Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 22:14-20 | Sermon Text: Exodus 12:1-13; 13:1-8 (The Promise of Passover)
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Lord God of grace and liberty,
On the night of the Passover the sacrificed lamb became a sign of freedom and you freed the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. In Jesus, you sacrificed your son as a gift, thereby freeing all humanity from sin and death. Help us live into this new life, teaching us to serve you in faithfulness as you have served us. To you we offer our gratefulness in the name of the one who turned slavery into new life, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
You can find words of Confession and Absolution along with a Call to Worship that I wrote here.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #522 As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #326 Bless Now, O God, the Journey
ELW #370 Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
ELW #363 Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #361 The Day of Resurrection
ELW #483 Here is Bread
ELW #542 O Living Bread from Heaven
WOV #670 Go Down, Moses
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #474 Bread of Life from Heaven
ELW #491 Come, Let Us Eat
ELW #472 Eat This Bread
ELW #494 For the Bread Which You Have Broken
ELW #471 Let Us Break Bread Together
LBW #226 Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord
LBW #95 Glory Be to Jesus
LBW #213 I Come, O Savior, to Your Table
LBW #127 It Happened on That Fateful Night
LBW #211 Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
WOV #701 This Is My Body
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other options based on both:
Prayers of Intercession:
With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation
A brief silence.
God of salvation, work through your church that the Good News of the world’s redemption through Christ be proclaimed loud and long. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of the waters, bring order out of the chaos we have caused and strengthen our resolve to steward the waters of the earth that all might know your providence. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of the nations, stir our leaders to hope and trust in you that your peace and justice might be realized. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of promise, strengthen our faith in your creative and redemptive activity in the world that we might join in your liberating work. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of hope and freedom, grant that hope to all who suffer (especially, …), that they might be freed from pain and anxiety. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
God of Israel, lead us to the promised land you have prepared for all people and keep us steadfast in your word. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.