Easter 5 Year 2
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 3C
Readings: Church at Corinth – Acts 18:1-4 & 1 Cor. 1:10-18 (Mark 9:34-35)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy Lord, within your church, your followers have often allowed their disagreements to get in the way of being faithful to your word. Remove any barriers our communities face that prevent us from sharing your word and building up your church. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #338. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #651. Oh, Praise the Gracious Power
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #351/2. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #449. We Know That Christ Is Raised
ELW #803. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #344. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
WOV #667. Stay Here
Various Hymnals Break not the circle of enabling love (2005) by Fred Kaan
Various Hymnals Come, Wounded Healer (1999) by Martin Leckebusch
Various Hymnals Gifts for Sharing (1997) by Mary Keithahn
Various Hymnals Here Hangs a Man Discarded (1995) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Ubi Caritas (1992) by Laurence Rosania
Various Hymnals We lay our broken world (2005) by Anna Briggs
Various Hymnals Welcome Into This Place (1991) by Orlando Juarez
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Make Me a Servant” By Kelly Willard.
“Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
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.
God of all people, use our varied gifts to proclaim your great love to the entire world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of all creatures, grant abundant life to the wide variety of birds, animals, and insects that you have made and entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of every nation, send your spirit of compassion, love, justice, and peace upon all countries and their leaders. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of the broken, bind up the hearts and minds of all who suffer from anxiety, fear, depression, loneliness, and other mental and social illnesses. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of the dying, be with those who do not have long left to live, grant them peace and comfort in their last moments. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of the church, bless this congregation and its members with every gift necessary on our path of discipleship. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
God of sinners and saints, join all people into one body of faith in your great and joyous kingdom. 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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