Prayer of Confession: It Isn’t Even Funny

submitted by Scott Cervas, Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky

a prayer of confession for the Second Sunday of Easter, RCL Year A

God, we are so much like the disciples that it isn’t even funny. We’re afraid…scared to go outside and live resurrected lives; scared to disconnect ourselves from systems that devalue other people; scared to challenge the status quo, because standing up to it will place us on the outside of our own comfortable, privileged, lives. Like Thomas, we want tangible proof, tangible results, and tangible rewards. And until you deliver, we will stay where we are. And where we are is exactly where we don’t belong. So please, forgive our complacency, and draw us to richer, fuller, resurrected lives, even now, as we offer our silent confessions…


Call to Worship: Christ Is Risen?

submitted by Zach Sasser, First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, Louisiana

a call to worship for the Second Sunday of Easter, RCL Year A

One: The shouting of Hosanna has drifted from our ears.
All: We will shout again, praising the Lord.
One: ‘Christ has risen’ has become a question.
All: And yet we proclaim – He is risen indeed!