Mary, Mother of Jesus (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.
Festival Day: August 15
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55
Resources: Wikipedia, anglican.com, satucket.com
Mary’s role is not limited to giving birth to Jesus and mothering him in his childhood. In John’s gospel, she is among the women standing near the cross; in Acts, she is among the disciples awaiting the gift of the Spirit. Through all that happened she continued to see how God was at work through her son, keeping the ancient promises to her ancestors, brushing aside the rich and powerful, and focusing on those as poor and powerless as Mary herself.
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #461. All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
ELW #265. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #723. Canticle of the Turning
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars!
ELW #288. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #867. In Thee Is Gladness
ELW #267. Joy to the World
ELW #272. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ELW #236. Magnificat
ELW #308. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!
ELW #882. My Soul Does Magnify the Lord
ELW #573. My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord
ELW #251. My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #844. Praise to the Lord (Louez l’Eterne)
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast Is Ready)
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LBW #110. At the Cross, Her Station Keeping
WOV #692. For All the Faithful Women
WOV #634. Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly
TFF #55 Mary Had a Baby, my Lord
Various Hymnals My Soul Proclaims with Wonder (1989) by Carl P. Daw
Various Hymnals Sing Out, My Soul (Magnificat) (1979) by Taizé Community
Various Hymnals Song of Mary (1987) by Miriam Therese Winter
Various Hymnals Tell Out, My Soul (1961) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Glorious Unfolding” By Steven Curtis Chapman.
“Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
“More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
More options here.
“ALL MY RELATIVES”
“ALL OF MY LIFE”
“BRING YOUR MERCY”
“DREAM GOD’S DREAM”
“FROM NOW ON”
“MY SOUL PROCLAIMS”
“REMEMBERING THE PROMISE”