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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Worship Resources: November 17, 2019

Proper 28(33) Year 2 – Pentecost +23

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 22(27)A or Proper 15(20)C
Readings: Isaiah’s Vineyard Song Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5 (Mark 12:1-3)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Loving Lord, you have searched your people for evidence of goodness, the way fruit is sought in a vineyard. Send your righteous judge and find goodness in your faithful children. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #257. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace (Ososŏ, ososŏ)
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #711. O Day of Peace
ELW #486. God Extends an Invitation
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #270. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
ELW #786. O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #282. It Came upon the Midnight Clear
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #710. Let Streams of Living Justice
ELW #272. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #308. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!
ELW #248. People, Look East
ELW #689. Praise and Thanksgiving
ELW #310. Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
LBW #418. Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor
WOV #656. By the Babylonian Rivers
WOV #638. Holy Child Within the Manger (Carol at the Manger)
Various Hymnals Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old (1982) by Joy Patterson
Various Hymnals Lord, Today (1978) by Mike Balhoff
Various Hymnals Our Cities Cry to You, O God (1987) by Edith Clarkson
Various Hymnals O When Will We See Justice Done? (2011) by Carol Bechtel
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Breath Of God” By Vicky Beeching.
Love Has Come” By Brown Bannister, Mark Schultz, et al.
You Never Let Go” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
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.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon the church and its leaders, that we may walk in righteousness and faithfulness, proclaiming God’s judgement and mercy. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon all of creation, that as winter rest beings a spirit of renewal and healing be at work in the land and water. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon all governmental leaders, that they may know and fear the Lord. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon teachers and all involved in the education system, that they may impart wisdom and understanding to their students. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon all those who are sick in mind, body, or spirit; that they may be made whole and find delight in the Lord. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon this assembly, that we go out from this service proclaiming the love of God for all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray that the spirit of the Lord rest upon the blessed saints who now rest from their labors, that their witness and service inspire our own. 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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Worship Resources: November 10, 2019

Proper 27(32) Year 2 – Pentecost +22

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 13(18)C
Readings: Hosea Hosea 11:1-9 (Mark 10:13-14)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Faithful God, you have continued to love your people despite our faithlessness to you. Receive our thanks for never giving up on us. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #444. Cradling Children in His Arm
ELW #443. Dearest Jesus, We Are Here
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #397. Loving Spirit
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #43. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #445. Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters
ELW #449. We Know That Christ Is Raised
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #190. We Praise You, Lord
Various Hymnals Bring Many Names (1989) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Depth of Mercy! (1740) by Charles Wesley
Various Hymnals Like a mother who has borne us (1986) by Daniel Bechtel
Various Hymnals Womb of Life (1992) by Ruth Duck
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Ancient of Days” By Gary Sadler, Jamie Harvill.
Bind Us Together” By Bob Gillman.
Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche.
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.

The church is beset with apathy, weariness, and fear. Work through church leaders to inspire, encourage, and equip your people to proclaim your love and justice to all the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creation groans in distress and brokenness. Give wisdom and strength to all who use the soil and see to its health and care. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

People of all nations and creeds bear your image. Help us to value human dignity and to pursue reconciliation and peace among all communities. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Human systems of justice is broken and imperfect. Bless law enforcement officers, attorneys, and judges with compassion and an earnest desire to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Many in the world suffer from disease and pain. Grant healing and comfort to those fighting illness and despair. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Communities both near and far lack basic necessities. Work through us that the abundance you provide may bless ever more and more people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Countless faithful saints now rest in you. Keep their witness to your love ever in front of us that we may join them in peace eternal. 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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Worship Resources: November 3, 2019

All Saints Sunday NL Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 4(9)C
Readings: Elijah at Mount Carmel 1 Kings 18:17-39 (Mark 9:2-4)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of Elijah, with great fire you made your presence known to the worshipers of Baal. Help us to resist the temptation to place our trust and faith in anything other than you. Receive our worship and strengthen our faith. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #256. Comfort, Comfort Now My People
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
ELW #317. Jesus on the Mountain Peak
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #563. O Light Whose Splendor Thrills
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #316. Oh, Wondrous Image, Vision Fair
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #677. This Little Light of Mine
ELW #514. O Word of God Incarnate
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
Various Hymnals Be Still and Know by Anonymous
Various Hymnals Elijah (1994) by Bertus Polman
Various Hymnals On Carmel by Mary McLean
Various Hymnals Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (1675) by Johann Jakob Schütz
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Light Of The World” By Matt Redman.
Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche.
Rise Up” As performed by BiFrost Arts.
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.

For all who witness to your love, mercy, and grace, that through them the world may know the way of Jesus Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the well-being of creation and for those that steward it, that where damage has been done, healing may occur. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the nations and their rulers, and for all who work for peace and justice in the earth, that all may know prosperity and health. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those in need: the hungry, the poor, the homeless, the outcast, the grieving, and the sick (especially,…), that they may know the nearness of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For doctors, nurses, aides, and all who work in providing healing to others, that they may be strengthened and comforted in their care for patients. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those absent from our midst this day, that they may know God’s love in the their daily lives. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For all who have been baptized into Christ, that our confidence and hope in life eternal be assured. 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.

