Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 21 (26)A
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 6:43-45 | Sermon Text: Philippians 2:1-13 (The Christ Hymn)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 25:1-9
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of love, with praise we celebrate Jesus , who humbled himself so that every knee should bend and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #393. A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing!
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #431. O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #857. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
ELW #716. Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #591. That Priceless Grace
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #659. Will You Let Me Be Your Servant
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #537. O Jesus, King Most Wonderful!
LBW #388. O Spirit of the Living God
W&P #127 Song Over the Waters
Various Hymnals O Day Full Of Grace
Various Hymnals He Is Lord
Various Hymnals May the Mind of Christ, My Savior
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook)
Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #605. Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #768. Lead Me, Guide Me
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #766. Lord of Our Life
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #351/2. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #587/8 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
Various Hymnals Christ is our corner-stone
Various Hymnals Help Us Accept Each Other
Variouos Hymnals To you, O Lord, I lift my soul
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
“Ancient of Days” By Gary Sadler, Jamie Harvill.
“Come Now is the Time to Worship” By Brian Doerksen.
“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)
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.
We pray for the church universal, O Lord; make us ever more obedient to your holy will. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray for creation, O Lord; make us good stewards that our world may better reflect your glory. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray for all nations, O Lord; make peace among countries and bring your justice to bear upon all people. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray for refugees, O Lord; make us more compassionate to the plight of others. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray for the suffering, O Lord, (especially,…); make us better healers and comforters. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray for our church, O Lord; make us mindful of the needs of our neighbors. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
We pray for the blessed dead, O Lord; make us certain in your resurrection promise. 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.