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VIRTUALWORSHIP

SUNDAY WORSHIP | April 11, 2021

Second Sunday of Easter | A Simple Service of Testimony and Song  

Celebrate the second Sunday of Easter with the gift of worship from the wider UCC. This virtual worship service, "A Simple Service of Testimony and Song in Celebration of the Resurrection," is led by members of the Council of Conference Ministers (CCM) and staff members of the national setting of the United Church of Christ (UCC).  May your days be blessed in this Easter Season as we look forward to the days when we can be together again “in person”!

READ THE  SCRIPTURE

John 20: 19-31

   

19 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.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

 

24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 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.”

 

26 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.” 27 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.”

28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 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.”

 

30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

SING ALONG WITH HYMN

Rise Up Peace Eternal

Written and performed by The Restoration Project

 

Rise up Peace Eternal within our hearts; Rise up Peace Eternal on this city block.

Side by side we are waiting, be born in our song; we long for justice here.

 

Rise up Love Eternal within our hearts; Rise up Love Eternal on this city block.

Side by side we are waiting, be born in our song; we long for justice here.

 

Rise up Hope Eternal within our hearts; Rise up Hope Eternal on this city block.

Side by side we are waiting, be born in our song; we long for justice here.

 


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UCC LETTER JULY 30

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