Encaustic icon of John the Baptist, IV c.

Worship Resources: June 21, 2020

John the Baptist (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 24th
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 141; Acts 13:13-26; Luke 1:57-67
Resources: Wikipedia, BibleHub, Easton’s Bible Dictionary, anglican.org, Zondervan, Word & World

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #250. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #723. Canticle of the Turning
ELW #604. O Christ, Our Hope
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #254. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
ELW #256. Comfort, Comfort Now My People
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #290. Go Tell It on the Mountain
ELW #246. Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #466. In the Singing
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #502. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #249. On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
ELW #844. Praise to the Lord (Louez l’Eterne)
ELW #264. Prepare the Royal Highway
ELW #255. There’s a Voice in the Wilderness
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast Is Ready)
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Various Hymnals Canticle of Zachary (1992) by Ruth C. Duck
Various Hymnals Long Ago, Prophets Knew (1971) by Fred Pratt Green
Various Hymnals Prepare the Way of the Lord (1984) by Communaute de Taizé
Various Hymnals Tell Out, My Soul (1961) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Grace Wins” As performed by Matthew West.
Love Comes Down” By Audrey Assad, Matt Maher, et al.
Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche. As performed by Sonic Flood.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:


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