Reformation Sunday/Lectionary 31
Closest RCL Sunday: Proper 5C (10C)
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 4:24-26 | Sermon Text: 1 Kings 17:1-24 (God’s Care for
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 146
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of compassion,
By the power of God, Elijah provided bread and oil for the widow and her household. By faith in God, the widow provided food and water for Elijah. Give us hearts to love one another, so that in providing and in receiving, we too, might experience the unimaginable power of God, through the one who has provided life itself, your Son, Jesus Christ. 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 #422 For All the Saints
ELW #737 He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #796 How Firm a Foundation
ELW #587 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
LBW #538 Oh, Praise the Lord, My Soul
TNtG #8 Song of Two Widows
Various Hymnals Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Various Hymnals When the Hungry Who Have Nothing Share with Strangers
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; TNtG=Time Now to Gather)
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #641 All Are Welcome
ELW #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #712 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
Various Hymnals In Great Thanksgiving
Various Hymnals O Carpenter, Why Leave the Bench
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)
Other options based on both:
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.
Lord God, raise up leaders and prophets in your church; that your word of healing, life, and resurrection may be proclaimed to the ends of the earth. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of providence, sustain us through the bounty of the earth; that all who are hungry might be fed. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of Israel, God of Sidon, God of all nations, bring peace and understanding to the world; that all recognize your presence even in surprising places. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Life-giving God, bring comfort to the grieving; that we may trust ever more in your power of resurrection. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
O Lord our God, be with all who suffer (especially,…); that they may be restored to wholeness and life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
God of the ages, speak to us through the lives of all who have gone before us; that we may see your activity in the world throughout the eons. 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.