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.

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