NL Worship Resources: February 5, 2016

Epiphany 5 (NL Year 3)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 5c (10C)
Readings: Psalm: Psalm 119:105- 107 | Sermon Text: Luke 7:1-17 (Raising the
Widow’s Son)
OT Suggestion: 1 Kings 17:17-24
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Healing Lord, by your goodness you healed many who were ill, even raising the dead to life. Restore us to new life, healing our hearts, minds, and spirits, so that we may proclaim praise and gratitude for your compassion to all who will hear. In the name of the one who is himself new life, Jesus Christ our savior. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #610 O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #612 Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #860 I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
ELW #769 If You But Trust in God to Guide You
ELW #592 Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #712 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #631 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #379 Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #886 Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #583 Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685 Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #719 Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #431 Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals O Christ, Who Shared Our Mortal Life
Various Hymnals My Spirit Longs for Thee
Various Hymnals We Cannot Measure How You Heal
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the Psalm:

ELW #474 Bread of Life from Heaven
ELW #804 Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #507 O God of Light
ELW #509 God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage
ELW #786 O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #517 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #767 Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me
ELW #772 Oh, that the Lord Would Guide My Ways
ELW #514 O Word of God Incarnate
LBW #521 Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
LBW #324 O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other options based on both:

Awesome God” By Rich Mullins.
God of Wonders” By Marc Byrd, Steve Hindalong
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

We pray in the light of our Lord, Jesus Christ; for the needs of the earth and all people.

A brief silence.

We pray for the leaders of our church: for bishops, pastors, teachers, lay leaders and councils; may the faithful be encouraged that the good news be boldly proclaimed. God of mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for creation: for birds and beasts, streams and seas, tundras and deserts; may all that lives find its deepest source in the Creator of all. God of mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the nations: for countries at war and at peace; for peoples that seems similar and those that seem so different; may we recognize each other as bearing the image of God. God of mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all who do not know the good news: for non-Christians and atheists, for those who feel alone and unloved, for those battling oppression and affliction; may they come to know the peace and comfort found in Jesus Christ. God of mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all who suffer in any way (especially,…) and for those who minister to them: for doctors and nurses, therapists and counselors; may they experience the love of our compassionate God. God of mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for the saints who have gone before us: for pastors and Sunday school teachers, for theologians and healers; may we continue to follow their faithful examples. God of 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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