Easter 3 Year 1
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Baptism A, Easter A/B/C
Readings: Peter’s Vision Sermon text Acts 10:1-17, 34-48 – Companion text – Matthew 9:36-37
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of all nations, you made it clear that all people are invited to partake of the glory of your salvation. Help us to invite all people to your goodness, so that no one might be forgotten in your saving grace. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #304. Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized
ELW #188. Create in Me a Clean Heart
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #697. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #563. O Light Whose Splendor Thrills
ELW #272. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ELW #716. Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #249. On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #887. This Is My Song
ELW #720. We Are Called
LBW #22. The Advent of Our God
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
WOV #671. Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Jesus Called to Peter (1994) by Bertus Polman
Various Hymnals Spirit of the Living God (1963) by Daniel Iverson
Various Hymnals Teach me, my God and King (1633) by George Herbert
Various Hymnals To Peter, Lost in Earnest Prayer (1998) by Joy Patterson
Various Hymnals We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (1968) by Edward Burns
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):
ELW #693. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #694. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #384. Your Kingdom Come, O Father
Various Hymnals The City Is Alive, O God (1969) by William Reid, Jr.
Various Hymnals Jesus, my Savior, look on me (1869) by Charlotte Elliott
Various Hymnals Let Your Heart Be Broken (1975) by Bryan Leech
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
“Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
“Better Is One Day” By Matt Redman.
“More Than Conquerors”
“Sweetly Broken” By Jeremy Riddle.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
Let us pray for the needs of the church and the world to God who raised Jesus to new life.
A brief silence.
Use the church to spread the great message of your love to the world, O God, and deepen our faith and trust in your presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Send your compassionate love upon the earth, O God, and move humanity to better steward and care for the earth. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Rain justice down upon the nations, O God, and bring peace where there is conflict and war. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Move us out of our comfort zones, O God, and lead us to serve you in serving our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Bring health and healing to the sick, O God, and bless all who suffer in any way with your peace and hope. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Bless this assembly with the Holy Spirit, O God, and inspire us to share your amazing grace with our communities. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Raise the saints to light eternal, O God, and bring all people into your glorious presence on the last day. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Through the resurrection of your son, O God, you destroy the power of death and remove your people’s shame. By the power of the Spirit, raise us from sin and seat us at the paschal feast, that we may rejoice in the gift of salvation Jesus has won for us. Amen.