Worship Resources: August 30, 2020

Michael and All Angels (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: September 29
Color: White or Green
Readings: Revelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:17-20
Resources: Wikipedia, anglican.com, satucket.com

The archangel Michael is pictured as a prince and a general of the heavenly army, defeating the dragon (the ancient serpent, the devil, Satan). It is important, though, to see in Revelation 12:11 that God’s victory ultimately comes by Jesus’ death and the testimony of his followers. The power of God’s truth gives us confidence in the face of evil on earth, even in the face of our own death.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #847. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
ELW #443. Dearest Jesus, We Are Here
ELW #427. For All Your Saints, O Lord
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #564. God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #766. Lord of Our Life
ELW #787. On Eagle’s Wings
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LS #155 All Night, All Day
Various Hymnals Angel voices, ever singing (1861) by Francis Pott
Various Hymnals Christ, the Lord of Hosts, Unshaken (1967) by Peter Prange
Various Hymnals Power in the Blood (1899) by Lewis E. Jones
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
A Mighty Fortress” By Christy Nockels, Nathan Nockels.
Healing Is In Your Hands” By Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, et al.
Shout to the Lord” By Darlene Zschech.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:
“ALL ARE WELCOME”
“DANCE WITH ME”
“LET’S GO OUT”
“VOICE OF THE SOUL”

 

Worship Resources: August 23, 2020

Bartholomew (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: August 24
Color: Red or Green
Readings: 1 Corinthians 12:27-31a; John 1:43-51
Resources: Wikipedia, anglican.com, satucket.com

The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke include Bartholomew in their lists of the Twelve. Partly due to his connection with Philip, many scholars believe Bartholomew is probably the same person as Nathanael in John’s Gospel. Nathanael is one of the first disciples called to “come and see” (John’s version of “follow me”), and he is present on the shore of the Sea of Tiberius when the risen Christ invites his friends to “come and have breakfast” (John 21:12).

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #649. Behold, How Pleasant (Miren qué bueno)
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace (Ososŏ, ososŏ)
ELW #687. Come to Us, Creative Spirit
ELW #470. Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #341. Now Behold the Lamb
ELW #500. Now We Remain
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #643. We Are All One in Christ (Somos uno en Cristo)
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LBW #209. Come, Risen Lord
LBW #337. Oh, What Their Joy
WOV #749. When Love Is Found
Various Hymnals Come and See (1974) by Marilyn Houser Hamm
Various Hymnals Gather Your People (1991) by Bob Hurd
Various Hymnals We Are Many Parts (1986) by Marty Haugen
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
If We Are The Body” By Mark Hall.
I Will Follow” By Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, et al.
More options here.

Worship Resources: August 16, 2020

Mary, Mother of Jesus (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: August 15
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55
Resources: Wikipedia, anglican.com, satucket.com

Mary’s role is not limited to giving birth to Jesus and mothering him in his childhood. In John’s gospel, she is among the women standing near the cross; in Acts, she is among the disciples awaiting the gift of the Spirit. Through all that happened she continued to see how God was at work through her son, keeping the ancient promises to her ancestors, brushing aside the rich and powerful, and focusing on those as poor and powerless as Mary herself.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #461. All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
ELW #265. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #723. Canticle of the Turning
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars!
ELW #288. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #867. In Thee Is Gladness
ELW #267. Joy to the World
ELW #272. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ELW #236. Magnificat
ELW #308. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!
ELW #882. My Soul Does Magnify the Lord
ELW #573. My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord
ELW #251. My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #844. Praise to the Lord (Louez l’Eterne)
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast Is Ready)
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LBW #110. At the Cross, Her Station Keeping
WOV #692. For All the Faithful Women
WOV #634. Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly
TFF #55 Mary Had a Baby, my Lord
Various Hymnals My Soul Proclaims with Wonder (1989) by Carl P. Daw
Various Hymnals Sing Out, My Soul (Magnificat) (1979) by Taizé Community
Various Hymnals Song of Mary (1987) by Miriam Therese Winter
Various Hymnals Tell Out, My Soul (1961) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Glorious Unfolding” By Steven Curtis Chapman.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:
“ALL MY RELATIVES”
“ALL OF MY LIFE”
“BRING YOUR MERCY”
“DREAM GOD’S DREAM”
“FROM NOW ON”
“GLORY, GLORY”
“MESSIAH”
“MY SOUL PROCLAIMS”
“REMEMBERING THE PROMISE”

Worship Resources: August 9, 2020

Simon & Jude (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: October 28
Color: Red or Green
Readings: 1 John 4:1-6; John 14:21-27
Resources: Wikipedia (Jude), Wikipedia (Simon), anglican.com, satucket.com

