NL Worship Resources: May 20, 2018


Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Pentecost A/B/C or Advent 3C
Readings: Gospel Text: John 14:16-17 | Sermon Texts: Acts 2:1-21; Philippians 4:4-7 (Pentecost)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of Spirit, we give thanks that when you sent your Advocate, the apostles were empowered to speak about your deeds of power in all languages, for every people. Give us boldness to share the Spirit’s power with our neighbors. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #641. All Are Welcome
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #627. O Day Full of Grace
ELW #521. O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #394. Hail Thee, Festival Day!
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #530. Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #575. In Christ Called to Baptize
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #832. My Lord of Light
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 #549. Send Me, Jesus
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #162. Lord God, the Holy Ghost
LBW #387. Spirit of God, Unleashed on Earth
LBW #388. O Spirit of the Living God
WOV #681. Come, O Holy Spirit, Come
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
Various Hymnals On Pentecost They Gathered
Various Hymnals Spirit of the Living God
Various Hymnals We Are the Church
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #447. O Blessed Spring
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #740. God of the Sparrow
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
ELW #842. Oh, Worship the King
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
ELW #694. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
WOV #767. All Things Bright and Beautiful
Various Hymnals Angel voices, ever singing
Various Hymnals Benedic Anima Mea
Variouos Hymnals God of Wonders
(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.
Breath Of God” By Vicky Beeching.
Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is” By Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Empowering God, you gave the church the abiding presence of your Holy Spirit. Look upon your church today and hear our petitions.

A brief silence.

Lord, bless your church and its leaders (especially Bishop(s)…); send the power of your Holy Spirit upon us that our proclamation of the good news be bold and inspiring. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord, bless fields and steams; send rain and sun in due season and bring forth the bounty of the earth that your sustaining power be made known. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord, bless presidents and prime ministers and all who hold public office; make your will known to them and guide them in your ways as they lead. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord, bless mental health professionals and all who offer hope and healing; bring healing to any who suffer mental illness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord, bless doctors and nurses and all who care for the sick; work your healing and wholeness in all who are in any pain. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord, bless the ministries of this church; stir us from placidness and apathy for the sake of our neighbors and communities. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Lord, bless all the saints; bind us with them through the power of the Holy Spirit that we may all join in praising your eternal glory. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Grant that, gathered and directed by your Spirit, we may confess Christ as Lord and combine our diverse gifts with a singular passion to continue his mission in this world until we join in your eternal praise. Amen.

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