NL Worship Resources: July 2, 2017

Proper 8 (13)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 6B, Easter 3C, Propers 8(13)B, 5(10)C, 9(14)C
Readings: Gospel Text: John 6:67-69 | Sermon Text: Psalm 30 (A Song of Thanks)
Epistle Suggestion: Revelation 5:11-14
Prayer of the Day: O Lord our God, you raise us up from death and into life. Turn our mourning into dancing and clothe us with joy that our very souls may praise you. May we see that we have nowhere else to turn, for you alone have the words of eternal life. Favor us with your presence, now and always, Most Holy God. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #860. I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
ELW #867. In Thee Is Gladness
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #875. Praise, Praise, Praise the Lord!
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
ELW #682. To God Our Thanks We Give (Reamo leboga)
ELW #853. When Morning Gilds the Skies
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
LBW #146. Rejoice, Angelic Choirs, Rejoice!
LBW #153. Welcome, Happy Morning!
Various Hymnals Go to the World!
Various Hymnals Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord
Various Hymnals Sanctissimus
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #775. Jesus, Priceless Treasure
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
LBW #226. Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord
Various Hymnals Thou only Sovereign of my heart
Various Hymnals Wonderful Words of Life
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other options based on both:

Be Glorified” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
You Lifted Me Out” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Sisters and brothers in Christ, God invites us to bring our doubts and fears, our joys and concerns, our petitions and praise, and offer them for the earth and all its creatures.

A brief silence.

O Lord who hears our cries, bless your church and all your faithful ones that we may sing your praises and give thanks to your Holy Name. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

O Lord of the heavens and earth, you have placed us within creation that we might be stewards and caretakers of all that you have made. Increase in us the desire to preserve and protect your good creation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

O Lord of all peoples and nations, restore justice and peace to the world that the abundant life you intend for all might be realized. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

O Lord who raises us up, turn us away from sin and death and back to you that we may know the true source of all life and blessings. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

O Lord of resurrection, work healing and life in all who suffer (especially, …) that joy may come with the morning of wholeness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

O Lord our God, you do not let evil and death win that all who follow you may know life abundant and life eternal. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Receive these prayers, O God, and transform us through them, that we may have eyes to see and hearts to understand not only what you do on our behalf, but what you call us to do so that your realm will come to fruition in glory. Amen.

NL Worship Resources: June 18, 2017

I know its not Monday, sorry!

Proper 6 (11)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 8(13)A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 6:35-40 | Sermon Text: Psalm 13 (A Prayer for Help)
Epistle Suggestion: Romans 6:12-23
Prayer of the Day: Gracious God, your steadfast love finds its truest expression in Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. In the midst of sorrow and pain, turn our hearts to you that we may trust in your enduring presence. Give light to our eyes and shine your countenance upon us for the sake of your eternal and enduring love. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, who raises all who believe. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #626. By Gracious Powers
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #185-188 Create in Me a Clean Heart
ELW #151-158 Kyrie
ELW #841. Lift Every Voice and Sing
ELW #751. O Lord, Hear My Prayer (The Lord Is My Song)
ELW #745. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #822. Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
Various Hymnals How Long, O Lord?
Various Hymnals Psalm 13
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #461. All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #474. Bread of Life from Heaven
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #472. Eat This Bread (Jesus Christ, Bread of Life)
ELW #478. Father, We Thank You
ELW #532. Gather Us In
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #485. I Am the Bread of Life
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611  I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #542. O Living Bread from Heaven
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast Is Ready)
ELW #487. What Feast of Love
ELW #484. You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Gift of Finest Wheat)
LBW #226. Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord
LBW #211. Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
LBW #493. Hope of the World
LBW #199. Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior
Various Hymnals Are You Weary, Heavy Laden?
Various Hymnals Bread of the world, in mercy broken
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

How Long, Psalm 13” By Jason Silver.
I Am The Bread Of Life” By John Michael Talbot.
Your Unfailing Love” By Reuben Morgan.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

A brief silence.

You gather your church into one body, O Lord; we pray that the unity we have in you may overcome all divisions and schisms. Raise us up that we may boldly proclaim the eternal life we have in you. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You have made creation to be interconnected and interdependent, O Lord; we pray that all of creation be renewed and restored. Move us to be greater stewards of what you have given us. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You show us how to live in justice and peace, O Lord; we pray that the nations may work for the good of all the world. Grant us wisdom and courage that we may speak out on behalf of our neighbors. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You show your steadfast love to us, O Lord; we pray that our trust in you be deepened and our hearts rejoice in you. Open our lips that we may sing forth in joy for the salvation you have worked in us. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

You do not forget your people, O Lord; we pray that your comforting presence be with all who suffer in any way (especially,…). Provide the bread of life to all who bear any pain. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

You do not lose anyone, O Lord; we pray that we shall one day be united with all the saints who have gone before us. Work your mighty will throughout all time and strengthen our faith in your eternal promises. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hear our prayers that we may love you with our whole being and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.