Worship Resources for April 4, 2021

FYI: I do not generally provide resources for the Triduum as there tends to be plenty of resources already available for those services, whether Narrative Lectionary or any other Lectionary! Have a very blessed Holy Week! Also, I re-used the Prayers of Intercession from four years ago. Feel free to adapt them to your local circumstances (that holds true for any prayers of intercession I have crafted, you are welcome to adapt them as you need).

Easter Sunday NL339: Resurrection

Color: White/Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter (C)
Psalm Text: Psalm 118:17, 21-24
Sermon Text: Luke 24:1-12
Other Text Suggestions: Isaiah 65:17-25; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Prayer of the Day (WP): Risen Messiah, hallelujah! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Glory be to you, whom death could not defeat. Praise to the savior of heaven and earth. Honor and glory are yours, now and forever, Christ our savior and redeemer. Amen.

Helpful Resources: SermonWriterTextWeekRevGalPalsre:WorshipWord&WorldBibleHub

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #629 Abide with Me
ELW #375 Alleluia! Christ Is Arisen
ELW #793 Be Thou My Vision
ELW #364 Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia
ELW #371 Christians, to the Paschal Victim
ELW #389 Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #383 Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!
ELW #339 Christ, the Life of All the Living
ELW #373 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #363 Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #855 Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #521 O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #361 The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #385 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing!
ELW #347 Go to Dark Gethsemane
ELW #619 I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #365 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #765 Lord of All Hopefulness
ELW #438 My Lord, What a Morning
ELW #379 Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #386/7 O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #366 The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #384 That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #376 Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391 This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #353 Were You There
LBW #151 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
WOV #671 Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Because You Live, O Christ
Various Hymnals Low in the Grave He Lay
Various Hymnals Woman in the Night
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Psalm:

ELW #174/5 Alleluia
ELW #645 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #556 Morning Has Broken
LBW #142 Hail Thee, Festival Day!
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

Easter Song” Anne Herring
I’ll Fly Away” Albert E. Brumley
Resurrection Day” Matt Maher
More contemporary suggestions here.

Dakota Road options:
“GO NOW” 
“REMEMBERING THE PROMISE” 
“WE HAVE SEEN THE MESSIAH” 
“YOUR LOVE IS EVERLASTING” 

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.

God of Resurrection, breathe your vibrant life into the church that we may be inspired to ever greater feats of proclamation and love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of life, sustain all of creation with your power that we might know and proclaim your providence and care. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Conqueror of death, work your will in the world that the nations and leaders of nations might strive for justice, peace, and the equitable distribution of your resources. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the living, provide hope to the hopeless and joy to the despairing, that all who are entombed might be freed from their bonds. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of shalom, bring about your healing and wholeness to all who suffer that life might be lived as you want it to be lived. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of relationship and community, bless our assembly with hearts of love and service as well as eyes to see your presence and activity in the world around us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Lord of heaven and earth, bless the rest of all the saints and unite us with them in the everlasting light of the Resurrection dawn. 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.

Episode 16 – Triduum

My computer crashed midway through the bible study, so there is an awkward transition at the 22 minute mark. My apologies! The texts being discussed are:
Maunday Thursday – Mark 14:22-42
Good Friday – Mark 15:16-39
Easter – Mark 16:1-8

Worship Resources: April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday Year 2

Color: White or Gold
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter Sunday B
Readings: ResurrectionMark 16:1-8 (Psalm 118:21-27)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy Lord Jesus, on this day we rejoice in your glory and stand in awe of how you have transformed this world with your dying and your rising. Receive our joyful praise. Alleluia! Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, BibleHub, RevGalPals, re:Worship

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #375. Alleluia! Christ Is Arisen (¡Aleluya! Cristo resucitó )
ELW #565. All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night
ELW #364. Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia
ELW #371. Christians, to the Paschal Victim
ELW #383. Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!
ELW #339. Christ, the Life of All the Living
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #521. O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #347. Go to Dark Gethsemane
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #818. O Master, Let Me Walk with You
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391. This Joyful Eastertide
LBW #151. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Various Hymnals Because He Lives (1971) by Bill & Gloria Gaither
Various Hymnals Christ Has Risen (1988) by John Bell
Various Hymnals Easter Song (1974) by Anne Herring
Various Hymnals Jesus is risen from the grave (2005) by John Bell
Various Hymnals Lord of the Dance (1963) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (1968) by Edward Burns
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Agnus Dei” By Michael W. Smith.
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Blessed Be Your Name” By Matt Redman, Beth Redman.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
More options 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.

For the health of the church we pray O God of life. Strengthen our leaders, ministers, and assemblies that we may loudly proclaim the good news of life over death. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For fields and streams we pray O God of life. Bless plants and animals with bountiful life that your abundance be known throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the leaders of governments we pray O God of life. Grant our leaders wisdom and insight in the midst of chaotic and trying times. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those experiencing anxiety or loneliness we pray O God of life. Show us how best to love and support our neighbors, especially those we don’t know well. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those battling illness or pain we pray O God of life. Bring comfort and healing to all those who are in need. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For this congregation we pray O God of life. Deepen our discipleship and turn us ever outwards toward our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

For all the saints who now rest in you we pray O God of life. Use their example to keep us firm in walking the way of Christ. 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.


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NL Worship Resources: February 18, 2018

Lent 1

Color: Purple
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 5A
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 104:27-30 | Sermon Text: John 11:1-44 (Jesus Raises Lazarus)
Epistle Suggestion: Romans 8:6-11
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of new life, as Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, renew and restore us to new life, leaving in the grave all that prevents us from loving you fully. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #320. The Glory of These Forty Days
ELW #564. God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven
ELW #574. Here I Am, Lord
ELW #485. I Am the Bread of Life
ELW #699. In Deepest Night
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #333. Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land
ELW #802. Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #601. Savior, When in Dust to You
ELW #871. Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good
ELW #608. Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #334. Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
ELW #617. We Come to You for Healing, Lord
ELW #742. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
ELW #506. The Word of God is Source and Seed
ELW #758. You Are the Way
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals O Christ, Who Shared Our Mortal Life
Various Hymnals Lord of the Dance
Various Hymnals When Jesus Wept
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #879. For the Beauty of the Earth
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
ELW #694. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
ELW #842. Oh, Worship the King
ELW #778. The Lord’s My Shepherd
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
LBW #505. Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go
WOV #681. Come, O Holy Spirit, Come
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
Various Hymnals Benedic Anima Mea
Various Hymnals I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Various Hymnals On the Beach,the Waves of Waters
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Broken” By Michael Himes.
This Dust” By Kip Fox.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Beloved friends, in this season of repentance and healing, we accept God’s invitation to be ever-mindful of the needs of others, offering our prayers on behalf of God’s community in the church and the world.

A brief silence.

Breathe life into the church, O Lord; inspiring us to works of freeing those oppressed by sin and death. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Wake the sleeping earth from slumber, O Lord; and provide your sustaining life to plants and animals. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Unbind the oppressed, O Lord; and move our leaders to acts of justice and freedom. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Comfort the grieving, O Lord; and work through us to better proclaim your care for all experiencing loss. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Restore all who suffer, O Lord; to health and wholeness in you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bless all the saints, O Lord; and strengthen our faith in the resurrection hope we have in you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fill us with your strength to resist the seductions of our foolish desires and the tempter’s vain delights, that we may walk in obedience and righteousness, rejoicing in you with an upright heart. Amen.