Easter 6 (NL Year 3)
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 6C (11C)
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 18:9-14 | Sermon Text: Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21 (Living by Faith)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 32
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Lord of justification, with great joy we receive the gift of salvation which is ours not because of our own efforts, but because of the saving work of Christ. Grant us full access to the glory of your salvation, an abundance that is more than enough for all humankind, for the sake of our redeeming Christ. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #349. Ah, Holy Jesus
ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #338. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #474. Bread of Life from Heaven
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #860. I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #768. Lead Me, Guide Me
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #590. Salvation unto Us Has Come
ELW #635. We Walk by Faith
ELW #774. What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine
ELW #803. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
LBW #93. Jesus, Refuge of the Weary
LBW #336. Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
LBW #114. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
WOV #671. Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Various Hymnals Not I, but Christ
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel:
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #303. Brightest and Best of the Stars
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #151-8. Kyrie
ELW #601. Savior, When in Dust to You
LBW #310. To You, Omniscient Lord of All
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other options based on both:
“Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
“By Faith” By Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, et al.
“Stronger” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
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.
We pray for the mission of the church; that it might be faithful to your Word and your Will for the sake of the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for all of creation; that it might be restored to the glory to which you first created it. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for the nations, (especially,…); that violence may give way to peace and greed give way to justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for all who cling too closely to the law; that they might come to know the love, joy, and freedom of salvation through grace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for all who suffer in any way (especially,…); that they might have healing, comfort, and peace according to your gracious will. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
We pray for all who have gone before us on the journey of faith; that we might faithfully follow in that great procession, passing on to others what has been entrusted to us. 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.