April 30

Paul’s Mission

Year 1  ( 2022 – 2023 )


Acts 13:1-3; 14:8-18


Paul and Barnabas are commissioned and sent out from Antioch. In Lystra, they bring healing to a man who could not walk. The townspeople believe them to be Zeus and Hermes and prepare to make sacrifice. They preach to the crowd of the God who made “heaven and the earth and the seas…”

Prayer of Confession

(Drawn from the closing words in Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians)

Guiding Spirit –
You commissioned your servant Paul
to share your Good News.
He went out to commission others;
and his words still call to us:
“Live in peace with each other.
Comfort the discouraged.
Help the weak. Be patient with everyone.
Make sure no one repays one wrong with another.
Always pursue good for each other, and for everyone else.
Rejoice always. Pray continually.
Give thanks in every situation.
Don’t suppress the Spirit. Listen for the voice of prophets among you,
but examine everything carefully.
Hold fast to what is good. Avoid every kind of evil.”
Forgive us when we forget.
Urge us on where we fall short.
Heal our brokenness.
Grant us your grace and peace,
that, more and more, we may live as imitators of Jesus,
who came not to be served, but to serve.

Congregational Song Suggestions

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

GTG 286, OLOFOB 136, VT 737

Called and Gifted for Christ’s Service

Text: David Bjorlin

Tune Adapted: Edward Hodges

Available from Unbound at giamusic.com

“Enviados somos de Dios (We Have Been Sent by God)”

GTG 747, VT 771

“God of Great and God of Small”

GTG 19

God, You Spin the Whirling Planets

GTG 23

“In Your Heart, O God, You Hold Us”

Chris Shelton

Available from Unbound at giamusic.com

“I Will Follow You”

VT 775

“If My Heart is Ready, Move Me”

Text: Adam M.L. Tice

Tune: Noah McLaren

Available from Unbound at giamusic.com

In My Life, Lord, Be Glorified

ELW 744, GTG 468, OLOFOB 32, VT 754

“Let’s Walk Together”

VT 6

“Njoo kwetu, Roho mwema/Gracious Spirit”

ELW 401, GTG 287, VT 367

Spirit of Life

VT 368

“Take My Hands”

Text: Adam M. L. Tice

Tune: Sally Ann Morris

Available from Unbound at giamusic.com

“Take My Life, and Let It Be”

ELW 685, GTG 697, VT 759

Take My Life, That I May Be (Toma, oh Dios, mi voluntad)

ELW 583, VT 760

“There is a Balm in Gilead”

ELW 614, GTG 792, OLOFOB 551, VT 647

“Use Us, God”

VT 811

Wa wa wa Emimimo/Come, O Holy Spirit, Come


GTG 283

“We Are One in the Spirit”

GTG 300, SSS 232, VT 387

“Womb of Life and Source of Being”

GTG 3, VT 112

Beyond the Hymnal

 “People Loving People”

by Chris Wallin, Lee Miller, Michael Busbee (made popular by Garth Brooks)