Easter 7 Year 2
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter B, Epiphany 5C, Epiphany 6C, Epiphany 8C
Readings: Death Swallowed in Life – 1 Cor. 15:1-26, 51-57 (Mark 12:26-27a)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): 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.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
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 #372. Christ Is Arisen
ELW #370. Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #363. Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #857. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #596/7. My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
ELW #438. My Lord, What a Morning
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #439. Soon and Very Soon
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391. This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #602. Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
LBW #501. He Leadeth Me: Oh, Blessed Thought!
LBW #151. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
LBW #153. Welcome, Happy Morning!
WOV #671. Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep (1832) by Margaret Mackay
Various Hymnals Because He Lives (1972) by Gloria & Bill Gaither
Various Hymnals Christ is Risen (1972) by Nicolás Martínez
Various Hymnals Hymn of Promise (1986) by Natalie Sleeth
Various Hymnals Low in the Grave He Lay (1874) by Robert Lowry
Various Hymnals Resucitó (1972) by Kiko Argüello
Various Hymnals Sing a New Song (1992) by Daniel Schutte
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
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.
Resurrect the church from timidity and divisiveness; bless our leaders with boldness and your vision for our future. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Resurrect the earth from human selfishness and greed; bless all people with a desire to protect and care for the world you have entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Resurrect the nations from violence and warfare; bless every land with a hunger and thirst for peace and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Resurrect those entombed by the fear of death; bless the anxious and fearful with comfort and hope. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Resurrect the sick and dying from illness and disease; bless all who care for others with patience and strength. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Resurrect this congregation from becoming insular; bless us with deep curiosity and love for our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Resurrect the saints in light on the last day; bless us with deep faith and trust in your eternal and abundant promises. 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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