NL Resources: June 12, 2016

Lectionary 11

Color: Green
Readings: Gospel Text: Mark 8:22-26 | Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10 (Walk by Faith not Sight)
Prayer of the Day: God of all eternity, bring sight to the world’s blindness. Open our eyes to see your glory and trust ever more in your unfailing love. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #349 Ah, Holy Jesus
ELW #779 Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #505  A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #638 Blessed Assurance
ELW #626 By Gracious Powers
ELW #654 The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #247 Come Now, O Prince of Peace (Ososŏ, ososŏ)
ELW #807 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #673 God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #358 Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #661 I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #754 Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #697 Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #744 Lord, Be Glorified
ELW #397 Loving Spirit
ELW #890 Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
ELW #759 My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #763 My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #322 Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #437 On Jordan’s Stormy Bank I Stand
ELW #623 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #635 We Walk by Faith
ELW #785 When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
LBW #527 All Creatures of Our God and King
LBW #505 Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go
LBW #211 Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
LBW #347 Jerusalem the Golden
LBW #302 Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness
LBW #326 My Heart Is Longing
LBW #437 Not Alone for Mighty Empire
LBW #114 There Is a Green Hill Far Away
W&P #120  Rejoice in the Mission
WOV #746 Day by Day
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:

ELW #515 Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #673 God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #886 Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #510 Word of God, Come Down on Earth
LBW #426 O Son of God, in Galilee
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

By Faith” By Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, et al.
Dead Inside” By Skillet
One Way” By Joel Houston, Jonathon Douglass.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
Walk By Faith” By Jeremy Camp.
We Shall Not Be Shaken” By Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.

A brief silence.

For the church throughout space and time; that through the work of the Spirit faith might be deepened, strengthened, and confidently shared with the whole world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For birds of the air and beasts of the field; that all living and growing things be well taken care of and the bounty of creation be justly stewarded. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For our president, governor, representatives and senators; that our systems of government work to protect and defend those most in need. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those who groan and cry out in loneliness or despair; that the comfort of our eternal God might fill them with confidence and hope. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit (especially,…); that their pain maybe swallowed up by life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For those who now rest in the eternal light of God; that their example might strengthen our faith and assure us of the promise of the Spirit. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

NL Resources: June 5, 2016

Lectionary 10

Color: Green
Readings: Gospel Text: Matthew 5:13 | Sermon Text: 2 Cor 4:1-15 (Treasure in Clay Jars)
Prayer of the Day: Glorious God of heavenly glory, fill our clay jars with your light. Grant us courage and wisdom, so that we might proclaim resurrection life to a world trapped by death and sin. Show forth the treasure of your love in and through us, gracious God. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #779 Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #504/505 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #638 Blessed Assurance
ELW #373 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #553 Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #804 Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #254 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
ELW #625 Come, We That love the Lord
ELW #361 The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #478 Father, We Thank You
ELW #532 Gather Us In
ELW #880 O God beyond All Praising
ELW #526 God Is Here!
ELW #673 God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #678 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #401 Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #786 O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #398 Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #834 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #324 In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #815 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
ELW #658 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #595 Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #754 Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #403 Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #759 My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #763 My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #839/840 Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #534 Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #559 O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright
ELW #800 Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #671 Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #511 Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #667 Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
LBW #350 Even As We Live Each Day
LBW #291 Jesus Sinners Will Receive (ULICH)
LBW #422 O God, Empower Us
WOV #746 Day by Day
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:

ELW #302 As with Gladness Men of Old
ELW #728 Blest Are They
ELW #540  Go, Make Disciples
ELW #696 Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #572 Now It Is Evening
LBW #17 How Blest Are Those Who Know Their Need of God
DATH #64 Brighter than the Sun
W&P #22  Bring Forth the Kingdom
WOV #753 You Are the Seed
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest; W&P=Worship & Praise; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
God Moves in a Mysterious Way” By Jeremy Riddle.
Here I Am to Worship” By Tim Hughes.
In the Secret” By Andy Park.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.

A brief silence.

