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Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!
(Take a moment to greet each student; ask how they're doing.)
(If you want to light the Christ candle, there are matches in the closet, upper lefthand shelves.)
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven.
Mercifully give us faith to know that, as he promised,
he abides with us on earth to the end of time;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-21; John 17:20-26
(Use the BAS for the psalms reading if you'd like to do responsive reading.)
Discussion on the readings...
(You can use the sentences below to guide prayer, or just use 'open prayer'.)
We come to God with thankful hearts for the love, community, gifts, and joy he gives...
We bring to God troubled situations in our world today...
We bring to God the leaders of our government, our schools, and our church...
We bring to God those whom we love and those whom we have trouble loving...
We bring to God our own burdens, hopes, and prayers...
Gracious God, you have heard the prayers of your faithful people;
you know our needs before we ask, and our ignorance in asking.
Grant our requests as may be best for us.
This we ask in the name of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
5. Preparation for the Eucharist
we long to see with our eyes
and to touch with our hands
the bread of life.
Strengthen our faith
that we may grow in love for you and for each other;
through Jesus Christ the risen Lord.
Let us go now in peace, in unity with Christ and with one another.
Thanks be to God.
(Conclude by 11:20am to return upstairs for the Eucharist.)