NL Worship Resources: October 8, 2017

Proper 22 (27)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 13(18)B
Readings: Gospel Text: John 6:51 | Sermon Text: Exodus 16:1-18 (God Provides Manna)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 78:23-29
Prayer of the Day (WP): Holy provider, despite your people’s hardened hearts you gave them manna when they were hungry. Soften our hearts, and make us grateful for your marvelous gifts. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #461. All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #494. For the Bread Which You Have Broken
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #536. God Be with You Till We Meet Again
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #556. Morning Has Broken
LBW #506. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
LBW #521. Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
Various Hymnals Change Our Hearts
Various Hymnals O God of Bethel, by Whose hand
Various Hymnals Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #472. Eat This Bread (Jesus Christ, Bread of Life)
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #485. I Am the Bread of Life
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #542. O Living Bread from Heaven
ELW #488/9. Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness
ELW #559. O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright
ELW #487. What Feast of Love
LBW #211. Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
LBW #493. Hope of the World
LBW #199. Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior
Various Hymnals Bread of the world, in mercy broken
Various Hymnals Take and Eat
Various Hymnals We Come as Guests Invited
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Lamb of God” By Twila Paris.
Let It Rise” By Holland Davis.
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.

God who goes before us, lead your church out of its captivities to dogmas, doctrines, and divisions and bring us to stronger relationship with you and with our neighbors. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God who provides, sustain creation with your great and mighty love, and bless creation with all that is necessary for life and abundance. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God who raises up leaders, work in the hearts and minds of presidents and prime ministers, kings and queens, and all who rule over others; that they might seek to do your will above all else. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God who feeds us, open our eyes to see the hungry of the world and to see how broken our systems are; help us to better share all that you have entrusted to us that all may know your great providence. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God who responds when we call, be with all who suffer this day and are crying out; that they may know healing, wholeness, and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God who works through humans, enrich our faith through the work of your prophets and our ancestors; that their witness to your faithfulness empower ours. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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: October 1, 2017

Proper 21 (26)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 17(22)A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 8:58 | Sermon Text: Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17 (God’s Name Is Revealed)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 124
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of all people, you remembered your children who were enslaved in Egypt, and by the power of your name you set them free. Remember us and free us from slavery to sin by the power of your name. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #268. From Heaven Above
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #889. The Right Hand of God
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #347. Jerusalem the Golden
WOV #670. When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land
Various Hymnals Be Still, For the Spirit of the Lord
Various Hymnals Holy Ground
Various Hymnals We Are Standing on Holy Ground (Holy Ground)
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
Various Hymnals Before the Throne of God Above
Various Hymnals We Will Glorify
Various Hymnals You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)
(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.
Bless The Lord” By Jeff Deyo.
In the Secret” By Andy Park.
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.

God of calling, bless all leaders of the church (especially Bishop(s)…) and grant them confidence that you can and do use them to work your will and your Word in the world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of mountains and valleys, bless shepherds and ranchers and all who care for livestock and creation that their might be food enough for all. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of all nations, bless our leaders (especially President…, Governor…, etc.) that they might better see and hear the cries and groans of the oppressed and respond with compassion and care. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of all tribes, bless people of every race and background that we might always seek out paths of reconciliation and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God who hears our cries, bless any who are suffering this day (especially,…) that they may know your power and trust in your holy Name as the source of all wholeness. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God of our ancestors, bless the rest of all the saints who have gone before us and send us out to proclaim your liberating and redeeming word as you sent our spiritual ancestors to us. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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.

NL Worship Resources: September 24, 2017

Proper 20 (25)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 11(16)A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 1:50-51 | Sermon Text: Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23; 28:10-17 (Jacob’s Dream)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
Prayer of the Day (WP): Loving God, like Jacob, who dreamed of your promises, you have filled us with dreams, too. Show us your promises in our dreams, and give us ability to follow our dreams. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #338. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #354. Calvary (Every Time I Think about Jesus)
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #527. Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
ELW #842. Oh, Worship the King
ELW #533. Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #739. Touch the Earth Lightly
LBW #249. God Himself Is Present
LBW #477. O God of Jacob
LBW #501. He Leadeth Me: Oh, Blessed Thought!
LBW #186. How Blessed Is This Place, O Lord
LBW #375. Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal
Various Hymnals Lo, God Is Here! Let Us Adore
Various Hymnals Nearer, My God, to Thee
Various Hymnals We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #272. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ELW #341. Now Behold the Lamb
ELW #249. On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
Various Hymnals As Jacob with Travel Was Weary
Various Hymnals Come and See
Various Hymnals Glory and Grace in the Person of Christ
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Bless The Lord” By Jeff Deyo.
Nearer My God To Thee (Bethany)” By Lowell Mason, et al.
The Rising” By Matt Redman, 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.

Faithful God, increase our trust in your promises and move your church towards acts of love and faith. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless your church, O God, that our leaders may dream dreams of your glory and vision for the world and lead us to work diligently for your coming kingdom. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless the earth and seas, O God, that your sustaining power be at work through us to restore creation where it is broken and protect it where it is whole. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless the nations of the world, O God, that your peace and justice may prevail over us all. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless our communities, O God, that reconciliation be our goal and love our guide in all that we say and do. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless all who suffer, O God, that they may know healing and recover and that all who comfort them work as instruments of your love. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bless the saints, O God, that through them we might see a glimpse of your glory and majesty. 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.

NL Worship Resources: September 17, 2017

Proper 19 (24)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 8(13)A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 1:29 | Sermon Text: Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 (Binding of Isaac)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of promise, You stayed the hand of Abraham and fulfilled the promise you made to him, that he would father a great nation. Keep your promises to us, that we become inheritors of eternal life. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #626. By Gracious Powers
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #771. God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #839. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #840. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
ELW #870. We Praise You, O God
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
Various Hymnals Abraham, When Severely Tried
Various Hymnals A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
Various Hymnals You Are Our God; We Are Your People
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #199. Jesus, Lamb of God
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #336. Lamb of God (Your Only Son)
ELW #341. Now Behold the Lamb
ELW #249. On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
LBW #103. O Christ, Thou Lamb of God
LBW #305. I Lay My Sins on Jesus
Various Hymnals Behold the Lamb of God
Various Hymnals Not All the Blood of Beasts
Various Hymnals There Is a Redeemer
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Genesis 22” By Ken Bible
Lamb Of Glory” By Greg Nelson, Phill McHugh.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
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.

Faithful God, increase our trust in your promises and move your church towards acts of love and faith. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God above, bless the land and all that is on it; watch over farmers and laborers as they undertake the crucial work of harvest, keep them safe and grant them endurance. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord of all, grant insight and wisdom to all of our civil leaders, help them to see your vision for the world and for the good of all. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

God of sacrificial love, help us to see your creative and redeeming work in the world and draw us into better and deeper relationship with you and with our neighbors. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Greater carer of us all, be with all those who are suffering this day, grant them healing and strength; but most of all grant them the peace that comes from the knowledge of your presence. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God of our ancestors, inspire us by the faith of our forefathers and foremothers, that our witness be as powerful as theirs and echo into the future. 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.