NL Worship Resources: July 30, 2017

Proper 12 (17)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 13(18)B
Readings: Gospel Text: John 15:1-4 | Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:1-16 (Unity in the Body of Christ)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 51:1-12
Prayer of the Day: God and Father of all, you are the source of all good gifts and you equip us with all that we need to work for your kingdom. Knit us ever more tightly together into the body of Christ, the church; that we may serve you in truth and love by living out our community and calling. In the name of Christ who calls, gathers, and enlightens us to work your will and word in the world. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #452. Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death
ELW #456. Baptized in Water
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #393. A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing!
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #312. Jesus, Come! For We Invite You
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #808. Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song (Jésus, je voudrais te chanter)
ELW #517. Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #743. Now to the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #263. Savior of the Nations, Come
ELW #820. O Savior, Precious Savior
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #449. We Know That Christ Is Raised
ELW #211. You Have Put On Christ
LBW #209. Come, Risen Lord
LBW #506. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
LBW #373. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
LBW #505. Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go
LBW #153. Welcome, Happy Morning!
WOV #748. Bind Us Together
Various Hymnals O Christ, the Great Foundation
Various Hymnals Help Us Accept Each Other
Various Hymnals Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #539. Abide, O Dearest Jesus
ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #447. O Blessed Spring
ELW #443. Dearest Jesus, We Are Here
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #661. I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #477. I Received the Living God
ELW #775. Jesus, Priceless Treasure
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #716. Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
ELW #308. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #500. Now We Remain
ELW #547. Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
ELW #642. Ubi caritas et amor (Where True Charity and Love Abide)
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #190. We Praise You, Lord
WOV #664. A New Commandment
Various Hymnals  Bread of Heaven, on Thee we Feed
Various Hymnals  I Hunger and I Thirst
Various Hymnals Lord of the Dance
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

If We Are The Body” By Mark Hall.
Living Hallelujah” By Sarah Kelly.
They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

Bless your church with all of the gifts it needs for ministry, O Lord; and bind us together that we may properly work toward your kingdom of peace. justice, and love. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless plants and animals, and all who care for them, O Lord; and grant that we better see the inter-connectedness of all life on earth and work for the healing of creation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless the leaders of the nations, O Lord; and bless all those who work to hold those leaders accountable to your vision for the world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless us with the Spirit, O Lord; and work through us that we may grow and mature in discipleship and evangelism to the glory of your name. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Bless all who suffer in mind, body, or spirit, O Lord (especially,…); and use us to bear one another’s burdens and pains. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bless all the members of your body, the church, O Lord; and grant us unity with all the saints — past, present and future. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.