Worship Resources: May 12, 2019

Easter 4 Year 1

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Paul’s Mission Sermon text Acts 13:1-3; 14:8-18 – Companion text – Matthew 10:40-42
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of all, you opened your gates wide to receive all your children into the heavenly kingdom. Help us to be vehicles of promise and proclamation for all who will listen, so that every soul might live in your grace. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #478. Father, We Thank You
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #564. God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
ELW #734. God, Whose Farm Is All Creation
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #241. O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
ELW #672. Signs and Wonders
ELW #497. Strengthen for Service, Lord
ELW #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
ELW #680/1. We Plow the Fields and Scatter (Aramos nuestros campos)
ELW #725. When the Poor Ones (Cuando el pobre)
LBW #190. We Praise You, Lord
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
WOV #659. O Sun of Justice
Various Hymnals Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (1987) by James Quinn
Various Hymnals God in His Love for Us (1973) by Fred Green
Various Hymnals Paul, Preacher of the Word (1994) by Bertus Polman
Various Hymnals Praise Our God Above (1931) by Zhao Zichen
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
Various Hymnals Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands (1926) by Margaret Cropper
Various Hymnals Let Your Heart Be Broken (1975) by Bryan Leech
Various Hymnals There’s a Spirit in the Air (1969) by Brian Wren
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Awesome God” By Rich Mullins.
Breath Of God” By Vicky Beeching.
Rising” By Matt Redman, Paul Baloche.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Let us pray for the needs of the church and the world to God who raised Jesus to new life.

A brief silence.

Make the church a more welcoming church, O God, and help us to better meet people where they are and accompany them in your name. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bring about a fruitful season, O God, and may we see the glory of creation and praise your generous and creative power. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reform our systems of power, O God, and move us to acts of justice, mercy, and hospitality. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Grant us confidence, O God, that we may proclaim your good news to all the corners of the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heal the sick, O God, and grant wisdom and insight to those working to find cures and treatments for diseases. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Set us apart for your work, O God, that we may leave this place ready to work for your will and your word in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bring your kingdom near, O God, and join us with all the saints who have gone before in light eternal. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Through the resurrection of your son, O God, you destroy the power of death and remove your people’s shame. By the power of the Spirit, raise us from sin and seat us at the paschal feast, that we may rejoice in the gift of salvation Jesus has won for us. Amen.

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Worship Resources: May 5, 2019

Easter 3 Year 1

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Baptism A, Easter A/B/C
Readings: Peter’s Vision Sermon text Acts 10:1-17, 34-48 – Companion text – Matthew 9:36-37
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of all nations, you made it clear that all people are invited to partake of the glory of your salvation. Help us to invite all people to your goodness, so that no one might be forgotten in your saving grace. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #304. Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized
ELW #188. Create in Me a Clean Heart
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #697. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #563. O Light Whose Splendor Thrills
ELW #272. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ELW #716. Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #249. On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #887. This Is My Song
ELW #720. We Are Called
LBW #22. The Advent of Our God
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
WOV #671. Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Jesus Called to Peter (1994) by Bertus Polman
Various Hymnals Spirit of the Living God (1963) by Daniel Iverson
Various Hymnals Teach me, my God and King (1633) by George Herbert
Various Hymnals To Peter, Lost in Earnest Prayer (1998) by Joy Patterson
Various Hymnals We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (1968) by Edward Burns
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #693. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #694. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #384. Your Kingdom Come, O Father
Various Hymnals The City Is Alive, O God (1969) by William Reid, Jr.
Various Hymnals Jesus, my Savior, look on me (1869) by Charlotte Elliott
Various Hymnals Let Your Heart Be Broken (1975) by Bryan Leech
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Better Is One Day” By Matt Redman.
More Than Conquerors
Sweetly Broken” By Jeremy Riddle.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Let us pray for the needs of the church and the world to God who raised Jesus to new life.

A brief silence.

Use the church to spread the great message of your love to the world, O God, and deepen our faith and trust in your presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your compassionate love upon the earth, O God, and move humanity to better steward and care for the earth. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Rain justice down upon the nations, O God, and bring peace where there is conflict and war. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Move us out of our comfort zones, O God, and lead us to serve you in serving our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bring health and healing to the sick, O God, and bless all who suffer in any way with your peace and hope. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless this assembly with the Holy Spirit, O God, and inspire us to share your amazing grace with our communities. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Raise the saints to light eternal, O God, and bring all people into your glorious presence on the last day. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Through the resurrection of your son, O God, you destroy the power of death and remove your people’s shame. By the power of the Spirit, raise us from sin and seat us at the paschal feast, that we may rejoice in the gift of salvation Jesus has won for us. Amen.

Worship Resources: April 28, 2019

I hope you had a very blessed Holy Week and Easter! I will work towards getting back on my usual posting schedule ASAP.

