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.

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