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Worship Resources: July 19, 2020

Mary Magdelene (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 22
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Acts 13:26-33a; John 20:1-2, 11-18
Resources: anglican.com, satucket.com, Wikipedia

Sometimes called “the apostle to the apostles” because she told them of her encounter with the risen Lord, Mary was a woman of Galilee who followed Jesus throughout his ministry. She was present at Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #375. Alleluia! Christ Is Arisen
ELW #371. Christians, to the Paschal Victim
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #492. Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup
ELW #419. For All the Faithful Women
ELW #427. For All Your Saints, O Lord
ELW #770. Give Me Jesus
ELW #428. Give Thanks for Saints
ELW #347. Go to Dark Gethsemane
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #477. I Received the Living God
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #833. Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #493. Taste and See
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391. This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #869. We Have Seen the Lord
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #147. Hallelujah! Jesus Lives!
Various Hymnals A Prophet-woman broke a jar (1993) by Brian A. Wren
Various Hymnals Comes Mary to the Grave by Michael A. Perry
Various Hymnals In the Garden (1913) by C. Austin Miles
Various Hymnals Mary Magdalen by J. J. Callanan
Various Hymnals See, What a Morning (2003) by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Various Hymnals This is the Day (1980) by Les Garrett
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
In Christ Alone” By Stuart Townend, Keith Getty.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
My Song is Love Unknown” By John Nicholson Ireland, Samuel Crossman.
Sweetly Broken” By Jeremy Riddle.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
ALL ARE WELCOME
“EARLY MOURNING MARY”
WE HAVE SEEN THE MESSIAH

Worship Resources: July 12, 2020

Philip and James (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: May 1
Color: Red or Green
Readings: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6; John 14:8-14
Resources: anglican.com, satucket.com, Wikipedia (Philip), Wikipedia (James)

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #505. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #478. Father, We Thank You
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #530. Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
ELW #786. O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #754. Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #767. Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me
ELW #745. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #596/7. My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #878. Soli Deo Gloria
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
ELW #666. What Wondrous Love Is This
ELW #758. You Are the Way
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
LBW #114. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #783. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
Various Hymnals As I Have Done For You (2001) by Dan Schutte
Various Hymnals Earthen Vessels (1978) by John Foley
Various Hymnals Meekness and Majesty (This is Your God) (1986) by Graham Kendrick
Various Hymnals Sunshine in the Soul by E. E. Hewitt
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Build Your Kingdom Here” By Rend Collective Experiment.
God is Love” As performed by Ginny Owens.
In the Secret” By Andy Park.
Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche.
More options here.

Worship Resources: July 5, 2020

Thomas (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 3rd
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Ephesians 4:11-16; John 14:1-7
Resources: Wikipedia, Easton’s Bible Dictionary, anglican.org

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #421. By All Your Saints
ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #530. Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #477. I Received the Living God
ELW #325. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #558. Lord God, We Praise You
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #386. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
ELW #635. We Walk by Faith
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
ELW #758. You Are the Way
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
Various Hymnals These Things Did Thomas Count as Real (1983) by Thomas Troeger
Various Hymnals You Tell Me That the Lord Is Risen (1996) by Rob Johns
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
All That Really Matters” By Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman.
I’ll Fly Away” By Albert E. Brumley.
We Will Dance” By David Ruis.
More options here.

 

Dakota Road Songs:
“BLESSED ARE THOSE”
“CHILD OF THE WATER”
“CROSS OF CHRIST”
“HERE AT THE TABLE”
“I BELIEVE IN THAT LOVE”

Worship Resources: June 28, 2020

Peter and Paul (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: June 29th
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Acts 12:1-11; Psalm 87:1-3, 5-7; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; John 21:15-19
Resources: Wikipedia (Peter), Wikipedia (Paul), Easton’s Bible Dictionary (Paul), Easton’s Bible Dictionary (Peter), anglican.org, Word & World

