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.

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