Worship Resources: June 14, 2020

Barnabas, Apsotle (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: June 11th
Color: Red
Readings: Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3; Matthew 10:7-16
Resources:
Wikipedia, BibleHub, Easton’s Bible Dictionary, anglican.org, OrthodoxWiki

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #497. Strengthen for Service, Lord
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #177/8. By All Your Saints in Warfare
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals Barnabas, a Man of God (2006) by Guilherme Kerr Neto
Various Hymnals Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (1969) by James Quinn
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Better Is One Day” By Matt Redman.
More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
You Never Let Go” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
“EARLY MOURNING MARY”
“HERE’S HOPE”
“MADE FOR LOVE”
“REIGN OF HEALING”

Worship Resources: June 7, 2020

Holy Trinity Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Trinity Sunday A
Readings: Holy Trinity2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20
Prayer of the Day (sundaysandseasons.com): Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, Dear WP; Word&World

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #835. All Creatures, Worship God Most High!
ELW #410. All Glory Be to God on High
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #412. Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #577/8. Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #415. Father Most Holy
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #771. God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #409. Kyrie! God, Father
ELW #881. Let All Things Now Living
ELW #558. Lord God, We Praise You
ELW #527. Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
ELW #517. Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
ELW #556. Morning Has Broken
ELW #735. Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
ELW #555. Oh, Sing to God Above
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #571. O Trinity, O Blessed Light
ELW #457. Waterlife
ELW #411. We All Believe in One True God
ELW #861. When Long Before Time (The Singer and the Song)
LBW #396. O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth
LBW #490. Let Me Be Yours Forever
LBW #266. Maker of the Earth and Heaven
WOV #787. Glory to God, We Give You Thanks
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals God Is One, Unique and Holy (1983) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Holy Father, Son, and Spirit (2016) by Sandra McCracken
Various Hymnals Hymn to the Trinity (1980) by Robert Kreutz
Various Hymnals This Holy Covenant Was Made (1991) by Sylvia Dunstan
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
Mission’s Flame” By Matt Redman.
We Speak to Nations” By Israel Houghton.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
“BE COMFORTED”
“GO NOW”
“I BELIEVE, I DO BELIEVE”
“ONE MAKER”
“WE ARE GATHERED HERE”


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2020 Summer Series

As an FYI for those that follow my blog. The NL-using pastors in my area have decided to do a summer series this year based on the Festival Days from May-October. You are welcome to join us in using this series. If you follow the series from Workingpreacher or do something else, that’s great too and I will see you in September!

6/7/2020: Holy Trinity Sunday2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20

6/14/2020: BarnabasActs 11:19-30; 13:1-3; Matthew 10:7-16

6/21/2020: John the BaptistActs 13:13-26; Luke 1:57-67

6/28/2020: Peter and Paul2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; John 21:15-19

7/5/2020: ThomasEphesians 4:11-16; John 14:1-7

7/12/2020: Philip and James2 Corinthians 4:1-6; John 14:8-14

7/19/2020: Mary MagdeleneActs 13:26-33a; John 20:1-2, 11-18

7/26/2020: JamesActs 11:27-12:3a; Mark 10:35-45

8/2/2020: Matthew – Ephesians 2:4-10; Matthew 9:9-13

8/9/2020: Simon and Jude1 John 4:1-6; John 14:21-27

8/16/2020: Mary, Mother of JesusGalatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55

8/23/2020: Bartholomew1 Corinthians 12:27-31a; John 1:43-51

8/30/2020: Michael and All AngelsRevelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:17-20

9/6/2020: Holy Cross Day1 Corinthians 1:18-24; John 3:13-17

Worship Resources: May 31, 2020

Pentecost Year 2

Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 2C; Pentecost A
Readings: Gifts of the Spirit1 Corinthians 12:1-13 (Acts 2:1-4 )
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Spirit of fire, your holy presence burns bright within this world. Spread your spirit throughout our communities, so that our hearts may burn with love and hope. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals; Word&World

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #822. Cantad al Señor (Oh, Sing to the Lord)
ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #395. Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord
ELW #247. Ososŏ, ososŏ (Come Now, O Prince of Peace)
ELW #209. Come, Risen Lord
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #687. Come to Us, Creative Spirit
ELW #470. Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
ELW #538. Enviado soy de Dios, mi mano lista está (The Lord now sends us forth)
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #786. O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #697. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #649. Miren qué bueno (Behold, How Pleasant)
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #743. Now to the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #458. Praise and Thanksgiving Be to God
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #405. O Spirit of Life
ELW #407 Soplo de Dios Viviente (O Living Breath of God)
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #549 Thuma Mina (Send me, Jesus)
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #164. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #162. Lord God, the Holy Ghost
WOV #748. Bind Us Together
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #749. When Love Is Found
Various Hymnals O Breath of Life (1920) by Bessie Porter Head
Various Hymnals Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race (1992) by Ruth Duck
Various Hymnals Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us (1971) by Brian Foley
Various Hymnals Sing a New Church (1991) by Delores Dufner
Various Hymnals Spirit of the Living God (1926) by Daniel Iverson
Various Hymnals We Are Many Parts (1986) by Marty Haugen
Various Hymnals When I Needed a Neighbor (1965) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow (1983) by Thomas Troeger
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Better Is One Day” By Matt Redman.
Breathe On Me” By Lucy Fisher.
Burning in My Soul” By Brett Younker, Daniel Carson, et al.
Spirit Break Out” By Ben Bryant, Luke Hellebronth, et al.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:

