Tag Archive: Easter

Mar 19

Easter Sunday (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Sing out your glad song of “Alleluia! Alleluia!” Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Prayer of Confession Holy God, by your power and grace you raised Christ Jesus from death, giving us the incredible gift of …

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Mar 19

Easter Sunday (Year C)

Acts 10:34-43 Common English Bible and NRSV God does not play favorites – why do we? Do you have a cross decorating your worship space?  Cover the cross in symbols of hope and resurrection: things like flowers and butterflies. You may want to use live flowers or artificial ones.  You could also use paper cutouts or …

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May 12

7th Sunday of Easter – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (inspired by Psalm 1) Come, let us delight in the law of the Lord. Our joy is found in the love of God and neighbor. Come, let us be nourished by the Living Water. Together, we will worship the One who enables us to thrive.   Prayer of Confession (inspired by 1 …

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May 12

7th Sunday of Easter (Year B)

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 The folks who select the readings for the RCL have made sure to suggest the PG-rated version of this narrative.  I suppose that I can understand that the gruesome details of the death of Judas aren’t exactly your standard, Sunday morning kind of fare, but…  Without some discussion of the fact that …

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May 08

6th Sunday of Easter (Year B)

Acts 10:44-48 God decides who is accepted and who receives the Spirit – not us. The Spirit of God is not dependant upon our action.  The Spirit of God does not wait for us to make a choice – the Spirit inspires a choice. The baptismal font should be front-and-center with a scripture reading like …

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Apr 19

4th Sunday of Easter (Year B)

Acts 4:5-12 The lectionary suggests that you start in verse 5, but it may be helpful to provide a bit more of the fuller context.  I suggest that you use Acts 4:1-12 as the reading. Would anyone put us on trial for our good deeds?  Would anyone accuse us of serving others in the name of …

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Apr 18

3rd Sunday of Easter – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (inspired by and adapted from 1 John 3:1 and Psalm 4:5) Look around, and see the love that God has given to us! We are honored and overjoyed to be called children of God! Let us offer right sacrifices in our worship, putting our complete trust in the Lord. We will give from …

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Apr 14

3rd Sunday of Easter (Year B)

Acts 3:12-19 It may be helpful to provide a fuller context for this narrative.  I suggest that you start the reading at verse 1, and read Acts 3:1-19.  This way, you (and the congregation) understand what it is that Peter saw in verse 12.  And more than that, it is a really great story! Especially …

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Apr 08

2nd Sunday of Easter (Year B)

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  Acts 4:32-35 You know… we read this passage of scripture every year, and I think we all find ourselves asking, “Who lives like this?”  Yes, the world around us rarely resembles this narrative in any way, shape, or form.  Still, believers lived like this at one time.  It happened.  I truly believe that it did.  …

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Apr 02

Easter Sunday – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24) Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever! God’s steadfast love endures forever! The Lord is our strength and might; today, the Lord has become our salvation! The stone that the builders rejected …

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