NL Worship Resources: June 25, 2017

Proper 7 (12)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 4A, Easter 4 ABC, Proper 23(28)A, Proper 11(16)B 
Readings: Gospel Text: John 10:1-4 | Sermon Text: Psalm 23 (A Psalm of Trust)
Epistle Suggestion: Philippians 4:1-9
Prayer of the Day: Faithful shepherd, you provide us with all that we need from day to day and care for us with steadfast and tender love. Make your presence known to us in times of sorrow, fear, and despair that we may hear your voice and follow in your ways. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #505. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #732. Borning Cry
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #502. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #336. Lamb of God (Your Only Son)
ELW #768. Lead Me, Guide Me
ELW #778. The Lord’s My Shepherd
ELW #767. Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me
ELW #782. My Shepherd, You Supply My Need
ELW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
ELW #858/9. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
ELW #789. Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
ELW #780. Shepherd Me, O God
ELW #327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #501. He Leadeth Me: Oh, Blessed Thought!
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
LBW #485. Lord, as a Pilgrim
LBW #264. When All Your Mercies, O My God
LBW #450. Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode
WOV #746. Day by Day
Various Hymnals The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want (Chant)
Various Hymnals Surely Goodness and Mercy
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #773. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
ELW #608. Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
Various Hymnals God Leads Us Along
Various Hymnals Jesus the Lord Said, “I Am the Bread”
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other options based on both:

Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Loving Kindness” By Miriam Webster.
Psalm 23” By Steve Merkel.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

A brief silence.

Great Shepherd, strengthen your church in trust and in faith that we might follow in your ways and proclaim your love and care for all. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Caring Lord, turn pastures green and calm the waters that all of creation may bear witness to your sustaining and renewing work. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Leader of all, guide the nations in right pathways that diplomacy and compassion rule out over greed and violence. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Faithful God, comfort us in times of despair that our lives might bear witness to your constant and peaceful presence. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Lord of all, anoint the heads of all who suffer in any way (especially,…) that they might find wholeness in your mercy. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Steadfast One, you call to your sheep and bring them safely into your dwelling; may we hear your voice too and join with all who have gone before in praising you in eternal light. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: June 18, 2017

I know its not Monday, sorry!

Proper 6 (11)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 8(13)A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 6:35-40 | Sermon Text: Psalm 13 (A Prayer for Help)
Epistle Suggestion: Romans 6:12-23
Prayer of the Day: Gracious God, your steadfast love finds its truest expression in Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. In the midst of sorrow and pain, turn our hearts to you that we may trust in your enduring presence. Give light to our eyes and shine your countenance upon us for the sake of your eternal and enduring love. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, who raises all who believe. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #626. By Gracious Powers
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #185-188 Create in Me a Clean Heart
ELW #151-158 Kyrie
ELW #841. Lift Every Voice and Sing
ELW #751. O Lord, Hear My Prayer (The Lord Is My Song)
ELW #745. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
Various Hymnals How Long, O Lord?
Various Hymnals Psalm 13
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #461. All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #474. Bread of Life from Heaven
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #472. Eat This Bread (Jesus Christ, Bread of Life)
ELW #478. Father, We Thank You
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #485. I Am the Bread of Life
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611  I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #542. O Living Bread from Heaven
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast Is Ready)
ELW #487. What Feast of Love
ELW #484. You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Gift of Finest Wheat)
LBW #226. Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord
LBW #211. Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
LBW #493. Hope of the World
LBW #199. Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior
Various Hymnals Are You Weary, Heavy Laden?
Various Hymnals Bread of the world, in mercy broken
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

How Long, Psalm 13” By Jason Silver.
I Am The Bread Of Life” By John Michael Talbot.
Your Unfailing Love” By Reuben Morgan.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

A brief silence.

