Closest RCL Sunday(s): Advent 2C
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 9:46-48 | Sermon Text: Philippians 1:1-18a (Partnership in the Gospel)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 126
Prayer of the Day (WP): Holy Lord, may our love overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help us determine what is best, so that we may be pure and blameless in the sight of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #516. Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
ELW #508. As Rain from the Clouds
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #732. Borning Cry
ELW #321. Eternal Lord of Love, Behold Your Church
ELW #879. For the Beauty of the Earth
ELW #770. Give Me Jesus
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #744. Lord, Be Glorified
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #716. Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #659. Will You Let Me Be Your Servant
LBW #505. Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #344. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
Various Hymnals Deeper, Deeper
Various Hymnals The Harvest of Justice
Various Hymnals More Love to Thee
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; TFF=This Far By Faith)
Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):
ELW #329. As the Sun with Longer Journey
ELW #693. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #363. Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #841. Lift Every Voice and Sing
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #833. Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #694. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
WOV #656. By the Babylonian Rivers
WOV #669. Come Away to the Skies
Various Hymnals Because You Came
Various Hymnals There’s a Spirit in the Air
Variouos Hymnals Welcoming God
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
“Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
“In the Secret” By Andy Park.
“My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
More contemporary suggestions here.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
Sisters and brothers in Christ, God invites us to bring our doubts and fears, our joys and concerns, our petitions and praise, and offer them for the earth and all its creatures.
A brief silence.
For the church, O God; may our love overflow and our proclamation center on Jesus Christ. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For the earth, O God; may the seeds that are being planted lead to an abundant harvest that might share. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For the nations, O God; may we be filled with compassion for all people and work for the justice and peace you hold dear. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For victims of violence, O God; may we bear witness to the shalom that leads reconciliation and mercy. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For those who are in pain (especially,…); may you gift healers with wisdom and compassion as they offer comfort and healing. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For the people gathered here today, and those dear to us, O God; may our communion echo the great heavenly feast. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For the saints in light, O God; may our song join theirs in offering endless rejoicing in you. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Receive these prayers, O God, and transform us through them, that we may have eyes to see and hearts to understand not only what you do on our behalf, but what you call us to do so that your realm will come to fruition in glory. Amen.