NL Worship Resources: November 5, 2017

All Saints Sunday

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 7(12)C or Proper 14(19)A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 12:27-28 | Sermon Texts: 1 Kings 19:1-18 (God Speaks to
Elijah)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalms 42 & 43
Prayer of the Day (WP): Powerful God, although you can make your presence known in a mighty wind, or an earthquake, or a fire, you often speak to us in the sound of sheer silence. Help us to hear. Amen

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon texts:

ELW #412. Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #422. For All the Saints
ELW #740. God of the Sparrow
ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #460. Now the Silence
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #608. Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
LBW #506. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
Various Hymnals Come, living God, when least expected
Various Hymnals I Sing a Song of the Saints of God
Various Hymnals Open, Lord, My Inward Ear
Various Hymnals Renew Your Church
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:

ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #880. O God beyond All Praising
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #334. Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
ELW #659. Will You Let Me Be Your Servant
WOV #637. Gloria, Gloria, Gloria
Various Hymnals At Even, When the Sun Was Set
Various Hymnals Thy Will Be Done
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Contemporary options based on both:

Arms Open Wide” By Sam Knock.
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Restless” By Audrey Assad, Matt Maher.
More contemporary suggestions here.

 

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NL Worship Resources: October 29, 2017

Reformation Sunday

Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 9C or Proper 4(9)C
Readings: Gospel Text: John 2:19-21 | Sermon Texts: 1 Kings 5:1-5; 8:1-13 (Solomon’s Temple)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 96
Prayer of the Day (WP): Mighty Lord, the splendor of Solomon’s temple cannot compare to the majesty of your heart. Show your heart in this place, that we might worship you with joy and gratitude. Amen.

If you need resources for Reformation Sunday, here are some sites I would recommend:
re:Worship
ELCA500
LWF

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon texts:

ELW #883 All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #503/4. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #628. Jerusalem, My Happy Home
ELW #502. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #554. Lord, Your Hands Have Formed
ELW #782. My Shepherd, You Supply My Need
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #889. The Right Hand of God
ELW #780. Shepherd Me, O God
WOV #631. Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
Various Hymnals Built on a rock the church of God
Various Hymnals O God, what offering shall I give
Various Hymnals Here In Thy Name, Eternal God
Various Hymnals When David Had a Longing
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #539. Abide, O Dearest Jesus
ELW #456. Baptized in Water
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #312. Jesus, Come! For We Invite You
LBW #287. O Perfect Love
Various Hymnals From Ashes to the Living Font
Various Hymnals O God of Font and Altar
Various Hymnals They Did Not Build in Vain
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Contemporary options based on both:

All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises” By Paul Baloche, Chris Tomlin, et al.
Facedown” By Matt Redman.
Here I Am to Worship” By Tim Hughes.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

To be completely honest, I have a very busy week this week and am planning on taking the easy way out by using prayers prepared by someone else, specifically the prayers found here. Hopefully things will be calmer next week and I will have the regular resources written and available.

NL Worship Resources: October 22, 2017

Proper 24 (29)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 4A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 7:24 | Sermon Texts: Psalm 51:10-14; 1 Samuel 16:1-13 (God Calls David)
Psalm Suggestion: N/A (See sermon texts)
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of strength, in David you chose a king with a big heart. Create clean and willing hearts in us, and choose us to do your work. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon texts:

ELW #801. Change My Heart, O God
ELW #185-188. Create in Me a Clean Heart
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #477. I Received the Living God
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #766. Lord of Our Life
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #606. Our Father, We Have Wandered
ELW #328. Restore in Us, O God
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #814. Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am
ELW #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #613. Thy Holy Wings
Various Hymnals God of the Prophets
Various Hymnals God Sees the Heart
Various Hymnals The Smallest of My Brothers
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

 

Contemporary options based on both:

Holy Ground” By Christopher Beatty.
Take My Life” By Scott Underwood.
You Never Let Go” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

Anointing God, send your spirit upon your church and its leaders that we may better live out and proclaim your grace and mercy for all the earth. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Shepherding God, as the seasons change and nature here in the north prepares for winter slumber provide the sustenance it needs for the coming months of rest. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Appointing God, make our leaders mindful of your power and presence in the world that they might serve with humility and justice for the betterment of all. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Naming God, ground us in our identities as your blessed and beloved children that our lives may reflect your peace and grace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Healing God, be with all who suffer this day (especially,…), that they might know the power of your healing love. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Restoring God, keep us firm in the faith and trusting in your eternal promises that we might one day join with all the saints in singing of your deliverance. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: October 15, 2017

Proper 23 (28)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 2B or Proper 4(9)B
Readings: Gospel Text: John 20:21-23 | Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-21 (God Calls Samuel)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Prayer of the Day (WP): Beckoning God, in the stillness of the night you called Samuel into your service. Call us into service with a voice we are able to hear, and give us hearts to come when we are called. Amen

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #513. Listen, God Is Calling
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #533. Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
Various Hymnals I’ll be listening
Various Hymnals I Will Call Upon the Lord
Various Hymnals Speak, Lord, in the Stillness
(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 #528. Come and Fill Our Hearts
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #603. God, When Human Bonds Are Broken
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #549. Send Me, Jesus
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
Various Hymnals Christ Has Risen
Various Hymnals Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us
Various Hymnals So Send I You
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Breath Of God” By Vicky Beeching.
Grace Wins” As performed by Matthew West.
Love the Lord” By Lincoln Brewster.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

For the church and all its leaders, that we might hear your call to go and serve as workers in your kingdom. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For fields and streams, mountains and valleys, that we might hear your call to steward the earth and all its resources. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the nations of the world, that we might hear your call to work for justice and peace in all the earth. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For all who are listening for your voice, that we might hear your call to share forth your good news and love. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For all who are suffering in any way (especially,…), that we might hear your call to bring your healing and comfort into their pain. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For the saints of all the ages, that we might hear your call to follow to rejoice with them in the eternal and abundant life your provide. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.