Worship Resources: June 3, 2018

As previously mentioned, I am part of a group doing a summer series on “Women of Scripture.”

2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 19(24)A
Readings: Miriam & Zipporah Sermon text – Exodus 2:1-25; 15:19-21 | Companion texts – Psalm 114 and/or Luke 1:73-75
Prayer of the Day: God of Miriam, multiply our joy at your great, salvific acts and cause us to sing of your eternal triumph over evil and death. God of Zipporah, make us ever more welcoming to others as Zipporah and Reuel welcomed Moses into their lands and lives. In the name of Jesus Christ, who is our joy and home, we pray. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #455. Crashing Waters at Creation
ELW #363. Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #419. For All the Faithful Women
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #872. Praise Ye the Lord
LBW #19. I Will Sing to the Lord
WOV #670. When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land
Various Hymnals A Mother Lined a Basket
Various Hymnals God It Was
Various Hymnals God of the Women
Various Hymnals He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Various Hymnals I Will Sing unto the LORD (for he has triumphed gloriously…)
Various Hymnals Miriam’s Waiting by the River
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #250. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #249. God Himself Is Present
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #768. Lead Me, Guide Me
LBW #550. From All That Dwell below the Skies
Various Hymnals Come and See the Shining Hope
Various Hymnals O Raise Your Eyes on High
Various Hymnals You Have Come to Your People
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
Holy Ground” By Geron Davis.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
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.

Bless the church with hearts of welcome and joy, O Lord; and bless the ministries of hospitality that we are engaged in. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless the fields with abundant life, O Lord; and bless those who care for them. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless all nations with peace and prosperity, O Lord; and bless those who strive to lead them in the ways of peace and justice. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless those who suffer from depression and anxiety, O Lord; and provide them with help and support in their need. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless those who are in pain, O Lord (especially,…); and bring your healing to bear upon them. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless this congregation with your presence, O Lord; and be with all who will travel this summer. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bless the rest of the faithful dead, O Lord (especially, the martyrs of Uganda and…); and unite us with them in joyous witness to your faithful love. 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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