36C – Easter 6C

35C - Easter 5C37C - Ascension Day
 
See also my post from 2013 here …
 
PSALM 67 (A Version for Today)
Be gracious to us, O God, and bless us;
let your creative radiance light our way
and warm our inmost being.

As your ways are made known in the earth,
as all the nations learn of your saving works,
let the peoples praise you, O God,
let all the peoples praise you.
Let them shout with joy,
for you judge the nations with fairness,
and guide the peoples of the earth.
Let the people praise you, O God,
let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has made an offering of its produce:
you continue to bless us, O God, our God.
May God bless us –
and be held in holy awe to all the ends of the earth.

PSALM 67 (Another Version for Today)
Be gracious to us, O God, and bless us;
make your face shine upon us.
Knowing your ways in the earth,
your saving works among all the nations,
let the peoples praise you, O God,
let all the peoples praise you.
Let them shout with joy,
for you judge the nations with justice,
and guide the peoples of the earth.
Let the people praise you, O God,
let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has presented its produce;
you continue to bless us, O God, our God.
May God bless us –
and be held in holy awe to all the ends of the earth.

OFFERING
Gracious God,
we bring our gifts:
our lives and symbols of our living,
an offering of thanksgiving
for your creativity and generosity;
for your love shown to us in the risen One;
for your sustaining and surprising Spirit.
Bless these gifts to the glory of your name
and let all that we do give you praise. Amen.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2013.


A CREATIVE MOMENT – Revelation 21:10,22-22:5
As for last week, a large jug of water together with bright white/gold flowers and a swathe of white/gold cloth draped from these symbols onto the floor. The swathe of blue cloth from several weeks ago could be re-used to symbolise the river of the water of life. A small fruit tree in a tub or pot could be placed alongside the blue cloth on the floor.

A “return offering” of a green leaf could be distributed to each member of the congregation just before the Prayers of the People, which might be themed around fruitfulness and healing

Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print), published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

Loving God,
healer and bringer of wholeness,
rejoice with those who rejoice and give thanks today
and strengthen the weak and the lonely.
Pour out your Spirit
on all who are weighed down with grief,
and those whose troubles are known only to you;
that all may know your peace …
      (The Prayers of the People continue)


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR EASTER 6C
Be thou my vision TIS 547 AHB 455
Blessed Jesus, at your word TIS 437 AHB 352
God of mercy, God of grace TIS 452 AHB 379
Our God, be gracious unto us TIS 37 AHB 117
Acts 16:9-15
Christ be my leader by day and by night TIS 624 SA 17
O God of every nation TIS 621
The call of God resounding TIS 460
You servants of God, your master proclaim TIS 215 AHB 144
Psalm 67
God of mercy, God of grace TIS 452 AHB 379
Holy God we praise your name TIS 127 AHB 86
O God of every nation TIS 621
Our God, be gracious unto us TIS 37 AHB 117
Praise God from whom all blessings flow TIS 768 SA 72
You holy angels bright TIS 108
Revelation 21:10,22 to 22:5
Christ is risen! shout hosanna TIS 394
I am alone yet not alone TIS 605
I want to walk as a child of the light TIS 643
My God, accept my heart this day TIS 485 AHB 410
O God of every nation TIS 621
The God of Abraham praise TIS 125 AHB 53
The heavens shall declare TIS 746
Wake, awake, for the night is flying TIS 266 AHB 195
John 14:23-29
Come gracious Spirit, heavenly dove TIS 402 AHB 311
Come, my way, my truth, my life TIS 552
Come, thou everlasting Spirit TIS 509 AHB 429
God gives us a future TIS 687
Holy Spirit, come confirm us TIS 413 AHB 327
Lord Jesus Christ, lover of all TIS 737
Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy TIS 613 AHB 546
O breath of life, come sweeping through us TIS 409 AHB 322
O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God TIS 401
Peace with the Father, peace with Christ the Son TIS 466 AHB 402
She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters TIS 418
Spirit of truth, essential God TIS 426 AHB 332
The Son of God proclaim TIS 528
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord TIS 48
Your words to me are life and health TIS 430 AHB 337

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