Worship Resources: June 9, 2019

Pentecost Sunday Year 1

Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Pentecost A/B/C, Proper 11(16)A
Readings: Nothing Can Separate Us Sermon text Acts 2:1-4; Romans 8:14-39 – Companion text – Matthew 28:16-20
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Great Spirit, you have lit upon each of us a flame to serve you in all that we do. Ignite your flame, and help us to burn brightly for you. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #505. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #456. Baptized in Water
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #781. Children of the Heavenly Father
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #521. O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #775. Jesus, Priceless Treasure
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #832. My Lord of Light
ELW #622. Neither Death nor Life
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #549. Send Me, Jesus
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #587. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #588. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #686. Veni Sancte Spiritus
Various Hymnals For Your Gift of God the Spirit (1984) by Edith Clarkson
Various Hymnals I Am His, and He Is Mine (1890) Wade Robinson
Various Hymnals On Pentecost They Gathered (1981) by Jane Parker Huber
Various Hymnals Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow (1983) by Thomas Troeger
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #540. Go, Make Disciples
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #513. Listen, God Is Calling
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #665. Rise, Shine, You People!
ELW #547. Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
Various Hymnals Freely, Freely (1972) by Carol Owens
Various Hymnals Go to the World! (1991) by Sylvia Dunstan
Various Hymnals “How Shall They Hear,” Who Have Not Heard (1984) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Better Is One Day” By Matt Redman.
Everlasting God” By Brenton Brown, Ken Riley.
More Than Conquerors
More contemporary suggestions here.

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.

Send your Spirit upon the church and its leaders, O God, and fill us with hope and confidence in the victory of Christ over sin and death. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit upon the earth and its creatures, O God, and renew creation with your vibrant and sustaining life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit upon our leaders and systems, O God, and instill in them a fervent desire for peace and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit upon those suffering in spirit, O God, and wrap them in your loving and caring embrace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit upon those suffering in body, O God, and grant them healing, hope, and wholeness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit upon this assembly, O God, and send us out into the world to proclaim your love and grace to all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Send your Spirit upon all generations of the faithful, O God, and unite us all around your heavenly throne. 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.

Worship Resources: April 28, 2019

I hope you had a very blessed Holy Week and Easter! I will work towards getting back on my usual posting schedule ASAP.

Easter 2 Year 1

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Trinity Sunday A
Readings: Great Commission Sermon text Matthew 28:16-20 – Companion text – Psalm 40:9-10
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of action, you sent your disciples into the world to preach, teach, and make disciples of all nations. Make us instruments of proclamation, so that all might know of the love you have for humanity. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #540. Go, Make Disciples
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #290. Go Tell It on the Mountain
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #810. O Jesus, I Have Promised
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #513. Listen, God Is Calling
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #538. The Lord Now Sends us Forth
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #665. Rise, Shine, You People!
ELW #549. Send Me, Jesus
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #547. Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #663. Spread, Oh, Spread, Almighty Word
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #635. We Walk by Faith
ELW #668. O Zion, Haste
LBW #192. Baptized into Your Name Most Holy
LBW #388. O Spirit of the Living God
WOV #753. You Are the Seed
Various Hymnals Always with us, always with us (1858) by Edwin Nevin
Various Hymnals Freely, Freely (1972) by Carol Owens
Various Hymnals Go Make of All Disciples (1955) by Leon Adkins
Various Hymnals Go to the World! (1991) by Sylvia Dunstan
Various Hymnals Now Let Us from This Table Rise (1968) by Fred Kaan
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #268. From Heaven Above
ELW #661. I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #861. When Long Before Time (The Singer and the Song)
Various Hymnals Before Thy People I Confess
Various Hymnals I Waited For The Lord Most High
Various Hymnals Thy Tender Mercies, O My Lord
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
We Speak to Nations” By Israel Houghton.
More contemporary suggestions 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.

Send the church our to make disciples and proclaim your love to all nations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Save creation from the shortsightedness of humanity and bring your healing to bear upon all life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bring the nations into the arms of your mercy and grant all people leaders who care for them. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Strengthen all the baptized in their faith and renew their trust in your great promises. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Be with the sick and suffering (especially,…) and provide them with wholeness and joy. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Make us better teachers of your Word and strengthen our community of faith. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bring all the saints into your great congregation that we may share the glad news of your deliverance with all. 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.