Listen to My Voice

Living the Resurrection

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

The real question for us today is not, “Will God speak to me, to us today?” Instead, will we listen for that voice that is speaking? Jesus doesn’t say, “Listen and maybe I’ll have something to say.” He says, “Listen to my voice.” “I am speaking” is the implied message, so pay attention.

By Michael Parker and Ashley Johnson

We Are Here to Reenact God’s Story

A Call to Worship for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
(Michael Parker)

Leader: Every week, we reenact the story of God's boundless love and celebrate the reality of God's presence.

People: Such a God!
Our God is good!
God is with us forever!

Leader: Look at the most important part of the church--us, the people. It is here that God is most alive, weaving us into a community of faith, teaching us how to love, challenging us far more, abundantly, than we could imagine by ourselves.

People: Here we are, Lord. Illumine us, purify us, and shine through us as we worship, listen, and respond to you this holy hour.

God, You Know Your Children

A Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
(Ashley Johnson)

Creator God, you know your children.
You know our disappointments and our discomfort. You know our longings and our needs.
Help us to see what you are making new in heaven and on earth, in our lives and in our communities that we may participate in your healing work.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Additional Resources from the 21st Century Collection at https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/the-good-shepherd-21st-century-worship-resources-for-the-fourth-sunday-of-e

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Easter Sunday, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes

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Easter Sunday, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes