NL Worship Resources: July 2, 2017

Proper 8 (13)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 6B, Easter 3C, Propers 8(13)B, 5(10)C, 9(14)C
Readings: Gospel Text: John 6:67-69 | Sermon Text: Psalm 30 (A Song of Thanks)
Epistle Suggestion: Revelation 5:11-14
Prayer of the Day: O Lord our God, you raise us up from death and into life. Turn our mourning into dancing and clothe us with joy that our very souls may praise you. May we see that we have nowhere else to turn, for you alone have the words of eternal life. Favor us with your presence, now and always, Most Holy God. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #860. I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
ELW #867. In Thee Is Gladness
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #875. Praise, Praise, Praise the Lord!
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
ELW #682. To God Our Thanks We Give (Reamo leboga)
ELW #853. When Morning Gilds the Skies
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #146. Rejoice, Angelic Choirs, Rejoice!
LBW #153. Welcome, Happy Morning!
Various Hymnals Go to the World!
Various Hymnals Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord
Various Hymnals Sanctissimus
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #775. Jesus, Priceless Treasure
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
LBW #226. Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord
Various Hymnals Thou only Sovereign of my heart
Various Hymnals Wonderful Words of Life
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other options based on both:

Be Glorified” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
You Lifted Me Out” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

Sisters and brothers in Christ, God invites us to bring our doubts and fears, our joys and concerns, our petitions and praise, and offer them for the earth and all its creatures.

A brief silence.

O Lord who hears our cries, bless your church and all your faithful ones that we may sing your praises and give thanks to your Holy Name. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

O Lord of the heavens and earth, you have placed us within creation that we might be stewards and caretakers of all that you have made. Increase in us the desire to preserve and protect your good creation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

O Lord of all peoples and nations, restore justice and peace to the world that the abundant life you intend for all might be realized. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

O Lord who raises us up, turn us away from sin and death and back to you that we may know the true source of all life and blessings. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

O Lord of resurrection, work healing and life in all who suffer (especially, …) that joy may come with the morning of wholeness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

O Lord our God, you do not let evil and death win that all who follow you may know life abundant and life eternal. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Receive these prayers, O God, and transform us through them, that we may have eyes to see and hearts to understand not only what you do on our behalf, but what you call us to do so that your realm will come to fruition in glory. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: June 25, 2017

Proper 7 (12)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 4A, Easter 4 ABC, Proper 23(28)A, Proper 11(16)B 
Readings: Gospel Text: John 10:1-4 | Sermon Text: Psalm 23 (A Psalm of Trust)
Epistle Suggestion: Philippians 4:1-9
Prayer of the Day: Faithful shepherd, you provide us with all that we need from day to day and care for us with steadfast and tender love. Make your presence known to us in times of sorrow, fear, and despair that we may hear your voice and follow in your ways. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #505. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #732. Borning Cry
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #502. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #336. Lamb of God (Your Only Son)
ELW #768. Lead Me, Guide Me
ELW #778. The Lord’s My Shepherd
ELW #767. Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me
ELW #782. My Shepherd, You Supply My Need
ELW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
ELW #858/9. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
ELW #789. Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
ELW #780. Shepherd Me, O God
ELW #327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #501. He Leadeth Me: Oh, Blessed Thought!
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
LBW #485. Lord, as a Pilgrim
LBW #264. When All Your Mercies, O My God
LBW #450. Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode
WOV #746. Day by Day
Various Hymnals The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want (Chant)
Various Hymnals Surely Goodness and Mercy
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #773. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
ELW #608. Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
Various Hymnals God Leads Us Along
Various Hymnals Jesus the Lord Said, “I Am the Bread”
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other options based on both:

Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Loving Kindness” By Miriam Webster.
Psalm 23” By Steve Merkel.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

A brief silence.

Great Shepherd, strengthen your church in trust and in faith that we might follow in your ways and proclaim your love and care for all. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Caring Lord, turn pastures green and calm the waters that all of creation may bear witness to your sustaining and renewing work. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Leader of all, guide the nations in right pathways that diplomacy and compassion rule out over greed and violence. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Faithful God, comfort us in times of despair that our lives might bear witness to your constant and peaceful presence. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord of all, anoint the heads of all who suffer in any way (especially,…) that they might find wholeness in your mercy. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Steadfast One, you call to your sheep and bring them safely into your dwelling; may we hear your voice too and join with all who have gone before in praising you in eternal light. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: June 18, 2017

I know its not Monday, sorry!

Proper 6 (11)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 8(13)A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 6:35-40 | Sermon Text: Psalm 13 (A Prayer for Help)
Epistle Suggestion: Romans 6:12-23
Prayer of the Day: Gracious God, your steadfast love finds its truest expression in Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. In the midst of sorrow and pain, turn our hearts to you that we may trust in your enduring presence. Give light to our eyes and shine your countenance upon us for the sake of your eternal and enduring love. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, who raises all who believe. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #626. By Gracious Powers
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #185-188 Create in Me a Clean Heart
ELW #151-158 Kyrie
ELW #841. Lift Every Voice and Sing
ELW #751. O Lord, Hear My Prayer (The Lord Is My Song)
ELW #745. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
Various Hymnals How Long, O Lord?
Various Hymnals Psalm 13
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #461. All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #474. Bread of Life from Heaven
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #472. Eat This Bread (Jesus Christ, Bread of Life)
ELW #478. Father, We Thank You
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #485. I Am the Bread of Life
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611  I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #542. O Living Bread from Heaven
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast Is Ready)
ELW #487. What Feast of Love
ELW #484. You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Gift of Finest Wheat)
LBW #226. Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord
LBW #211. Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
LBW #493. Hope of the World
LBW #199. Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior
Various Hymnals Are You Weary, Heavy Laden?
Various Hymnals Bread of the world, in mercy broken
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

How Long, Psalm 13” By Jason Silver.
I Am The Bread Of Life” By John Michael Talbot.
Your Unfailing Love” By Reuben Morgan.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

A brief silence.

