Readings: 1 John 4:1-6; John 14:21-27
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.
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:
“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.