Simon and Jude (actually Judas, but he’s called Jude to better distinguish him from Judas Iscariot) are listed among Jesus’ inner circle of disciples. In today’s gospel, which is set at the last supper, Jude’s question (“How is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?”) is in response to what Jesus says in verse 19: “In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live.” The answer to Jude’s question will come in Jesus’ resurrection, the appearances of the risen Christ, and the coming of the Spirit.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #607. Come, Ye Disconsolate
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #753. Dona nobis pacem
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #312. Jesus, Come! For We Invite You
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #754. Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #766. Lord of Our Life
ELW #517. Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #405. O Spirit of Life
ELW #305. When Jesus Came to Jordan
ELW #581. You Are Mine
ELW #758. You Are the Way
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
SP #23 Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled
Various Hymnals Let There Be Peace on Earth (1983) by Jill Jackson
Various Hymnals Make me a channel of your peace (1967) adapted by Sebastian Temple
Various Hymnals Put Peace into Each Other’s Hands (1989) by Fred Kaan
Various Hymnals Spirit-Friend (1997) by Tom Colvin
Various Hymnals Unless a Grain of Wheat (1983) by Bernadette Farrell
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)” By Marc Imboden, Tammi Rhoton.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:
“BOUNDLESS LOVE”
“BUILD UP – Isaiah 57, 58”
CHOOSE LOVE
“EVER LOVING GOD”
“FOR ALL”
“I BELIEVE IN THAT LOVE”
“MADE FOR LOVE”
“REACH OUT”
“STEADFAST LOVE”

 

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Worship Resources: August 2, 2020

Matthew (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: July 25
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Ephesians 2:4-10; Matthew 9:9-13
Resources: anglican.com, satucket.com, Wikipedia

Tax collectors were agents of the oppressive empire, and they also had a reputation for extorting more than they had to collect. Jesus’ calling Matthew to follow him showed that Jesus not only associated with “bad guys,” he welcomed them into his inner circle. His sharing a meal with Matthew and other tax collectors and “sinners” was an enacted parable of the mercy of God. The meal we share at Jesus’ table is to be such a parable too.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #421. By All Your Saints (esp. v. 20)
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #848. Give to Our God Immortal Praise!
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #806. O God, My Faithful God
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #664. Heaven Is Singing for Joy
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #351/2. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #590. Salvation unto Us Has Come
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
LBW #298. One There Is, above All Others
WOV #669. Come Away to the Skies
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (1759) by Joseph Hart
Various Hymnals The Master Came to Bring Good News (1965) by Ralph Finn
Various Hymnals To avert from men God’s wrath (1410) by Jan Hus
Various Hymnals You Have Passed By (1971) by Huub Oosterhuis
Various Hymnals Your Grace Is Enough (2003) by Matt Maher
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” By Chris Tomlin, John Newton, et al
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Every Move I Make” By David Ruis.
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:
“FOR ALL”
“HERE FOR YOU”
“IF I BELIEVE IN JESUS”
“LOVE CAN BREAK THROUGH”
“NO LONGER STRANGERS”
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Worship Resources: July 26, 2020

James the Greater (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: July 25
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Acts 11:27-12:3a; Mark 10:35-45
Resources: anglican.com, satucket.com, Wikipedia

James and John left all that they had known and the future they had prepared for to follow Jesus on a path they couldn’t predict. When during that journey they asked Jesus for the places of honor in the coming kingdom, Jesus knew that once again they didn’t know what they were in for. Yet James did indeed drink from the same cup as Jesus when he became the first apostle to be killed for his faith. We, who also want to pin down God’s promise to us, pray that we will have the faith to follow Jesus into a future that is not the one we would have planned.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #302. As with Gladness Men of Old
ELW #421. By All Your Saints (esp. v. 17)
ELW #626. By Gracious Powers
ELW #431. O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us
ELW #304. Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #428. Give Thanks for Saints
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #590. Salvation unto Us Has Come
ELW #497. Strengthen for Service, Lord
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #659. Will You Let Me Be Your Servant
LBW #114. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
W&P #96 Make Me a Servant
Various Hymnals “Are Ye Able,” Said the Master (1926) by Earl Marlatt
Various Hymnals From Heaven You Came (1983) by Graham Kendrick
Various Hymnals He came to earth, not to be served (1990) by John Pantry
Various Hymnals James and John Once Came to Jesus (2008) by Paul Davidson
Various Hymnals Now in This Banquet (1986) by Marty Haugen
Various Hymnals Out of the Depths I Cry to Thee (1524) by Martin Luther
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Awesome God” By Rich Mullins.
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
The Servant King” By Graham Kendrick.
You Are Worthy” By Darlene Zschech.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:
GO NOW
“HERE’S HOPE”
“SHEPHERD US”
“WHAT SHALL I GIVE”