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Worship Resources: July 19, 2020

Mary Magdelene (Summer Series)

I am using the sundaysandseasons.com resources for prayers and am not writing my own. I will still list hymn suggestions and other resources for any others thinking about using this summer series.

Festival Day: July 22
Color: Red or Green
Readings: Acts 13:26-33a; John 20:1-2, 11-18
Resources: anglican.com, satucket.com, Wikipedia

Sometimes called “the apostle to the apostles” because she told them of her encounter with the risen Lord, Mary was a woman of Galilee who followed Jesus throughout his ministry. She was present at Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial.

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #375. Alleluia! Christ Is Arisen
ELW #371. Christians, to the Paschal Victim
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #492. Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup
ELW #419. For All the Faithful Women
ELW #427. For All Your Saints, O Lord
ELW #770. Give Me Jesus
ELW #428. Give Thanks for Saints
ELW #347. Go to Dark Gethsemane
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #477. I Received the Living God
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #833. Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices
ELW #418. Rejoice in God’s Saints
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #493. Taste and See
ELW #384. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391. This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #869. We Have Seen the Lord
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #825. You Servants of God
LBW #147. Hallelujah! Jesus Lives!
Various Hymnals A Prophet-woman broke a jar (1993) by Brian A. Wren
Various Hymnals Comes Mary to the Grave by Michael A. Perry
Various Hymnals In the Garden (1913) by C. Austin Miles
Various Hymnals Mary Magdalen by J. J. Callanan
Various Hymnals See, What a Morning (2003) by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Various Hymnals This is the Day (1980) by Les Garrett
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
In Christ Alone” By Stuart Townend, Keith Getty.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
My Song is Love Unknown” By John Nicholson Ireland, Samuel Crossman.
Sweetly Broken” By Jeremy Riddle.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
ALL ARE WELCOME
“EARLY MOURNING MARY”
WE HAVE SEEN THE MESSIAH

Worship Resources: June 7, 2020

Holy Trinity Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Trinity Sunday A
Readings: Holy Trinity2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20
Prayer of the Day (sundaysandseasons.com): Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, Dear WP; Word&World

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #835. All Creatures, Worship God Most High!
ELW #410. All Glory Be to God on High
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #404. Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #412. Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #577/8. Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #415. Father Most Holy
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #771. God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #413. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #482. I Come with Joy
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #409. Kyrie! God, Father
ELW #881. Let All Things Now Living
ELW #558. Lord God, We Praise You
ELW #527. Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
ELW #517. Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God (Wakantanka taku nitawa)
ELW #556. Morning Has Broken
ELW #735. Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
ELW #555. Oh, Sing to God Above
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #571. O Trinity, O Blessed Light
ELW #457. Waterlife
ELW #411. We All Believe in One True God
ELW #861. When Long Before Time (The Singer and the Song)
LBW #396. O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth
LBW #490. Let Me Be Yours Forever
LBW #266. Maker of the Earth and Heaven
WOV #787. Glory to God, We Give You Thanks
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #793. Shout for Joy Loud and Long
Various Hymnals God Is One, Unique and Holy (1983) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Holy Father, Son, and Spirit (2016) by Sandra McCracken
Various Hymnals Hymn to the Trinity (1980) by Robert Kreutz
Various Hymnals This Holy Covenant Was Made (1991) by Sylvia Dunstan
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
Mission’s Flame” By Matt Redman.
We Speak to Nations” By Israel Houghton.
More options here.

Dakota Road Songs:
“BE COMFORTED”
“GO NOW”
“I BELIEVE, I DO BELIEVE”
“ONE MAKER”
“WE ARE GATHERED HERE”


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2020 Summer Series

As an FYI for those that follow my blog. The NL-using pastors in my area have decided to do a summer series this year based on the Festival Days from May-October. You are welcome to join us in using this series. If you follow the series from Workingpreacher or do something else, that’s great too and I will see you in September!

