NL Worship Resources: April 8, 2018

Easter 2

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter 2 A/B/C
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 145:13-21 | Sermon Text: John 20:19-31 (Thomas)
Epistle Suggestion: Romans 3:9-11
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of resurrection, your son, Jesus, awed his followers by appearing among them. With awe we also celebrate his resurrection and rejoice in eternal life. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #760. O Christ the Same
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
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 #753. Dona nobis pacem
ELW #603. God, When Human Bonds Are Broken
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #435. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #390. The Risen Christ
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #820. O Savior, Precious Savior
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #635. We Walk by Faith
ELW #803. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #758. You Are the Way
ELW #484. You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Gift of Finest Wheat)
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #472 Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #151 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals Christ Has Risen
Various Hymnals Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Various Hymnals So Send I You
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #415. Father Most Holy
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #880. O God beyond All Praising
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #889. The Right Hand of God
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #826. Thine the Amen
ELW #680/1. We Plow the Fields and Scatter
LBW #527. All Creatures of Our God and King
LBW #550. From All That Dwell below the Skies
Various Hymnals Abres tú la mano, Señor (The hand of the Lord feeds us)
Various Hymnals Praise to God, Immortal Praise
Various Hymnals We will extol you, ever-blessed Lord
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” By Chris Tomlin, John Newton, et al.
Awesome God” By Rich Mullins.
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
More Than Conquerors
Soon and Very Soon” By Andraé Crouch.
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.

Resurrected Lord, we pray for the church and all its members; breathe your Spirit on us and send us forth to witness to your love, forgiveness, and salvation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Resurrected Lord, we pray for all of creation; renew the earth and all that is on it and bring healing where we have caused harm and brokenness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Resurrected Lord, we pray for the nations and the leaders of nations; spread your peace among the hearts of all and restore justice to the oppressed. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrected Lord, we pray for all who struggle with doubts of any sort; bring growth out questions and faith out of trial. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Resurrected Lord, we pray for the sick (especially,…); work your healing power in the lives of all who suffer and grant them comfort and peace. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Resurrected Lord, we pray for all the saints who have gone before us; as the Spirit moved them, move us and bring us all into your resurrection dawn. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

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.