May 21

Hope of Resurrection

Year 1  ( 2022 – 2023 )


Romans 6:1-14


Paul writes that we “who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death.” Christ was raised; we shall be, too. We are freed from sin.

Call to Worship

One: In the beginning,
God broke through the chaos and called forth life.
All: This is God’s way.
One: When God’s people were in bondage,
God broke through their chains,
and made the way to freedom.
All: This is God’s way.
One: In the coming of Christ,
God breaks in through the back door
of our chaotic world to be with us.
All: This is God’s way.
One: In Christ’s death and rising,
God breaks the very chaos of death to set us free.
All: This was, is, and will forever be
the Way of God.

Congregational Song Suggestions

Arise! Arise, O People of God

By Chris Shelton

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Breathe on Me, Breath of God

GTG 286, OLOFOB 136, VT 737

“Christ Still Rises”

Text: David Bjorlin

Tune: Benjamin Brody

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“Christ is for Losers”

by Adam M. L. Tice

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Christ, within Us Hidden

MV 162

“Hear the Good News of Salvation”

By David Bjorlin

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“From the Waters I Will Rise”

VT 442

“Now there Is No Male or Female”

GTG 493

The Church of Christ in Every Age

ELW 729, GTG 320, VT 395

“This is a Day of New Beginnings”


WR 355

“This is a Day of New Beginnings”


VT 565

This is a Day of New Beginnings


Text: Brian Wren

Tune: Mark Miller

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“We Glory in the Cross”

by Delores Dufner, OSB

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“We Know that Christ is Raised”

ELW 449, GTG 485

Beyond the Hymnal

 “Still I Rise”

Poem by Maya Angelou