Worship Resources: November 24, 2019

Christ the King Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Josiah’s Reform 2 Kings 22:1-10, [11-20]; 23:1-3 (Luke 24:30-32)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of faithfulness, your servant Josiah restored your holy words to a people longing for your guidance. Help us learn your Scriptures so that we might carry your words in our hearts, in our words and in our actions. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #516. Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
ELW #242. Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace (Ososŏ, ososŏ)
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #509. God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #749. O God of Love, O King of Peace
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #769. If You But Trust in God to Guide You
ELW #624. Jesus, Still Lead On
ELW #517. Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
ELW #514. O Word of God Incarnate
LBW #428. O God of Earth and Altar
LBW #227. How Blest Are They Who Hear God’s Word
WOV #743. Stay with Us
Various Hymnals O For that Tenderness of Heart by Charles Wesley
Various Hymnals This New Built Bethel Now is Done by John Newton
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Ancient Words” By Lynn DeShazo.
More Than Conquerors
Thy Word” By Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

Ground the church in your Word; your Word which proclaims love and grace to all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Renew creation through your Word; your Word which brought all things into being and sustains all life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Guide the nations with your Word; your Word which speaks out for justice and peace among all peoples and communities. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bring your Word to bear upon all systems of power; your Word which releases the prisoner, welcomes the stranger, and gives hope to the oppressed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Sustain with your Word all who suffer; your Word of healing, hope and life even in the midst of brokenness and pain. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reorient this community toward your Word; your Word that teaches welcome and love for our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Sanctify all believers in your Word; your Word which carries the promise of life eternal and life abundant. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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Worship Resources: November 17, 2019

Proper 28(33) Year 2 – Pentecost +23

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 22(27)A or Proper 15(20)C
Readings: Isaiah’s Vineyard Song Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5 (Mark 12:1-3)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Loving Lord, you have searched your people for evidence of goodness, the way fruit is sought in a vineyard. Send your righteous judge and find goodness in your faithful children. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #257. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace (Ososŏ, ososŏ)
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #711. O Day of Peace
ELW #486. God Extends an Invitation
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #270. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
ELW #786. O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #282. It Came upon the Midnight Clear
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #710. Let Streams of Living Justice
ELW #272. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #308. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!
ELW #248. People, Look East
ELW #689. Praise and Thanksgiving
ELW #310. Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
LBW #418. Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor
WOV #656. By the Babylonian Rivers
WOV #638. Holy Child Within the Manger (Carol at the Manger)
Various Hymnals Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old (1982) by Joy Patterson
Various Hymnals Lord, Today (1978) by Mike Balhoff
Various Hymnals Our Cities Cry to You, O God (1987) by Edith Clarkson
Various Hymnals O When Will We See Justice Done? (2011) by Carol Bechtel
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Breath Of God” By Vicky Beeching.
Love Has Come” By Brown Bannister, Mark Schultz, et al.
You Never Let Go” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon the church and its leaders, that we may walk in righteousness and faithfulness, proclaiming God’s judgement and mercy. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon all of creation, that as winter rest beings a spirit of renewal and healing be at work in the land and water. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon all governmental leaders, that they may know and fear the Lord. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon teachers and all involved in the education system, that they may impart wisdom and understanding to their students. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon all those who are sick in mind, body, or spirit; that they may be made whole and find delight in the Lord. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon this assembly, that we go out from this service proclaiming the love of God for all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon the blessed saints who now rest from their labors, that their witness and service inspire our own. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Worship Resources: November 10, 2019

Proper 27(32) Year 2 – Pentecost +22

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 13(18)C
Readings: Hosea Hosea 11:1-9 (Mark 10:13-14)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Faithful God, you have continued to love your people despite our faithlessness to you. Receive our thanks for never giving up on us. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #444. Cradling Children in His Arm
ELW #443. Dearest Jesus, We Are Here
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #397. Loving Spirit
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #43. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #445. Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters
ELW #449. We Know That Christ Is Raised
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #190. We Praise You, Lord
Various Hymnals Bring Many Names (1989) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Depth of Mercy! (1740) by Charles Wesley
Various Hymnals Like a mother who has borne us (1986) by Daniel Bechtel
Various Hymnals Womb of Life (1992) by Ruth Duck
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Ancient of Days” By Gary Sadler, Jamie Harvill.
Bind Us Together” By Bob Gillman.
Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

The church is beset with apathy, weariness, and fear. Work through church leaders to inspire, encourage, and equip your people to proclaim your love and justice to all the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creation groans in distress and brokenness. Give wisdom and strength to all who use the soil and see to its health and care. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

People of all nations and creeds bear your image. Help us to value human dignity and to pursue reconciliation and peace among all communities. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Human systems of justice is broken and imperfect. Bless law enforcement officers, attorneys, and judges with compassion and an earnest desire to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Many in the world suffer from disease and pain. Grant healing and comfort to those fighting illness and despair. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Communities both near and far lack basic necessities. Work through us that the abundance you provide may bless ever more and more people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Countless faithful saints now rest in you. Keep their witness to your love ever in front of us that we may join them in peace eternal. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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Worship Resources: November 3, 2019

All Saints Sunday NL Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 4(9)C
Readings: Elijah at Mount Carmel 1 Kings 18:17-39 (Mark 9:2-4)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of Elijah, with great fire you made your presence known to the worshipers of Baal. Help us to resist the temptation to place our trust and faith in anything other than you. Receive our worship and strengthen our faith. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #256. Comfort, Comfort Now My People
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
ELW #317. Jesus on the Mountain Peak
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #563. O Light Whose Splendor Thrills
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #316. Oh, Wondrous Image, Vision Fair
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #677. This Little Light of Mine
ELW #514. O Word of God Incarnate
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
Various Hymnals Be Still and Know by Anonymous
Various Hymnals Elijah (1994) by Bertus Polman
Various Hymnals On Carmel by Mary McLean
Various Hymnals Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (1675) by Johann Jakob Schütz
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Light Of The World” By Matt Redman.
Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche.
Rise Up” As performed by BiFrost Arts.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

For all who witness to your love, mercy, and grace, that through them the world may know the way of Jesus Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the well-being of creation and for those that steward it, that where damage has been done, healing may occur. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the nations and their rulers, and for all who work for peace and justice in the earth, that all may know prosperity and health. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those in need: the hungry, the poor, the homeless, the outcast, the grieving, and the sick (especially,…), that they may know the nearness of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For doctors, nurses, aides, and all who work in providing healing to others, that they may be strengthened and comforted in their care for patients. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those absent from our midst this day, that they may know God’s love in the their daily lives. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For all who have been baptized into Christ, that our confidence and hope in life eternal be assured. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.