Resources for “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday can be found here.
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 11:4 | Sermon Text: Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-8 (Creation and Fall)
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Lord God, grand architect of the universe,
Your design of creation is unflawed. Yet we continue to litter your creation with
defects and imperfections. Show us how not to destroy, but to create, not to
demean, but to uplift, not to hate, but to love, so that your creation may be made
perfect once again. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #634 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #447 O Blessed Spring
ELW #684 Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #756 Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #880 O God beyond All Praising
ELW #734 God, Whose Farm Is All Creation
ELW #678 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #771 God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
ELW #740 God of the Sparrow
ELW #435 Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #837 Many and Great, O God
ELW #556 Morning Has Broken
ELW #295 Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #689 Praise and Thanksgiving
ELW #544 Praise the Lord, Rise Up Rejoicing
ELW #355/356 Sing, My Tongue
ELW #555 Oh, Sing to God Above
ELW #342 There in God’s Garden
ELW #824 This Is My Father’s World
ELW #739 Touch the Earth Lightly
ELW #861 When Long Before Time
LBW #527 All Creatures of Our God and King
LBW #488 Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #413 Father Eternal, Ruler of Creation
LBW #550 From All That Dwell below the Skies
LBW #372 In Adam We Have All Been One
WOV #767 All Things Bright and Beautiful
WOV #682 Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #793 Shout for Joy Loud and Long
W&P #157 Wind of the Spirit
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #506 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
ELW #402 Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
ELW #605 Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #494 For the Bread Which You Have Broken
ELW #748 O God in Heaven
ELW #754 Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #745 Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #887 This Is My Song
ELW #680/681 We Plow the Fields and Scatter
ELW #742 What a Friend We Have in Jesus
ELW #741 Your Will Be Done
WOV #783 Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other options based on both:
“All of Creation” By Barry Graul, Bart Millard, et al. As performed by MercyMe.
“Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
“Awesome God” By Rich Mullins.
“Maker Of All Things” By Tim Hughes.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Prayers of Intercession:
With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation
A brief silence.
For the church universal; that divisions may be overcome and unity in Christ be proclaimed in word and deed. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For all of creation; that where there is brokenness, abuse, or degradation your creative power might be worked. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For our leaders; that your peace and justice may be the goals of all nations and peoples. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the brokenhearted; that they may find hope in you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the sick and suffering (especially, …); that they may experience your healing and wholeness. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For the saints of every age; that their witness may inspire our witness. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.