NL Worship Resources: April 2, 2017

Lent 5 (NL Year 3)

Color: Purple
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 26C(31C)
Readings: Psalm: Psalm 84:1-4, 10-12 | Sermon Text: Luke 18:31-19:10 (Zacchaeus)
OT Suggestion: Isaiah 1:10-18
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Lord of the lost, We are quick to judge and slow to accept those whom we consider lower than ourselves. But you show us the way of acceptance, forgiveness, and peace. We honor your name for teaching us to love, for the sake of the one who is the essence of love itself, Jesus Christ our loving Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #846 Amen, We Praise Your Name
ELW #610 O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #807 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #358 Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #740 God of the Sparrow
ELW #673 God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #678 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #345 Jesus, I Will Ponder Now
ELW #775 Jesus, Priceless Treasure
ELW #592 Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #802 Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus
ELW #676 Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #343 My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #322 Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #351/352 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #583 Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #798 Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #510 Word of God, Come Down on Earth
LBW #431 Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals Jesus Is Passing This Way
Various Hymnals Zacchaeus
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the Psalm:

ELW #781 Children of the Heavenly Father
ELW #502 The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #631 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #842 Oh, Worship the King
ELW #537 On Our Way Rejoicing
LBW #186 How Blessed Is This Place, O Lord
LBW #502 Thee Will I Love, My Strength
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

Humble Thyself In The Sight Of The Lord” by Bob Hudson.
Immanuel” by Stuart Townend.
Stronger” by Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan
The Sound Of Your Voice” by David Carr, Mac Powell, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

A brief silence.

For the church, O Lord, that we might be as excited as Zacchaeus to catch sight of you; and that we might better point to where you are at work in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the land and creatures waking from winter’s rest, O Lord; that all of creation find renewal and life in you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the nations, O Lord, that justice and peace may reign, (especially in…) and your vision of wholeness may be realized. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For all who struggle to see, O Lord, that the vision of your love be made ever more clear in our lives and in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For all who are sick or grieving, O Lord, that your life and hope maybe deepened in them. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For all the saints, O Lord, known to us and only to you; that we may one day be reunited with them in light and praise of you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

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