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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