Easter Day 

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 Deacons:

Acts 10: 34-43
Lord, you call us to your service (StF 664)

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 10: 34-43

All you that seek the Lord who died (StF 294)
Bread of life, Truth Eternal (StF 578) communion hymn
Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it (StF 353)
God is Love: let heaven adore him (StF 103)
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us (StF 594) communion hymn
One, two, three for you and me (website only) a fun hymn for children
We have a gospel to proclaim (StF 418)

or Isaiah 25: 6-9

I come with joy, a child of God (StF 588) communion hymn
In heavenly love abiding (StF 736)
Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast (StF 598) communion hymn
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)
We trust the mighty love of God (StF 742)

Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

My soul rejoices in God my Saviour (StF 60)
Sing of a God in majestic divinity (StF 13)
Our God is an awesome God (StF 62)

1 Corinthians 15: 1-11

All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord (StF 293)
And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Saviour's blood? (StF 345)
Jesus is risen, alleluia! (StF 304)
We give immortal praise (StF 16)

or 

 Acts 10: 34-43

See 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11

John 20: 1-18

Alleluia, alleluia (StF 757) (liturgical setting)
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (StF 297)
Come, let us with our Lord arise (StF 148)
First of the week and finest day (StF 149)
Low in the grave he lay (StF 305)
Mary, you were there (website only)
See, what a morning, gloriously bright (StF 309)
When Easter to the dark world came (StF 316)

Mark 16: 1-8

After darkness, light (StF 292)
A new day dawns (website only)
Christ has risen while earth slumbers (StF 296)
He has risen (StF 302)
The day of resurrection, earth, tell it out abroad! (StF 311)
Thine be the glory (StF 313)
This is the day, this is the day (StF 152)