By Michael Parker and Ashley Johnson
We Are Here to Reenact God’s Story
A Call to Worship for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
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
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