Year 1 ( 2022 – 2023 )
Acts 10:1-17, 34-48
Cornelius has a vision, sending him to Peter. Peter has a vision, revealing all that God has “made clean.” The two strangers meet, and Peter declares, “God shows no partiality,” and shares the story of Jesus. The Spirit is poured out, and the Gentiles are baptized.
An Affirmation of Faith
(From Acts 10:34-43)
God shows no partiality.
Rather, in every nation
whoever lives in awe of God and does what is right is acceptable to God.
This is the message God sent to the people of Israel.
This is the peace that was preached by Jesus Christ—the One who is Lord of all.
That message spread throughout Judea,
beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced:
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power;
how Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil,
for God was with him.
We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem.
They put him to death by hanging him on a tree;
but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear,
not to all the people but to those who were chosen by God as witnesses,
and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
Jesus commanded us to preach to the people
and to testify that he is the One set apart by God as judge of the living and the dead.
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him
receives forgiveness of sins through his name.
Congregational Song Suggestions
“Draw the Circle”
“God Welcomes All”
GTG 399, VT 32
“In Christ There is No East or West”
ELW 650, GTG 317/318, VT 390
“Let Every Voice with Every Breath”
(LASST UNS ERFREUEN)
Text: David Bjorlin
Tune: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Available from Unbound at giamusic.com
“Quirky, Queer, and Wonderful”
(THE Q TUNE)
Text: Adam M.L. Tice
Tune: Sally Ann Morris
Available in Songs for the Holy Other, The Hymn Society 2018
“Sing a New World into Being”
OLOFOB 564, VT 809
“There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”
“This is My Song”
ELW 887, GTG 340, VT 710
“Use Us, God”
“The Church of Christ in Every Age”
ELW 729, GTG 320, VT 395
“Use Us, God”
“Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)”
ELW 798, GTG 726, VT 540
Beyond the Hymnal
“Be a Light”
by Josh Thompson, Thomas Rhett, Matt Dragstrem, and Josh Miller