NL Worship Resources: August 13, 2017

Proper 14 (19)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 17:1-5 | Sermon Text: Rev 4:1-11 (Heavenly Worship)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 29
Prayer of the Day: Lord God, you are worthy of glory, laud, and honor. By your will you created the universe and by your Word you have redeemed it; give us spirits of humility and gratitude that we may rightly praise you and lead creation in celebrating your creative and redemptive love. We pray in the glorious name of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #557. Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #847. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #625. Come, We That love the Lord (We’re Marching to Zion)
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #415. Father Most Holy
ELW #879. For the Beauty of the Earth
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #564. God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #473. Holy, Holy, Holy (Santo, santo, santo)
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #393. A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing!
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #435. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #884/5. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #423. Shall We Gather at the River
ELW #853. When Morning Gilds the Skies
ELW #525. You Are Holy
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #531. Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne
LBW #249. God Himself Is Present
LBW #547. Thee We Adore, Eternal Lord!
LBW #3. You Are God; We Praise You
WOV #767. All Things Bright and Beautiful
Various Hymnals God, We Praise You!
Various Hymnals Holy Is the Lord
Various Hymnals You are Worthy
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #478. Father, We Thank You
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #563. O Light Whose Splendor Thrills
ELW #517. Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #758. You Are the Way
ELW #668. O Zion, Haste
LBW #373. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
WOV #637. Gloria, Gloria, Gloria
Various Hymnals A Charge to Keep I Have
Various Hymnals For ever with the Lord
Various Hymnals Thy love, O God, has all mankind created
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Beyond All Measure” By Tom Lane.
Holy Holy Holy” By John Bacchus Dykes, Reginald Heber.
You Are Worthy” By Darlene Zschech.
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.

Lord God, show us your glory that your church and all who believe may sing forth with praise for you. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord God, shower your creation with life and vibrancy that all of creation bear witness to your awesome power. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord God, plant humility in the hearts of all leaders that they may bow before your will and work for your peace and justice in all the world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord God, draw near to all who cannot praise you that they may feel your presence and know that your glory can overcome the darkness they know. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord God, heal the sick and comfort the dying that wholeness and peace be known to all and mourning turned into dancing. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Lord God, continue to shepherd your people throughout the nations and throughout the ages that the heavens echo for eternity with shouts of acclamation to your glory. 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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