Worship Resources: March 8, 2020

Lent 2 Year 2

Color: Purple
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 24(29)B, Proper 25(30)B
Readings: Bartimaeus HealedMark 10:32-52 (Psalm 34:11-14)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Lord Jesus, it was hard for your disciples to hear that they would have to suffer in order to follow you. Give us faith and courage to follow you when following is painful or frightening. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, BibleHub, RevGalPals

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #302. As with Gladness Men of Old
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #626. By Gracious Powers
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #431. O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us
ELW #304. Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #740. God of the Sparrow
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #860. I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #624. Jesus, Still Lead On
ELW #471. Let Us Break Bread Together
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #590. Salvation unto Us Has Come
ELW #608. Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #659. Will You Let Me Be Your Servant
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #510. Word of God, Come Down on Earth
WOV #785. Weary of All Trumpeting
LS #123 When Jesus the Healer
Various Hymnals From Heaven You Came (1983) by Graham Kendrick
Various Hymnals He came to earth, not to be served (1990) by John Pantry
Various Hymnals Jesus, Full of All Compassion (1769) by Daniel Turner
Various Hymnals Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (1969) by James Quinn (via Francis of Assissi)
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; LS=Life Songs)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Get Up, Stand Up” By Peter Tosh, Bob Marley.
In the Secret” By Andy Park.
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
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)

Beloved friends, in this season of repentance and healing, we accept God’s invitation to be ever-mindful of the needs of others, offering our prayers on behalf of God’s community in the church and the world.

A brief silence.

Faithful God, make your church complete in everything good so that your Gospel might reach out to fill all corners of the earth. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creating God, work through all stewards of the earth that abundant life blossom forth in due season. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Compassionate God, open our eyes to see those in need and reform our systems that the needs of all people be met. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of community, establish your loving community for all who are alone or on the outskirts. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Healing God, pour out your love and comfort upon all who are hurting in any way. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Crafting God, shape this assembly into your image of love, mercy, and service. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Eternal God, increase our faith and let your grace be known in the witness of all the saints who have gone before us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fill us with your strength to resist the seductions of our foolish desires and the tempter’s vain delights, that we may walk in obedience and righteousness, rejoicing in you with an upright heart. Amen.


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