Proper 21(26) Year 1 (Pentecost 16)
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 16(21)A
Readings: Moses and God’s Name – Exodus 1:8-2:10; 3:1-15 (Mark 12:26-27a)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of deliverance, you called Moses to be your hands, feet, and voice in a troubled world. Teach us how to work, walk, and speak your word in a troubled world. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #326. Bless Now, O God, the Journey
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
ELW #437. On Jordan’s Stormy Bank I Stand
ELW #342. There in God’s Garden
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #19. I Will Sing to the Lord
WOV #670. When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land
Various Hymnals A Mother Lined a Basket (1997) by Mary Keithahn
Various Hymnals Be Still, For the Spirit of the Lord (1986) by David Evans
Various Hymnals God’s Story (1998) by Genie and Troy Nilsson
Various Hymnals He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Various Hymnals Holy Ground (1982) by Chris Beatty
Various Hymnals Moses (1975) by Carol Greene
Various Hymnals We are standing on holy ground (1983) by Geron Davis
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
“More Than Conquerors”
“My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend Collective
“My Song is Love Unknown” By John Nicholson Ireland, Samuel Crossman.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world.
A brief silence.
We pray for the church; that it may be freed from all that stands in the way of bold proclamation of the love of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for creation; that it may be freed from human abuse and restored to the glory in which is was first made. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for our leaders; that they may be freed from selfish ambition and shown true wisdom and humility. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for all messengers of your word; that, like the archangel Michael, they may speak truth in the face of evil. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for all who suffer; that they may be freed from their bondage to sickness and pain. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for this congregation; that we may be freed from feat and anxiety, and work for justice and peace in our communities. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
We pray for all the saints who have gone before us; free us from doubt and sin that we may join them in your heavenly presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.