32A – Easter 2A

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PSALM 16 (A translation for today)
Protect me, O God, for in you I seek refuge
You have said to the LORD, “You are my LORD, my salvation;
there is none beside you.”
You have said, concerning the holy ones in the land,
“My mighty ones, all my delight is in them.”
Those who lust after other gods increase their pains.
Their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out,
or lift up their names to my lips.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you have cast my lot.
The measuring lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, my heritage is beautiful.
I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
in the night also he instructs me.
I keep the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my inner being rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
For you do not give me up to Sheol,
or let your faithful one see the Pit.
You show me the path of life. 
In your presence there is complete joy;
in your right hand are pleasure ever more.

Holy mystery we name God,
endowed with particular gifts,
we bring an offering;
not simply symbols of our daily living
but also our lives and the talents
that make each who we are.
to be used for the common good
by the inspiration of your Spirit of grace. Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2014.

Continue to use last week’s swathe of white and/or gold/yellow cloth flowing over the front of the worship/communion table and onto the floor as a basis for creativity and symbols during the Easter season.

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

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

Holy mystery we name God,
by your spirit of grace
walk with us,
warm our hearts that
in word and deed
we might bring consolation to those known to us,
whom we name on our lips
and in our silence;
in the name of the risen one we pray …
         (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

Acts 2:14a,22-32
Christ is the world’s redeemer TIS 192
Hail the day that sees him rise TIS 369
Like the murmur of the dove’s song TIS 419
The head that once was crowned with thorns TIS 378
We have a gospel to proclaim TIS 245
We know that Christ is raised TIS 489
Psalm 16
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart TIS 547
God himself is present TIS 121
Lord, You are the light of life to me TIS 261
What God ordains is always good TIS 109
Now is eternal life TIS 385
1 Peter 1:3-9
All praise to our redeeming Lord TIS 442
Blessed be the everlasting God TIS 114
Come, let us with our Lord arise TIS 375
Glory to our boundless God TIS 189
Holy God, we praise your name TIS 127
We give immortal praise TIS 118
We know that Christ is raised TIS 489
John 20: 19-31
Breathe on me, breath of God TIS 407
Christ is alive, with joy we sing TIS 393
Christ the Lord is risen again TIS 365
Come down, O Love divine TIS 398
Come, God’s people, sing for joy TIS 391
Faith will not grow from words alone TIS 691
Give me the wings of faith to rise TIS 438
He is risen, he is risen TIS 379
I am alone, yet not alone TIS 605
I know that my Redeemer lives TIS 376
In suffering love the thread of life TIS 177
King of glory, king of peace TIS 201
Light’s reddening dawn gleams through TIS 360
My daughters and my sons hear tell TIS 363
O breath of God, breathe on us now TIS 408
O for a thousand tongues to sing TIS 210
That Eastertide with joy was bright TIS 360
The day of resurrection! TIS 361
The love of God is greater far TIS 151
These things did Thomas count as real TIS 649
To Christ, the Prince of Peace TIS 335
Yours be the glory, risen conquering Son TIS 380

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