Worship Resources: October 27, 2019

Proper 25(30) Year 2 – Reformation Sunday

Color: Green or Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Kingdom Divided 1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29 (Mark 10:42-45)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Mighty God, your servant Rehoboam divided your kingdom with his tyranny, yet you remained faithful to both kingdoms, even in the midst of conflict. Show us your presence in conflict, and help us to resolve our differences, uniting this world in your name. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #505. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #749. O God of Love, O King of Peace
ELW #400. God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #805. Lead On, O King Eternal!
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
LBW #493. Hope of the World
WOV #631. Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
Various Hymnals Cast Down, O God, the Idols (1997) by Herman G. Stuempfle
Various Hymnals O God of Earth and Altar (1865) by G. K. Chesterton
Various Hymnals God Reigns! Earth Rejoices! (2011) by Michael Morgan
Various Hymnals Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (1675) by Johann Jakob Schütz
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
God Of This City” By Chris Tomlin, Aaron Boyd, et al.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
You Have Shown Us” By Andy Park, Chris Tomlin, et al.
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.

Protect the church from idolatries and heresies O God; deepen our faith and inspire preachers and teachers to proclaim your love and grace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect plants and animals from devastation O God; open our eyes to the damage our systems inflict on creation and make us better stewards of all you have made. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect those without power or influence O God; reform our systems of justice and governance to better reflect your wisdom and compassion. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect our communities from divisions and conflict O God; and turn our hearts to welcome, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect all those in pain or suffering O God; grant them healing and hope in the midst of their tribulations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect this assembly from selfishness and apathy O God; guide us in our ministries or service and love towards our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Protect the saints in light O God; bring all your people into your eternal and loving presence. 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.

Worship Resources: October 20, 2019

 

Proper 24(29) Year 2 (Pentecost 19)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 9(14)B, Proper 10(15)B; Easter 2C
Readings: David Anointed King2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5; Psalm 150 (Mark 11:8-10)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy One of Israel, King David worked hard to return the Ark of the Covenant to Israel so that the people could honor you in your house of worship. Receive our praise in this house of worship, as we rejoice in your presence. Amen.
Other Resources (2 Samuel): Textweek, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, NL FaceBook Group
Other Resources (Psalm 150): Textweek, re:Worship, NL FaceBook Group

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars!
ELW #333. Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #881. Let All Things Now Living
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #884/5. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #858/9. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
ELW #850/1. When in Our Music God Is Glorified
ELW #853. When Morning Gilds the Skies
LBW #550. From All That Dwell below the Skies
WOV #783. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
Various Hymnals Filled with Excitement (1972) by Rubén Ruiz Ávila
Various Hymnals For the Music of Creation (1992) by Shirley Murray
Various Hymnals Like Miriam Who Danced to Praise (1999) by Mary Keithahn
Various Hymnals Lord of the Dance (1963) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals Sing of the Lord’s Goodness (1981) by Ernest Sands
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Here I Am to Worship” By Tim Hughes.
Made to Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, et al.
Undignified” By Matt Redman.
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.

Make your church unashamed of the Gospel; willing to dance, sing, and praise that all may know the love and grace of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

May all that lives and breathes see you as the source of life and joyously sing out with your praises. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are enthroned above all else; grant humility to all world leaders and bring your kingdom forth in mercy and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Strengthen all missionaries as they accompany the communities they serve; and empower them to serve the needs of our neighbors across the globe. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Renew those who provide care for others; and ease any guilt they may experience for seeing to their own needs as well as the needs of others. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Protect this congregation and guide it in your ways that our witness here may be full of trust and joy. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

With thanksgiving for those who now rest in you (especially,…); keep their memories alive in us until we meet again. 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.

Worship Resources: October 13, 2019

Proper 23(28) Year 2 (Pentecost 18)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 26(31)B
Readings: RuthRuth 1:1-17 (Mark 3:33-35)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of the people, your servant Ruth showed great love when she clung to Naomi. Teach us to show great compassion, and to turn to you when we are in need. Amen.
Other Resources: Textweek, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, NL FaceBook Group

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #419. For All the Faithful Women
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #624. Jesus, Still Lead On
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
LBW #298. One There Is, above All Others
LBW #287. O Perfect Love
Various Hymnals Covenant Hymn (1993) by Rory Cooney
Various Hymnals God of Abraham (1990) by Bernadette Farrel
Various Hymnals In Matthew’s Gospel There Are Five (1998) by Mary Nelson Keithahn
Various Hymnals I Will Trust in the Lord
Various Hymnals Wherever You Go (1993) by David Haas
Various Hymnals Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1907) by Ada R. Habershon
Various Hymnals You Are My Father (Too’n mera pita) (2006) by Harkanwal Singh Sahota
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
In Christ Alone” By Stuart Townend, Keith Getty.
I Will Follow” By Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, et al.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
You Never Let Go” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
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.

