NL Worship Resources: August 6, 2017

Proper 13 (18)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 16(21)B
Readings: Gospel Text: Matthew 10:28-31 | Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:10-20 (The Whole Armor of God)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 34:15-22
Prayer of the Day: Father of all, you keep watch over creation and provide the means of withstanding all evil, the Holy Spirit. Keep us steadfast in your Word and truth that we may at all times and in all places stand against the powers of sin, death, and the devil. We pray this through, and in, the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #505. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #402. Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
ELW #812/3. Faith of Our Fathers
ELW #422. For All the Saints
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #246. Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #697. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #805. Lead On, O King Eternal!
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #752. Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
ELW #319. O Lord, throughout These Forty Days
ELW #773. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
LBW #498. All Who Would Valiant Be
LBW #373. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
LBW #461. Fight the Good Fight
LBW #308. God the Father, Be Our Stay
LBW #211. Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
LBW #368. I Love Your Kingdom, Lord
LBW #119. Nature with Open Volume Stands
LBW #509. Onward, Christian Soldiers
LBW #389. Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
Various Hymnals Standing on the Promises
Various Hymnals Stand Up, My Soul, Shake Off thy Fears
Various Hymnals Soldiers of Christ, Arise
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #626. By Gracious Powers
ELW #781. Children of the Heavenly Father
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #740. God of the Sparrow
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
Various Hymnals God Sees the Little Sparrow Fall
Various Hymnals His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Various Hymnals Leave it There
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

More Than Conquerors
O Church Arise” By Keith Getty, Stuart Townend.
Today is the Day” By Lincoln Brewster, Paul Baloche.
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.

We pray for the church and its leaders; that the Holy Spirit might make us bold in our proclamation of the good news. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the earth and all its creatures; that where there is death and destruction, you might bring life and healing. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the nations of the world; that violence and war may cease and justice and peace prevail. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the weak in spirit; that you may armor them against despair, fear, and anxiety. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for all who suffer in any way (especially,…); that they may find strength in your presence. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for saints of every time and every place; that with prayer and supplication we may bear the cross to the world. 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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