to love one another as he loves us. Write this commandment in our hearts, and give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

  Day & Date                               First Reading                     Psalm                    Second Reading             Gospel

  April 10                                    Isaiah 52: 13 - 53:12            Psalm 22              Hebrews 10:16-25          John 18:1 - 19:42

  Good Friday                                                                                                        OR

                                                                                                                               Hebrews 4:14 - 16; 5:7-9

PRAYER OF THE DAY: Merciful God, your Son was lifted up on the cross to draw all people to himself. Grant that we who have been born out of his wounded side may at all times find mercy in him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

  Day & Date                             First Reading                    Psalm                       Second Reading               Gospel

  April 12                                  Acts 10:34-43,                   Psalm 118:1-2,         Colossians 3:1-4                Matthew 28:1-10

  Easter Sunday                      OR                                      14 - 24                       OR                                       OR

                                                 Jeremiah 31:1-6                                                  Acts 10:34-43                    John 20:1-18

                  

PRAYER OF THE DAY: God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to grow as your people toward the fulness of eternal life with you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

  Day & Date                               First Reading                     Psalm                    Second Reading               Gospel

  April 19                                     Acts  2:14a, 22 - 32            Psalm 16               1 Peter 1:3-9                     John 20:19-31

  2nd Sunday

  of Easter                                                                                                                     

PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith in you and receive the fulness of Christ's blessing, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

  Day & Date                               First Reading                     Psalm                    Second Reading               Gospel

  April 26                                     Acts  2:14a, 36 - 41            Psalm 116:1-4,      1 Peter 1:17-23                Luke 24:13-35

  3rd Sunday                                                                           12-19

  of Easter                                                                                                                     

PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God your Son makes himself known to all his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.