Worship Resources: November 24, 2019

Christ the King Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Josiah’s Reform 2 Kings 22:1-10, [11-20]; 23:1-3 (Luke 24:30-32)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of faithfulness, your servant Josiah restored your holy words to a people longing for your guidance. Help us learn your Scriptures so that we might carry your words in our hearts, in our words and in our actions. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #516. Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
ELW #242. Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace (Ososŏ, ososŏ)
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #509. God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #749. O God of Love, O King of Peace
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #769. If You But Trust in God to Guide You
ELW #624. Jesus, Still Lead On
ELW #517. Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
ELW #514. O Word of God Incarnate
LBW #428. O God of Earth and Altar
LBW #227. How Blest Are They Who Hear God’s Word
WOV #743. Stay with Us
Various Hymnals O For that Tenderness of Heart by Charles Wesley
Various Hymnals This New Built Bethel Now is Done by John Newton
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Ancient Words” By Lynn DeShazo.
More Than Conquerors
Thy Word” By Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith.
More options 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.

Ground the church in your Word; your Word which proclaims love and grace to all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Renew creation through your Word; your Word which brought all things into being and sustains all life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Guide the nations with your Word; your Word which speaks out for justice and peace among all peoples and communities. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bring your Word to bear upon all systems of power; your Word which releases the prisoner, welcomes the stranger, and gives hope to the oppressed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Sustain with your Word all who suffer; your Word of healing, hope and life even in the midst of brokenness and pain. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reorient this community toward your Word; your Word that teaches welcome and love for our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Sanctify all believers in your Word; your Word which carries the promise of life eternal and life abundant. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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.

 

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NL Worship Resources: December 17, 2017

You can find a Wreath Lighting resource here based on the hymn “Choose to Hope” by Marty Haugen and using readings from the Gospel of John.

Advent 3

Color: Blue
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter Vigil A/B/C or Epiphany 8C or Proper 10(15)A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 4:13-14 | Sermon Text: Isaiah 55:1-13 (Word Accomplishes God’s Purpose)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 46
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of restoration, save us when we find ourselves spiritually thirsty. Help us walk your road with your purpose, strengthened by your living water. Amen

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #266. All Earth Is Hopeful
ELW #516. Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
ELW #289. Angels We Have Heard on High
ELW #447. O Blessed Spring
ELW #491. Come, Let Us Eat
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #267. Joy to the World
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #726. Light Dawns on a Weary World
ELW #272. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing
ELW #635. We Walk by Faith
ELW #510. Word of God, Come Down on Earth
LBW #213 I Come, O Savior, to Your Table
LBW #15 Seek the Lord
ASG #1 As Sunshine to a Garden
W&P #48 Go Out With Joy
W&P #155 What A Mighty Word God Gives
Various Hymnals Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old
Various Hymnals Messiah! At Thy Glad Approach
Various Hymnals When Shall the Voice of Singing
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; ASG=As Sunshine to a Garden; W&P=Worship & Praise)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #444. Cradling Children in His Arm
ELW #455. Crashing Waters at Creation
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #334. Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
WOV #696. I’ve Just Come from the Fountain
Variious Hymnals As Water to the Thirsty
Various Hymnals Fill My Cup, Lord
Various Hymnals Jesus, Lover of My Soul
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

How Great is Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, et al.
Listening” By Vicky Beeching.
The Lost are Found” By Ben Fielding, Sam Knock.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Brothers and sisters,  as we joyfully await the glorious coming of the Christ, let us pray for the needs of the church, our community, and the world.

A brief silence.

May your Word accomplish your purpose in the Church, Lord God; speaking of your grace and love through words and deeds. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

May your Word accomplish your purpose in creation, Lord God; causing joy to ring out from even the trees and mountains. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

May your Word accomplish your purpose in our leaders, Lord God; inspiring humility and contrition where it is needed. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

May your Word accomplish your purpose, Lord God; bringing wholeness and reconciliation to the broken places of the world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

May your Word accomplish your purpose in the suffering, Lord God; bringing comfort and turning grieving into trust in your steadfast love. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

May your Word accomplish your purpose in the example of the saints, Lord God;  that their witness sprout faith throughout all lands and peoples. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of joy and exultation, you strengthen what is weak; you enrich the poor and give hope to those who live in fear. Look upon our needs this day. Make us grateful for the good news of salvation and keep us faithful in your service until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives for ever and ever. Amen.