NL Worship Resources: September 10, 2017

Proper 18 (23)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Trinity A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 1:1-5 | Sermon Text: Genesis 1:1-2:4a (Creation by the
Word)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 8
Prayer of the Day (WP): Grand designer of all things, the light and darkness, the dome in the midst of waters, the sky and dry land, the vegetation, the seasons, the swarms of living creatures, birds and great sea monsters, creeping things and wild animals, and us; all these were brought into being with a word on your lips. And it was good. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #455. Crashing Waters at Creation
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #521. O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #879. For the Beauty of the Earth
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #880. O God beyond All Praising
ELW #738. God Created Heaven and Earth
ELW #740. God of the Sparrow
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #564. God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #771. God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #399. O Holy Spirit, Root of Life
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #815. I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
ELW #561. Joyous Light of Heavenly Glory
ELW #881. Let All Things Now Living
ELW #407. O Living Breath of God
ELW #554. Lord, Your Hands Have Formed
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God
ELW #556. Morning Has Broken
ELW #735. Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
ELW #555. Oh, Sing to God Above
ELW #689. Praise and Thanksgiving
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #739. Touch the Earth Lightly
ELW #686. We Give Thee but Thine Own
ELW #870. We Praise You, O God
ELW #861. When Long Before Time (The Singer and the Song)
LBW #164 Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
WOV #767. All Things Bright and Beautiful
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
DATH #68 In the Water
OBS #84 We sing the one God
W&P #157 Wind of the Spirit
Various Hymnals For the Healing of the Nations
Various Hymnals I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Various Hymnals O Lord of Every Shining Constellation
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest; OBS=O Blessed Spring; W&P=Worship & Praise)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars
ELW #848. Give to Our God Immortal Praise!
ELW #880. O God beyond All Praising
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #664. Heaven Is Singing for Joy
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
Various Hymnals O How Glorious, Full of Wonder
Various Hymnals How Majestic Is Your Name
Various Hymnals LORD, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Genesis 1:1” by Jay Stocker
In The Beginning” by Kareen King
Light Of The World” by Matt Redman
Maker Of All Things” by Tim Hughes
Open The Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Holy, holy, holy God, in calling forth creation from the void, revealing yourself in human flesh, and pouring forth your wisdom to guide us, you manifest your concern for your whole universe. You invite us, as your people, to gather the world’s needs into our hearts
and bring them before you.

A brief silence.

Creator God, source of faith, strengthen your church and make us bold proclaimers of your glory and grace. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Creator God, source of creation, bless the earth and all life on it with your sustaining power and open our eyes to see that all you have made is indeed good. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Creator God, source of power and authority, make our leaders humble of heart and place in them a desire to work for the common good of all people. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Creator God, source of wind and weather, be with all who are affected by floods, monsoons, hurricanes, and other natural disasters; bring your peace to their hearts and unite humanity in supporting them in their affliction. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Creator God, source of all healing, shower those who suffer with your love and peace and bless all who help them with compassion and wisdom in their work. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Creator God, source of life, we give you thanks for the life we have and the lives of all the saints who have gone before us; bring all who believe into the new heaven and the new earth on the last day. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Holy, holy, holy God, fill us with strength and courage, with discernment and compassion, that we may be your instruments of justice and love in this world, that it may be on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

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NL Worship Resources: September 3, 2017

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter 5C
Readings: Companion Text: John 16:20-22 | Sermon Text: Revelation 21:1-6; 22:1-5 (New Heaven and the New Earth)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 148
Prayer of the Day: God of life, you have made all things, you sustain all things, and you renew all things. Bring about the glorious victory you have assured us through Christ that we might know the new reality of your peaceful, loving kingdom. We pray in the name of the Lamb who is enthroned with you, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #302. As with Gladness Men of Old
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #447. O Blessed Spring
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #723. Canticle of the Turning
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #383. Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #625. Come, We That love the Lord (We’re Marching to Zion)
ELW #693. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #422. For All the Saints
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #630. In Heaven Above
ELW #628. Jerusalem, My Happy Home
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #317. Jesus on the Mountain Peak
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #435. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #554. Lord, Your Hands Have Formed
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #460. Now the Silence
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #437. On Jordan’s Stormy Bank I Stand
ELW #533. Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
ELW #873/4. Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
ELW #423. Shall We Gather at the River
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #439. Soon and Very Soon
ELW #488/9. Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness
ELW #342. There in God’s Garden
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #347. Jerusalem the Golden
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #337. Oh, What Their Joy
Various Hymnals Be Still, My Soul
Various Hymnals For the Healing of the Nations
Various Hymnals O Holy City, Seen of John
(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 #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #626. By Gracious Powers
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #867. In Thee Is Gladness
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #334. Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
Various Hymnals Joy in Sorrow
Various Hymnals The Trees of the Field
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Oh, Great Love Of God” By David Crowder, Mark Waldrop, et al.
This Is Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
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.

For the church universal, that our differences may be overcome and all Christians may one day unite as one around your glorious throne. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

For waters of all types: rivers, lakes, oceans, and streams; that life may be sustained through the waters that you provide. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

For people of every place, that your home be made among us and your peace prevail over us. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

For the passing away of the first things, that anxiety, fear, hatred, and violence be no more. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

For all who suffer in mind, body, or spirit; that mourning and crying and pain will be no more. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For the host gathered before your throne, and for their example; that we may one day join with them in the new heaven and the new earth. 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.

