35A – Easter 5A

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Psalm 31:1-5,15-16
In you, O LORD, I have sought protection
do not let me be humiliated, in your faithfulness, deliver me.
Turn your ear toward me, rescue me quickly, O LORD.
Be a mountain of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.
You are my rock and my stronghold.
For the honour of your name you will lead me and guide me.
Deliver me from the net which they hide for me
for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I entrust my life;
pay the price for my safety, O LORD God.
My future is in your hands —
rescue me from the hands of my enemies and my pursuers.
Let your face shine upon your servant
save me in your lovingkindness.

Holy presence and mystery we name God,
whose steadfast love is for ever.
In the risen Word of life
you have acted to put things right
and shown that death does not have the last word.
In gratitude for your faithfulness and generosity
we bring our praise and our thanks;
our lives and symbols of our daily living.
By your Breath of life inspire us
to be responsible witnesses
to your grace. Amen

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

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Acts 7:55-60
Continue to use the 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.
Remember the martyrs of the church. On the floor, next to the flowing cloth (above), have a pile of garments and a small pile of stones. On a wall in the church/worship space hang a large sheet of newsprint which contains a list of some of the modern martyrs of the church.

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.)

Householder 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 of mystery and grace
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

Acts 7:55-60
God of grace and God of glory TIS 611
I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath TIS 90
Psalm 31:1-5,15-16
By your saving power deliver me TIS 19
Great God, we sing that mighty hand TIS 124
Have faith in God, my heart TIS 619
Put all your trust in God TIS 555
We praise, we worship you, O God TIS 98
You are my hiding-place TIS 754
1 Peter 2:2-10
Christ is our corner-stone TIS 433
Christ is made the sure foundation TIS 432
Fairest Lord Jesus TIS 203
God of all power, and truth, and grace TIS 567
Hark! a herald voice is calling TIS 264
I come with joy to meet my Lord TIS 533
Lord, your word abiding TIS 427
Nature with open volume stands TIS 343
The church’s one foundation TIS 457
The royal banners forward go TIS 332
What shall we offer our good Lord TIS 439
John 14:1-14
Alleluia, Christ is risen TIS 395
Christ be my leader by night as by day TIS 624
Christ is the world’s light, he and none other TIS 246
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing TIS 387
Hail the day that sees him rise TIS 369
Holy Spirit, go before us TIS 420
I know that my Redeemer TIS 202
I know that my Redeemer lives TIS 376
I want to walk as a child of the light TIS 643
In faith and hope and love TIS 628
Jesus, my Redeemer, lives TIS 366
Lord Jesus, think on me TIS 546
O breath of God, breathe on us now TIS 408
O changeless Christ, for ever new TIS 254
Praise our God, the great creator TIS 165
Praise the God who changes places TIS 178
Sing a new song to the Lord TIS 95
The church’s one foundation TIS 457
This is the truth we hold TIS 469

One thought on “35A – Easter 5A”

  1. Thank you Jeff for the information re Libby Allen songs. I was lucky enough
    to order sheet music and c.d. which included Don’t cry for me. very
    satisfactory! regards Gordon.

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