Worship Resources: October 28, 2018


Reformation Sunday

Color: Red or Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 12(17)A
Readings: Solomon’s Wisdom Sermon text – 1 Kings 3:4-28 Companion text – Matthew 6:9-10
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Generous God, you gave your servant Solomon wisdom so that he might govern your people well. Grant us your wisdom, so that we might perform our life’s duties with gratitude and wisdom. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #847. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #625. Come, We That love the Lord (We’re Marching to Zion)
ELW #605. Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #806. O God, My Faithful God
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #769. If You But Trust in God to Guide You
ELW #435. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #782. My Shepherd, You Supply My Need
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #803. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Various Hymnals Be present, Spirit of the Lord
Various Hymnals O God, Thy Constant Care and Love
Various Hymnals Lord, thy word abideth
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #402. Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
ELW #605. Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #748. O God in Heaven
ELW #688. Lord of Light
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
ELW #745. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #397. Loving Spirit
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #887. This Is My Song
ELW #680/1. We Plow the Fields and Scatter (Aramos nuestros campos)
ELW #741. Your Will Be Done (Mayenziwe)
LBW #413. Father Eternal, Ruler of Creation
Various Hymnals Come, kingdom of our God
Various Hymnals My God, my Father, while I stray
Various Hymnals We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Every Promise of Your Word” By Keith Getty, Stuart Townend.
God I Look To You” By Ian McIntosh, Jenn Johnson.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Friends in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers as dear to us as our own needs. Loving our neighbors as ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church, that it might work with compassion and wisdom to further your kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for creation, that it may be restored to the wholeness in which you created it. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the nations, that we may implement systems of justice and peace for all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for those who are discerning your will for their lives, that they might find purpose and fulfillment in you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the sick and suffering, that they may know the peace with surpasses all understanding. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for our congregation, and especially for our ministries of faith formation; that we may ground our members of all ages in your Word. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for all the saints who have gone before us, that their lives may show us how best to walk in your ways. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Hear our prayers, God of power, and through the ministry of your Son free us from the grip of the tomb, that we may desire you as the fullness of life and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.

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