Readings: Gospel Text: Mark 12:28-31 | Sermon Texts: 1 Cor. 13:1-13 (Faith, Hope, and Love)
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPracher): 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.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #644 Although I Speak with Angel’s Tongue
ELW #664 A New Commandment
ELW #804 Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #684 Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #532 Gather Us In
ELW #721 Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #585 Hear Us Now, Our God and Father
ELW #595 Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #697 Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #471 Let Us Break Bread Together
ELW #512 Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil
ELW #631 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #735 Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
ELW #452 Now We Join in Celebration
ELW #610 O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #533 Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
ELW #514 O Word of God Incarnate
ELW #689 Praise and Thanksgiving
ELW #865 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
ELW #671 Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #831 The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #642 Ubi Caritas
ELW #576 We All Are One in Mission
ELW #635 We Walk by Faith
ELW #359 Where Charity and Love Prevail
ELW #510 Word of God, Come Down on Earth
LBW #258 O Perfect Love
W&P #115 Out in the Wilderness
W&P #121 Seed, Scattered and Sown
WOV #662 Restore in Us, O God
WOV #749 When Love Is Found
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook; WOV=With One Voice)
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #679 For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #358 Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #612 Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #708 Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #730 Lord Our God, with Praise We Come (ROMEDAL)
ELW #750 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart
ELW #800 Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #776 What God Ordains Is Good Indeed
DATH #93 Around the Great Commandment
W&P #42 Glorify Thy Name
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook)
Other options based on both:
“I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever” By Martin Smith
“In the Secret” By Andy Park.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Prayers of Intercession
O God of love, we turn to you in prayer and supplication; may our prayers draw us into deeper relationship with you and out of ourselves towards our neighbors.
A brief silence.
For the church, that your love may overcome our divisions and inspire us to greater proclamation and service. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For all of creation, that your love lead us to love and care for all of your creatures and all of your creation. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.
For our leaders and those who are running to be our leaders, that your love may prevail in their hearts, minds, speech, and actions. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For all who are homeless, hungry, or hurting, that your love be at work in their lives and inspire us to reach out with compassion and tenderness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For all who are suffering (especially,…), that your love bring about healing and hope. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For all the saints, that your love be made complete in them. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray all of this in the name of Jesus Christ, the source of faith, hope, and love. Amen.