NL Worship Resources: October 29, 2017

Reformation Sunday

Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 9C or Proper 4(9)C
Readings: Gospel Text: John 2:19-21 | Sermon Texts: 1 Kings 5:1-5; 8:1-13 (Solomon’s Temple)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 96
Prayer of the Day (WP): Mighty Lord, the splendor of Solomon’s temple cannot compare to the majesty of your heart. Show your heart in this place, that we might worship you with joy and gratitude. Amen.

If you need resources for Reformation Sunday, here are some sites I would recommend:

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon texts:

ELW #883 All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #503/4. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #628. Jerusalem, My Happy Home
ELW #502. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #554. Lord, Your Hands Have Formed
ELW #782. My Shepherd, You Supply My Need
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #889. The Right Hand of God
ELW #780. Shepherd Me, O God
WOV #631. Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
Various Hymnals Built on a rock the church of God
Various Hymnals O God, what offering shall I give
Various Hymnals Here In Thy Name, Eternal God
Various Hymnals When David Had a Longing
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text:

ELW #539. Abide, O Dearest Jesus
ELW #456. Baptized in Water
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #312. Jesus, Come! For We Invite You
LBW #287. O Perfect Love
Various Hymnals From Ashes to the Living Font
Various Hymnals O God of Font and Altar
Various Hymnals They Did Not Build in Vain
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Contemporary options based on both:

All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises” By Paul Baloche, Chris Tomlin, et al.
Facedown” By Matt Redman.
Here I Am to Worship” By Tim Hughes.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

To be completely honest, I have a very busy week this week and am planning on taking the easy way out by using prayers prepared by someone else, specifically the prayers found here. Hopefully things will be calmer next week and I will have the regular resources written and available.

NL Worship Resources: October 30, 2016

Reformation Sunday/Lectionary 31

Color: Red/Green
Closest RCL Sunday: Proper 5C (10C)
Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 4:24-26 | Sermon Text: 1 Kings 17:1-24 (God’s Care for
the Widow)
Psalm Suggestion: Psalm 146
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of compassion,
By the power of God, Elijah provided bread and oil for the widow and her household. By faith in God, the widow provided food and water for Elijah. Give us hearts to love one another, so that in providing and in receiving, we too, might experience the unimaginable power of God, through the one who has provided life itself, your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

You can find words of Confession and Absolution along with a Call to Worship that I wrote here.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #422 For All the Saints
ELW #737 He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #796 How Firm a Foundation
ELW #587 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
LBW #538 Oh, Praise the Lord, My Soul
TNtG #8 Song of Two Widows
Various Hymnals Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Various Hymnals When the Hungry Who Have Nothing Share with Strangers
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; TNtG=Time Now to Gather)

Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:

ELW #641 All Are Welcome
ELW #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #712 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
Various Hymnals In Great Thanksgiving
Various Hymnals O Carpenter, Why Leave the Bench
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Other options based on both:

Days of Elijah” By Robin Mark.
Glorious Unfolding” By Steven Curtis Chapman.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation

A brief silence.

Lord God, raise up leaders and prophets in your church; that your word of healing, life, and resurrection may be proclaimed to the ends of the earth. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of providence, sustain us through the bounty of the earth; that all who are hungry might be fed. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of Israel, God of Sidon, God of all nations, bring peace and understanding to the world; that all recognize your presence even in surprising places. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giving God, bring comfort to the grieving; that we may trust ever more in your power of resurrection. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

O Lord our God, be with all who suffer  (especially,…); that they may be restored to wholeness and life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God of the ages, speak to us through the lives of all who have gone before us; that we may see your activity in the world throughout the eons. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.