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.

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