Fill your church with your light and your love that we might proclaim Jesus Christ our risen Lord in word and in deed. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fill the air, water, and earth with your glory that we might be inspired by your creation and work to care for it. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fill the leaders of nations with your love and justice that they might pursue peace, equality, and morality. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fill the broken spaces of life with the hope that your life might be at work in them. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fill the lives of all who suffer with comfort and the knowledge of your presence with them that they might know your abundant life at work in them. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Fill the heavens and the earth with all of your glory and keep us in your word until that day when we join with all the saints in singing your glory in eternal light. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: May 29, 2016

Lectionary 9

Color: Green
Readings: Gospel Text: Matthew 18:21-22 | Sermon Text: 2 Cor 2:1-10 (Forgiveness)
Prayer of the Day: God of all forgiveness and love, work in our hearts that which is well-pleasing in your sight; namely, mercy and forgiveness. Turn our sorrow into joy at your abundant and life-giving presence. In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #331  As the Deer Runs to the River (JULION)
ELW #362 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #648 Beloved, God’s Chosen
ELW #247 Come Now, O Prince of Peace
ELW #770 Give Me Jesus
ELW #582 Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #660 Lift High the Cross
ELW #631 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #341 Now Behold the Lamb
ELW #711 O Day of Peace
ELW #407 O Living Breath of God
ELW #689 Praise and Thanksgiving
ELW #327 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #590 Salvation unto Us Has Come
ELW #635 We Walk by Faith (SHANTI)
LBW #164 Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
LBW #68 He Whom Shepherds Once Came Praising
LBW #287  O Perfect Love
ASG #17  Here and Now God
TFF #259 All the Way My Savior Leads Me
W&P #65 How Can I Be Free from Sin?
W&P #68  I Was Glad
WOV #675 We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight (DUNLAP’S CREEK)
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; ASG=As Sunshine to a Garden; TFF=This Far by Faith; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:

ELW #455 Crashing Waters at Creation
ELW #304 Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized
ELW #605 Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #696 Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #783 Praise and Thanks and Adoration
ELW #359 Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #373 Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
LBW #17  How Blest Are Those Who Know Their Need of God
LBW #427  O Jesus Christ, May Grateful Hymns Be Rising
WOV #777 In the Morning When I Rise
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Forgiven” By John L. Cooper.
No Chains On Me” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

Moved by the Holy Spirit and trusting that God’s Word works wherever it is proclaimed; we pray for the needs of the world, the church, and our neighbors.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church universal; that the awesome news of God’s great mercy and forgiveness be proclaimed throughout the cosmos. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for all of creation, for rivers and streams, for farms and fields; that the abundance of God might be joyfully shared and justly distributed. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the nations of the world, especially for those experiencing conflict; that mercy and justice may rule and God’s love guide us all. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

We pray for the distressed, for the anguished, and for the marginalized; that the needs of all might be met and arms of comfort and welcome be extended to those on the outskirts. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

We pray for all who know pain, grief, or suffering (especially,…); that God might work through us to offer healing and wholeness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for all the saints who have gone before (especially Jiri Tranovsky whom we commemorate today, and…); that their witness might strengthen our own. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Trusting in the power of your Spirit, we commend all for whom we pray into your abundant and merciful care. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: May 22, 2016

Holy Trinity

Color: White
Readings: Gospel Text: John 14:25-27 | Sermon Text: 2 Cor 1:1-11 (Consolation)
Prayer of the Day: God of all mercy and consolation, rescue us from the peril of death and grant us your peace. Work in and through us that our hope might be unshaken and our lives be testaments to your grace. We pray all this in the Triune name of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #410 All Glory Be to God on High
ELW #412 Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
ELW #247 Come Now, O Prince of Peace
ELW #408 Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #607 Come, Ye Disconsolate
ELW #401 Gracious Spirit, Hear Our Pleading
ELW #612 Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #414 Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #409 Kyrie! God, Father
ELW #786 O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #407 O Living Breath of God
ELW #449 We Know That Christ Is Raised
LBW # 164 Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
LBW #160 Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #511 Renew Me, O Eternal Light
W&P #133 That Christ Be Known
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:

ELW #404 Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #804 Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #753 Dona nobis pacem
ELW #543 Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #253 He Came Down
ELW #595 Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #403 Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #631 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #517 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #766 Lord of Our Life
ELW #763 My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #534 Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #581 You Are Mine
WOV #700 I Received the Living God
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
We Cry Out” By Brenton Brown, Jeremy Camp.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

Moved by the Holy Spirit and trusting that God’s Word works wherever it is proclaimed; we pray for the needs of the world, the church, and our neighbors.

A brief silence.

Bless your church with wise and faithful leaders and keep us steadfast in your word and hope. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless all of creation with your abundant life. Work in plants and fields, lake and streams, and make us better stewards of the richness of your creation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless the nations with a desire for peace and justice and work your mercy and consolation into our broken systems. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

Bless those who are treated unfairly and forced to the margins of society with hope and trust in you. Bring us closer to the afflicted, that we might serve you in serving them. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

Bless those who suffer with endurance and move us to reach outside of our comfort zones to the broken places of life with your healing and love. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bless the memories of the saints who have gone before us and strengthen our faith in you and your ability to rescue us from death. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Trusting in the power of your Spirit, we commend all for whom we pray into your abundant and merciful care. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: May 15, 2016

Pentecost

Color: Red
Readings: Gospel Text: Mark 1:4-8 | Sermon Text: Acts 2:1-4 (Filled with the Spirit)
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPracher): Spirit of fire, your holy presence burns bright within this world. Spread your spirit throughout our communities, so that our hearts may burn with love and hope. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #373 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #304 Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized
ELW #804 Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #412 Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
ELW #705 God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #385 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing!
ELW #394 Hail Thee, Festival Day!
ELW #432 The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #574 Here I Am, Lord
ELW #575 In Christ Called to Baptize
ELW #403 Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #832 My Lord of Light
ELW #839/840 Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #627 O Day Full of Grace
ELW #521 O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #748 O God in Heaven
ELW #322 Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #658 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #458 Praise and Thanksgiving Be to God
ELW #809 Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #671 Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #800 Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
ELW #334 Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
ELW #524 What Is This Place
LBW #162 Lord God, the Holy Ghost (DES PLAINES)
LBW #388 O Spirit of the Living God
LBW #387 Spirit of God, Unleashed on Earth
WOV #681 Come, O Holy Spirit, Come
WOV #686 Holy Spirit, Come to Us
WOV #682 Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #684 Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:

ELW #516  Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
ELW #456 Baptized in Water
ELW #455 Crashing Waters at Creation
ELW #512 Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil
ELW #241 O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
ELW #533 Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
ELW #547 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
LBW #236 When Seed Falls on Good Soil
W&P #121 Seed, Scattered and Sown
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook)

Other options based on both:

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” By Chris Tomlin, John Newton, et al.
Take My Life” By Scott Underwood.
Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is” By Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

Moved by the Holy Spirit and trusting that God’s Word works wherever it is proclaimed; we pray for the needs of the world, the church, and our neighbors.

A brief silence.

Spirit of God, fill your church. Set our hearts on fire for the Gospel, that we may proclaim the love and grace of God in new and powerful ways. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Spirit of God, fill your creation. Set the world ablaze with your love and healing, that we may see your work in the wind and water. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Spirit of God, fill the nations. Overcome the divisions of language, culture, and ethnicity, that we may work towards unity in your love and grace. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

Spirit of God, fill the broken places of the world. Bring hope and wholeness to all who area alone or oppressed, that all the world may confess your power and peace. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Spirit of God, fill the suffering people of the world (especially…). Bring healing and wholeness to all who are suffering, that all the world may confess your power and mercy. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Spirit of God, fill us all and unite us with all the saints who have gone before us. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Trusting in the power of your Spirit, we commend all for whom we pray into your abundant and merciful care. Amen.