6/7/2020: Holy Trinity Sunday2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20

6/14/2020: BarnabasActs 11:19-30; 13:1-3; Matthew 10:7-16

6/21/2020: John the BaptistActs 13:13-26; Luke 1:57-67

6/28/2020: Peter and Paul2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; John 21:15-19

7/5/2020: ThomasEphesians 4:11-16; John 14:1-7

7/12/2020: Philip and James2 Corinthians 4:1-6; John 14:8-14

7/19/2020: Mary MagdeleneActs 13:26-33a; John 20:1-2, 11-18

7/26/2020: JamesActs 11:27-12:3a; Mark 10:35-45

8/2/2020: Matthew – Ephesians 2:4-10; Matthew 9:9-13

8/9/2020: Simon and Jude1 John 4:1-6; John 14:21-27

8/16/2020: Mary, Mother of JesusGalatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55

8/23/2020: Bartholomew1 Corinthians 12:27-31a; John 1:43-51

8/30/2020: Michael and All AngelsRevelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:17-20

9/6/2020: Holy Cross Day1 Corinthians 1:18-24; John 3:13-17

Worship Resources: May 31, 2020

Pentecost Year 2

Color: Red
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 2C; Pentecost A
Readings: Gifts of the Spirit1 Corinthians 12:1-13 (Acts 2:1-4 )
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Spirit of fire, your holy presence burns bright within this world. Spread your spirit throughout our communities, so that our hearts may burn with love and hope. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals; Word&World

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #822. Cantad al Señor (Oh, Sing to the Lord)
ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #395. Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord
ELW #247. Ososŏ, ososŏ (Come Now, O Prince of Peace)
ELW #209. Come, Risen Lord
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #687. Come to Us, Creative Spirit
ELW #470. Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
ELW #538. Enviado soy de Dios, mi mano lista está (The Lord now sends us forth)
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #786. O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #697. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #649. Miren qué bueno (Behold, How Pleasant)
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #743. Now to the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #458. Praise and Thanksgiving Be to God
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #405. O Spirit of Life
ELW #407 Soplo de Dios Viviente (O Living Breath of God)
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #549 Thuma Mina (Send me, Jesus)
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #164. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #162. Lord God, the Holy Ghost
WOV #748. Bind Us Together
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #749. When Love Is Found
Various Hymnals O Breath of Life (1920) by Bessie Porter Head
Various Hymnals Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race (1992) by Ruth Duck
Various Hymnals Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us (1971) by Brian Foley
Various Hymnals Sing a New Church (1991) by Delores Dufner
Various Hymnals Spirit of the Living God (1926) by Daniel Iverson
Various Hymnals We Are Many Parts (1986) by Marty Haugen
Various Hymnals When I Needed a Neighbor (1965) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow (1983) by Thomas Troeger
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Better Is One Day” By Matt Redman.
Breathe On Me” By Lucy Fisher.
Burning in My Soul” By Brett Younker, Daniel Carson, et al.
Spirit Break Out” By Ben Bryant, Luke Hellebronth, et al.
More options here.
Dakota Road Songs:

“Blessed Are Those”
“Dream God’s Dream”
“Go Now”
“Juntos Creamos Espiritu”
“Made For Love”
“One Spirit”
“Stir Us Lord”
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.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the church, inspire our witness and service that the whole world may know the love and grace of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon creation, work healing in wholeness where there is brokenness and knit all life into a glorious tapestry. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the nations and their leaders, grant all of humanity to find unity, peace, and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the brokenhearted, wrap them in the loving arms of your care and lead them to the kowledge of your presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon the sick and the dying, bring healing, comfort and peace at the last. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, rest upon this congregation, show us how best to use the gifts you have given us for service in the name of Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Holy Spirit, rest upon us who are still on our pilgrimage and unite us into one body with all who have gone before. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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.


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Worship Resources: May 24, 2020

Easter 7 Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter B, Epiphany 5C, Epiphany 6C, Epiphany 8C
Readings: Death Swallowed in Life1 Cor. 15:1-26, 51-57 (Mark 12:26-27a)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Lord of the resurrection, you died and were raised so that ultimately death would not prevail. Remind us daily that sin, and even death, have no power over us. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #377. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #362. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
ELW #372. Christ Is Arisen
ELW #370. Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
ELW #369. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #363. Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #857. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #596/7. My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
ELW #438. My Lord, What a Morning
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #430. Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #386/7. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
ELW #439. Soon and Very Soon
ELW #366. The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #376. Thine Is the Glory
ELW #391. This Joyful Eastertide
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #602. Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
LBW #501. He Leadeth Me: Oh, Blessed Thought!
LBW #151. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
LBW #133. Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!
LBW #153. Welcome, Happy Morning!
WOV #671. Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Various Hymnals Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep (1832) by Margaret Mackay
Various Hymnals Because He Lives (1972) by Gloria & Bill Gaither
Various Hymnals Christ is Risen (1972) by Nicolás Martínez
Various Hymnals Hymn of Promise (1986) by Natalie Sleeth
Various Hymnals Low in the Grave He Lay (1874) by Robert Lowry
Various Hymnals Resucitó (1972) by Kiko Argüello
Various Hymnals Sing a New Song (1992) by Daniel Schutte
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Scandal Of Grace” By Joel Houston, Matt Crocker.
This Dust” By Kip Fox.
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.

