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Ascension of the Lord & Easter 7

Worship

Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Clyde W. Wentzell
Psalm 1
excerpted from Lectionary Hymns for Cycle B : New Hymns for the Church Year Calendar with Old Familiar Tunes
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Charles And Donna Cammarata
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19, Psalm 1
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series IV, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Frank Ramirez
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VII, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
B. David Hostetter
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19, Psalm 1
excerpted from LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS : Series III
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
excerpted from IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD : Scriptures For The Lectionary Speaking Choir
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
John 17:11-19
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Planning Ideas And Resources For The Entire Church Year
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
James R. Wilson
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Cycle B, Series IV
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series V, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Wayne H. Keller
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series II, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
H. Burnham Kirkland
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VI, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Clyde W. Wentzell
Psalm 47
excerpted from Lectionary Hymns for Cycle B : New Hymns for the Church Year Calendar with Old Familiar Tunes
Ascension of the Lord - B
Charles And Donna Cammarata
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53, Psalm 47, Psalm 93
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series IV, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Frank Ramirez
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VII, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
B. David Hostetter
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53, Psalm 47
excerpted from LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS : Series III
Ascension of the Lord - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD : Scriptures For The Lectionary Speaking Choir
Ascension of the Lord - B
Luke 24:44-53, Mark 16:15-20
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Planning Ideas And Resources For The Entire Church Year
Ascension of the Lord - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series V, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Wayne H. Keller
Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series II, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
H. Burnham Kirkland
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VI, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Frank Ramirez
excerpted from A Call To Worship : Worship Aids, Lectionary Year B

Stories

Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
David E. Leininger
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit : Series VI, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Gregory L. Tolle
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series IV, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-sumwalt
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : 62 Stories For Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Constance Berg
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series II Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
David E. Leininger
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit : Series VI, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Gregory L. Tolle
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series IV, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-sumwalt
Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : 62 Stories For Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Constance Berg
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series II Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
John E. Sumwalt
Margaret Nyland-brown
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Vision Stories : True Accounts Of Visions, Angels, And Healing Miracles

Sermon

Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
John Jamison
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Simple Faith?: Cycle B Sermons for Lent and Easter Based on Gospel Texts
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
John W. Clarke
John 17:6-19
excerpted from The View from the Cross: Cycle B Gospel Text Sermons for Lent and Easter
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
David H. Webb
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
excerpted from The Courage to Carry On: Sermons for Lent and Easter During Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Nancy Kraft
1 John 5:9-13
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
John S. Smylie
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Ken Lentz
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
excerpted from Sermons on the First Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
David T. Ball
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
John T. Ball
1 John 5:9-13
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Ron Lavin
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Durwood L. Buchheim
Acts 1:15-17; 21-26
excerpted from The Power To Change : Sermons For Lent And Easter
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Charles Michael Mills
John 17:6-19
excerpted from From Dusk To Dawn : Sermons For Lent And Easter
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Harry N. Huxhold
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Which Way to Jesus?: Sermons For Lent and Easter, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
E. Carver Mcgriff
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
excerpted from Times of Refreshing: Sermons For Lent And Easter
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Donna E. Schaper
John 17:6-19
excerpted from The Culture Of Disbelief : Gospel Sermons For Lent/Easter
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Paul W. Kummer
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
excerpted from From This Day Forward : First Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
John A. Stroman
1 John 5:9-13
excerpted from Ashes To Ascension : Second Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Paul E. Robinson
1 John 5:9-13
excerpted from Sermons On The Second Readings : For Sundays In Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Robert A. Noblett
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Sermons On The Gospel Readings : Series I, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Richard E. Gribble
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series I, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
John Jamison
Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Simple Faith?: Cycle B Sermons for Lent and Easter Based on Gospel Texts
Ascension of the Lord - B
John W. Clarke
Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from The View from the Cross: Cycle B Gospel Text Sermons for Lent and Easter
Ascension of the Lord - B
David H. Webb
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from The Courage to Carry On: Sermons for Lent and Easter During Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Nancy Kraft
Ephesians 1:15-23
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
John S. Smylie
Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Ken Lentz
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Sermons on the First Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
David T. Ball
Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
John T. Ball
Ephesians 1:15-23
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Ron Lavin
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Charles Michael Mills
Mark 16:15-20
excerpted from From Dusk To Dawn : Sermons For Lent And Easter
Ascension of the Lord - B
Harry N. Huxhold
Mark 16:15-20, Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Which Way to Jesus?: Sermons For Lent and Easter, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
John A. Stroman
Ephesians 1:15-23
excerpted from Ashes To Ascension : Second Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter
Ascension of the Lord - B
E. Carver Mcgriff
Acts 1-11
excerpted from Times of Refreshing: Sermons For Lent And Easter
Ascension of the Lord - B
Donna E. Schaper
Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from The Culture Of Disbelief : Gospel Sermons For Lent/Easter
Ascension of the Lord - B
Paul W. Kummer
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from From This Day Forward : First Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter
Ascension of the Lord - B
Paul E. Robinson
Ephesians 1:15-23
excerpted from Sermons On The Second Readings : For Sundays In Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany
Ascension of the Lord - B
Robert A. Noblett
Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Sermons On The Gospel Readings : Series I, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Richard E. Gribble
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series I, Cycle B