For the church and all it’s leaders; that we may be ever faithful to your loving, gracious, and freeing Word. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans; that the waters of the earth be cleansed and made available to all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For our leaders; that they may be faithful in their promises and wise in their actions. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For refugees and immigrants; that we may welcome and care for them as Ruth was welcomed and cared for. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the sick and suffering; that their trust in your presence and healing bring them comfort and hope. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For this assembly gathered here; that we may be faithful to our baptismal promises and boldly proclaim the good news of Christ to all the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For the faithful dead; that their dedication and example be a witness to us in our work for your kingdom. 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.

Worship Resources: October 6, 2019

Proper 22(27) Year 1 (Pentecost 17)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 9B, Proper 4(9)B, Proper 26(31)B
Readings: Hear, O IsraelDeuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9 (Mark 12:28-31)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Loving Lord, you gave commandments to your people as a gift. Teach us to be obedient to your word and to care for each other as we do your will. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #257. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
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 #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #461. Fight the Good Fight
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
LBW #411. Lord of All Good
WOV #664. A New Commandment
Various Hymnals As the Deer Pants for the Water (1984) by Marty Nystrom
Various Hymnals Christians, let us love one another (1973) by A. Nigro
Various Hymnals For the Life That You Have Given (1987) by Carl Daw
Various Hymnals The Lord Is God, There Is No Other (1980) by Daniel Meeter
Various Hymnals Love God with all your soul and strength (1866) by Isaac Watts
Various Hymnals Love the Lord Your God (1991) by Jean & Jim Strathdee
Various Hymnals Tell Your Children (1980) by Grace Hawthorne
Various Hymnals We Are Your People (1973) by Brian Wren
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
Ancient Skies” By Michael Gungor, Michael Rossback.
Come Now is the Time to Worship” By Brian Doerksen.
Every Move I Make” By David Ruis.
The King of Love My Shepherd Is” By Henry Williams Baker, John Bacchus Dykes.
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
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.

Lord God, help the church to worship only you, keep your name sacred, and honor the sabbath; turn our focus ever towards you and towards seeing you in our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, you called all that you made good; make us better stewards of creation and restore what we have damaged to goodness and wholeness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, you us gave the gift of the law; be at work in our systems of justice that they might be good and righteous, working on behalf of the injured and oppressed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, write your persistent love on our minds, lips, and hearts; inspire us in our teaching of the faith to the generations who will follow after us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, work in the lives of any who suffer (especially, …); bring comfort to those entombed by pain, disease, or despair. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, steep us in your loving Word; move those assembles here today to acts of mercy, love, and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Lord God, hold the faithful dead in your arms and comfort those who grieve; unite  believers of all places and times in loving you and loving one another. 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.

Worship Resources: September 29, 2019

 

Proper 21(26) Year 1 (Pentecost 16)

Color: Green
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:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
More Than Conquerors
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend Collective
My Song is Love Unknown” By John Nicholson Ireland, Samuel Crossman.
Undignified” By Matt Redman.
More options here.
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.

Worship Resources: September 22, 2019

Proper 20(25) Year 1 (Pentecost 15)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 13(18)A or Proper 24(29)C
Readings: Jacob Wrestles God – Genesis 32:9-13, 22-30 (Mark 14:32-36)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy God, your servant Jacob wrestled with your angel and prevailed. In honor of his persistence you gave him a new name. Teach us to persist in the face of struggle, and call us by name. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

LBW #477. O God of Jacob
LBW #211. Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #509. Onward, Christian Soldiers
PPSJ #6 The God of Jacob Hallelujah
Various Hymnals Grace is when God gives us (2005) by Paul Crouch and David Mudie
Various Hymnals I Would Not Be Denied (1900) by Charles Jones
Various Hymnals There Shall Be Showers of Blessing (1883) by D.W. Whittle(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; PPSJ=Psalm Project: Shout for Joy )

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
10,000 Reasons” By Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman.
All Over The World” By Martin Smith, Matt Redman.
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Broken” By Michael Himes.
In the Secret” By Andy Park.
More options here.
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.

Bless the church, O God, with a willingness to wrestle with our own hypocrisy and judgemental-ism; and turn us outward from our walls to love and serve our neighbor. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless creation, O God, through all those who are willing to speak out against pollution and the harm being done to what you have made; bring about wholeness and healing where there is brokenness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless the brokenhearted, O God, with friends and family who will not let them go; and show your presence with those in darkness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless all in any pain, O God, with healing and comfort; and help all who wrestle with disease and illness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless this congregation, O God, and open our hearts to see your presence in our neighbors and in the stranger. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bless the saints in light, O God, and use their example to strengthen us still on the journey; help us to know the faith of all the saints, especially when our own faith is weak. 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.