Mary Magdelene (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.
Sometimes called “the apostle to the apostles” because she told them of her encounter with the risen Lord, Mary was a woman of Galilee who followed Jesus throughout his ministry. She was present at Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial.
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #375. Alleluia! Christ Is Arisen
ELW #371. Christians, to the Paschal Victim
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #492. Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup
ELW #419. For All the Faithful Women
ELW #427. For All Your Saints, O Lord
ELW #770. Give Me Jesus
ELW #428. Give Thanks for Saints
ELW #347. Go to Dark Gethsemane
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #477. I Received the Living God
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #833. Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #493. Taste and See
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391. This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #869. We Have Seen the Lord
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #147. Hallelujah! Jesus Lives!
Various Hymnals A Prophet-woman broke a jar (1993) by Brian A. Wren
Various Hymnals Comes Mary to the Grave by Michael A. Perry
Various Hymnals In the Garden (1913) by C. Austin Miles
Various Hymnals Mary Magdalen by J. J. Callanan
Various Hymnals See, What a Morning (2003) by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Various Hymnals This is the Day (1980) by Les Garrett
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
“My Song is Love Unknown” By John Nicholson Ireland, Samuel Crossman.
“Sweetly Broken” By Jeremy Riddle.
More options here.