Proper 8 (13)
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 6B, Easter 3C, Propers 8(13)B, 5(10)C, 9(14)C
Readings: Gospel Text: John 6:67-69 | Sermon Text: Psalm 30 (A Song of Thanks)
Epistle Suggestion: Revelation 5:11-14
Prayer of the Day: O Lord our God, you raise us up from death and into life. Turn our mourning into dancing and clothe us with joy that our very souls may praise you. May we see that we have nowhere else to turn, for you alone have the words of eternal life. Favor us with your presence, now and always, Most Holy God. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #860. I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
ELW #867. In Thee Is Gladness
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #875. Praise, Praise, Praise the Lord!
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
ELW #682. To God Our Thanks We Give (Reamo leboga)
ELW #853. When Morning Gilds the Skies
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #146. Rejoice, Angelic Choirs, Rejoice!
LBW #153. Welcome, Happy Morning!
Various Hymnals Go to the World!
Various Hymnals Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord
Various Hymnals Sanctissimus
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Suggested hymns based on the companion text:
ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #775. Jesus, Priceless Treasure
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
LBW #226. Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord
Various Hymnals Thou only Sovereign of my heart
Various Hymnals Wonderful Words of Life
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)
Other options based on both:
“Be Glorified” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
“You Lifted Me Out” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
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.
O Lord who hears our cries, bless your church and all your faithful ones that we may sing your praises and give thanks to your Holy Name. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
O Lord of the heavens and earth, you have placed us within creation that we might be stewards and caretakers of all that you have made. Increase in us the desire to preserve and protect your good creation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
O Lord of all peoples and nations, restore justice and peace to the world that the abundant life you intend for all might be realized. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
O Lord who raises us up, turn us away from sin and death and back to you that we may know the true source of all life and blessings. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
O Lord of resurrection, work healing and life in all who suffer (especially, …) that joy may come with the morning of wholeness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
O Lord our God, you do not let evil and death win that all who follow you may know life abundant and life eternal. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
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.