Preaching

Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Mark Ellingsen
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook: Series IX, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
James Evans
Stan Purdum
Carlos Wilton
Psalm 1
excerpted from Hear My Voice: Preaching The Lectionary Psalms for Cycles A, B, C
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Carlos Wilton
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VIII, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
John R. Brokhoff
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series IV
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
George M. Bass
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Hugh H. Drennan
Psalm 1
excerpted from Aids To The Psalms : Exploring The Message
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
E. Carver Mcgriff
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VI, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VII, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Russell F. Anderson
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series V, Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
George M. Bass
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III
Ascension of the Lord - B
James Evans
Stan Purdum
Carlos Wilton
Psalm 93
excerpted from Hear My Voice: Preaching The Lectionary Psalms for Cycles A, B, C
Ascension of the Lord - B
James Evans
Stan Purdum
Carlos Wilton
Psalm 47
excerpted from Hear My Voice: Preaching The Lectionary Psalms for Cycles A, B, C
Ascension of the Lord - B
George M. Bass
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III
Ascension of the Lord - B
E. Carver Mcgriff
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VI, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VII, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Russell F. Anderson
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series V, Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Acts 1:1-11
excerpted from Preaching And Reading The Old Testament Lessons : With an Eye to the New
Ascension of the Lord - B
George M. Bass
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III

Prayer

Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Dennis Koch
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Contemporary Lectionary Prayers : Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
Dennis Koch
Mark 16:15-20
excerpted from Contemporary Lectionary Prayers : Cycle B

Poems

Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Andrew Daughters
John 17:11-19
excerpted from A GOSPEL TREASURY : Poems Based on Lectionary Gospels
Ascension of the Lord - B
Andrew Daughters
Luke 24:44-53
excerpted from A GOSPEL TREASURY : Poems Based on Lectionary Gospels
Ascension of the Lord - B
Andrew Daughters
Mark 16:15-20
excerpted from A GOSPEL TREASURY : Poems Based on Lectionary Gospels
Ascension of the Lord - B
Andrew Daughters
Mark 16:15-20
excerpted from A GOSPEL TREASURY : Poems Based on Lectionary Gospels

Drama

Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
John A. Tenbrook
Acts 1:15-26, John 17:11b-19
excerpted from Thespian Theology : Lent/Easter
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Robert F. Crowley
Mark 1:40-45
excerpted from Lectionary Scenes : 58 Vignettes For Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Robert F. Crowley
John 17:11b-19
excerpted from Lectionary Scenes : 58 Vignettes For Cycle B
Ascension of the Lord - B
John A. Tenbrook
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Psalm 47
excerpted from Thespian Theology : Lent/Easter

Devotional

Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Stephen P. McCutchan
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19, Psalm 1
excerpted from Streams of Living Water : Lectionary Devotional for Cycle B
Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
William W. Helland
John 17:6-19
excerpted from Pause Before The Pulpit : Personal Reflections For Pastors On The Lectionary Readings
Ascension of the Lord - B
Stephen P. McCutchan
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53, Psalm 47
excerpted from Streams of Living Water : Lectionary Devotional for Cycle B

Related to 1 John 5:9-13

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Waking Up to Racism
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 98

Let the floods clap their hands;
    let the hills sing together for joy
 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.
(vv. 8-9)

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David Kalas
In the mid-1960s, a popular song declared, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of.”1 It was an era of both national and international unrest. And the American landscape was reeling from the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, and opposition to both. Amidst headlines so marked by unrest and division, therefore, the sentiment of the song struck a chord with an American audience. 
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Acts 10:44-48
Prejudice is always wrong. Nat King Cole is a well-known artist who was the first African American to host his own national television program. In 1948, he purchased a beautiful home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood. When the local neighborhood association confronted him and informed him it didn’t want any undesirables to move in, Cole responded, “Neither do I. If I see any coming in here, I’ll be the first to complain.” He lived in that house until his death in 1965.

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John Jamison
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (vv. 9-12)

Hi, everyone! (Let them respond.)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus gave up his life for us. In our worship today let us explore how to love one another as he has loved us.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our love for each other is thin and pale.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we pretend to love but fail to care.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we don't know how to love.
Lord, have mercy.

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John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-sumwalt
One evening, when I was 26 years old, beleagered by guilt for acknowledged sins, I was deep into an hour-long prayer of repentance. In despair, I grieved that I had broken the commandments and that I was not worthy of God's love.

Near me lay the Bible, unused and unfamiliar. I had never, ever read from the Bible. Yet my hands reached out and took the Bible to open it. I knew not where, nor why. But my hands knew the way. They opened to John 15:9-11 and as my eyes began to read, my mind knew the meaning with clarity. My eyes read verse 10 first:
Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
God's love brings us together.

Collect of the Day
It is noted that God has prepared great joy for those who love Him. Petitions are then offered that such love may be poured into the hearts of the faithful so that they may obtain these promises. Justification as a reward for our deeds (love) is communicated by this prayer.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 98
Stan Purdum
(See Christmas Day, Cycles A and B, for alternative approaches.)

Richard E. Gribble
Once upon a time a great and powerful king ruled over a vast territory. There was something very strange about this kingdom, however -- everything was the same. The people ate the same food, drank the same drink, wore the same clothes, and lived in the same type of homes. The people even did all the same work. There was another oddity about this place. Everything was gray -- the food, the drink, the clothes, the houses; there were no other colors.

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