NL Worship Resources: October 23, 2016

Lectionary 30

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday: Advent 4B or Proper 11B (16B)
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 1:30-33 | Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 7:1-17 (God’s Promise to David)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 89:20-37
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of hope,
You promised to make David’s household great among the nations. Then you sent your son, Jesus, to transform this world so that all people are one in the great household of God. Show us how to live as your children, as sisters and brothers in your holy and blessed realm, in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, who will one day welcome us all home. 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 #265 The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
ELW #552 Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #569 The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Has Ended
ELW #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #878 Soli Deo Gloria
ELW #814 Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am
ELW #258 Unexpected and Mysterious
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:

ELW #838 Beautiful Savior
ELW #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #434 Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #430 Rejoice, the Lord is King!
ELW #263 Savior of the Nations, Come
LBW #64 From East to West
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

Ancient of Days” By Gary Sadler, Jamie Harvill.
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
Here is Our King” By David Crowder.
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.

Faithful God, raise up leaders in your church that your good news may be shared throughout the earth and throughout the ages. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

King of creation, bless animals and plants as they prepare for the coming winter; even as the blanket of winter comes, send your sustaining power as much of creation rests. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God most high, send your steadfast love to all the nations, and work in the hearts of our leaders that they might seek out your justice and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Shepherding God, bring hope and wholeness to all the lost and despairing, and restore them to community and relationship. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord of all, be with the sick  (especially,…); work healing and comfort into the lives of all who suffer. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Eternal God, remind us of your faithfulness and keep us in the hope of eternal life when we shall join with all the saints in praising you. 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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