NL Worship Resources: April 23, 2017

Easter 2 (NL Year 3)

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter 3A
Readings: Psalm: Psalm 30 | Sermon Text: Luke 24:13-35 (Emmaus Road)
OT Suggestion: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Mysterious and Divine Presence, Too often our hearts burn within us because our bodies know before our minds that you are here working in us and through us in this world. Open our eyes, and help us to recognize you in all places and in all people, for the sake of the one whose presence is never far, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #539. Abide, O Dearest Jesus
ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #374. Day of Arising
ELW #494. For the Bread Which You Have Broken
ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #471. Let Us Break Bread Together
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God
ELW #570. Now the Day Is Over
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #725. When the Poor Ones
ELW #514. O Word of God Incarnate
LBW #209. Come, Risen Lord
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #493. Hope of the World
WOV #743. Stay with Us
Various Hymnals Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread
Various Hymnals Christ Beside Me
Various Hymnals Tell Me the Story of Jesus
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Psalm:

ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #867. In Thee Is Gladness
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #864. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW 327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

More Than Conquerors” Rend Collective
Take My Life” Scott Underwood
Travelers On The Journey” Dakota Road
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Sisters and brothers in Christ, God invites us to bring our doubts and fears, our joys and concerns, our petitions and praise, and offer them for the earth and all its creatures.

A brief silence.

God of the prophets, open our eyes to see you at work in scipture, at work in prayer, at work in the breaking of bread, and at work in the world; then move your church to love and serve you wherever you are found. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the heavens and earth, provide your abundant and vibrant life to all of creation and inspire us through its splendor; then move us to work for the healing of the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of all lands, redeem the world through your love and work in the lives of all peoples; then work through us to bring about peace and justice throughout the nations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of all wisdom and knowledge, continue to come to us through word and sacrament and make our hearts burn within us; then move us to share the good news of your love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of power, provide comfort for all who suffer (especially, …) and bless the efforts of all who provide healing and care for others. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God of resurrection, gather all your saints into your heavenly home and incerease our faith in your uncompromising unconditional love and life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Receive these prayers, O God, and transform us through them, that we may have eyes to see and hearts to understand not only what you do on our behalf, but what you call us to do so that your realm will come to fruition in glory. Amen.

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