Worship Resources: October 4, 2020

18th Sunday after Pentecost (NL304)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 18(23)A
Gospel Text: Luke 22:14-20
Sermon Text: (The Promise of Passover) Exodus 12:1-13; 13:1-8
Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14
Prayer of the Day (WP): Lord God of grace and liberty, On the night of the Passover the sacrificed lamb became a sign of freedom and you freed the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. In Jesus, you sacrificed your son as a gift, thereby freeing all humanity from sin and death. Help us live into this new life, teaching us to serve you in faithfulness as you have served us. To you we offer our gratefulness in the name of the one who turned slavery into new life, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Helpful Resources: re:Worship, revgalblog, SermonWriter, TextWeek, Word&World, BibleHub

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #695. As Saints of Old
ELW #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #326. Bless Now, O God, the Journey
ELW #474. Bread of Life from Heaven
ELW #370. Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
ELW #339. Christ, the Life of All the Living
ELW #491. Come, Let Us Eat
ELW #363. Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #472. Eat This Bread
ELW #494. For the Bread Which You Have Broken
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #483. Here Is Bread
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #471. Let Us Break Bread Together
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #841. Lift Every Voice and Sing
ELW #542. O Living Bread from Heaven
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #735. Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #460. Now the Silence
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #484. You Satisfy the Hungry Heart
WOV #670. When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land
Various Hymnals As We Remember (1987) by Rory Cooney
Various Hymnals Bless the Feast (1989) by James Hansen
Various Hymnals Come, Share the Lord (1984) by Bryan Leech
Various Hymnals We Are People on a Journey (1993) by Manuel Dávila
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Behold The Lamb” By Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, et al.
Give Thanks” By Henry Smith.
Sweetly Broken” By Jeremy Riddle.
More contemporary suggestions 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.

Freeing God, liberate your church from apathy, intolerance and judgement. Inspire our witness, that your redeeming love for all may be boldly proclaimed. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Freeing God, liberate creation from its bonds of brokenness and damage. Help us to be better stewards and to look with love and care upon all that you have made. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Freeing God, liberate the nations from violence and selfishness. Pour your wisdom and peace upon the leaders of nations and bring unity to our divided world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Freeing God, liberate the sick and suffering from their pain. Use us to provide comfort and care to all who need it. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Freeing God, liberate our congregation from all that hinders our ministry. Turn us ever outwards towards our neighbors in service and love. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Freeing God, liberate your people of all times and all places. Unite your saints in love and praise of you. 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 27, 2020

17th Sunday after Pentecost (NL302)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 14(19)A
Gospel Text: Luke 6:35
Sermon Text: Genesis 37:3-8, 17b-22, 26-34; 50:15-21 (Jacob & Joseph)
Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b; Romans 10:5-15
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of dreams and hope, You spoke to Joseph in his dreams, and those dreams led him to great danger. Yet you used the challenges in his life to save the lives of others. In you, no good thing is accidental. You work in us and through us, even when we are not aware of your presence. Help us to know that you are with us, and that only you are capable of turning all evil to good. We pray all these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.

Helpful Resources: re:Worship, revgalblog, SermonWriter, SermonWriter, Word&World, BibleHub

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #605. Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #603. God, When Human Bonds Are Broken
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #764. Have No Fear, Little Flock
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #716. Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
ELW #707. Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
PPSJ #12. When We Share God’s Dream
Various Hymnals All Will Be Well (1993) adapted by Steven Warner
Various Hymnals God of Freedom, God of Justice (1980) by Shirley Murray
Various Hymnals Song of Joseph (1994) by Bonnie Bratt Meyer
Various Hymnals We lay our broken world (2005) by Anna Briggs
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Every Move I Make” By David Ruis.
Flawless” By Barry Graul, Bart Millard, et al.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” As performed by Golden Gate Quartet.
More contemporary suggestions 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 universal; may our dreams be of your great and glorious kingdom of peace and justice. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for fields and streams, mountains, deserts, and oceans; may creation fulfill your dreams of health and wholeness for the world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the nations and the leaders of nations; may our dreams and hopes be of peace, freedom, justice and equality for all who are made in your image. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the sick and suffering (especially,…); may their dreams of recovery and strength be fulfilled and may we be instruments of comfort and compassion. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for our community gathered here today; may our dreams be bold and our vision guided by your love and grace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for all who have gone before us; may they reflect the light of your glory into our lives and show us your future. 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 20, 2020

