Christ the King
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 23 (28)C
Readings: Gospel Text: John 14:27 | Sermon Text: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14 (Jeremiah’s Letter to Exiles )
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 66:1-12
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of hope, how often have we found ourselves in exile, separated from your presence! Restore us, and let us find you when we seek you. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #318. Alleluia, Song of Gladness
ELW #724. All who love and serve your city
ELW #761. Evening and Morning
ELW #462. God the Omnipotent!
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
WOV #783. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
OBS #84 We Sing the One God
Various Hymnals Beloved In Christ Before Our Life Began
Various Hymnals Christ, by Heavenly Hosts Adored
Various Hymnals Step by Step
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; OBS=O Blessed Spring)
Suggested hymns based on the companion text:
ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #753. Dona nobis pacem
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #253. He Came Down
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #572. Now It Is Evening
ELW #460. Now the Silence
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #581. You Are Mine
ELW #758. You Are the Way
WOV #724. Shalom
Various Hymnals Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
Various Hymnals Peace, Perfect Peace
Various Hymnals Put Peace into Each Other’s Hands
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; ASG=As Sunshine to a Garden)
Other options based on both:
“Divine Invitation” By Eric Owyoung, Steve Hindalong.
“God Of This City” By Chris Tomlin, Aaron Boyd, et al
“You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)” By Marc Imboden, Tammi Rhoton.
More contemporary suggestions 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.
Bless the church, O Lord, with the wisdom and will to work for the welfare of the communities we live in. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Bless the fields, O Lord, with fruitful rest and renewed wholeness. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Bless the nations, O Lord, with hope for the future. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Bless refugees and exiles, O Lord, with people and communities they can call home. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Bless the sick, O Lord, and return them to health. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Bless the saints, O Lord, and gather us with them in the great day when all will be one. 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.