Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ

Worship Stream 04 26 2020We will gather for worship at 10:00 am

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Order of Worship

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WELCOME

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GATHERING MUSIC

Lilly Breshears

Please be muted
light a candle
breathe.

OPENING PRAYER

Loving God, come and speak to our hearts today. May we, like those on the Emmaus Road, find your words burning with hope in our lives. Strengthen us and give us courage for the journey ahead, we pray in Christ’s name. Amen.

SONG: Stay with Us

Ian Timmons

(Our various internet speeds prevent us from singing together, so please remember to stay muted on Zoom. Also, please delight your housemates by singing along with gusto).

Stay with us, till night has come: our praise to you this day be sung.
Bless our bread, open our eyes: Jesus be our great surprise.

Walk with us, our spirits sigh: hear our weary spirits cry,
feel again our loss our pain: Jesus, take us to your side.

Talk with us, will we behold a joyful life you will unfold:
heal our eyes to see the prize: Jesus take us to the light.

Stay with us, till day is done: no tears nor dark shall dim the sun.
Cheer the heart, your grace impart: Jesus, bring eternal life.

PRAYER OF UNBURDENING

THE LIBERATING WORD

Janice Roggenkamp

Luke 24: 13-25

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

And he said to them, "What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?" They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?"

He asked them, "What things?"

They replied, "The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him."

Then he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?" Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over." So he went in to stay with them.

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?"

That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

REFLECTION

Stay with Us

Rev. Jeanne Randall-Bodman

He Walked Ahead
He walked ahead
as if he were
going on,
the man they
did not know.

They liked the way he talked;
they wanted more
and called out:

Stay with us,
break bread with us.

He broke the bread.
They knew him then.
Stay with us!

But he was going on.
And so we go on together,
remembering who and when,
breaking the bread,
and telling the story.

(Martha Spong, used with permission)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE PRAYER OF JESUS

Prayer Song

Ian Timmons

Open my eyes, Lord. Help me to see your face
Open my eyes, Lord. Help me to see.

Open my ears, Lord. Help me to hear your voice.
Open my ears, Lord. Help me to hear.

Open my heart, Lord. Help me to love like you.
Open my heart, Lord. Help me to love.

Please feel free to unmute your zoom connection and share your joys and concerns.

Our father, our Mother, in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
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.

BLESSING

Rev. Jeanne Randall-Bodman

SENDING SONG

Deep Peace

Ian Timmons

Peace, peace, deep peace, my peace I give to you.
Peace, peace, deep peace, my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives, I give to you, not as the world gives, I give to you.
Peace, Peace, deep peace, my peace I give to you.

Love, love, strong love, my love I give to you.
Love, love, strong love, my love I give to you.
Not as the world gives, I give to you, not as the world gives, I give to you.
Love, love strong love, my love I give to you.