2nd Sunday of Easter

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

Love this Calling

If you are preaching or leading worship this Sunday, here are the lectionary reading and hymn suggestion for this week’s Love This Calling focus area of Presbyters:

1 John 1:1 – 2:2
Come with me, come wander (StF 462)

Visit #LovethisCalling to find out more about this campaign that asks us to reflect on God’s calling for us all in this time and place that we find ourselves. Love this Calling also leads us up to, and beyond, Vocation Sunday, which this year is on Sunday 2 May, 2021.

Acts 4: 32-35

As your family, Lord, see us here (StF 571) communion hymn
Beyond these walls of worship (StF 547)
Christ, from whom all blessings flow (StF 676)
Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world (StF 462) esp. v.4
God is here! As we his people meet (StF 25)
I come with joy, a child of God (StF 588) communion hymn

Psalm 133

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

As we gather, Father, seal us (StF 570) communion hymn
Come, all who look to Christ today (StF 678)
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (StF 686)

1 John 1: 1-2:2

Before I take the body of my Lord (StF 575) communion hymn
Eternal God, your love’s tremendous glory (StF 3)
*Jesus calls us here to meet him (StF 28)
Lord, the light of your love is shining (StF 59)
Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart (StF 477)
The Spirit lives to set us free (StF 397)
We have a gospel to proclaim (StF 418)

John 20: 19-31

Come, let us with our Lord arise (StF 148)
He is Lord, he is Lord (StF 348)
*Jesus calls us here to meet him (StF 28)
Jesus stand among us at the meeting of our lives (StF 30)
O Lord, we are always in your presence (StF 33)
Put peace into each other’s hands (StF 712)
Safe, locked inside that upper room (website only)
We shall make peace, obedient to God’s spirit (website only)
What peace is there for tarnished lives (website only)
When Easter to the dark world came (StF 316)
When our futures are uncertain (website only)