Worship Resources: September 15, 2019

We do God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday on September 8th, so no resources for that Sunday, sorry! If you do GWOH Sunday check out the resources available for that: https://www.elca.org/dayofservice

Proper 19(24) Year 1 (Pentecost 14)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 6(11)A
Readings: Isaac Born to Sarah – Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7 (Mark 10:27)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of promise, Abraham scoffed and Sarah laughed when they were told of your plans for them and their family. Yet you remained faithful to your promise, and gave them a son, Isaac. Help us to trust in your promises for our lives, and to live according to your will. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #641. All Are Welcome

ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown

ELW #482. I Come with Joy

LBW #313. A Multitude Comes from East and West
DATH #97. Tell What God Has Done for Us
CBM #72. Exalted Be Your Name
Various Hymnals Abraham, Sarah Too (2004) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals God Has Made Laughter (1982) by Kathy Eddy
Various Hymnals God It Was (1989) by John L. Bell
Various Hymnals God of the Women (1998) by Carolyn Gillette
Various Hymnals God, We Praise You for the Women (2006) by Daniel Damon
Various Hymnals O God, Whose Steadfast Love (1994) by James Haddix
Various Hymnals To Abraham and Sarah (1984) by Judith Fetter
Various Hymnals We Are on Our Way (1989) by Helen Walter
Various Hymnals You Are Our God; We Are Your People (1978) by David Hoekema

(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest; CBM=Come Beloved of the Maker)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
The Lord Our God” By Kristian Stanfill and Jason Ingram.
You Never Let Go” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

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

Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

We give you thanks, O God, for teachers, theologians, and all those who help us to grow in faith. Raise up more leaders in the church who will challenge and encourage your people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We give you thanks, O God, for the bounty of your great creation. Work in us and through us that we may be better caretakers of all that you have made. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We give you thanks, O God, for those who care for and support those struggling with mental illness. Grant healing and wholeness to the lonely and anxious. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We give you thanks, O God, for physicians, nurses, and all those who seek to restore people to health. Be with all who suffer and surround them with your loving arms. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We give you thanks, O God, for this community of faith. Deepen our faith and use us to work your will in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We give you thanks, O God, for the example of all the saints who have gone before us. Unite us all in praising and worshiping you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.

 

Worship Resources: May 27, 2018

As previously mentioned, I am part of a group doing a summer series on “Women of Scripture.”

Holy Trinity Sunday

Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 6(11)A
Readings: Sarah & Hagar Sermon text – Genesis 16:1-12,15-16; 18:1-15; 21:1-3, 8-21 Companion texts – Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 and/or Matthew 9:35-36
Prayer of the Day: God of Hagar, protect those sent away from safety as you protected Hagar and Ishmael. Open our eyes to see the vulnerable in our midst and open our hearts to serve them in their needs. God of Sarah, deepen our trust in your promises and fill us with compassion even in the midst of despair. Fill us with delight in you, God of laughter and compassion. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #557. Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #802. Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus
ELW #783. Praise and Thanks and Adoration
DATH #97 Tell What God Has Done for Us
ASG #6 Clap Your Hands! Shout for Joy!
Various Hymnals God of the Women
Various Hymnals God It Was
Various Hymnals In a Deep, Unbounded Darkness
Various Hymnals To Abraham and Sarah
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  DATH=Dancing at the Harvest; ASG=As Sunshine to a Garden)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #860. I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #839/40. Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #493. Taste and See
Various Hymnals I Will Call Upon the Lord
Various Hymnals Let Your Heart Be Broken
Variouos Hymnals World Peace Prayer
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Children of God” By David Carr, Mac Powell, et al.
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
Every Move I Make” By David Ruis.
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.

We pray for the church in its many and varied forms; let our witness be full of delight in God’s promises. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the waters; let the healing power of God undo the harm we have committed, that this fundamental element be preserved for all. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for the nations; let peace and justice be known throughout the world and God’s light shine upon all. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for struggling with the demon of addiction; let us be agents of God’s grace and freedom. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for those dealing with disease of any sort; let God’s healing power shower down upon them. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

We pray for this congregation; let us be faithful witnesses to the power of God’s promises. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for the dearly departed; let their example deepen our life together and trust in God’s eternal activity. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

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.