NL Worship Resources: March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday
Color: Red
Festival: Yes
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 118:25-29 | Sermon Text: Mark 11:1-11 (Triumphal Entry)
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Hosanna! King of all, you reign over all. Reign in our lives, triumph over evil, and teach us to follow in your footsteps. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #416 At the Name of Jesus (KING’S WESTON)
ELW #552 Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #239 Hark, the Glad Sound!
ELW #189-193 Holy, Holy, Holy
ELW #333 Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land
ELW #616 Jesus, Remember Me (Taizé)
ELW #343 My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #319 O Lord, throughout These Forty Days
ELW #346 Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!
ELW #741 Your Will Be Done (Mayenziwe)
DATH #59 Hosanna! Come and Deliver
LS #49 Filled with Excitement
WOV #631 Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
W&P #54 He Has Made Me Glad
Suggested hymns based on the Psalm text:
ELW #730 Lord Our God, with Praise We Come (ROMEDAL)
ELW #438 My Lord, What a Morning
ELW #714 O God of Mercy, God of Light
ELW #542 O Living Bread from Heaven
ELW #396 Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #361 The Day of Resurrection! (ELLACOMBE)
ELW #479 We Come to the Hungry Feast
TFF #260 A Wonderful Savior Is Jesus
TFF #32 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord (Brown)
W&P #23 Broken for Me
W&P #24 Broken in Love
W&P #54 He Has Made Me Glad
W&P #70 I Will Call Upon the Lord
W&P #141 This Is the Day (Garrett)
Other options  based on both:
“Ancient Skies” By Michael Gungor, Michael Rossback. As performed by Gungor.
“Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
“Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche. As performed by Sonic Flood.
“Step by Step” By David (Beaker) Strasser.
More contemporary suggestions here
Prayers of Intercession

O Lord, our rock and our redeemer, let the prayers we now offer, both in voice and in the silence of our hearts, be acceptable to you.

A brief silence.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless your church and its leaders with awe at your might and trust in your steadfast love. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless all of your creation with your loving-kindness and life-giving light. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless our leaders with humility and thankfulness for your goodness to the earth. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless all who are victims of violence or injustice with the certain knowledge of your faithfulness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless all who suffer in any regard with successful treatment or peace at the last (especially,…). Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless all who are still on their earthly pilgrimage with trust in you and encouragement from the lives of those who now dwell in your house. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

 To you, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your boundless mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Amen.

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NL Worship Resources: March 13, 2016

Lent 5
Special Notes: N/A
Color: Purple
Festival: No

Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 102:12-17 | Sermon Text: Mark 13:1-8, 24-37 (End of the Age)

Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Son of Man, you encouraged your followers to obey only your voice, and promised that they would see your glorious presence. Show us your glory and teach us to obey. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #638 Blessed Assurance
ELW #371 Christians, to the Paschal Victim
ELW #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #429 In Our Day of Thanksgiving
ELW #335 Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #435 Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #727 Lord Christ, When First You Came to Earth
ELW #512 Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil
ELW #631 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #438 My Lord, What a Morning
ELW #514 O Word of God Incarnate
ELW #310 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
ELW #654 The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #506 The Word of God Is Source and Seed
Suggested hymns based on the Psalm text:
ELW #834 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #460 Now the Silence
ELW #632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #751 O Lord, Hear My Prayer
ELW #864/865 Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
Other options  based on both:
“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” By Chris Tomlin, John Newton, et al. As performed by Chris Tomlin.
“Awesome God” By Rich Mullins.
“Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
“Come Now is the Time to Worship” By Brian Doerksen.
“Days of Elijah” By Robin Mark.
“Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
“The Solid Rock” By Charlie Hall, Edward Mote, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here
Prayers of Intercession

O Lord, our rock and our redeemer, let the prayers we now offer, both in voice and in the silence of our hearts, be acceptable to you.

A brief silence.

Pour out your favor on your church, O Lord. Bless Bishops, Pastors, Diaconal Ministers, Sunday School Teachers, Councils, and all who work to proclaim the reign of your kingdom. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Build up the earth, O Lord. Bless Park Rangers, DNR Agents, Farmers, Environmental Scientists, Environmental Agencies, and all who are involved in the care of creation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Show forth your glory, O Lord. Bless our President, Governor, and all other elected leaders that they may fear you. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Rise up and have compassion on all in need, O Lord. Bless the destitute and lowly, and all who cry out in distress. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Incline your ear to the prayers of all who are in pain, O Lord. Bless the sick and suffering, those who mourn, and all who yearn for healing (especially,…). Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

You are enthroned for ever, O Lord. Bless all those who have gone before us in the journey of faith and life, may their witness give testimony to your enduring name. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

 To you, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your boundless mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Amen.