16th Sunday after Pentecost

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 14(19)C
Gospel Text: Luke 3:8
Sermon Text: Genesis 15:1-6 (God’s Promise to Abraham)
Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of the covenant, as you promised Abraham descendants as numerous as the stars, you have also promised us that we might live under those stars as your people, faithful and loved. Show us how to live as your people, and how to nurture all your children with whom we share the same canopy of sky night after night. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #336. All my hope on God is founded
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #625. Come, We That love the Lord
ELW #455. Crashing Waters at Creation
ELW #245. Creator of the Stars of Night
ELW #812/3. Faith of Our Fathers
ELW #422. For All the Saints
ELW #427. For All Your Saints, O Lord
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #429. In Our Day of Thanksgiving
ELW #841. Lift Every Voice and Sing
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God
ELW #596/7. My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #533. Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #640. Our Father, by Whose Name
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #739. Touch the Earth Lightly
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #388. O Spirit of the Living God
WOV #767. All Things Bright and Beautiful
Various Hymnals Abraham, Sarah Too (2004) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Timeless Love! We Sing the Story (1970) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
Various Hymnals To Abraham and Sarah (1984) by Judith Fetter
Various Hymnals You Are Our God; We Are Your People (1978) by David Hoekema
Various Hymnals Yahweh Is Calling (1977) by Susan Langeland
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Days of Elijah” By Robin Mark.
God Is In Control” By Twila Paris.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
More contemporary suggestions 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.

Lord God, help your church to remain faithful to you and to your promises. Keep us steadfast in your way of righteousness and trust. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, be present in creation. Come to the broken places of the world and bring restoration, healing, and wholeness. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, inspire our leaders towards your justice. Be a shield to the oppressed, the poor, the refugee, and all who need your gracious protection. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, be present with all those in any pain. Come to the broken and hurting and provide them with your healing, comfort, and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, strengthen our community of faith. Help us to walk always in the paths of peace, justice, and righteousness. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Lord God, we give you thanks for all the saints who have gone before us. Use their witness to deepen our faith and trust in your eternal promises. 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 13, 2020

15th Sunday after Pentecost

Back to the usual Narrative Lectionary readings!

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 1A
Gospel Text: Luke 11:4
Sermon Text: Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-8 (Creation & Fall)
Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19
Prayer of the Day (WP): Lord God, grand architect of the universe, Your design of creation is unflawed. Yet we continue to litter your creation with defects and imperfections. Show us how not to destroy, but to create, not to demean, but to uplift, not to hate, but to love, so that your creation may be made perfect once again. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #504/5. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #326. Bless Now, O God, the Journey
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #605. Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #879. For the Beauty of the Earth
ELW #795. God, My Lord, My Strength
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #788. If God My Lord Be for Me
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #336. Lamb of God (Your Only Son)
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #808. Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song
ELW #517. Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God
ELW #556. Morning Has Broken
ELW #447. O Blessed Spring
ELW #431. O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #787. On Eagle’s Wings
ELW #606. Our Father, We Have Wandered
ELW #783. Praise and Thanks and Adoration
ELW #544. Praise the Lord, Rise Up Rejoicing
ELW #330. Seed That in Earth Is Dying
ELW #814. Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am
ELW #342. There in God’s Garden
ELW #739. Touch the Earth Lightly
ELW #680/1. We Plow the Fields and Scatter
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
ELW #861. When Long Before Time
LBW #372. In Adam We Have All Been One
WOV #746. Day by Day
WOV #783. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
W&P #95 Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Various Hymnals God, You Spin the Whirling Planets (1978) by Jane Huber
Various Hymnals In the Garden (1913) by C. Austin Miles
Various Hymnals The Love of God (1917) by Frederick Lehman
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

10,000 Reasons” By Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman.
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Rise Up” As performed by BiFrost Arts.
More contemporary suggestions 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.

