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We Are Witnesses

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C

“Good trouble” is a phrase that has grown in the consciousness of the nation. Representative John Lewis, a towering figure for civil rights, coined the phrase; and more than that, he lived it. Our text for this week says there are wrongs that need righted. But maybe it isn’t quite that clear.

“We are Witnesses” is a worship series built on the premise that as followers of Christ we have the opportunity to also be proclaimers, to share our witness. In other words, to share the experience, to offer the gift we’ve been given, to announce the kin-dom that has begun to take root in our midst—that’s the Easter transformation and imperative that has taken place. Easter Sunday and the season after Easter is where we consider what it means to walk with Jesus into eternity, this justice and righteousness, this hope and this glory to which we can say with confidence, “We are witnesses.”

Following are some ideas and suggestions for music for this worship series.

Abbreviations:

  • UMH: United Methodist Hymnal
  • W&S: Worship and Song
  • TFWS: The Faith We Sing

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C

  • All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name UMH 154
  • Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise UMH 312
  • I Love to Tell the Story UMH 156
  • Lift High the Cross UMH 159
  • Jesus Shall Reign UMH 157
  • Come, Holy Spirit W&S 3091
  • Holy Spirit, Rain Down

These songs work well for Easter Sunday or any Sunday in the season of Easter.

  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today UMH 302
  • Thine Be the Glory UMH 308
  • Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise UMH 312
  • The Day of Resurrection UMH 303
  • Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing) W&S 3027
  • Jesus, You Are the New Day W&S 3143

Service Music for the Easter Season

  • Santo, Santo, Santo TFWS 2007
  • Sing Alleluia to the Lord TFWS 2258

In This Series...


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

Colors


  • Gold
  • White

In This Series...


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