You gather your church into one body, O Lord; we pray that the unity we have in you may overcome all divisions and schisms. Raise us up that we may boldly proclaim the eternal life we have in you. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You have made creation to be interconnected and interdependent, O Lord; we pray that all of creation be renewed and restored. Move us to be greater stewards of what you have given us. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You show us how to live in justice and peace, O Lord; we pray that the nations may work for the good of all the world. Grant us wisdom and courage that we may speak out on behalf of our neighbors. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You show your steadfast love to us, O Lord; we pray that our trust in you be deepened and our hearts rejoice in you. Open our lips that we may sing forth in joy for the salvation you have worked in us. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You do not forget your people, O Lord; we pray that your comforting presence be with all who suffer in any way (especially,…). Provide the bread of life to all who bear any pain. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

You do not lose anyone, O Lord; we pray that we shall one day be united with all the saints who have gone before us. Work your mighty will throughout all time and strengthen our faith in your eternal promises. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: June 11, 2017

Holy Trinity

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 6A (11A) or Reign of Christ (A)
Readings: Gospel Text: John 1:14-17 | Sermon Text: Psalm 100 (A Hymn of Praise)
Epistle Suggestion: Romans 5:1-8
Prayer of the Day: Lord God, you have claimed us as your people and made us your children. Open our lips to praise you, and open our eyes to see the mighty works of your steadfast love, that we may rejoice in you from generation to generation. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh that reveals your glory. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #641. All Are Welcome
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #693. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #881. Let All Things Now Living
ELW #751. O Lord, Hear My Prayer (The Lord Is My Song)
ELW #778. The Lord’s My Shepherd
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #533. Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
ELW #884/5. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
ELW #858/9. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
ELW #873/4. Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
ELW #870. We Praise You, O God
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #531. Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne
LBW #550. From All That Dwell below the Skies
LBW #521. Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
LBW #264. When All Your Mercies, O My God
WOV #767. All Things Bright and Beautiful
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals O Be Joyful in the Lord
Various Hymnals Raise a Song of Gladness
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #510. Word of God, Come Down on Earth
ELW #514. O Word of God Incarnate
WOV #614. Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Here I Am to Worship” By Tim Hughes. As performed by Phillips Craig & Dean.
Holy Moment” By Matt Redman.
Lord Of All” By Kristian Stanfill.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church and its leaders, that we may worship the Lord with gladness and sing praises to God all the day long. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for all the earth, that the abundance you have provided may cause all of creation to sing forth with joy. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the nations of the world, that peace and justice may reign and that all people may enter your courts with gladness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for greater faith, that we may know your steadfast love and grace in deep, powerful, and formative ways. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit, that all your sheep may know the comfort of your love and presence. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray with thanksgiving for all who have walked the way before us, that their example strengthen our trust in your faithfulness to all generations. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: June 4, 2017

Pentecost

Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Pentecost A, B, C
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 11:11-13 | Sermon Text: Acts 2:1-4; Galatians 4:1-7; 5:16-26 (Pentecost)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Abba, Father, you have adopted us as heirs of your kingdom and we have inherited the gift and presence of the Holy Spirit. Through the fire of the Spirit make us generous givers of all that you have bestowed upon us, for the sake of the one whose fire brings light and life to all the world, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #627. O Day Full of Grace
ELW #521. O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #594. Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice
ELW #478. Father, We Thank You
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #848. Give to Our God Immortal Praise!
ELW #748. O God in Heaven
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #575. In Christ Called to Baptize
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #397. Loving Spirit
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #309. The Only Son from Heaven
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #445. Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #64. From East to West
LBW #493. Hope of the World
LBW #162. Lord God, the Holy Ghost
LBW #312. Once He Came in Blessing
LBW #387. Spirit of God, Unleashed on Earth
LBW #388. O Spirit of the Living God
WOV #681. Come, O Holy Spirit, Come
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
WOV #642. I Wonder As I Wander
Various Hymnals On Pentecost They Gathered
Various Hymnals Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel:

ELW #402. Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
ELW #605. Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #752. Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
ELW #745. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #680/1. We Plow the Fields and Scatter
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
WOV #783. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Church On Fire” By Russell Fragar.
You Deserve” By James Dunlop, Matt Crocker.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Empowering God, you gave the church the abiding presence of your Holy Spirit. Look upon your church today and hear our petitions.

A brief silence.

