Worship Resources: November 11, 2018

25th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27[32])

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Advent 4C and Epiphany 4A
Readings: Micah Sermon text – Micah [1:3-5]; 5:2-5a; 6:6-8 Companion text – Matthew 9:13
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of justice, you sent your servant Micah to proclaim justice and peace to a world that lacked both. Make us instruments of justice and peace, so that your world might prosper. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #303. Brightest and Best of the Stars
ELW #711. O Day of Peace
ELW #713. O God of Every Nation
ELW #697. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #717. Let Justice Flow like Streams
ELW #279. O Little Town of Bethlehem
ELW #269. Once in Royal David’s City
ELW #889. The Right Hand of God
ELW #669. Rise Up, O Saints of God!
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #255. There’s a Voice in the Wilderness
ELW #720. We Are Called
ELW #680/1. We Plow the Fields and Scatter (Aramos nuestros campos)
WOV #637. Gloria, Gloria, Gloria
Various Hymnals A Place at the Table
Various Hymnals Let Justice Roll Like a River
Various Hymnals What Does the Lord Require
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #420/1. By All Your Saints
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals The Kingdom of God Is Justice and Joy
Various Hymnals The Master Came to Bring Good News
Various Hymnals When Jesus the Healer
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Ancient Skies” By Michael Gungor, Michael Rossback
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
You Have Shown Us” By Andy Park, Chris Tomlin, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

God of life, we praise you for your abiding presence from generation to generation, blessing your people, strengthening us to lives of service, empowering us to witness. Hear the prayers we offer on behalf of your creation.

A brief silence.

For the church O Lord; that we may walk humbly in your ways. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the earth, O Lord; that all of creation recognize your rule and reflect your glory. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the nations, O Lord; that all people may seek to do justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the sick and suffering, O Lord; that they may know your peace and rest in the assurance of your care. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For victims of violence, O Lord; that your healing be at work in their lives. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For this congregation, O Lord; that we may love kindness and seek to deepen our faith toward you and love toward one another. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For all the saints, O Lord; that their rest in you be secure and peaceful. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Grant that as we serve you now on earth, so we may one day rejoice with all the saints in your kingdom of light and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.