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #491. Come, Let Us Eat
ELW #443. Dearest Jesus, We Are Here
ELW #472. Eat This Bread (Jesus Christ, Bread of Life)
ELW #492. Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup
ELW #427. For All Your Saints, O Lord
ELW #770. Give Me Jesus
ELW #564. God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #815. I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #805. Lead On, O King Eternal!
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #839. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #840. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #787. On Eagle’s Wings
ELW #773. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #390. The Risen Christ
ELW #351/2. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #789. Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
ELW #423. Shall We Gather at the River
ELW #497. Strengthen for Service, Lord
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #353. Were You There
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
LBW #384. Your Kingdom Come, O Father
WOV #696. I’ve Just Come from the Fountain
WOV #785. Weary of All Trumpeting
Various Hymnals Be Still, For the Spirit of the Lord (1986) by David Evans
Various Hymnals Long Before the World Is Waking (1984) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
Various Hymnals Make me a channel of your peace (1967) adapted by Sebastian Temple
Various Hymnals Sing for God’s glory (2005) by Kathy Galloway
Various Hymnals We Cannot Measure How You Heal (1989) by John L. Bell
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Forever” By Chris Tomlin.
One Day” By Vicky Beeching and Robin Mark.
To the Least of These” By Randy Gill.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
“EARLY MOURNING MARY”
“TAKE UP YOUR CROSS”
“WE ARE CALLED”

 

Encaustic icon of John the Baptist, IV c.

Worship Resources: June 21, 2020

John the Baptist (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: June 24th
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 141; Acts 13:13-26; Luke 1:57-67
Resources: Wikipedia, BibleHub, Easton’s Bible Dictionary, anglican.org, Zondervan, Word & World

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #250. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #723. Canticle of the Turning
ELW #604. O Christ, Our Hope
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #254. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
ELW #256. Comfort, Comfort Now My People
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #290. Go Tell It on the Mountain
ELW #246. Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #466. In the Singing
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #502. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #249. On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
ELW #844. Praise to the Lord (Louez l’Eterne)
ELW #264. Prepare the Royal Highway
ELW #255. There’s a Voice in the Wilderness
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast Is Ready)
ELW #424. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Various Hymnals Canticle of Zachary (1992) by Ruth C. Duck
Various Hymnals Long Ago, Prophets Knew (1971) by Fred Pratt Green
Various Hymnals Prepare the Way of the Lord (1984) by Communaute de Taizé
Various Hymnals Tell Out, My Soul (1961) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Grace Wins” As performed by Matthew West.
Love Comes Down” By Audrey Assad, Matt Maher, et al.
Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche. As performed by Sonic Flood.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
“HELP US OH LORD”
“LET’S GO OUT”
“REJOICE AND CELEBRATE”
“WE HAVE SEEN THE MESSIAH”

 

Worship Resources: June 14, 2020

Barnabas, Apsotle (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: June 11th
Color: Red
Readings: Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3; Matthew 10:7-16
Resources:
Wikipedia, BibleHub, Easton’s Bible Dictionary, anglican.org, OrthodoxWiki

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #497. Strengthen for Service, Lord
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #177/8. By All Your Saints in Warfare
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals Barnabas, a Man of God (2006) by Guilherme Kerr Neto
Various Hymnals Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (1969) by James Quinn
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Better Is One Day” By Matt Redman.
More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
You Never Let Go” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
“EARLY MOURNING MARY”
“HERE’S HOPE”
“MADE FOR LOVE”
“REIGN OF HEALING”

Worship Resources: June 7, 2020

Holy Trinity Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Trinity Sunday A
Readings: Holy Trinity2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20
Prayer of the Day (sundaysandseasons.com): Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, Dear WP; Word&World