Fill the church with the Holy Spirit, O God, and stir us to share the news of your love with all the world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Send food in due season, O God, and renew the face of the earth through our actions and care for what you have made. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Circulate the Holy Spirit among all nations and peoples, O God, and bring forth the rule of your kingdom in all the corners of the world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Strengthen our faith in your grace, O God, and show us our place as your children and heirs. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Work the fruit of the Holy Spirit in all who suffer, O God, and move us to bring them comfort and healing. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Unite us with all who have called you Abba, O God, and bring your whole family to our heavenly home. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Grant that, gathered and directed by your Spirit, we may confess Christ as Lord and combine our diverse gifts with a singular passion to continue his mission in this world
until we join in your eternal praise. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: May 28, 2017

I am going to try to provide more through my blog by getting the worship resources out on Mondays and then sharing other resources on Wednesdays. So keep your eyes open for that!

Easter 7 (NL Year 3)

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 7C (12C)
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 1:68-79 | Sermon Text: Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29 (One in Christ )
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 102:18-22
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Faithful Deliverer, you have chosen us to receive salvation by faith, not by the works of our hands. Deliver us, then, from the law, and free us from the bondage of sin so that with our hands we might serve you in purity of joy and response to your goodness, for the sake of Jesus Christ, who is all goodness. Amen

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #641. All Are Welcome
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #456. Baptized in Water
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #370. Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #471. Let Us Break Bread Together
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #590. Salvation unto Us Has Come
ELW #547. Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
ELW #445. Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
ELW #212/3. You Belong to Christ
ELW #211. You Have Put On Christ
LBW #192. Baptized into Your Name Most Holy
LBW #373. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
LBW #302. Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness
LBW #79. To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord
Various Hymnals Christian Love
Various Hymnals God Is Love
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel:

ELW #250. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #848. Give to Our God Immortal Praise!
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #768. Lead Me, Guide Me
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #842. Oh, Worship the King
LBW #2. Blessed Be the Lord
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

Bind Us Together” By Bob Gillman.
Make Us One” By Twila Paris.
Whole World In His Hands” By Tim Hughes.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

Send your Spirit upon the Church, O Lord; and unite us in the proclamation of your love and grace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless all growing things, O Lord; and sustain creation with your vibrant life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reveal your will to the nations, O Lord; and bring your kingdom and rule fully into our reality. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Open our eyes to our differences, O Lord; and open our hearts to accept them in love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Clothe us in your love, O Lord; and restore all who suffer to wholeness in you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Make us heirs of Abraham, O Lord; and keep us steadfast in the way you have shown through all the prophets ans saints. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: May 21, 2017

Easter 6 (NL Year 3)

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 6C (11C)
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 18:9-14 | Sermon Text: Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21 (Living by Faith)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 32
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Lord of justification, with great joy we receive the gift of salvation which is ours not because of our own efforts, but because of the saving work of Christ. Grant us full access to the glory of your salvation, an abundance that is more than enough for all humankind, for the sake of our redeeming Christ. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #349. Ah, Holy Jesus
ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #338. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #474. Bread of Life from Heaven
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #860. I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #768. Lead Me, Guide Me
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #590. Salvation unto Us Has Come
ELW #635. We Walk by Faith
ELW #774. What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine
ELW #803. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
LBW #93. Jesus, Refuge of the Weary
LBW #336. Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
LBW #114. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
WOV #671. Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Various Hymnals Not I, but Christ
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel:

ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #303. Brightest and Best of the Stars
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #151-8. Kyrie
ELW #601. Savior, When in Dust to You
LBW #310. To You, Omniscient Lord of All
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
By Faith” By Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, et al.
Stronger” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

A brief silence.

