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.
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:
“If We Are The Body” By Mark Hall.
“I Will Follow” By Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, et al.
More options here.