A CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 4)
Know that God has set apart the faithful for God;
the LORD hears when I call.
Tremble in awe, but do not sin;
ponder it on your beds, and be untroubled.
Make sacrifices of righteousness,
and trust in the LORD.
Many say, “Who will show us good?
The light of your presence has fled from us, O LORD!”
You put joy in my heart
more than when their grain and wine abound.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
for you alone, O LORD, make me lie down in safety.
A CREATIVE MOMENT – Luke 24:36b-48
If you didn’t do it last week, create a banner bearing a Jerusalem cross. (The crosses represent the five wounds of Jesus: the four small crosses, the four smaller wounds of the hands and feet; the larger cross, the wound in his side).
If you did make that banner, perhaps a supplementary banner could also bear the words, “Peace be to you”, together with an appropriate fish symbol
In addition, bookmarks, carrying a pen and ink outline of the banner, photocopied onto light card could distributed by way of a “return offering” to the congregation. Recipients could be encouraged to take them home, decorate them as they choose, and use them.
Also, 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.
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 will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
God, who raised up and exalted Jesus,
by the peace that only you can give
dispel fear, confusion and doubt
and bring consolation to those known to us,
whom we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts;
in Jesus’ name we pray…
(The Prayers of the People continue)
|HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR EASTER 3 – YEAR B
|Christ is the world’s redeemer||TIS 192|
|Christ the Lord is risen again||TIS 365|
|O for a heart to praise my God||TIS 568|
|O love of God, how strong and true||TIS 139|
|Spirit of truth, essential God||TIS 426|
|The day of resurrection||TIS 361|
|Christ is alive! Let Christians sing||TIS 387|
|Jesus the name high over all||TIS 218|
|O for a thousand tongues to sing.||TIS 210|
|To the name of our salvation||TIS 187|
|When love is found and hope comes home||TIS 654|
|Yours be the glory||TIS 380|
|Sometimes a light surprises||TIS 128|
|When I call, answer me, O God of justice||TIS 2|
|When trouble strikes, and feartakes root||TIS 184|
|With joy, we meditate the grace||TIS 206|
|l John 3:1-7
|Behold the amazing gift of love||TIS 115|
|By your kingly power,O risen Lord||TIS 386|
|Dear Father, Lord of humankind||TIS 598|
|I need you, Lord, for I have seen||TIS 625|
|I want to walk as a child of the light||TIS 643|
|Lord Jesus, think on me||TIS 546|
|O love how deep, how broad, how high||TIS 194|
|Sing praise to the Lord! praise him in the height||TIS 96|
|We give immortal praise||TIS 118|
|Yours be the glory||TIS 380|
|Alleluia, Christ is risen!||TIS 395|
|Christ the Lord is risen today||TIS 370|
|Come, God’s people, shout for joy||TIS 391|
|Come, let us to the Lord our God||TIS 577|
|I know that my Redeemer lives||TIS 376|
|Jesus Christ is risen today||TIS 362|
|My daughters and sons hear tell||TIS 363|
|Now is eternal life||TIS 385|
|Now the green blade rises||TIS 382|