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Opened the Heart

We Are Witnesses

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C

If the Third Sunday of Easter was about hearing God’s call for the first time, then this week is about carrying on that conversation. God doesn’t tap us on the shoulder and then leave us alone to figure it out from there. God is a constant presence, guiding, advising, hinting, strengthening us for the journey into discipleship.

“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

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C

  • Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters UMH 605
  • Shall We Gather at the River UMH 723
  • Down to the River to Pray W&S 3164
  • Take Me to the Water W&S 3165
  • Go to the World W&S 3158

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