Epiphany 5 Year 2
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 9(14)B and Proper 10(15)B
Readings: Death of John the Baptist – Mark 6:1-29 (Psalm 122)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy Jesus, you sent many into the world to proclaim your kingdom on earth. Send us, equip us, and walk with us so that everyone can learn of your abundant love. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalBlog, BibleHub
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #641. All Are Welcome
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #626. By Gracious Powers
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #749. O God of Love, O King of Peace
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #766. Lord of Our Life
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #418. Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals O Carpenter, Why Leave the Bench (1996) by Richard Leach
Various Hymnals O God, Our Creator, You Work Every Day (2000) by Carolyn Gillette
Various Hymnals Inspired by love and anger (1949) by John Bell
Various Hymnals When Jesus the Healer (1979) by Peter Smith
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Broken” By Michael Himes.
“I Will Follow” By Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, et al.
“Jesus, Friend Of Sinners” By Mark Hall, Matthew West.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
God of revelation, as we gather in praise for the gracious mystery of your Son, we remember the many needs of your church and your world.
A brief silence.
For the church and its leaders, (especially,…); that they lead with wisdom and vision, proclaiming your freeing Gospel to the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For farmers and all who work the land; that this season of resting fields provide some renewal for all who sow and reap. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For all the nations of the world; that your abundant blessings be poured out on all people and lands. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For those who struggle with mental illness; that they may seek out help and be surrounded with love and encouragement. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For those who struggle with physical illness; that they may know healing and wholeness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For this congregation; that we seek out new ways to reach out in love and service towards our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For all the saints who have gone before us; that the example of their sacrifices enliven and deepen our own faith and inspire acts of mercy. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Guide us on the path of salvation, O God, that the radiance and power of your Holy Spirit working in the world will gather together all peoples and nations in one community to offer you worship and proclaim your splendor. Amen.
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