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #835. All Creatures, Worship God Most High!
ELW #410. All Glory Be to God on High
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #412. Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #577/8. Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #415. Father Most Holy
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #771. God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #409. Kyrie! God, Father
ELW #881. Let All Things Now Living
ELW #558. Lord God, We Praise You
ELW #527. Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
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 #556. Morning Has Broken
ELW #735. Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
ELW #555. Oh, Sing to God Above
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #571. O Trinity, O Blessed Light
ELW #457. Waterlife
ELW #411. We All Believe in One True God
ELW #861. When Long Before Time (The Singer and the Song)
LBW #396. O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth
LBW #490. Let Me Be Yours Forever
LBW #266. Maker of the Earth and Heaven
WOV #787. Glory to God, We Give You Thanks
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals God Is One, Unique and Holy (1983) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Holy Father, Son, and Spirit (2016) by Sandra McCracken
Various Hymnals Hymn to the Trinity (1980) by Robert Kreutz
Various Hymnals This Holy Covenant Was Made (1991) by Sylvia Dunstan
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
Mission’s Flame” By Matt Redman.
We Speak to Nations” By Israel Houghton.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
“BE COMFORTED”
“GO NOW”
“I BELIEVE, I DO BELIEVE”
“ONE MAKER”
“WE ARE GATHERED HERE”


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Worship Resources: May 31, 2020

Pentecost Year 2

Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 2C; Pentecost A
Readings: Gifts of the Spirit1 Corinthians 12:1-13 (Acts 2:1-4 )
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Spirit of fire, your holy presence burns bright within this world. Spread your spirit throughout our communities, so that our hearts may burn with love and hope. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals; Word&World

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #822. Cantad al Señor (Oh, Sing to the Lord)
ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #395. Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord
ELW #247. Ososŏ, ososŏ (Come Now, O Prince of Peace)
ELW #209. Come, Risen Lord
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #687. Come to Us, Creative Spirit
ELW #470. Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
ELW #538. Enviado soy de Dios, mi mano lista está (The Lord now sends us forth)
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #786. O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #697. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #649. Miren qué bueno (Behold, How Pleasant)
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #743. Now to the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #458. Praise and Thanksgiving Be to God
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #405. O Spirit of Life
ELW #407 Soplo de Dios Viviente (O Living Breath of God)
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #549 Thuma Mina (Send me, Jesus)
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #164. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #162. Lord God, the Holy Ghost
WOV #748. Bind Us Together
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #749. When Love Is Found
Various Hymnals O Breath of Life (1920) by Bessie Porter Head
Various Hymnals Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race (1992) by Ruth Duck
Various Hymnals Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us (1971) by Brian Foley
Various Hymnals Sing a New Church (1991) by Delores Dufner
Various Hymnals Spirit of the Living God (1926) by Daniel Iverson
Various Hymnals We Are Many Parts (1986) by Marty Haugen
Various Hymnals When I Needed a Neighbor (1965) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow (1983) by Thomas Troeger
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Better Is One Day” By Matt Redman.
Breathe On Me” By Lucy Fisher.
Burning in My Soul” By Brett Younker, Daniel Carson, et al.
Spirit Break Out” By Ben Bryant, Luke Hellebronth, et al.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:

“Blessed Are Those”
“Dream God’s Dream”
“Go Now”
“Juntos Creamos Espiritu”
“Made For Love”
“One Spirit”
“Stir Us Lord”
Prayers of Intercession:

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

Empowering God, you gave the church the abiding presence of your Holy Spirit. Look upon your church today and hear our petitions.

A brief silence.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the church, inspire our witness and service that the whole world may know the love and grace of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon creation, work healing in wholeness where there is brokenness and knit all life into a glorious tapestry. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the nations and their leaders, grant all of humanity to find unity, peace, and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the brokenhearted, wrap them in the loving arms of your care and lead them to the kowledge of your presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the sick and the dying, bring healing, comfort and peace at the last. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon this congregation, show us how best to use the gifts you have given us for service in the name of Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Holy Spirit, rest upon us who are still on our pilgrimage and unite us into one body with all who have gone before. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Grant that, gathered and directed by your Spirit, we may confess Christ as Lord and combine our diverse gifts with a singular passion to continue his mission in this world
until we join in your eternal praise. Amen.


