Philip and James (Summer Series)
I am using the sundaysandseasons.com resources for prayers and am not writing my own. I will still list hymn suggestions and other resources for any others thinking about using this summer series.
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #505. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #478. Father, We Thank You
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #530. Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
ELW #786. O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #754. Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #767. Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me
ELW #745. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #596/7. My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #878. Soli Deo Gloria
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #758. You Are the Way
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
LBW #114. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #783. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
Various Hymnals As I Have Done For You (2001) by Dan Schutte
Various Hymnals Earthen Vessels (1978) by John Foley
Various Hymnals Meekness and Majesty (This is Your God) (1986) by Graham Kendrick
Various Hymnals Sunshine in the Soul by E. E. Hewitt
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Build Your Kingdom Here” By Rend Collective Experiment.
“God is Love” As performed by Ginny Owens.
“In the Secret” By Andy Park.
“Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche.
More options here.