We pray for the mission of the church; that it might be faithful to your Word and your Will for the sake of the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all of creation; that it might be restored to the glory to which you first created it. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the nations, (especially,…); that violence may give way to peace and greed give way to justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all who cling too closely to the law; that they might come to know the love, joy, and freedom of salvation through grace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all who suffer in any way (especially,…); that they might have healing, comfort, and peace according to your gracious will. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for all who have gone before us on the journey of faith; that we might faithfully follow in that great procession, passing on to others what has been entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: May 14, 2017

Easter 5 (NL Year 3)

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 2:29-32 | Sermon Text: Acts 15:1-18 (Council at Jerusalem)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 25:4-7
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Lord of all, in Jesus you have made us all sisters and brothers in Christ. There is no distinction between Gentile and Jew. There is no separation that can remove any from fellowship in Christ’s community. Blind us to our differences so that in unity we may proclaim your truth to all, for the sake of Jesus Christ in whom there is harmony and peace. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #641. All Are Welcome
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #453. Baptized and Set Free
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #661. I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #547. Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
WOV #748. Bind Us Together
Various Hymnals Wonderful Grace of Jesus
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel:

ELW #254. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
ELW #268. From Heaven Above
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #313. O Lord, Now Let Your Servant
ELW #200/1. Now, Lord
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other options based on both:

All of Creation” By Barry Graul, Bart Millard, et al.
Light Of The World” By Matt Redman.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Holy God, you have called us to follow in the way of your risen Son, and to care for those who are our companions, not only with words of comfort, but with acts of love. Seeking to be true friends of all, we offer our prayers on behalf of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

For your church on earth, O Lord; that it may continue to proclaim your grace to all people and open its doors further and further. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For famers and gardners, O Lord; that the spring planting go well and safely and lead to an abundant harvest that all might share. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For presidents and prime ministers, and all leaders, O Lord; that their first priority might be justice and peace amongst all  nations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those who do not know your grace and love, O Lord; that they might hear the good news and come to believe in you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For all who are in pain, O Lord; that your comfort and healing might be worked in them. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For all the saints, O Lord, for Peter, Paul, and Barabas; that their proclamation might inspire our’s. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Guide us in the path of discipleship, so that, as you have blessed us, we may be a blessing for others, bringing the promise of the kingdom near by our words and deeds. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: May 7, 2017

Easter 4 (NL Year 3)

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter 5B
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 24:44-47 | Sermon Text: Acts 8:26-39 (Ethiopian Eunuch Baptized)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 63:1-4
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Fulfillment of the prophesies, with Scripture and water you claim people as your own. Claim us with water and the word, so that we may rejoice in the life given to us through the gift of the Holy Spirit, for the sake of the one whose spirit lives in us, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #641. All Are Welcome
ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #456. Baptized in Water
ELW #453. Baptized and Set Free
ELW #447. O Blessed Spring
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #575. In Christ Called to Baptize
ELW #336. Lamb of God (Your Only Son)
ELW #537. On Our Way Rejoicing
ELW #350. They Crucified My Lord
ELW #445. Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters
WOV #696. I’ve Just Come from the Fountain
Various Hymnals Take Me to the Water
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel:

ELW #385. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing!
ELW #513. Listen, God Is Calling
ELW #857. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
LBW #162. Lord God, the Holy Ghost
WOV #753. You Are the Seed
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” By Chris Tomlin, John Newton, et al.
Every Move I Make” By David Ruis.
The Lost are Found” By Ben Fielding, Sam Knock.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Holy God, you have called us to follow in the way of your risen Son, and to care for those who are our companions, not only with words of comfort, but with acts of love. Seeking to be true friends of all, we offer our prayers on behalf of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church and it’s leaders (especially our Bishop(s)…); that the Holy Spirit stir us to action and lead all people into deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for creation as it wakes from winter slumber; that the new life of spring reflect the vibrant life all creatures have in you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the nations and the leaders of the nations; that greed and selfishness give way to compassion and care for all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all on the journey of faith; that wherever they are on the road, you might provide them with insight and inspiration. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all you suffer in mind, body, or spirit; that they may know comfort and peace even in the midst of pain and anxiety. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for all the saints; that their proclamation might inspire ours, moving us out of our comfort zones to share the good news of everlasting life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Guide us in the path of discipleship, so that, as you have blessed us, we may be a blessing for others, bringing the promise of the kingdom near by our words and deeds. Amen.