Resurrect the church from timidity and divisiveness; bless our leaders with boldness and your vision for our future. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect the earth from human selfishness and greed; bless all people with a desire to protect and care for the world you have entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect the nations from violence and warfare; bless every land with a hunger and thirst for peace and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect those entombed by the fear of death; bless the anxious and fearful with comfort and hope. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect the sick and dying from illness and disease; bless all who care for others with patience and strength. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Resurrect this congregation from becoming insular; bless us with deep curiosity and love for our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Resurrect the saints in light on the last day; bless us with deep faith and trust in your eternal and abundant promises. 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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Worship Resources: May 10, 2020

Easter 5 Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 3C
Readings: Church at Corinth Acts 18:1-4 & 1 Cor. 1:10-18 (Mark 9:34-35)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy Lord, within your church, your followers have often allowed their disagreements to get in the way of being faithful to your word. Remove any barriers our communities face that prevent us from sharing your word and building up your church. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #337. Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
ELW #634. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #338. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #721. Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #580. How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #651. Oh, Praise the Gracious Power
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #351/2. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #534. Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #449. We Know That Christ Is Raised
ELW #803. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #344. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
WOV #667. Stay Here
Various Hymnals Break not the circle of enabling love (2005) by Fred Kaan
Various Hymnals Come, Wounded Healer (1999) by Martin Leckebusch
Various Hymnals Gifts for Sharing (1997) by Mary Keithahn
Various Hymnals Here Hangs a Man Discarded (1995) by Brian Wren
Various Hymnals Ubi Caritas (1992) by Laurence Rosania
Various Hymnals We lay our broken world (2005) by Anna Briggs
Various Hymnals Welcome Into This Place (1991) by Orlando Juarez
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Make Me a Servant” By Kelly Willard.
Mighty to Save” By Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan.
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.

God of all people, use our varied gifts to proclaim your great love to the entire world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of all creatures, grant abundant life to the wide variety of birds, animals, and insects that you have made and entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of every nation, send your spirit of compassion, love, justice, and peace upon all countries and their leaders. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the broken, bind up the hearts and minds of all who suffer from anxiety, fear, depression, loneliness, and other mental and social illnesses. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the dying, be with those who do not have long left to live, grant them peace and comfort in their last moments. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the church, bless this congregation and its members with every gift necessary on our path of discipleship. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

God of sinners and saints, join all people into one body of faith in your great and joyous kingdom. 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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Worship Resources: May 3, 2020

Easter 4 Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 24(29)A
Readings: Church at ThessalonicaActs 17:1-9 & 1 Thess. 1:1-10 (Mark 13:9-11)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Messiah, Jesus, your followers established churches in communities near and far. Take us outside of ourselves and teach us to give away what you have given to us. Show us how to witness to your presence in places near and far. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals,

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #757. All My Hope on God Is Founded
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #652. Built on a Rock
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars!
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #678. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
ELW #385. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing!
ELW #619. I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #595. Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #512. Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #871. Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good
ELW #878. Soli Deo Gloria
ELW #709. When Our Song Says Peace
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #668. O Zion, Haste
LBW #453. If You But Trust in God to Guide You
LBW #252. You Servants of God
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
Various Hymnals God’s Spirit is in my heart (1999) by Alan Dale & Hubert Richards
Various Hymnals In Christ There Is No East or West (1982) by Michael Perry
Various Hymnals Lord of the Dance (1963) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals Peace in Our Time, O Lord (1938) by John Oxenham
Various Hymnals Tell it Out with Gladness (1966) by Georgia Elma Harkness
Various Hymnals We Come, O Christ, to You (1946) by Edith Clarkson
Various Hymnals We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (1968) by Edward Burns
Various Hymnals We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations (1896) by H. Ernest Nichol
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Blessed Assurance (My King Is Coming)” By Matthew West, Pete Kipley.
In Christ Alone” By Stuart Townend, Keith Getty.
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.

