Easter 5 Year 1
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Advent 4A
Readings: Gospel as Salvation Sermon text Romans 1:1-17 – Companion text – Matthew 9:10-13
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of all humanity, you welcomed all–sinners and saints–into your kingdom. Help us to be as welcoming and accepting as you. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #516. Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #661. I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #767. Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #570. Now the Day Is Over
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #651. Oh, Praise the Gracious Power
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #659. Will You Let Me Be Your Servant
Various Hymnals God of the prophets! (1884) by Denis Wortman
Various Hymnals Make Me a Servant (1982) by Kelly Willard
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 #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (1759) by Joseph Hart
Various Hymnals The Kingdom of God Is Justice and Joy (1972) by Bryn Rees
Various Hymnals The Master Came to Bring Good News (1965) by Ralph Finn
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
“Grace Wins” As performed by Matthew West.
“Not Ashamed” By Jeremy Camp, Jon Egan.
“We Are Called” By David Haas.
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.
For the church; that we may never be ashamed of the Gospel, but rather be bold in our proclamation of God’s love for all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the planting season; that farmers and laborers be kept safe and the the coming harvest be an abundant sign of God’s providence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For our leaders; that the people of all nations know the justice, mercy, and peace that comes from our Creator. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For any who are without community; that they may find relationship and connection that brings them the peace of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the sick (especially,…); that they may know the healing presence of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For this congregation; that we may live by our faith in God’s eternal promises. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For all the saints, of every time and place; that their witness may strengthen our own and that we may all, one day, join with God in eternal light. 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.