Closest RCL Sunday: Trinity B
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 5:8-10 | Sermon Text: Isaiah 6:1-8 (God Calls Isaiah)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 29
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): King of heaven and earth,
As you cleansed Isaiah with a coal of fire to prepare him for proclaiming your word to the world, prepare us, so that we may know your bidding and carry out our callings with eagerness and urgency. Show the world greatness that cannot be contained any more than smoke or fire can be caught, in the name of the one who sacrificed everything to carry out your commands, Jesus Christ our sanctifier. Amen.
You can find words of Confession and Absolution along with a Call to Worship that I wrote here. I updated these words of Confession and Absolution and the Call to Worship to reflect the readings in November here, I will be writing entirely new versions for Advent-Christmas.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #831 The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #574 Here I Am, Lord
ELW #414 Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
ELW #413 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
ELW #473 Holy, Holy, Holy, My Heart
ELW #580 How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #868 Isaiah in a Vision Did of Old
ELW #834 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #529 Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #676 Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak
ELW #823 Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens Adore Him
ELW #873/874 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
ELW #809 Send Me, Lord
ELW #842 O Worship the King all glorious above
Various Hymnals Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old
Various Hymnals You Are God, We Praise You
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #520 Blessed Jesus, at Thy word
ELW #796 How Firm a Foundation
ELW #798 The Summons
ELW #817 You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore
Various Hymnals Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Various Hymnals Lord, When You Came
Various Hymnals Two Fishermen
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)
Other options based on both:
“Holy is our King” By Rita Springer. As performed by Rick Pino.
“You are Holy” By Per Harling.
“You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)” By Marc Imboden, Tammi Rhoton. As performed by Michael W. Smith.
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.
Lord God, you call your church to witness to your holiness. Sanctify us and send us into the world to proclaim your love and grace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of the heavens and the earth, you provide more than enough for all of creation. Move our hearts to acts of stewardship and care. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy God, you are enthroned in glory above the highest heavens. Keep our leaders humble and provide them with your wisdom. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord of hosts, you care for the least as much as the greatest. Bring hope to the oppressed, and justice to all people and nations. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Healing God, you are the source of comfort and peace. Provide your great care for all who are sick (especially,…). Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
God of all time, you have called many to be your servants and prophets. Turn our eyes to their example and work in and through us as you worked through them. 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.