Worship Resources: June 17, 2018

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

4th Sunday after Pentecost

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Hannah Sermon text – 1 Samuel 1:1–2:10 Companion texts – Psalm 16 and/or Matthew 24:1-3
Prayer of the Day: God of Hannah, you are steadfast in your love and grace to us. Answer the prayers of all who call on you with mercy and loving-kindness. Restore justice to the world and guide our feet in your ways. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, who came that the lowly be exalted and the humble lifted up. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #723. Canticle of the Turning
ELW #419. For All the Faithful Women
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #473. Holy, Holy, Holy (Santo, santo, santo)
ELW #754. Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #844. Praise to the Lord (Louez l’Eterne)
LBW #531. Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne
LBW #146. Rejoice, Angelic Choirs, Rejoice!
WOV #720. In the Presence of Your People
WOV #724. Shalom
Various Hymnals Child of Blessing, Child of Promise
Various Hymnals Song of Hannah
Various Hymnals Tell Out, My Soul
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #260. The King Shall come
ELW #435. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #397. Loving Spirit
ELW #832. My Lord of Light
ELW #328. Restore in Us, O God
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
ELW #613. Thy Holy Wings
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
Various Hymnals Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord
Various Hymnals It May Be at Morn
Various Hymnals To Thee, O Lord, I Fly
(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.
In the Secret” By Andy Park.
Take My Life” By Scott Underwood.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church, Most High, be at work in the people you have anointed to bear the gospel good news to the ends of the earth. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for creation, Most High, restore the pillars of the earth to the glory you intended for them. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the nations, Most High, may your peace and justice rule over the hearts and minds of all who lead others. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for victims of violence, Most High, provide comfort, safety, and wholeness to any who know the pain of oppression and war. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for any who are suffering, Most High, gird them with the strength and endurance necessary for healing and recovery. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for all those gathered here today, Most High, bless our ministries and use this congregation to answer prayer. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for the saints, Most High, may the witness of their exultant hearts strengthen our own when we falter. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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