Proper 28 (33) (NL311)
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Trinity Sunday B
Gospel Text: Luke 5:8-10
Sermon Text: Isaiah 6:1-8 (God Calls Isaiah)
Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 29, Romans 8:12-17
Prayer of the Day (WP): King of heaven and earth, as you cleansed Isaiah with a coal of fire to prepare him for proclaiming your word to the world, prepare us, so that we may know your bidding and carry out our callings with eagerness and urgency. Show the world greatness that cannot be contained any more than smoke or fire can be caught, in the name of the one who sacrificed everything to carry out your commands, Jesus Christ our sanctifier. Amen.
Helpful Resources: re:Worship, revgalblog, SermonWriter, TextWeek, Word&World, BibleHub
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #838. Beautiful Savior
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #728. Blest Are They
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #521. O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #473. Holy, Holy, Holy (Santo, santo, santo)
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #630. In Heaven Above
ELW #868. Isaiah in a Vision Did of Old
ELW #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #558. Lord God, We Praise You
ELW #527. Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #842. Oh, Worship the King
ELW #884/5. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #873/4. Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
ELW #549. Send Me, Jesus
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #497. Strengthen for Service, Lord
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LBW #381. Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling
LBW #547. Thee We Adore, Eternal Lord!
Various Hymnals God, We Praise You! (1978) by Christopher Idle
Various Hymnals Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old (1982) by Joy Patterson
Various Hymnals Sing to the Mountains (1979) by Robert Dufford
Various Hymnals The Voice of God Is Calling (1913) by John Holmes
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
“Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
“God is Great” By Marty Sampson.
“Sending” By Charlie Hall, Nathan Nockels, et al.
“You are Holy” By Per Harling.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
God of life, we praise you for your abiding presence from generation to generation, blessing your people, strengthening us to lives of service, empowering us to witness. Hear the prayers we offer on behalf of your creation.
A brief silence.
Lord, send your church out into the world to proclaim your glory and practice your self-sacrificial love. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord, send us out into your creation with hearts of care and a deep desire to protect what you have some wonderfully made. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord, send us leaders who will protect the widow, the orphan, and the resident alien. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord, send your spirit of hope into the lives of those who are despairing and help them to know you presence. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord, send your healing spirit upon all who are suffering or in any pain, bring them your wholeness and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord, blot out our sin and send us forth into the world to bear witness to your activity in our lives and in the world around us. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Lord, we give you thanks for the saints you have sent to us and we pray that you will use us our witness to others too. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Grant that as we serve you now on earth, so we may one day rejoice with all the saints in your kingdom of light and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.