Bless the church throughout the world; guide ministers and missionaries as they proclaim the good news of your great love for the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless the soil and water; make us better stewards of the finite resources you have entrusted to us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless the nations; send a spirit of cooperation and compassion among all who make decisions that affect peoples’ lives. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless the brokenhearted; strengthen our communities and surround all people with supportive and loving groups of friends and neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless the sick and dying; work through hospital chaplains, doctors, nurses, and all staff to provide your peace, comfort, and hope. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless our church; work through our ministries in this difficult time and use us to be your hands and feet in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Bless the saints in light; make us mindful of all who have passed the faith onto us and bring us all into your kingdom of life and light. 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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Worship Resources: April 26, 2020

Easter 3 Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Peter Heals in JerusalemActs 3:1-10 (Mark 6:53-56)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy Lord, your followers gave to your children something more powerful and more valuable than riches. They gave healing and hope. Bring healing and hope into our world and show us evidence of your presence in our lives. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, BibleHub, RevGalPals, re:Worship

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #770. Give Me Jesus
ELW #740. God of the Sparrow
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #502. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #778. The Lord’s My Shepherd
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #789. Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #435. O God, Whose Will Is Life and Good
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals A Party For John (2000) by John Ylvisaker
Various Hymnals For the Healing of the Nations (1968) by Fred Kaan
Various Hymnals The Love of the Lord (1988) by Michael Joncas
Various Hymnals Silver and Gold Have I None (??) by Anonymous
Various Hymnals Stand Up, Friends (1986) by Brian A. Wren
Various Hymnals You Are Our God; We Are Your People (1978) by David Hoekema
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Come As You Are” By Ben Glover, David Crowder, et al.
Kindness” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
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.

Heal the brokenness of the church, O Lord; overcome divisions and schisms that your church may boldly proclaim unity and community in you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heal the brokenness of creation, O Lord; where there is damage, bring healing, where there is death, bring life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heal the brokenness of the nations, O Lord; bring justice where there is injustice, and bring peace where there is strife. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heal the brokenness of our communities, O Lord; bind us together in deep and authentic communities of care and grace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heal the brokenness of our lives, O Lord; ease pain and bring healing wherever it is needed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heal the brokenness of our congregation, O Lord; turn us ever outward towards the people around us that we may be a community of welcome, hospitality, and inclusion. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Heal the brokenness of death, O Lord; and make us certain that because Christ lives we too shall live. 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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Worship Resources: April 19, 2020

Easter 2 Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Ascension A/B/C and/or Easter 7A
Readings: You Shall Be My WitnessesActs 1:1-14 (Mark 6:7-13)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Lord Jesus, after your death and resurrection you sent your followers into the world to proclaim your resurrection to the entire world. Send us into the world to bear witness to all you have done in our lives. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, BibleHub, RevGalPals, re:Worship

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #393. A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing!
ELW #392. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #389. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing
ELW #604. O Christ, Our Hope
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #693. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #398. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #661. I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #260. The King Shall come
ELW #490. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #475. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
ELW #857. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #435. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #689. Praise and Thanksgiving
ELW #549. Send Me, Jesus
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #439. Soon and Very Soon
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #668. O Zion, Haste
LBW #483. God Moves in a Mysterious Way
LBW #388. O Spirit of the Living God
WOV #681. Come, O Holy Spirit, Come 
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
Various Hymnals Christ for the world we sing! (1869) by Samuel Wolcott
Various Hymnals Go to the World! (1991) by Sylvia G. Dunstan
Various Hymnals Hail Thee, Festival Day (6th Century) by Venantius Fortunatus
Various Hymnals O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath (tr. 1971) by Rabanus Maurus
Various Hymnals There Is a Redeemer (1982) by Melody Green
Various Hymnals When God the Spirit Came (1977) by Timothy Dudley-Smith
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Amazing Love” By Graham Kendrick.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
Shine Jesus Shine” By Graham Kendrick.
Tell the World” By Joel Houston, Jonathon Douglass, et al.
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.

Send your Spirit upon the church, and especially its leaders; that they may lead us in boldly proclaiming the kingdom of God present in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit upon creation, and especially resting fields; that the coming harvest be abundant that all the world may be fed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit upon our leaders, and especially on executives like our President, Governor, and Mayors; that their decisions be guided by compassion and care for all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit upon the marginalized, especially poor and needy; that our communities work to ensure that everyone’s basic needs are met. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your spirit upon the sick, especially,…; that your will of healing and wholeness be at work in their lives. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit upon this congregation; that we may be an example of love, grace, and service in our neighboring communities. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Send your Spirit upon us and use the example of the saints to keep us firm in our faith. 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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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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