Our Worship This Day
The First Lesson
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
The Second Lesson
1 Peter 1:17-23
Christ in the Present Moment
259 This Joyful Eastertide
256 Now the Green Blade Rises
260 Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord
262 Come to us Beloved Stranger
247 Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Come to us, beloved Stranger,
as you came that Easter day.
Walk with us to our Emmaus,
for we need you still today.
Come to us when we are broken,
when our dearest hopes are lost,
speak to us the prophet's message
you fulfilled upon the cross.
Stay with us and give us blessing,
that our hopes again may rise.
Offer us your broken body;
open our unseeing eyes.
Come to us, God's love embodied;
touch our hearts with burning flame.
Risen Christ, once dead, now living,
come to us through joy, through pain.
We would never fail to see you
as you walk with us each day.
As a friend and not a stranger
you would join us on our way.
Help us trust that through your mercy
we can doubt and fear transcend,
and to others be a blessing.
Keep us faithful till life's end!
Copyright - Words: Downing, Edith Sinclair (1922-) © Edith Sinclair Downing - Music: harmony: Wood, James H. © Broadman Press (SESAC)