NL Worship Resources: July 23, 2017

Proper 11 (16)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 11(16)B
Readings: Gospel Text: Matthew 28:16-20 | Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:11-22 (One in Christ)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 23
Prayer of the Day: Uniting God, you have brought all people close to you by the blood of Christ. Help us to be good citizens of your kingdom, proclaiming your way of peace and sacrificial love to all the world; and bring us ever closer to you and to one another. For the glory of your holy name we pray. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #641. All Are Welcome
ELW #724. All who love and serve your city
ELW #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #528. Come and Fill Our Hearts
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #254. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #753. Dona nobis pacem
ELW #494. For the Bread Which You Have Broken
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #530. Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #500. Now We Remain
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #651. Oh, Praise the Gracious Power
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #524. What Is This Place
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #302. Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness
LBW #344. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
WOV #696. I’ve Just Come from the Fountain
Various Hymnals Christ is our corner-stone
Various Hymnals Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Various Hymnals You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #540. Go, Make Disciples
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #513. Listen, God Is Calling
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #665. Rise, Shine, You People!
ELW #549. Send Me, Jesus
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #547. Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #668. O Zion, Haste
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #517. Praise to the Father
WOV #753. You Are the Seed
Various Hymnals  Go to the World!
Various Hymnals  I am with you always
Various Hymnals Lord, thy church on earth is seeking
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
Make A Difference” By Rachel Kurtz.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

Make your church a holy temple, O Lord; that we may share the good news of Christ with all the world and work for peace and justice among all people. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Sustain fields and forests, rivers and oceans, O Lord; that the coming harvest may be abundant and provide for the needs of all creation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Break down barriers, O Lord; that all the nations of the world may work together for an end to violence, hunger, disease, and poverty . Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bring us ever closer to you, O Lord; that we may live out our citizenship in your kingdom even now as we work for its coming. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Heal all who are in pain, O Lord; that your peace and wholeness win out over sickness and brokenness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Build up our faith, O Lord; as you made our spiritual for-bearers into a firm foundation for us may we bear witness to the generations still to come. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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