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.

NL Worship Resources: April 30, 2017

Easter 3 (NL Year 3)

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter 5A
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 23:33-34a, 46 | Sermon Text: Acts 6:1-7:2a, 44-60 (Stephen’s
Witness)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Holy Giver and Receiver of life, Your martyr, Stephen, shined with the light of your Holy Spirit. When his opponents took his life, he offered up his spirit to you, and prayed mercy for theirs. Make Stephen an example of faith and courage for all your followers, for the sake of the one who brought light and life to this world, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #890. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
ELW #862. Praise, Praise! You Are My Rock
ELW #351. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #352. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
LBW #177. By All Your Saints in Warfare
LBW #178. By All Your Saints in Warfare
LBW #183. The Son of God Goes Forth to War
LBW #344. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
Various Hymnals God, We Praise You!
Various Hymnals Head of Thy Church triumphant
Various Hymnals Sleep thy Last Sleep
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel:

ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #338. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #354. Calvary (Every Time I Think about Jesus)
ELW #339. Christ, the Life of All the Living
ELW #605. Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #347. Go to Dark Gethsemane
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
LBW #112. Jesus, in Thy Dying Woes
LBW #113. Jesus, in Thy Dying Woes
LBW #114. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

I Will Follow” By Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, et al.
Light Of The World” By Matt Redman.
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
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.

God of glory, grant vision to your church that we might boldly proclaim your presence and work in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Most High, heaven is your throne and the earth is your footstool, make all of creation show forth your glory that we might cherish all that you have given us and work to preserve and care for it. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of all languages and people, bring the proclamation of your Good News to all the world that your love, peace, and justice may prevail over all else. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the martyrs, make us bold in our witness to your love that your grace be known in the hearts of all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus, be with all who suffer in any fashion (especially, …) that your comforting presence be known to them. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God of all, the Holy Spirit unites us with prophets and martys of all times and places, bind us together into your holy community and give us all a foretaste of what is to come. 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: April 23, 2017

Easter 2 (NL Year 3)

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter 3A
Readings: Psalm: Psalm 30 | Sermon Text: Luke 24:13-35 (Emmaus Road)
OT Suggestion: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Mysterious and Divine Presence, Too often our hearts burn within us because our bodies know before our minds that you are here working in us and through us in this world. Open our eyes, and help us to recognize you in all places and in all people, for the sake of the one whose presence is never far, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #539. Abide, O Dearest Jesus
ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #374. Day of Arising
ELW #494. For the Bread Which You Have Broken
ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #471. Let Us Break Bread Together
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God
ELW #570. Now the Day Is Over
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #725. When the Poor Ones
ELW #514. O Word of God Incarnate
LBW #209. Come, Risen Lord
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #493. Hope of the World
WOV #743. Stay with Us
Various Hymnals Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread
Various Hymnals Christ Beside Me
Various Hymnals Tell Me the Story of Jesus
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Psalm:

ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #867. In Thee Is Gladness
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #864. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW 327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

More Than Conquerors” Rend Collective
Take My Life” Scott Underwood
Travelers On The Journey” Dakota Road
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Sisters and brothers in Christ, God invites us to bring our doubts and fears, our joys and concerns, our petitions and praise, and offer them for the earth and all its creatures.

A brief silence.

God of the prophets, open our eyes to see you at work in scipture, at work in prayer, at work in the breaking of bread, and at work in the world; then move your church to love and serve you wherever you are found. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the heavens and earth, provide your abundant and vibrant life to all of creation and inspire us through its splendor; then move us to work for the healing of the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of all lands, redeem the world through your love and work in the lives of all peoples; then work through us to bring about peace and justice throughout the nations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of all wisdom and knowledge, continue to come to us through word and sacrament and make our hearts burn within us; then move us to share the good news of your love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of power, provide comfort for all who suffer (especially, …) and bless the efforts of all who provide healing and care for others. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God of resurrection, gather all your saints into your heavenly home and incerease our faith in your uncompromising unconditional love and life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Receive these prayers, O God, and transform us through them, that we may have eyes to see and hearts to understand not only what you do on our behalf, but what you call us to do so that your realm will come to fruition in glory. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday (NL Year 3)

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter (C)
Readings: Psalm: Psalm 118:17, 21-24 | Sermon Text: Luke 24:1-12 (Resurrection)
OT Suggestion: Isaiah 65:17-25
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Risen Messiah, Hallelujah! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Glory be to you, whom death could not defeat. Praise to the savior of heaven and earth. Honor and glory are yours, now and forever, Christ our savior and redeemer. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #629 Abide with Me
ELW #375 Alleluia! Christ Is Arisen
ELW #793 Be Thou My Vision
ELW #364 Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia
ELW #371 Christians, to the Paschal Victim
ELW #389 Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #383 Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!
ELW #339 Christ, the Life of All the Living
ELW #373 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #363 Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #855 Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #521 O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #361 The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #385 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing!
ELW #347 Go to Dark Gethsemane
ELW #619 I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #365 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #765 Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #438 My Lord, What a Morning
ELW #379 Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #386/7 O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #366 The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #384 That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #376 Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391 This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #353 Were You There
LBW #151 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
WOV #671 Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Because You Live, O Christ
Various Hymnals Low in the Grave He Lay
Various Hymnals Woman in the Night
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Psalm:

ELW #174/5 Alleluia
ELW #645 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #556 Morning Has Broken
LBW #142 Hail Thee, Festival Day!
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

Easter Song” Anne Herring
I’ll Fly Away” Albert E. Brumley
Resurrection Day” Matt Maher
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Let us pray for the needs of the church and the world to God who raised Jesus to new life.

A brief silence.

God of Resurrection, breathe your vibrant life into the church that we may be inspired to ever greater feats of proclamation and love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of life, sustain all of creation with your power that we might know and proclaim your providence and care. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Conqueror of death, work your will in the world that the nations and leaders of nations might strive for justice, peace, and the equitable distribution of your resources. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the living, provide hope to the hopeless and joy to the despairing, that all who are entombed might be freed from their bonds. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of shalom, bring about your healing and wholeness to all who suffer that life might be lived as you want it to be lived. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Lord of heaven and earth, bless the rest of all the saints and unite us with them in the everlasting light of the Resurrection dawn. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Through the resurrection of your son, O God, you destroy the power of death and remove your people’s shame. By the power of the Spirit, raise us from sin and seat us at the paschal feast, that we may rejoice in the gift of salvation Jesus has won for us. Amen.