Proper 10 (15)
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Christmas 2A/B/C or Proper 10(15)B
Readings: Gospel Text: John 14:25-27 | Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:1-14 (Marked by the Spirit)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 24
Prayer of the Day: God of all blessings, you have revealed to us the source of salvation, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Grant us the deep and abiding peace that comes from the knowledge of our adoption as children of God. We praise you for the glory of your truth and love, shown through our Lord who gathers all things into himself. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #456. Baptized in Water
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #215. Blessed be God, Who Chose You
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #748. O God in Heaven
ELW #603. God, When Human Bonds Are Broken
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #771. God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
ELW #530. Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #397. Loving Spirit
ELW #622. Neither Death nor Life
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #651. Oh, Praise the Gracious Power
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #871. Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
ELW #814. Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #449. We Know That Christ Is Raised
ELW #861. When Long Before Time (The Singer and the Song)
LBW #95. Glory Be to Jesus
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #243. Lord, with Glowing Heart
LBW #119. Nature with Open Volume Stands
LBW #114. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
WOV #635. Surely It Is God Who Saves Me
Various Hymnals God Is Working His Purpose Out
Various Hymnals Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It!
Various Hymnals To God Be the Glory
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Suggested hymns based on the companion text:
ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #753. Dona nobis pacem
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #405. O Spirit of Life
ELW #581. You Are Mine
ELW #758. You Are the Way
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
Various Hymnals Come, O Creator Spirit Blest
Various Hymnals Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us
Various Hymnals Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)
Other options based on both:
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 church, though it is broken, we pray that you work through it; bring healing and wholeness that schisms might be overcome and your holiness proclaimed. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
God of all life, though it is hurting, we pray that you sustain the earth and all its creatures with your vibrant life; that hunger and thirst might be no more. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
God of the nations, though greed and selfishness are rampant, we pray that your justice and peace may prevail; that the world may know your loving kindness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
God of spirit and truth, though our eyes are often closed to your activity, we pray that your will be done; that your salvific plan for the world be fully realized. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
God of the broken, though many are in pain (especially,…), we pray that your comforting presence be known; that all might know life in you. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
God of all times and places, though we are limited, we pray that your glory broaden our horizons; that we might better see the great company of all the saints and be strengthened by their lives and witness. 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.