“Blessed Are Those”
“Dream God’s Dream”
“Go Now”
“Juntos Creamos Espiritu”
“Made For Love”
“One Spirit”
“Stir Us Lord”
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.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the church, inspire our witness and service that the whole world may know the love and grace of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon creation, work healing in wholeness where there is brokenness and knit all life into a glorious tapestry. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the nations and their leaders, grant all of humanity to find unity, peace, and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the brokenhearted, wrap them in the loving arms of your care and lead them to the kowledge of your presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the sick and the dying, bring healing, comfort and peace at the last. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon this congregation, show us how best to use the gifts you have given us for service in the name of Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Holy Spirit, rest upon us who are still on our pilgrimage and unite us into one body with all who have gone before. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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.


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Worship Resources: May 24, 2020

Easter 7 Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter B, Epiphany 5C, Epiphany 6C, Epiphany 8C
Readings: Death Swallowed in Life1 Cor. 15:1-26, 51-57 (Mark 12:26-27a)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Lord of the resurrection, you died and were raised so that ultimately death would not prevail. Remind us daily that sin, and even death, have no power over us. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #372. Christ Is Arisen
ELW #370. Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #363. Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #857. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #596/7. My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
ELW #438. My Lord, What a Morning
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #439. Soon and Very Soon
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391. This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #602. Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
LBW #501. He Leadeth Me: Oh, Blessed Thought!
LBW #151. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
LBW #153. Welcome, Happy Morning!
WOV #671. Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep (1832) by Margaret Mackay
Various Hymnals Because He Lives (1972) by Gloria & Bill Gaither
Various Hymnals Christ is Risen (1972) by Nicolás Martínez
Various Hymnals Hymn of Promise (1986) by Natalie Sleeth
Various Hymnals Low in the Grave He Lay (1874) by Robert Lowry
Various Hymnals Resucitó (1972) by Kiko Argüello
Various Hymnals Sing a New Song (1992) by Daniel Schutte
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Scandal Of Grace” By Joel Houston, Matt Crocker.
This Dust” By Kip Fox.
More options 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.

Resurrect the church from timidity and divisiveness; bless our leaders with boldness and your vision for our future. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect the earth from human selfishness and greed; bless all people with a desire to protect and care for the world you have entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect the nations from violence and warfare; bless every land with a hunger and thirst for peace and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect those entombed by the fear of death; bless the anxious and fearful with comfort and hope. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect the sick and dying from illness and disease; bless all who care for others with patience and strength. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect this congregation from becoming insular; bless us with deep curiosity and love for our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Resurrect the saints in light on the last day; bless us with deep faith and trust in your eternal and abundant promises. 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.


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Worship Resources: May 17, 2020

Easter 6 Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 4C
Readings: Faith, Hope, and Love1 Cor. 13:1-3 (Mark 12:28-31)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Loving Lord, you have showered your world with faith, hope, and love. Help us to be faithful to you, to offer hope to those in need, and to love all your children. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals, re:Worship

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #644. Although I Speak with Angel’s Tongue
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #585. Hear Us Now, Our God and Father
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #328. Restore in Us, O God
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #642. Ubi caritas et amor (Where True Charity and Love Abide)
ELW #635. We Walk by Faith
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
ELW #510. Word of God, Come Down on Earth
LBW #287. O Perfect Love
WOV #664. A New Commandment
WOV #749. When Love Is Found
Various Hymnals Christians, let us love one another (1973) by A. Nigro
Various Hymnals Don’t Be Afraid (1995) by John Bell
Various Hymnals The Gift of Love (1972) by Hal Hopson
Various Hymnals Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind (2001) by Daniel Schutte
Various Hymnals Not for Tongues of Heaven’s Angels (1985) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
Various Hymnals Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts (1994) by Steven Warner
Various Hymnals We Are Many Parts (1986) by Marty Haugen
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
God is Love” As performed by Ginny Owens.
In the Secret” By Andy Park.
Wonderful Maker” By Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman.
More options 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.

Keep the church from spouting meaningless noise and turn our words and actions ever towards love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Shower your blessings upon the earth and inspire a deep and abiding love of creation in our hearts. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fan the flame of love in the hearts and minds of our leaders and use them to bring about your justice and peace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Surround those who feel unlovable with your loving presence and make us witnesses to your love for all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Be present with the sick and dying, grant them a powerful experience of your all encompassing and eternal love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Turn our hearts outwards from our own selfish desires and make us better at loving you and loving our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Accept into your eternal presence our loved ones who have died and grant that their example strengthen our faith and service to you. 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.


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