Lord God, bless the church and it ministries: where we are in err, bring repentance; where we are divided, bring reconciliation; and where we are reticent make us bold in our witness to your love and grace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, bless the good creation that you have made: make us better stewards of the earth; bring healing to damaged places; and open our eyes to see the beauty of all that you have made. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, bless the nations and their leaders: grant humility and wisdom to presidents and prime ministers; grant compassion in our justice system; and shower your peace upon areas of conflict. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, bless health care workers and all who provide comfort and healing: keep these workers safe in their vocation; grant wisdom and insight to those working for cures; and bring healing and wholeness to all. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, bless our congregation: strengthen our ministries; deepen our relationships; and turn us ever again towards you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Lord God, bless and keep those who have gone before us in the faith: keep us steadfast in your word; lift up examples of just and faithful living; and unite all your saints in life eternal. 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 6, 2020

Holy Cross Day (Summer Series)

I am using the sundaysandseasons.com resources for prayers and am not writing my own. I will still list hymn suggestions and other resources for any others thinking about using this summer series.

Festival Day: September 14
Color: White or Green
Readings: 1 Corinthians 1:18-24; John 3:13-17
Resources: Wikipedia, anglican.com

This festival, which originated in the fourth century, celebrates the triumph of the cross. Paul reminds us that Christ crucified is the power and wisdom of God. As Moses put a serpent on a pole to be a source of healing for the Israelites, we lift high the cross as the sign of our health and salvation. Each time we make the sign of the cross we remember our baptism into the death and resurrection of Christ.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #349. Ah, Holy Jesus
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #456. Baptized in Water
ELW #338. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #848. Give to Our God Immortal Praise!
ELW #323. God Loved the World
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #530. Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #661. I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #345. Jesus, I Will Ponder Now
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #336. Lamb of God (Your Only Son)
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #857. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #651. Oh, Praise the Gracious Power
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #665. Rise, Shine, You People!
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #608. Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #342. There in God’s Garden
ELW #334. Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #803. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
W&P #11 At the Foot of the Cross
W&P #25 By Grace We Have Been Saved
W&P #39 For God So Loved
Various Hymnals As Moses Raised the Serpent Up (1985) by Marie Post
Various Hymnals God is Love (1922) by Timothy Rees
Various Hymnals Name of All Majesty (1984) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
Various Hymnals When Christ Was Lifted (1980) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Won by Dying Love (1911) by D. S. Warner
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:

By the Cross” By Philip Swan.
Message Of The Cross” By Martin Smith.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
Sweetly Broken” By Jeremy Riddle.
This Is How We Know” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
“CROSS OF CHRIST”
“REMEMBERING THE PROMISE”
“TAKE UP YOUR CROSS”
“YOU SET US FREE”

Worship Resources: August 30, 2020

Michael and All Angels (Summer Series)

I am using the sundaysandseasons.com resources for prayers and am not writing my own. I will still list hymn suggestions and other resources for any others thinking about using this summer series.

