NL Worship Resources: October 16, 2016

Lectionary 29

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday: Proper 28B (33B) or Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 1:46-55 | Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 1:9-11, 19-20; 2:1-10 (God Answers Hannah)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 113
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God who answers prayer,
We are blessed and humbled that you hear us when we call to you in our time of deepest longing. Receive our gratitude for your listening ear. Amen.

You can find words of Confession and Absolution along with a Call to Worship that I wrote here.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #723 Canticle of the Turning
ELW #419 For All the Faithful Women
ELW #473 Holy, Holy, Holy (Santo, santo, santo)
ELW #413 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #844 Praise to the Lord (Louez l’Eterne)
LBW #146 Rejoice, Angelic Choirs, Rejoice
WOV #720 In the Presence of Your People
WOV #724 Shalom, My friends
W&P #161 You Are the Rock of My Salvation
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:

ELW #236 Magnificat
ELW #882 My Soul Does Magnify the Lord
ELW #573 My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord
ELW #234/235 My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord
ELW #251 My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness
LBW #17 How Blest Are Those Who Know Their Need of God
WOV #634 Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly
W&P #2 A Story for All People
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook)

Other options based on both:

Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Kings & Queens” By Chuck Butler, Joel Parisien, et al. As performed by Audio Adrenaline.
You Have Shown Us” By Andy Park, Chris Tomlin, et al. As performed by CompassionArt.
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.

Holy One, bless the work of your church and guard the feet of our leaders (especially our Bishop(s)…); that we might proclaim that there is no one besides you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord of life, bless forests, deserts, and tundra with life and healing; that all might know your creative and sustaining power. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of knowledge, bless the leaders of the world with wisdom and insight; that peace and justice may prevail over selfishness and greed. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord Most High, bless those who sit amongst the ashes; that they might be lifted up by your power to make all things whole . Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God our Rock, bless all who suffer (especially,…); that they might find strength, endurance, and healing in you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Exalted One, bless the rest of all the saints; and bring us all, at the end, out of the Pit and into the great feast of your glory. 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.

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