NL Worship Resources: February 4, 2018

Epiphany 5

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 2A or Lent 4B
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 42:1-3 | Sermon Text: John 4:1-42 (Woman at the Well)
Epistle Suggestion: Galatians 3:10-14
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of life, shower us in your living water, bringing us to new life, fresh and clean. Walk with us as we share the knowledge of your living water with others, so that all might live. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #461. All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
ELW #838. Beautiful Savior
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #455. Crashing Waters at Creation
ELW #419. For All the Faithful Women
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
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 #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #754. Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #751. O Lord, Hear My Prayer (The Lord Is My Song)
ELW #527. Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #694. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be (Hendon)
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be (Patmos)
ELW #334. Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
ELW #668. O Zion, Haste
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #381. Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling
LBW #387. Spirit of God, Unleashed on Earth
WOV #696. I’ve Just Come from the Fountain
Various Hymnals As Water to the Thirsty
Various Hymnals Fill My Cup, Lord
Various Hymnals Jesus, Lover of My Soul
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #256. Comfort, Comfort Now My People
ELW #770. Give Me Jesus
ELW #775. Jesus, Priceless Treasure
ELW #773. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
ELW #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
LBW #452. As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams
WOV #714. The Thirsty Fields Drink In the Rain
Various Hymnals As the Deer Pants for the Water
Various Hymnals Buried In Shadows Of The Night
Various Hymnals My Spirit Longs for Thee
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

All Who Are Thirsty” By Brenton Brown, Glenn Robertson.
Light Of The World” By Matt Redman.
They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

God of revelation, as we gather in praise for the gracious mystery of your Son, we remember the many needs of your church and your world.

A brief silence.

For the witness of the church, O Lord; that we may point others to you, the source of abundant, living water. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the waters of the world, O Lord; that we may better protect this fundamental necessity of life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For our leaders, O Lord, (especially our President, Governor, Senators, and Representative); that they might seek out ways of peace and unity rather than violence and division. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those whom the Church and Christians have harmed, O Lord, especially through gossip and judgement; that we may work for their forgiveness and move towards reconciliation. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For all those who are suffering in any way, O Lord, (especially,…); that they may know the comfort and peace found in you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For all the faithful departed, O Lord, those named and those whose names we do not know; that we may respond to their witness and invite others to “come and see” as well. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Guide us on the path of salvation, O God, that the radiance and power of your Holy Spirit working in the world will gather together all peoples and nations in one community to offer you worship and proclaim your splendor. Amen.

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