Festival Day: September 29
Color: White or Green
Readings: Revelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:17-20
Resources: Wikipedia, anglican.com, satucket.com

The archangel Michael is pictured as a prince and a general of the heavenly army, defeating the dragon (the ancient serpent, the devil, Satan). It is important, though, to see in Revelation 12:11 that God’s victory ultimately comes by Jesus’ death and the testimony of his followers. The power of God’s truth gives us confidence in the face of evil on earth, even in the face of our own death.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #854. Blessing and Honor
ELW #847. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
ELW #443. Dearest Jesus, We Are Here
ELW #427. For All Your Saints, O Lord
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #564. God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #766. Lord of Our Life
ELW #787. On Eagle’s Wings
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LS #155 All Night, All Day
Various Hymnals Angel voices, ever singing (1861) by Francis Pott
Various Hymnals Christ, the Lord of Hosts, Unshaken (1967) by Peter Prange
Various Hymnals Power in the Blood (1899) by Lewis E. Jones
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
A Mighty Fortress” By Christy Nockels, Nathan Nockels.
Healing Is In Your Hands” By Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, et al.
Shout to the Lord” By Darlene Zschech.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:
“ALL ARE WELCOME”
“DANCE WITH ME”
“LET’S GO OUT”
“VOICE OF THE SOUL”

 

Worship Resources: August 23, 2020

Bartholomew (Summer Series)

I am using the sundaysandseasons.com resources for prayers and am not writing my own. I will still list hymn suggestions and other resources for any others thinking about using this summer series.

Festival Day: August 24
Color: Red or Green
Readings: 1 Corinthians 12:27-31a; John 1:43-51
Resources: Wikipedia, anglican.com, satucket.com

The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke include Bartholomew in their lists of the Twelve. Partly due to his connection with Philip, many scholars believe Bartholomew is probably the same person as Nathanael in John’s Gospel. Nathanael is one of the first disciples called to “come and see” (John’s version of “follow me”), and he is present on the shore of the Sea of Tiberius when the risen Christ invites his friends to “come and have breakfast” (John 21:12).

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #649. Behold, How Pleasant (Miren qué bueno)
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace (Ososŏ, ososŏ)
ELW #687. Come to Us, Creative Spirit
ELW #470. Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #341. Now Behold the Lamb
ELW #500. Now We Remain
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #643. We Are All One in Christ (Somos uno en Cristo)
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LBW #209. Come, Risen Lord
LBW #337. Oh, What Their Joy
WOV #749. When Love Is Found
Various Hymnals Come and See (1974) by Marilyn Houser Hamm
Various Hymnals Gather Your People (1991) by Bob Hurd
Various Hymnals We Are Many Parts (1986) by Marty Haugen
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
If We Are The Body” By Mark Hall.
I Will Follow” By Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, et al.
More options here.

Worship Resources: August 16, 2020

Mary, Mother of Jesus (Summer Series)

I am using the sundaysandseasons.com resources for prayers and am not writing my own. I will still list hymn suggestions and other resources for any others thinking about using this summer series.

Festival Day: August 15
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55
Resources: Wikipedia, anglican.com, satucket.com

Mary’s role is not limited to giving birth to Jesus and mothering him in his childhood. In John’s gospel, she is among the women standing near the cross; in Acts, she is among the disciples awaiting the gift of the Spirit. Through all that happened she continued to see how God was at work through her son, keeping the ancient promises to her ancestors, brushing aside the rich and powerful, and focusing on those as poor and powerless as Mary herself.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #461. All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
ELW #265. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #723. Canticle of the Turning
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars!
ELW #288. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #867. In Thee Is Gladness
ELW #267. Joy to the World
ELW #272. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ELW #236. Magnificat
ELW #308. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!
ELW #882. My Soul Does Magnify the Lord
ELW #573. My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord
ELW #251. My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #844. Praise to the Lord (Louez l’Eterne)
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast Is Ready)
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LBW #110. At the Cross, Her Station Keeping
WOV #692. For All the Faithful Women
WOV #634. Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly
TFF #55 Mary Had a Baby, my Lord
Various Hymnals My Soul Proclaims with Wonder (1989) by Carl P. Daw
Various Hymnals Sing Out, My Soul (Magnificat) (1979) by Taizé Community
Various Hymnals Song of Mary (1987) by Miriam Therese Winter
Various Hymnals Tell Out, My Soul (1961) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Glorious Unfolding” By Steven Curtis Chapman.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:
“ALL MY RELATIVES”
“ALL OF MY LIFE”
“BRING YOUR MERCY”
“DREAM GOD’S DREAM”
“FROM NOW ON”
“GLORY, GLORY”
“MESSIAH”
“MY SOUL PROCLAIMS”
“REMEMBERING THE PROMISE”

Worship Resources: August 9, 2020

Simon & Jude (Summer Series)

I am using the sundaysandseasons.com resources for prayers and am not writing my own. I will still list hymn suggestions and other resources for any others thinking about using this summer series.

