Sunday Title: Call Sunday
Sermon Title: Encountering the love of Christ.
Sunday Title: Conversion Sunday
Sermon Title: Conversion Expectations
Sunday Title: Fishing Sunday
Sermon Title: “Gutted, Cleaned & Grilled”
Sunday Title: Follow Sunday,
Sermon Title: "Do what you know, till you know Christ, then 'Follow me'"
Acts 9:1-20 [Saul] asked, "Who are you, Lord?" The reply came, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do."
Psalm 30 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O Lord, you brought up my soul from the grave.
Revelation 5:11-14 Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!
John 21:1-19 Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, you have no fish, have you?"
All may make the sign of the cross in remembrance of baptism
as the presiding minister begins:
P: In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
P: We are witnesses to the Resurrection,
yet we do not follow Christ. (pause for self-examination)
P: Merciful God...
C: How great your Easter triumph,
how thin our Easter response.
You invite us to follow you,
and we divert ourselves with the world's choices.
We admit our love when questioned,
but don't live in obedience,
and are not devoted to tending your flock.
Forgive us for the sins we see
Save us from the sins we hid from ourselves.
(Pause for reflection)
P: As we acknowledge the depth of our sin, we see glory in God's redemption. Worthy is the Lamb, slaughtered to redeem us. To him and to God be all blessing and honor and glory and might. And to us: our sins are forgiven for Christ's sake. And for his sake we are the instrument chosen to witness the resurrection. By the power of the Holy Spirit we may feed the lambs, tend the sheep and bring the name of Jesus Christ before all people saying "He is the Son of God" To the glory of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen. -wjw
P: Christ is risen!
C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
P: The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: And also with you!