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Easter 4
Fourth Sunday of Easter

from the book
Lectionary Worship Aids, Cradled in God's Heart
Series VIII, Cycle A

Thom M. Shuman

Acts 2:42-47 — 1 Peter 2:19-25
John 10:1-10


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Call To Worship
One: This is God's church:
the gate to discernment.
All: Here, we devote ourselves to God's Word
so we might share the good news.
One: This is God's house:
the gate to healing.
All: Here, we taste the bread of life
so we might be made whole.
One: This is God's community:
the fate to overflowing life.
All: Here, we are gifted abundantly
so we might be a blessing to God's children.

Prayer Of The Day
God of Stillness,
your grace murmurs
in our hearts
like a gentle stream;
your goodness and mercy
are the shadows that tag along with us
as we wander the sun-dappled pastures
of creation.

Jesus Christ,
Keeper of our Hearts,
Shepherd of our Souls,
you would lead us down
those paths we find so uncomfortable --
where peace is a way of life,
where enemies are welcomed as family,
where serving others is our calling,
and we would follow you.

Spirit of Holiness,
Compassion in the Darkest Valley
and Mender of Broken Souls,
our hearts overflow
with the abundance of joy
we find in your kingdom.

God in Community, Holy in One,
hear us as we pray as you have ...

This Fourth Sunday of Easter worship resource, Easter 4, is based on Acts 2:42-47 and relates to Fourth Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book Lectionary Worship Aids, Cradled in God's Heart. 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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