NL Worship Resources: August 27, 2017

Proper 16 (21)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter 4C or All Saints A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 14:1-4 | Sermon Text: Revelation 6:1-8; 7:9-17 (The Seven Seals)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 23
Prayer of the Day: Enthroned God, you sent the only one who is worthy, Jesus Christ the Lamb, to bring salvation to the earth. Wipe every tear from our eyes and guide us to the springs of eternal life. May we sing of your blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might for ever and ever. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #846. Amen, We Praise Your Name (Amen siakudumisa)
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #425. Behold the Host Arrayed in White
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #781. Children of the Heavenly Father (Tryggare kan ingen vara)
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #625. Come, We That love the Lord (We’re Marching to Zion)
ELW #693. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #256. Comfort, Comfort Now My People
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #569. The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Has Ended
ELW #422. For All the Saints
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #246. Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #628. Jerusalem, My Happy Home
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #502. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #336. Lamb of God (Your Only Son)
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #435. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #778. The Lord’s My Shepherd
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #367. Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
ELW #341. Now Behold the Lamb
ELW #884/5. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #423. Shall We Gather at the River
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #439. Soon and Very Soon
ELW #826. Thine the Amen
ELW #459. Wade in the Water
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #167. Glory Be to God the Father
LBW #95. Glory Be to Jesus
LBW #347. Jerusalem the Golden
LBW #302. Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness
LBW #509. Onward, Christian Soldiers
LBW #183. The Son of God Goes Forth to War
WOV #791. Alabaré
Various Hymnals Here from All Nations
Various Hymnals How Bright These Glorious Spirits Shine
Various Hymnals Victory Through Grace
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #485. I Am the Bread of Life
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #477. I Received the Living God
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
ELW #758. You Are the Way
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
Various Hymnals Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise
Various Hymnals In the Sweet By and By
Various Hymnals When We All Get to Heaven
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Ancient of Days” By Gary Sadler, Jamie Harvill.
Jesus Is King” By Jason Ingram, Josh Fox.
Only By Grace” By Gerrit Gustafson.
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.

We pray for the ministry of church and all of its ministers; that we may be faithful workers for the kingdom of heaven. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for fields and forest, and for all growing things; that the coming harvest provide for the needs of all creation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the nations of the world; that justice and peace reign to the glory of God, the ruler of all. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for all victims of violence and hatred; that hearts of stone may be softened and our discourse be guided by the Holy Spirit. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the suffering (especially,…); that their burdens be eased and the peace of God fill their bodies, minds, and spirits. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for the host arrayed before the throne and all the saints; that the example of their worship enliven and deepen our own. 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.

NL Worship Resources: August 20, 2017

Proper 15 (20)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter 3C
Readings: Gospel Text: John 1:29-31 | Sermon Text: Revelation 5:1-13 (Worthy is the Lamb)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 30
Prayer of the Day: Glorious God of all, you have conquered all brokenness and sin through the Lamb who is worthy, Jesus Christ. Open our lips to sing praises to the one who in dying has destroyed death and in rising has restored creation to wholeness. To the honor and glory of the Lamb and the Creator of all we pray. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #339. Christ, the Life of All the Living
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #847. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars!
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #564. God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
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 #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #336. Lamb of God (Your Only Son)
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #558. Lord God, We Praise You
ELW #527. Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #367. Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
ELW #341. Now Behold the Lamb
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #842. Oh, Worship the King
ELW #884/5. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #826. Thine the Amen
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #850/1. When in Our Music God Is Glorified
ELW #853. When Morning Gilds the Skies
ELW #525. You Are Holy
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #550. From All That Dwell below the Skies
LBW #167. Glory Be to God the Father
LBW #547. Thee We Adore, Eternal Lord!
LBW #344. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
WOV #791. Alabaré
WOV #669. Come Away to the Skies
WOV #789. Now the Feast and Celebration
WOV #608. This is the Feast of Victory
Various Hymnals Angel-Voices, Ever Singing
Various Hymnals Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus
Various Hymnals Worthy Is the Lamb
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #455. Crashing Waters at Creation
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #199. Jesus, Lamb of God
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #305. When Jesus Came to Jordan
LBW #103. O Christ, Thou Lamb of God
Various Hymnals Behold the Lamb of God
Various Hymnals “Man of Sorrows,” What a Name
Various Hymnals There Is a Redeemer
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Ancient of Days” By Gary Sadler, Jamie Harvill.
High And Lifted Up” By Darlene Zschech, Mike Guglielmucci.
With One Voice” By Matt Redman, Steven Curtis Chapman.
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.

God of all, orient your church toward you and inspire our witness that all of creation may see your glory in our actions and lives. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God above all, bring healing and wholeness to creation and make us better stewards of all that you have made. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God among all, work your peace and justice among the nations and humble our leaders that they might better do your will. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God with all, share your presence with the despairing and bring hope to the hopeless. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God in all, work in the lives of all who suffer in anyway and restore them to abundant and vibrant life. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God throughout all, unite us with all the saints who have gone before and inspire in us praise and thanksgiving in all times and places. 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.