Readings: Gospel Text: Mark 12:26-27a | Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51- 57 (Death Swallowed in Life)
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPracher): Lord of the resurrection, you died and were raised so that ultimately death would not prevail. Remind us daily that sin, and even death, have no power over us. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #629 Abide with Me
ELW #393 A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing!
ELW #337 Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #634 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #779 Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #362 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #416 At the Name of Jesus
ELW #371 Christians, to the Paschal Victim
ELW #372 Christ is Arisen
ELW #370 Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
ELW #369 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #491 Come, Let Us Eat
ELW #363 Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #855 Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #174/175 Gospel Acclamation
ELW #347 Go to Dark Gethsemane
ELW #414 Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #619 I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #365 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #434 Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #471 Let Us Break Bread Together
ELW #435 Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #857 Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
ELW #379 Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #322 Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #386/387 O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #823 Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #430 Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #346 Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!
ELW #361 The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #366 The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #376 Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391 This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #824 This Is My Father’s World
ELW #870 We Praise You, O God
ELW #785 When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #368 With High Delight Let Us Unite
LBW #483 God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #127 It Happened on That Fateful Night
LBW #208 Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared
LBW #120 Of the Glorious Body Telling
W&P #23 Broken for Me
W&P #24 Broken in Love
WOV #671 Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
WOV #613 Celtic Alleluia
WOV #762 O Day of Peace
WOV #691 Sing with All the Saints in Glory
WOV #707 This Is My Body
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook; WOV=With One Voice)
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #810 O Jesus, I Have Promised
LBW #321 The Day Is Surely Drawing Near
W&P #132 Step by Step
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook)
Other options based on both:
“Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
“Forever” By Chris Tomlin.
“It Is Well” By Adie Camp, Jeremy Camp.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Prayers of Intercession:
O God of love, we turn to you in prayer and supplication; may our prayers draw us into deeper relationship with you and out of ourselves towards our neighbors.
A brief silence.
God of the living, breathe your life into your church. Bless our bishops, pastors, and ministers with wisdom, eloquence, and grace that your good news be awesomely proclaimed. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
God of the living, breathe your life into your creation. Bless growing crops with vibrant life that your abundance may be shared with all the world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
God of the living, breathe your life into human governments and leaders. Bless our president, governor, and other representatives with compassion and hearts for justice. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.
God of the living, breathe your life into hopeless situations and hopeless people. Bless those who offer comfort and strength to all who are faint of heart. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
God of the living, breathe your life into the hurting and sick (especially…). Bless those who bring healing and hope to all who suffer. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
God of the living, breathe your life into our hope of resurrection. Bless the memory of those who have gone before us that your resurrection life unite us as one. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray all of this in the name of Jesus Christ, the source of faith, hope, and love. Amen.