Michael and All Angels (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: September 29
Color: White or Green
Readings: Revelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:17-20
Resources: Wikipedia, anglican.com, satucket.com
The archangel Michael is pictured as a prince and a general of the heavenly army, defeating the dragon (the ancient serpent, the devil, Satan). It is important, though, to see in Revelation 12:11 that God’s victory ultimately comes by Jesus’ death and the testimony of his followers. The power of God’s truth gives us confidence in the face of evil on earth, even in the face of our own death.
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #847. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
ELW #443. Dearest Jesus, We Are Here
ELW #427. For All Your Saints, O Lord
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #564. God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #766. Lord of Our Life
ELW #787. On Eagle’s Wings
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LS #155 All Night, All Day
Various Hymnals Angel voices, ever singing (1861) by Francis Pott
Various Hymnals Christ, the Lord of Hosts, Unshaken (1967) by Peter Prange
Various Hymnals Power in the Blood (1899) by Lewis E. Jones
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Healing Is In Your Hands” By Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, et al.
“Shout to the Lord” By Darlene Zschech.
More options here.
“ALL ARE WELCOME”
“DANCE WITH ME”
“LET’S GO OUT”
“VOICE OF THE SOUL”