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Holy Jesus, you work today to put our enemy death under your footstool; make us bearers of your light to shine out against all threats to life. Hear us, Lord of life. Holy Jesus, you sent Mary to tell the good news; now send us as witnesses, encouraged by your Spirit of truth, united in love, to proclaim that indeed, Christ is risen. In the name of Jesus Christ, risen indeed. Amen. Commission and Blessing Those who came to mourn found an empty tomb. Those who came weeping left dancing for joy. Go in peace for you have found life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sixth Sunday of Easter The focus of the sixth Sunday of Easter is anticipation of Jesus' ascension. The disciples, perplexed and fearful at Jesus' announcement that he will complete the act of resurrection and return to his place at God's side, need comfort and direction. The assurance Jesus gives is that the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, will be with them forever and teach them to remember all that Jesus has said and done. Greeting God opens for us the crystal fountain, the river of the water of life, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Let us celebrate the love of God who sent Jesus to die for us, be raised again on the third day, and ascend to reign at the right hand of God. Let us give thanks for the great unbounded love of God that makes us one with Jesus Christ as Jesus Christ is one with God. Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Call to Worship The LORD reigns! Let the earth rejoice let the many coastlands be glad! Clouds and thick darkness are all around the LORD; righteousness and justice are the foundation of God's reign. Sing to God, sing praises to God's name; lift up a song to the One who rides upon the clouds; rejoice before the One whose name is the Lord.