Third Sunday of Easter
All Ages Worship at 11am
April 11, 2021
11am LIVE & ON-LINE Worship @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church via and
Call to Worship Music: “Hello Everybody”
“Lord of the Dance”
Call to Worship 1
One: Walking along the road, fishing, eating a meal;
in the ordinary, everyday things, the disciples met the risen Christ.
All: Jesus is present among us.
One: Everything written in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms has come true.
We do not need to feel alone or confused. Jesus will always be with us.
All: Jesus is present among us.
One: Jesus loved his disciples, and Jesus loves us, too.
All: Jesus is present among us.
One: Let us praise God on this wonderful day!
All: Amen! Alleluia!
Children’s Sermon “Eating A Meal with Jesus” Pastor Sue
Opening Prayer
Holy God, you are like a parent, teaching and challenging us to be the best we can be,
delighting in us and offering us all that you have. Help us to open our minds that we may
hear what Jesus is telling us. Open our hearts to hear what the Spirit is saying. Help us to
discover the new possibilities that you lay before us. Help us to be the hands and feet of
Jesus on earth, that we may do your work, as Christ’s Body, in our world. Help us to be like
Christ, that we may experience holiness in your creation and in each other. Amen.
OPENING HYMN “Open My Eyes That I May See” UMH 454
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.

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SERMON “In the Breaking of the Bread” Pastor Sue King

COMMUNION HYMN “By My Side” from ‘Godspell’
performed by Susan Drews
HOLY COMMUNION United Methodist Hymnal, pp.13-15
ALL Meetings by ZOOM web conference:
Pastor Sue is on Vacation from April 20-28, resuming work on April 29th .
William Martin, of Pacific School of Religion will be our preacher on April 25th . William
is a published author and seminary student, completing an Masters of Divinity.
Welcome, William!
Thursday Morning @ 8am
“Caffeinated Christians”
Thursday Night @ 5pm,
St. Paul’s will provide meals for houseless residents of
our community at the Shiloh Baptist church.
Christ’s ministry continues through your efforts. Use the “GIVING” tab at our
website: or direct deposit through your bank or US
mail to: St. Paul’s UMC, c/o Treasurer, 101 West St. Vacaville, CA 95688
“We Walk By Faith” lyrics only, FWS 2196


Sermon text with links for Sunday April 18


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