You gather your church into one body, O Lord; we pray that the unity we have in you may overcome all divisions and schisms. Raise us up that we may boldly proclaim the eternal life we have in you. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You have made creation to be interconnected and interdependent, O Lord; we pray that all of creation be renewed and restored. Move us to be greater stewards of what you have given us. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You show us how to live in justice and peace, O Lord; we pray that the nations may work for the good of all the world. Grant us wisdom and courage that we may speak out on behalf of our neighbors. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You show your steadfast love to us, O Lord; we pray that our trust in you be deepened and our hearts rejoice in you. Open our lips that we may sing forth in joy for the salvation you have worked in us. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You do not forget your people, O Lord; we pray that your comforting presence be with all who suffer in any way (especially,…). Provide the bread of life to all who bear any pain. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

You do not lose anyone, O Lord; we pray that we shall one day be united with all the saints who have gone before us. Work your mighty will throughout all time and strengthen our faith in your eternal promises. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: June 11, 2017

Holy Trinity

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 6A (11A) or Reign of Christ (A)
Readings: Gospel Text: John 1:14-17 | Sermon Text: Psalm 100 (A Hymn of Praise)
Epistle Suggestion: Romans 5:1-8
Prayer of the Day: Lord God, you have claimed us as your people and made us your children. Open our lips to praise you, and open our eyes to see the mighty works of your steadfast love, that we may rejoice in you from generation to generation. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh that reveals your glory. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #641. All Are Welcome
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #693. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #881. Let All Things Now Living
ELW #751. O Lord, Hear My Prayer (The Lord Is My Song)
ELW #778. The Lord’s My Shepherd
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #533. Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
ELW #884/5. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
ELW #858/9. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
ELW #873/4. Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
ELW #870. We Praise You, O God
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #531. Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne
LBW #550. From All That Dwell below the Skies
LBW #521. Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
LBW #264. When All Your Mercies, O My God
WOV #767. All Things Bright and Beautiful
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals O Be Joyful in the Lord
Various Hymnals Raise a Song of Gladness
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #510. Word of God, Come Down on Earth
ELW #514. O Word of God Incarnate
WOV #614. Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Here I Am to Worship” By Tim Hughes. As performed by Phillips Craig & Dean.
Holy Moment” By Matt Redman.
Lord Of All” By Kristian Stanfill.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church and its leaders, that we may worship the Lord with gladness and sing praises to God all the day long. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for all the earth, that the abundance you have provided may cause all of creation to sing forth with joy. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the nations of the world, that peace and justice may reign and that all people may enter your courts with gladness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for greater faith, that we may know your steadfast love and grace in deep, powerful, and formative ways. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit, that all your sheep may know the comfort of your love and presence. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray with thanksgiving for all who have walked the way before us, that their example strengthen our trust in your faithfulness to all generations. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: June 4, 2017

Pentecost

Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Pentecost A, B, C
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 11:11-13 | Sermon Text: Acts 2:1-4; Galatians 4:1-7; 5:16-26 (Pentecost)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Abba, Father, you have adopted us as heirs of your kingdom and we have inherited the gift and presence of the Holy Spirit. Through the fire of the Spirit make us generous givers of all that you have bestowed upon us, for the sake of the one whose fire brings light and life to all the world, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #627. O Day Full of Grace
ELW #521. O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #594. Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice
ELW #478. Father, We Thank You
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #848. Give to Our God Immortal Praise!
ELW #748. O God in Heaven
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #575. In Christ Called to Baptize
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #397. Loving Spirit
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #309. The Only Son from Heaven
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #445. Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #64. From East to West
LBW #493. Hope of the World
LBW #162. Lord God, the Holy Ghost
LBW #312. Once He Came in Blessing
LBW #387. Spirit of God, Unleashed on Earth
LBW #388. O Spirit of the Living God
WOV #681. Come, O Holy Spirit, Come
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
WOV #642. I Wonder As I Wander
Various Hymnals On Pentecost They Gathered
Various Hymnals Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel:

ELW #402. Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
ELW #605. Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #752. Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
ELW #745. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #680/1. We Plow the Fields and Scatter
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
WOV #783. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Church On Fire” By Russell Fragar.
You Deserve” By James Dunlop, Matt Crocker.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

Empowering God, you gave the church the abiding presence of your Holy Spirit. Look upon your church today and hear our petitions.

A brief silence.

Fill the church with the Holy Spirit, O God, and stir us to share the news of your love with all the world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Send food in due season, O God, and renew the face of the earth through our actions and care for what you have made. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Circulate the Holy Spirit among all nations and peoples, O God, and bring forth the rule of your kingdom in all the corners of the world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Strengthen our faith in your grace, O God, and show us our place as your children and heirs. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Work the fruit of the Holy Spirit in all who suffer, O God, and move us to bring them comfort and healing. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Unite us with all who have called you Abba, O God, and bring your whole family to our heavenly home. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Grant that, gathered and directed by your Spirit, we may confess Christ as Lord and combine our diverse gifts with a singular passion to continue his mission in this world
until we join in your eternal praise. Amen.