April 30, 2017
Luke 24:13-35
1 Peter 1:17-23
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Second Sunday of Easter

from the book
LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS
Series III, Cycle A


B. David Hostetter



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CALL TO WORSHIP
Bless our God who has given us counsel.
Come to worship with exulting heart and rejoicing spirit.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of creation and resurrection; Savior by birth, death and resurrection; Spirit of our rebirth into hope; we confess that we can take our hope for granted. The passing of Easter year after year is accepted in many ways as routine, and we forget that the first Easter is unique in human history. If we give short shrift to the significance of the resurrection of Jesus, forgive such indifference. The death of a loved one or the imminence of our own death will test our faith soon enough, and we need a strong faith to sustain us; in the living Lord. Amen.

DECLARATION OF GOD'S FORGIVENESS
Hear the Good News! God, with great mercy, has given us a new birth into a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Friends, believe the Good News! In Jesus Christ, we are ...

This Second Sunday of Easter worship resource, SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, is based on Acts 2:14a, 22-32 and relates to Second Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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