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:

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.

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