Episode 4 – David Anointed king

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Worship Resources: October 27, 2019

Proper 25(30) Year 2 – Reformation Sunday

Color: Green or Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Kingdom Divided 1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29 (Mark 10:42-45)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Mighty God, your servant Rehoboam divided your kingdom with his tyranny, yet you remained faithful to both kingdoms, even in the midst of conflict. Show us your presence in conflict, and help us to resolve our differences, uniting this world in your name. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #505. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #749. O God of Love, O King of Peace
ELW #400. God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #805. Lead On, O King Eternal!
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
LBW #493. Hope of the World
WOV #631. Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
Various Hymnals Cast Down, O God, the Idols (1997) by Herman G. Stuempfle
Various Hymnals O God of Earth and Altar (1865) by G. K. Chesterton
Various Hymnals God Reigns! Earth Rejoices! (2011) by Michael Morgan
Various Hymnals Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (1675) by Johann Jakob Schütz
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
God Of This City” By Chris Tomlin, Aaron Boyd, et al.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
You Have Shown Us” By Andy Park, Chris Tomlin, et al.
More options 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.

Protect the church from idolatries and heresies O God; deepen our faith and inspire preachers and teachers to proclaim your love and grace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect plants and animals from devastation O God; open our eyes to the damage our systems inflict on creation and make us better stewards of all you have made. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect those without power or influence O God; reform our systems of justice and governance to better reflect your wisdom and compassion. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect our communities from divisions and conflict O God; and turn our hearts to welcome, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect all those in pain or suffering O God; grant them healing and hope in the midst of their tribulations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect this assembly from selfishness and apathy O God; guide us in our ministries or service and love towards our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Protect the saints in light O God; bring all your people into your eternal and loving presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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.

Worship Resources: October 20, 2019

 

Proper 24(29) Year 2 (Pentecost 19)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 9(14)B, Proper 10(15)B; Easter 2C
Readings: David Anointed King2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5; Psalm 150 (Mark 11:8-10)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy One of Israel, King David worked hard to return the Ark of the Covenant to Israel so that the people could honor you in your house of worship. Receive our praise in this house of worship, as we rejoice in your presence. Amen.
Other Resources (2 Samuel): Textweek, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, NL FaceBook Group
Other Resources (Psalm 150): Textweek, re:Worship, NL FaceBook Group

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars!
ELW #333. Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #881. Let All Things Now Living
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #884/5. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #858/9. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
ELW #850/1. When in Our Music God Is Glorified
ELW #853. When Morning Gilds the Skies
LBW #550. From All That Dwell below the Skies
WOV #783. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
Various Hymnals Filled with Excitement (1972) by Rubén Ruiz Ávila
Various Hymnals For the Music of Creation (1992) by Shirley Murray
Various Hymnals Like Miriam Who Danced to Praise (1999) by Mary Keithahn
Various Hymnals Lord of the Dance (1963) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals Sing of the Lord’s Goodness (1981) by Ernest Sands
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Here I Am to Worship” By Tim Hughes.
Made to Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, et al.
Undignified” By Matt Redman.
More options 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.

Make your church unashamed of the Gospel; willing to dance, sing, and praise that all may know the love and grace of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

May all that lives and breathes see you as the source of life and joyously sing out with your praises. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are enthroned above all else; grant humility to all world leaders and bring your kingdom forth in mercy and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Strengthen all missionaries as they accompany the communities they serve; and empower them to serve the needs of our neighbors across the globe. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Renew those who provide care for others; and ease any guilt they may experience for seeing to their own needs as well as the needs of others. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect this congregation and guide it in your ways that our witness here may be full of trust and joy. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

With thanksgiving for those who now rest in you (especially,…); keep their memories alive in us until we meet again. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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.

Worship Resources: October 13, 2019

Proper 23(28) Year 2 (Pentecost 18)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 26(31)B
Readings: RuthRuth 1:1-17 (Mark 3:33-35)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of the people, your servant Ruth showed great love when she clung to Naomi. Teach us to show great compassion, and to turn to you when we are in need. Amen.
Other Resources: Textweek, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, NL FaceBook Group

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #419. For All the Faithful Women
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #624. Jesus, Still Lead On
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
LBW #298. One There Is, above All Others
LBW #287. O Perfect Love
Various Hymnals Covenant Hymn (1993) by Rory Cooney
Various Hymnals God of Abraham (1990) by Bernadette Farrel
Various Hymnals In Matthew’s Gospel There Are Five (1998) by Mary Nelson Keithahn
Various Hymnals I Will Trust in the Lord
Various Hymnals Wherever You Go (1993) by David Haas
Various Hymnals Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1907) by Ada R. Habershon
Various Hymnals You Are My Father (Too’n mera pita) (2006) by Harkanwal Singh Sahota
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
In Christ Alone” By Stuart Townend, Keith Getty.
I Will Follow” By Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, et al.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
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)

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.

For the church and all it’s leaders; that we may be ever faithful to your loving, gracious, and freeing Word. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans; that the waters of the earth be cleansed and made available to all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For our leaders; that they may be faithful in their promises and wise in their actions. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For refugees and immigrants; that we may welcome and care for them as Ruth was welcomed and cared for. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the sick and suffering; that their trust in your presence and healing bring them comfort and hope. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For this assembly gathered here; that we may be faithful to our baptismal promises and boldly proclaim the good news of Christ to all the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For the faithful dead; that their dedication and example be a witness to us in our work for your kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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.