Today we discuss the story of the Jesus resurrected – Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). The disciples say they had hoped Jesus would be the one to save them, but after the religious and political powers killed him, their hope was gone.
Despair. Grief. Sadness.
We had hoped.
Do you feel that?
We had hoped.
Whether because of personal, national, or global events, many of us know how these disciples feel. And that’s okay. Jesus meets us in our despair, grief, and sadness. We are not alone. Jesus is with us on the journey. And we are on the journey together.
Prelude – Jean Welcome – Adam Lighting of the Peace Candle – Melanie All: We pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, and in our worlds. Scripture Readings – Luke 24:13-35 Call to Worship Melanie: We need your presence with us on the long road, o God. Adam/All: The road between fear and hope. Melanie: The road between the places where all seems lost. Adam/All: And the road to resurrection. Melanie: Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Adam/All: We need your presence with us. Melanie: As God is present with us, Adam/All: May we be present with one another. Amen. Children’s Moment Passing of the Peace Song: Now is the Time Offering Prayers Sermon – Recognizing Jesus Benediction May God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May God look upon you with kindness and bring you peace. This day and forever more. Amen -Numbers 6:24-26