Worship Resources: November 25, 2018

Reign of Christ (Proper 29[34]B)

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 4C, Proper 16(21)C
Readings: Jeremiah’s Temple Sermon Sermon text – Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11 Companion text – Matthew 21:12-13
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of cleansing, you showed the people of Israel how to behave in ways that honor you and your people. Show us how to behave so that your world might be blessed through our actions. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #397. Loving Spirit
ELW #865. Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
ELW #549. Send Me, Jesus (Thuma mina, Nkosi yam)
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #547. Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
Various Hymnals Called to God’s Vocation
Various Hymnals God Be in My Head
Various Hymnals Womb of Life
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #346. Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!
Various Hymnals Filled with Excitement
Various Hymnals Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Various Hymnals Praise Him, All Ye Little Children
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Awesome God” By Rich Mullins.
Breath Of God” By Vicky Beeching.
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

God of life, we praise you for your abiding presence from generation to generation, blessing your people, strengthening us to lives of service, empowering us to witness. Hear the prayers we offer on behalf of your creation.

A brief silence.

Lord God, provide your wisdom to the church and place your words in the mouths of its leaders. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, bless forest and streams, fields and oceans with your powerful and sustaining life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, appoint wise rulers and leaders over all nations that all people may come to know your peace and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, bring us to repentance when we err, and redeem our broken systems from oppression and selfishness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, heal the sick and suffering (especially,…) and send your spirit of comfort on any in pain. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, bless this assembly, gathered in your name to be equipped for your service in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Lord God, bring us into the presence of all your saints at the last day and deliver all your people from sin and death. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Grant that as we serve you now on earth, so we may one day rejoice with all the saints in your kingdom of light and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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