NL Worship Resources: February 25, 2018

Lent 2

Color: Purple
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Maundy Thursday A/B/C
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 51:7-12 | Sermon Text: John 13:1-17 (Jesus Washes Feet)
Epistle Suggestion: Hebrews 10:21-23
Prayer of the Day (WP): Holy Lord God, Jesus washed the disciples’ feet as a sign of service and compassion. Show us how to live and love in service and with compassion, for the sake of all your children. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #431. O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #333. Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #775. Jesus, Priceless Treasure
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #360. Love Consecrates the Humblest Act
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #789. Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
ELW #608. Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
ELW #642. Ubi caritas et amor (Where True Charity and Love Abide)
ELW #445. Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
ELW #659. Will You Let Me Be Your Servant
ELW #484. You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Gift of Finest Wheat)
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #336. Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #114. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
Various Hymnals An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare
Various Hymnals Meekness and Majesty (This is Your God)
Various Hymnals Pan de Vida
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #801. Change My Heart, O God
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #185-188. Create in Me a Clean Heart
ELW #605. Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
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 #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #613. Thy Holy Wings
ELW #758. You Are the Way
LBW #192. Baptized into Your Name Most Holy
Various Hymnals Blessed Be the Fountain
Various Hymnals O for a Closer Walk with God
Various Hymnals Search Me, O God
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche.
They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
We Are Called” By David Haas.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Beloved friends, in this season of repentance and healing, we accept God’s invitation to be ever-mindful of the needs of others, offering our prayers on behalf of God’s community in the church and the world.

A brief silence.

For the church and its leaders; that we may better serve the needs of the people around us and proclaim Christ’s sacrificial love. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the earth and its creatures; that all living things may know God’s sustaining power and abundant life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the nations of the world; that all people may pursue justice and reconciliation above power and exploitation. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For all who serve; that they may feel Christ’s presence with them, encouraging and strengthening them. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those who are in pain; that God’s healing power provide miraculous healing, comfort, and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For all the saints who have gone before us (especially Deaconess Elizabeth Fedde, and …); that the witness of their service to others inspire our deeds and priorities. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fill us with your strength to resist the seductions of our foolish desires and the tempter’s vain delights, that we may walk in obedience and righteousness, rejoicing in you with an upright heart. Amen.

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