Worship Resources: September 29, 2019

 

Proper 21(26) Year 1 (Pentecost 16)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 16(21)A
Readings: Moses and God’s Name – Exodus 1:8-2:10; 3:1-15 (Mark 12:26-27a)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of deliverance, you called Moses to be your hands, feet, and voice in a troubled world. Teach us how to work, walk, and speak your word in a troubled world. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #326. Bless Now, O God, the Journey
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
ELW #437. On Jordan’s Stormy Bank I Stand
ELW #342. There in God’s Garden
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #19. I Will Sing to the Lord
WOV #670. When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land
Various Hymnals A Mother Lined a Basket (1997) by Mary Keithahn
Various Hymnals Be Still, For the Spirit of the Lord (1986) by David Evans
Various Hymnals God’s Story (1998) by Genie and Troy Nilsson
Various Hymnals He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Various Hymnals Holy Ground (1982) by Chris Beatty
Various Hymnals Moses (1975) by Carol Greene
Various Hymnals We are standing on holy ground (1983) by Geron Davis
(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.
More Than Conquerors
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend Collective
My Song is Love Unknown” By John Nicholson Ireland, Samuel Crossman.
Undignified” By Matt Redman.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

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

Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church; that it may be freed from all that stands in the way of bold proclamation of the love of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for creation; that it may be freed from human abuse and restored to the glory in which is was first made. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for our leaders; that they may be freed from selfish ambition and shown true wisdom and humility. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all messengers of your word; that, like the archangel Michael, they may speak truth in the face of evil. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all who suffer; that they may be freed from their bondage to sickness and pain. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for this congregation; that we may be freed from feat and anxiety, and work for justice and peace in our communities. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for all the saints who have gone before us; free us from doubt and sin that we may join them in your heavenly presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.

Worship Resources: September 22, 2019

Proper 20(25) Year 1 (Pentecost 15)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 13(18)A or Proper 24(29)C
Readings: Jacob Wrestles God – Genesis 32:9-13, 22-30 (Mark 14:32-36)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy God, your servant Jacob wrestled with your angel and prevailed. In honor of his persistence you gave him a new name. Teach us to persist in the face of struggle, and call us by name. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

LBW #477. O God of Jacob
LBW #211. Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #509. Onward, Christian Soldiers
PPSJ #6 The God of Jacob Hallelujah
Various Hymnals Grace is when God gives us (2005) by Paul Crouch and David Mudie
Various Hymnals I Would Not Be Denied (1900) by Charles Jones
Various Hymnals There Shall Be Showers of Blessing (1883) by D.W. Whittle(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; PPSJ=Psalm Project: Shout for Joy )

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
10,000 Reasons” By Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman.
All Over The World” By Martin Smith, Matt Redman.
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Broken” By Michael Himes.
In the Secret” By Andy Park.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

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

Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

Bless the church, O God, with a willingness to wrestle with our own hypocrisy and judgemental-ism; and turn us outward from our walls to love and serve our neighbor. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless creation, O God, through all those who are willing to speak out against pollution and the harm being done to what you have made; bring about wholeness and healing where there is brokenness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless the brokenhearted, O God, with friends and family who will not let them go; and show your presence with those in darkness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless all in any pain, O God, with healing and comfort; and help all who wrestle with disease and illness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless this congregation, O God, and open our hearts to see your presence in our neighbors and in the stranger. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bless the saints in light, O God, and use their example to strengthen us still on the journey; help us to know the faith of all the saints, especially when our own faith is weak. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.

Worship Resources: September 15, 2019

We do God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday on September 8th, so no resources for that Sunday, sorry! If you do GWOH Sunday check out the resources available for that: https://www.elca.org/dayofservice

Proper 19(24) Year 1 (Pentecost 14)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 6(11)A
Readings: Isaac Born to Sarah – Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7 (Mark 10:27)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of promise, Abraham scoffed and Sarah laughed when they were told of your plans for them and their family. Yet you remained faithful to your promise, and gave them a son, Isaac. Help us to trust in your promises for our lives, and to live according to your will. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #641. All Are Welcome

ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown

ELW #482. I Come with Joy

LBW #313. A Multitude Comes from East and West
DATH #97. Tell What God Has Done for Us
CBM #72. Exalted Be Your Name
Various Hymnals Abraham, Sarah Too (2004) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals God Has Made Laughter (1982) by Kathy Eddy
Various Hymnals God It Was (1989) by John L. Bell
Various Hymnals God of the Women (1998) by Carolyn Gillette
Various Hymnals God, We Praise You for the Women (2006) by Daniel Damon
Various Hymnals O God, Whose Steadfast Love (1994) by James Haddix
Various Hymnals To Abraham and Sarah (1984) by Judith Fetter
Various Hymnals We Are on Our Way (1989) by Helen Walter
Various Hymnals You Are Our God; We Are Your People (1978) by David Hoekema

(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest; CBM=Come Beloved of the Maker)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
The Lord Our God” By Kristian Stanfill and Jason Ingram.
You Never Let Go” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

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

Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

We give you thanks, O God, for teachers, theologians, and all those who help us to grow in faith. Raise up more leaders in the church who will challenge and encourage your people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We give you thanks, O God, for the bounty of your great creation. Work in us and through us that we may be better caretakers of all that you have made. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We give you thanks, O God, for those who care for and support those struggling with mental illness. Grant healing and wholeness to the lonely and anxious. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We give you thanks, O God, for physicians, nurses, and all those who seek to restore people to health. Be with all who suffer and surround them with your loving arms. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We give you thanks, O God, for this community of faith. Deepen our faith and use us to work your will in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We give you thanks, O God, for the example of all the saints who have gone before us. Unite us all in praising and worshiping you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.