The Mercy Of A Stranger

The Mercy Of A Stranger

Mill Plain UMC Sunday April 24, 2022

Heleluyan #78
We meet You oh Christ #257
Alleluia Alleluia #162

Mill Plain UMC

Sunday April 24, 2022


Welcome Announcements 


Call to Worship

Worship Assistant:  Grace to you and peace from the One who is and who was and who is to come,

People:  and from Jesus Christ, the firstborn of the dead

Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you give us the joy of celebrating our Lord’s resurrection.

Give us also the joys of life in your service, and bring us at last to the full joy of life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(reprinted from The United Methodist Hymnal, copyright 1989, by permission of The United Methodist Publishing House)

Song Heleluyan #78

Young disciple’s Moment

Special Music  

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s prayer

Presentation of Offerings


New Testament

Luke 24:13-27

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.

Song We Meet You, O Christ #257

Message: The Mercy of a Stranger

Prayer    Risen One, open our eyes to recognize you in the traveler on the road, the stranger in the night, the unfamiliar face.  Move us beyond fear and distrust to wonder and delight.  In your name we pray, Amen.

Song     Alleluia Alleluia #162


To the one who loves us and freed us from our sins, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving our God, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen.