Episode 2 – Hear, O Israel

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Worship Resources: October 6, 2019

Proper 22(27) Year 1 (Pentecost 17)

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 9B, Proper 4(9)B, Proper 26(31)B
Readings: Hear, O IsraelDeuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9 (Mark 12:28-31)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Loving Lord, you gave commandments to your people as a gift. Teach us to be obedient to your word and to care for each other as we do your will. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #257. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #461. Fight the Good Fight
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
LBW #411. Lord of All Good
WOV #664. A New Commandment
Various Hymnals As the Deer Pants for the Water (1984) by Marty Nystrom
Various Hymnals Christians, let us love one another (1973) by A. Nigro
Various Hymnals For the Life That You Have Given (1987) by Carl Daw
Various Hymnals The Lord Is God, There Is No Other (1980) by Daniel Meeter
Various Hymnals Love God with all your soul and strength (1866) by Isaac Watts
Various Hymnals Love the Lord Your God (1991) by Jean & Jim Strathdee
Various Hymnals Tell Your Children (1980) by Grace Hawthorne
Various Hymnals We Are Your People (1973) by Brian Wren
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
Ancient Skies” By Michael Gungor, Michael Rossback.
Come Now is the Time to Worship” By Brian Doerksen.
Every Move I Make” By David Ruis.
The King of Love My Shepherd Is” By Henry Williams Baker, John Bacchus Dykes.
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

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

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

A brief silence.

Lord God, help the church to worship only you, keep your name sacred, and honor the sabbath; turn our focus ever towards you and towards seeing you in our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, you called all that you made good; make us better stewards of creation and restore what we have damaged to goodness and wholeness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, you us gave the gift of the law; be at work in our systems of justice that they might be good and righteous, working on behalf of the injured and oppressed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, write your persistent love on our minds, lips, and hearts; inspire us in our teaching of the faith to the generations who will follow after us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, work in the lives of any who suffer (especially, …); bring comfort to those entombed by pain, disease, or despair. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, steep us in your loving Word; move those assembles here today to acts of mercy, love, and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Lord God, hold the faithful dead in your arms and comfort those who grieve; unite  believers of all places and times in loving you and loving one another. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Worship Resources: October 7, 2018

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Color: Green
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 6(11)A and Lent 3B
Readings: Covenant and Commandments Sermon text – Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17 Companion text – Matthew 5:17
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): God of the commandments, you gave the Israelites laws so that they might live in harmony with one another. Show us how to live in peace, so that all may know of your love. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #521. O Day of Rest and Gladness
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #787. On Eagle’s Wings
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
LBW #428. O God of Earth and Altar
LBW #353. May We Your Precepts, Lord, Fulfill
DATH #91 Write Your Law upon Our Hearts
LS #73 Come! Come! Everybody Worship
W&P #72 I Will Delight
Various Hymnals Lord, Have Mercy upon Us
Various Hymnals The Lord Is God, There Is No Other
Various Hymnals Make Way
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest; LS=LifeSongs; W&P=Worship & Praise)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #247. Come Now, O Prince of Peace (Ososŏ, ososŏ)
ELW #665. Rise, Shine, You People!
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
LBW #376. Your Kingdom Come!
DATH #64 Brighter than the Sun
Various Hymnals Bring Forth the Kingdom
Various Hymnals O Christ, the Master Carpenter
Various Hymnals The Kingdom of God Is Justice and Joy
Various Hymnals Song of St. Patrick
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

All Praise To You” By David Leonard, Leslie Jordan.
Breath Of God” By Vicky Beeching.
No Other Gods” By David Moffitt.
You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)” By Marc Imboden, Tammi Rhoton.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

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

Friends in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers as dear to us as our own needs. Loving our neighbors as ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

Faithful God, strengthen all servants of the church (especially Bishop[s]…) and make of your people a beacon of justice, peace, and love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creator God, the whole earth is yours; bring healing and wholeness where we have caused harm and show us how to live in harmony with creation. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, bring your rule to the world and cause our leaders to search for peace and justice in all nations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Freeing God, rescue all who are in captivity; we pray especially for the victims of human trafficking, that they may be freed from their slavery. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Restoring God, heal the sick and ill (especially,…) and bear them into your healing and peaceful presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Just God, help us to see the Law as a gift rather than a weapon; grant harmony to our congregation and communities and peace to all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Eternal God, we give you thanks for the steadfast love you have shown throughout the generations and we ask that you bring us into your presence along with all the saints to give you glory. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Hear our prayers, God of power, and through the ministry of your Son free us from the grip of the tomb, that we may desire you as the fullness of life and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.