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Worship Resources: May 24, 2020

Easter 7 Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter B, Epiphany 5C, Epiphany 6C, Epiphany 8C
Readings: Death Swallowed in Life1 Cor. 15:1-26, 51-57 (Mark 12:26-27a)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Lord of the resurrection, you died and were raised so that ultimately death would not prevail. Remind us daily that sin, and even death, have no power over us. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #372. Christ Is Arisen
ELW #370. Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #363. Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #857. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #596/7. My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
ELW #438. My Lord, What a Morning
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #439. Soon and Very Soon
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391. This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #602. Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
LBW #501. He Leadeth Me: Oh, Blessed Thought!
LBW #151. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
LBW #153. Welcome, Happy Morning!
WOV #671. Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep (1832) by Margaret Mackay
Various Hymnals Because He Lives (1972) by Gloria & Bill Gaither
Various Hymnals Christ is Risen (1972) by Nicolás Martínez
Various Hymnals Hymn of Promise (1986) by Natalie Sleeth
Various Hymnals Low in the Grave He Lay (1874) by Robert Lowry
Various Hymnals Resucitó (1972) by Kiko Argüello
Various Hymnals Sing a New Song (1992) by Daniel Schutte
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Scandal Of Grace” By Joel Houston, Matt Crocker.
This Dust” By Kip Fox.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

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

Let us pray for the needs of the church and the world to God who raised Jesus to new life.

A brief silence.

Resurrect the church from timidity and divisiveness; bless our leaders with boldness and your vision for our future. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect the earth from human selfishness and greed; bless all people with a desire to protect and care for the world you have entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect the nations from violence and warfare; bless every land with a hunger and thirst for peace and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect those entombed by the fear of death; bless the anxious and fearful with comfort and hope. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect the sick and dying from illness and disease; bless all who care for others with patience and strength. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect this congregation from becoming insular; bless us with deep curiosity and love for our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Resurrect the saints in light on the last day; bless us with deep faith and trust in your eternal and abundant promises. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Through the resurrection of your son, O God, you destroy the power of death and remove your people’s shame. By the power of the Spirit, raise us from sin and seat us at the paschal feast, that we may rejoice in the gift of salvation Jesus has won for us. Amen.


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Worship Resources: May 10, 2020

Easter 5 Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 3C
Readings: Church at Corinth Acts 18:1-4 & 1 Cor. 1:10-18 (Mark 9:34-35)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy Lord, within your church, your followers have often allowed their disagreements to get in the way of being faithful to your word. Remove any barriers our communities face that prevent us from sharing your word and building up your church. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #338. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #651. Oh, Praise the Gracious Power
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #351/2. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #449. We Know That Christ Is Raised
ELW #803. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #344. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
WOV #667. Stay Here
Various Hymnals Break not the circle of enabling love (2005) by Fred Kaan
Various Hymnals Come, Wounded Healer (1999) by Martin Leckebusch
Various Hymnals Gifts for Sharing (1997) by Mary Keithahn
Various Hymnals Here Hangs a Man Discarded (1995) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Ubi Caritas (1992) by Laurence Rosania
Various Hymnals We lay our broken world (2005) by Anna Briggs
Various Hymnals Welcome Into This Place (1991) by Orlando Juarez
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Make Me a Servant” By Kelly Willard.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

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

Let us pray for the needs of the church and the world to God who raised Jesus to new life.

A brief silence.

God of all people, use our varied gifts to proclaim your great love to the entire world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of all creatures, grant abundant life to the wide variety of birds, animals, and insects that you have made and entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of every nation, send your spirit of compassion, love, justice, and peace upon all countries and their leaders. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the broken, bind up the hearts and minds of all who suffer from anxiety, fear, depression, loneliness, and other mental and social illnesses. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the dying, be with those who do not have long left to live, grant them peace and comfort in their last moments. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the church, bless this congregation and its members with every gift necessary on our path of discipleship. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God of sinners and saints, join all people into one body of faith in your great and joyous kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Through the resurrection of your son, O God, you destroy the power of death and remove your people’s shame. By the power of the Spirit, raise us from sin and seat us at the paschal feast, that we may rejoice in the gift of salvation Jesus has won for us. Amen.


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