Easter Sunday Year 2
Color: White or Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter Sunday B
Readings: Resurrection – Mark 16:1-8 (Psalm 118:21-27)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy Lord Jesus, on this day we rejoice in your glory and stand in awe of how you have transformed this world with your dying and your rising. Receive our joyful praise. Alleluia! Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, BibleHub, RevGalPals, re:Worship
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #375. Alleluia! Christ Is Arisen (¡Aleluya! Cristo resucitó )
ELW #565. All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night
ELW #364. Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia
ELW #371. Christians, to the Paschal Victim
ELW #383. Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!
ELW #339. Christ, the Life of All the Living
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #521. O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #347. Go to Dark Gethsemane
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391. This Joyful Eastertide
LBW #151. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Various Hymnals Because He Lives (1971) by Bill & Gloria Gaither
Various Hymnals Christ Has Risen (1988) by John Bell
Various Hymnals Easter Song (1974) by Anne Herring
Various Hymnals Jesus is risen from the grave (2005) by John Bell
Various Hymnals Lord of the Dance (1963) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (1968) by Edward Burns
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
“Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
“Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
“More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
More options 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.
For the health of the church we pray O God of life. Strengthen our leaders, ministers, and assemblies that we may loudly proclaim the good news of life over death. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For fields and streams we pray O God of life. Bless plants and animals with bountiful life that your abundance be known throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the leaders of governments we pray O God of life. Grant our leaders wisdom and insight in the midst of chaotic and trying times. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For those experiencing anxiety or loneliness we pray O God of life. Show us how best to love and support our neighbors, especially those we don’t know well. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For those battling illness or pain we pray O God of life. Bring comfort and healing to all those who are in need. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For this congregation we pray O God of life. Deepen our discipleship and turn us ever outwards toward our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For all the saints who now rest in you we pray O God of life. Use their example to keep us firm in walking the way of Christ. 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.
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