Easter 2 Year 1

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Trinity Sunday A
Readings: Great Commission Sermon text Matthew 28:16-20 – Companion text – Psalm 40:9-10
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of action, you sent your disciples into the world to preach, teach, and make disciples of all nations. Make us instruments of proclamation, so that all might know of the love you have for humanity. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #540. Go, Make Disciples
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #290. Go Tell It on the Mountain
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #513. Listen, God Is Calling
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #665. Rise, Shine, You People!
ELW #549. Send Me, Jesus
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #547. Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #635. We Walk by Faith
ELW #668. O Zion, Haste
LBW #192. Baptized into Your Name Most Holy
LBW #388. O Spirit of the Living God
WOV #753. You Are the Seed
Various Hymnals Always with us, always with us (1858) by Edwin Nevin
Various Hymnals Freely, Freely (1972) by Carol Owens
Various Hymnals Go Make of All Disciples (1955) by Leon Adkins
Various Hymnals Go to the World! (1991) by Sylvia Dunstan
Various Hymnals Now Let Us from This Table Rise (1968) by Fred Kaan
(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 #268. From Heaven Above
ELW #661. I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #861. When Long Before Time (The Singer and the Song)
Various Hymnals Before Thy People I Confess
Various Hymnals I Waited For The Lord Most High
Various Hymnals Thy Tender Mercies, O My Lord
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
We Speak to Nations” By Israel Houghton.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Let us pray for the needs of the church and the world to God who raised Jesus to new life.

A brief silence.

Send the church our to make disciples and proclaim your love to all nations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Save creation from the shortsightedness of humanity and bring your healing to bear upon all life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bring the nations into the arms of your mercy and grant all people leaders who care for them. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Strengthen all the baptized in their faith and renew their trust in your great promises. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Be with the sick and suffering (especially,…) and provide them with wholeness and joy. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Make us better teachers of your Word and strengthen our community of faith. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bring all the saints into your great congregation that we may share the glad news of your deliverance with all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Through the resurrection of your son, O God, you destroy the power of death and remove your people’s shame. By the power of the Spirit, raise us from sin and seat us at the paschal feast, that we may rejoice in the gift of salvation Jesus has won for us. Amen.

Worship Resources: April 14, 2019

Just a heads up, I won’t be providing materials for the Triduum, I believe there are enough resources out there for worship planning already. Hope you have a blessed Holy Week!

Palm Sunday Year 1

Color: Purple or Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Palm Sunday A
Readings: Triumphal Entry Sermon text Matthew 21:1-17 – Companion text – Psalm 118:25-29
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Righteous God, you brought your son Jesus into Jerusalem to show people the radical grace of your love. Show us this grace, and give us eyes to see your goodness. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #781. Children of the Heavenly Father (Tryggare kan ingen vara)
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #770. Give Me Jesus
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #239. Hark, the Glad Sound!
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #333. Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor*
ELW #241. O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #264. Prepare the Royal Highway
ELW #346. Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #531. Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne
LBW #258. Hosanna to the Living Lord!
WOV #631. Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
Various Hymnals Filled with Excitement (1972) by Rubén Ruiz Ávila
Various Hymnals Hosanna (1985) by Carl Tuttle
Various Hymnals Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (1973) by Jennette Threlfall
Various Hymnals Praise Him, All Ye Little Children
Various Hymnals Tell Me the Stories of Jesus (1885) by William H. Parker
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
*Contains “Alleluia”

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #528. Come and Fill Our Hearts
ELW #556. Morning Has Broken
ELW #787. On Eagle’s Wings
ELW #682. To God Our Thanks We Give (Reamo leboga)
Various Hymnals Crown his head with endless blessing (1811) by William Goode
Various Hymnals Give Thanks to God for All His Goodness (1982) by Stanley M. Wiersma
Various Hymnals O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good (1936)
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

At Your Name” By Phil Wickham, Tim Hughes.
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Hallelujah Time” By Jean Watt.
You Alone Can Rescue” By Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Caught between joy and despair, we yearn for the fulfillment of God’s desire beyond the brokenness and neediness of this life. We offer thanksgiving for God’s presence with us and petitions for the transformation of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

Cleanse your church of selfishness and hypocrisy, Lord; and open the lips of your followers that we might sing forth your praise. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Cleanse creation of pollution and harm, Lord; and make us better stewards of the abundant resources you provide. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Cleanse the nations of injustice and oppression, Lord; and work in our leaders that they may follow in your ways of peace and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Cleanse our hearts and minds, of fear and anxiety, Lord; and move us to reach out to others who are in mental pain. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Cleanse the sick (especially,…) of their illness, Lord; and bless all who provide care and healing. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Cleanse this congregation of its brokenness, Lord; and help us to see you in one another. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Cleanse our hearts of doubt, Lord; and keep us steadfast in your Way, which the saints have trod before us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giver, Pain-bearer, Love-maker, day by day you sustain the weary with your word and gently encourage us to place our trust in you. Awaken us to the suffering of those around us; save us from hiding in denials or taunts that deepen the hurt; give us grace to share one another’s burdens in humble service. Amen.