33B – Easter 3B

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See also my post from 2012, 2018, 2021…

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. 

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2012.

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.

(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)

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

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
Acts 3:12-19
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
Psalm 4
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
Luke 24:36b-48
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

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