Lent 3 Year 2
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Parable of the Tenants (or Taxes to Caesar) – Mark 12:1-17 (Psalm 86:8-13)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Son of God, you spoke words to Jerusalem’s leaders that were hard to hear. Give us ears to receive your word of life so that we can follow you faithfully. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, BibleHub, RevGalPals
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #723. Canticle of the Turning
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #693. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #839. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #840. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #606. Our Father, We Have Wandered
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #682. To God Our Thanks We Give (Reamo leboga)
ELW #262. Wait for the Lord
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
LBW #336. Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
LBW #318. The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow
Various Hymnals Baited, the Question Rose (1996) by Carl P. Daw
Various Hymnals God, When You Called Our Church by Grace (2000) by Carolyn Gillette
Various Hymnals The Great Creator of the Worlds (1939) by Bland Tucker
Various Hymnals The Keeper of a Vineyard (2004) by Michael Hudson
Various Hymnals Living Stones (1997) by Michael Forster
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Cornerstone” By Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, et al.
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.
Keep us from rejecting your Word of love, life, and salvation. Make your church a welcoming one; seeing the face of Christ in each of our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Make us better tenants of all that you have entrusted to us. Help us to see that all of creation is yours. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Bring all nations to your truth and keep us from hypocrisy. Open our eyes to see you at work in the civil realm, as well as the spiritual realm. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Keep us from rejecting you through rejecting our neighbors. Work through us to share your love with all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Do wondrous things in the lives of any struggling with pain or disease. Show forth your healing power through all who work to heal. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Work through this assembly to share your steadfast love. Glorify your name through our ministries and missions. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Bind all followers of your way into one body. Bring all your saints and sinners into your everlasting kingdom. 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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