We are now doing our bible study via Zoom. Zoom allows me to record our discussion, so you will be hearing the our Zoom session text study in lieu of just my voice.
Lent 5 Year 2
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 28(33)B and Advent 1B
Readings: End of the Age – Mark 13:1-8, 24-37 (Psalm 102:12-17)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Son of Man, you encouraged your followers to obey only your voice, and promised that they would see your glorious presence. Show us your glory and teach us to obey. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, BibleHub, RevGalPals
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #723. Canticle of the Turning
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #440. In Peace and Joy I Now Depart
ELW #294. In the Bleak Midwinter
ELW #282. It Came upon the Midnight Clear
ELW #628. Jerusalem, My Happy Home
ELW #621. Jesus Lives, My Sure Defense
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #727. Lord Christ, When First You Came to Earth
ELW #558. Lord God, We Praise You
ELW #435. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #512. Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil
ELW #765. Lord of All Hopefulness
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 #842. Oh, Worship the King
ELW #437. On Jordan’s Stormy Bank I Stand
ELW #873/4. Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
LBW #31. Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
Various Hymnals Have Thine Own Way, Lord (1906) by Adelaide Pollard
Various Hymnals Lord of the Dance (1963) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals O Lord, the Clouds are Gathering (2005) by Graham Kendrick
Various Hymnals We Lay Our Broken World (2005) by Anna Briggs
Various Hymnals We Turn to God (1953) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Various Hymnals When Will People Cease Their Fighting? (1986) by Constance Cherry
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
“Come Now is the Time to Worship” By Brian Doerksen.
“Song of Hope (Heaven Come Down)” By Chase Jenkins, Dan Hamilton, et al.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
Beloved friends, in this season of repentance and healing, we accept God’s invitation to be ever-mindful of the needs of others, offering our prayers on behalf of God’s community in the church and the world.
A brief silence.
Source of our hope, ground your church in the promises of our baptism and make us bold in proclaiming your love and grace even in fearful and anxious times.. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Source of our hope, heal the brokenness in your creation and give us the vision necessary to protect what you have entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Source of our hope, grant wisdom and insight to our public leaders that they may steer the nations through this crisis with minimal loss of life or livelihood. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Source of our hope, help those living in great fear at this time, comfort them with the knowledge of your presence with them now and always. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Source of our hope, provide healing and comfort to all those battling disease, work through our healthcare system to bring a quick resolution to the corona virus pandemic. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Source of our hope, make your church into a shining example of love and care in these difficult times and use our assembly to do your work. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Source of our hope, turn our eyes to the example of the saints and keep us firm in following the way of the cross. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Fill us with your strength to resist the seductions of our foolish desires and the tempter’s vain delights, that we may walk in obedience and righteousness, rejoicing in you with an upright heart. Amen.
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