Festival Day: October 28
Color: Red or Green
Readings: 1 John 4:1-6; John 14:21-27
Resources: Wikipedia (Jude), Wikipedia (Simon), anglican.com, satucket.com

Simon and Jude (actually Judas, but he’s called Jude to better distinguish him from Judas Iscariot) are listed among Jesus’ inner circle of disciples. In today’s gospel, which is set at the last supper, Jude’s question (“How is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?”) is in response to what Jesus says in verse 19: “In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live.” The answer to Jude’s question will come in Jesus’ resurrection, the appearances of the risen Christ, and the coming of the Spirit.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #607. Come, Ye Disconsolate
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #753. Dona nobis pacem
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #312. Jesus, Come! For We Invite You
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #754. Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #766. Lord of Our Life
ELW #517. Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #405. O Spirit of Life
ELW #305. When Jesus Came to Jordan
ELW #581. You Are Mine
ELW #758. You Are the Way
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
SP #23 Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled
Various Hymnals Let There Be Peace on Earth (1983) by Jill Jackson
Various Hymnals Make me a channel of your peace (1967) adapted by Sebastian Temple
Various Hymnals Put Peace into Each Other’s Hands (1989) by Fred Kaan
Various Hymnals Spirit-Friend (1997) by Tom Colvin
Various Hymnals Unless a Grain of Wheat (1983) by Bernadette Farrell
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)” By Marc Imboden, Tammi Rhoton.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:
“BOUNDLESS LOVE”
“BUILD UP – Isaiah 57, 58”
CHOOSE LOVE
“EVER LOVING GOD”
“FOR ALL”
“I BELIEVE IN THAT LOVE”
“MADE FOR LOVE”
“REACH OUT”
“STEADFAST LOVE”

 

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Worship Resources: August 2, 2020

Matthew (Summer Series)

I am using the sundaysandseasons.com resources for prayers and am not writing my own. I will still list hymn suggestions and other resources for any others thinking about using this summer series.

Festival Day: July 25
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Ephesians 2:4-10; Matthew 9:9-13
Resources: anglican.com, satucket.com, Wikipedia

Tax collectors were agents of the oppressive empire, and they also had a reputation for extorting more than they had to collect. Jesus’ calling Matthew to follow him showed that Jesus not only associated with “bad guys,” he welcomed them into his inner circle. His sharing a meal with Matthew and other tax collectors and “sinners” was an enacted parable of the mercy of God. The meal we share at Jesus’ table is to be such a parable too.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #421. By All Your Saints (esp. v. 20)
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #848. Give to Our God Immortal Praise!
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #806. O God, My Faithful God
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #664. Heaven Is Singing for Joy
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #351/2. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #590. Salvation unto Us Has Come
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
LBW #298. One There Is, above All Others
WOV #669. Come Away to the Skies
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (1759) by Joseph Hart
Various Hymnals The Master Came to Bring Good News (1965) by Ralph Finn
Various Hymnals To avert from men God’s wrath (1410) by Jan Hus
Various Hymnals You Have Passed By (1971) by Huub Oosterhuis
Various Hymnals Your Grace Is Enough (2003) by Matt Maher
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” By Chris Tomlin, John Newton, et al
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Every Move I Make” By David Ruis.
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:
“FOR ALL”
“HERE FOR YOU”
“IF I BELIEVE IN JESUS”
“LOVE CAN BREAK THROUGH”
“NO LONGER STRANGERS”