NL Worship Resources: November 12, 2017

Proper 27 (32)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 27(32)A or Proper 23(28)B
Readings: Gospel Text: John 7:37-38 | Sermon Text: Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24 (Amos: Justice Rolls Down )
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 103:6-14
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of all people, show us how to let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Create justice and righteousness in us, that all may rejoice in your blessings. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #717. Let Justice Flow like Streams
ELW #710. Let Streams of Living Justice
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #889. The Right Hand of God
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #720. We Are Called
LBW #418. Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor
WOV #659. O Sun of Justice
DATH #89. It Won’t Be Long
DATH #90. Let Peace Fill the Earth
Various Hymnals For the Healing of the Nations
Various Hymnals Let Justice Roll Like a River
Various Hymnals Peace Is Flowing Like a River
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #647. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #423. Shall We Gather at the River
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
WOV #696. I’ve Just Come from the Fountain
Various Hymnals Invitation
Various Hymnals Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Various Hymnals Let every mortal ear attend
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other options based on both:

Ancient Skies” By Michael Gungor, Michael Rossback.
Come To The Water” By John B. Foley.
My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective, Rend Collective Experiment.
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.

We pray for the church, O Lord; that it may seek good and not evil and proclaim your mighty justice to the world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for creation, O Lord; that it where it is broken there might be healing and wholeness. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for out leaders, O Lord; that they might hate evil and love good and work for justice and peace between all peoples. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the oppressed, O Lord; that they may be freed and that we might see how our privilege contributes to injustice and harms others. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the sick and the grieving (especially,…), O Lord; that you restore them to life and hope. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for the saints of all the ages, O Lord; that their memory inspire your righteousness in us. 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.