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Lessons and Suggested Hymns,

Pentecost 2- Labor Day Weekend, Cycle B

(June 6 – September 5, 2021)

 NOTE: LBW – Lutheran Book of Worship (The Green Book)

WOV – With One Voice (The Blue Book)

ELW – Evangelical Lutheran Worship (The Cranberry Book)

LSB – Lutheran Service Book (The Maroon Book)

 There are versions of some hymns that are superior in LSB and I recommend using them if possible. Also, there are some superb hymns in LSB that aren’t available in the other hymnals. When I suggest one of the latter, I try to include an alternative from LBW or WOV. I recommend that a license and DVD of downloadable hymns from LSB be purchased if you are looking to expand your hymnody. There are, in ELW, some familiar hymns that have been drastically altered, which I try to note. ELW also has some fine hymns not available in the other hymnals, or has, interestingly, a more “traditional” translation or harmonization.

 Color for the day is indicated for each Sunday. Primary liturgical calendar taken from Sola Publishing (, based on LSB. Also, I include the lessons from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) found in ELW and used in some congregations. It often overlaps the Sola/LCMS calendar lectionary, but when there are differences, I will note them.

Because some of the prayers of confession, as well as offertory and post-communion prayers, provided on certain resource pages lack theological heft or linguistic elegance, I have added some seasonal prayers that you are free to cut, paste, and revise as needed. They are modified from the copyright-free Online Book of Common Prayer, or are my own creation. These are found on the following pages. The regular prayers of intercession will, as usual, be provided weekly in their own Word documents.


For General/Green Season Use: A Brief Order of Confession and Holy Absolution

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son+, and of the Holy Spirit: Amen.

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Silence may be kept.

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.


For General/Green Season Use: The Gospel Acclamation (Spoken)

Alleluia. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life; you have the words of eternal life. Alleluia.


Alleluia. Your Word, O Lord, is truth; consecrate us in the truth. Alleluia.


For General/Green Season Use: The Offertory Prayer

Let us pray. Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated unto you; and then use us, we pray you, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.


 Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we humbly offer to you the gifts of our treasures, talents, and time. Use them to you glory, and for the benefit of all your people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.


For General/Green Season Use: The Great Thanksgiving and Proper Preface


The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. For you are the source of light and life, you made us in your image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord; who on the first day of the week overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who forever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:


For General/Green Season Use: The Eucharistic Prayer

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, with praise and thanksgiving. Recalling our Savior’s death, resurrection, and ascension, we pray that you would sanctify these gifts by your Holy Spirit, to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever. AMEN.


And so, Father, we bring you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.

On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Father, we now celebrate the memorial of your Son. By means of this holy bread and cup, we proclaim his death and resurrection, until he comes again. Gather us by this Holy Communion into one body in your Son Jesus Christ. Make us a living sacrifice of praise. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever. AMEN.


For General/Green Season Use: Post-Communion Prayer

Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Almighty and ever-living God, we thank you for feeding us with the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. Send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


June 6: 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 5


Genesis 3:8-15 (The consequences of the Fall)

Psalm 130 (Out of the depths…)

2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 (Outer nature wastes away, but prepares for weight of glory)

Mark 3:20-35 (How can Satan cast out Satan; who is my mother, brother, sister?)


Opening hymn: Built on a Rock the Church Shall Stand: LBW #365, ELW #652, LSB #645

Hymn of the Day: Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You: LSB #668 (Tune is “Wake, Awake, For Night is  Flying.” Words are powerful!)

     OR In Adam We Have All Been One: LBW #372, LSB #569

     OR A Mighty Fortress: LBW #229, ELW #504 (505 has dorky words, avoid)

Communion Hymn #1: Have No Fear, Little Flock: LBW #476, ELW #764, LSB #735

Communion Hymn #2: Blest Be the Tie That Binds: LBW #370, ELW #656, LSB #649

Closing Hymn: My Life Flows on In Endless Song: WOV #781, ELW #763

     OR Love Divine, All Loves Excelling: LBW #315, ELW #631, LSB #700




June 13: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 6

Ezekiel 17:22-24 (God plants cedar sprig on mountain of Israel; all may find shelter)

Psalm 1 (Blessed is the man who meditates on God’s Law day and night)

     RCL/ELW: Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 (Praise God always; righteous flourish like palm trees)

2 Corinthians 5:1-11 (We will be further clothed, in eternal life)

            RCL/ELW: 2 Corinthians 5:6-13 (Walk by faith, not sight; all must appear before judgment seat; all done in Christ for others, not self)

Mark 4:26-34 (Parable of growing seed & mustard seed)


Opening hymn: Oh, Worship the King: LBW #548, ELW #842, LSB #804

Hymn of the Day: We Plow the Fields and Scatter: LBW #362, ELW #680 Spanish tune/ 681

     OR Preach You the Word, and Plant it Home: LSB #586

Communion Hymn #1: Great is Thy Faithfulness: WOV #771, ELW #733, LSB #809

Communion Hymn #2: Our Father, By Whose Name: LBW #357, ELW #640, LSB #863

Closing Hymn: On What Has Now Been Sown: LBW #261, ELW #550, LSB #921


June 20: 4th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 7, Father’s Day


Job 38:1-11 (God answers Job from whirlwind)

Psalm 124 (If the Lord had not been our own side, the flood would have taken us)

            RCL/ELW: Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 (God delivered those in peril on sea; praise him!)

2 Corinthians 6:1-13 (Now is the acceptable time: accept God’s grace! Paul’s suffering)

Mark 4:35-41 (Jesus stills the storm)




Opening hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation: LBW #543, ELW #858, LSB #790

Hymn of the Day: Eternal Father, Strong to Save: LBW #467, ELW #756, LSB #717

Communion Hymn #1: Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me: LBW #333, ELW #767, LSB #722

Communion Hymn #2: Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me: LBW #334, ELW #755, LSB #715

Closing Hymn: In Thee is Gladness: LBW #552, ELW #867, LSB #818




June 27: 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8


Lamentations 3:22-33 (God’s steadfast love & compassion never cease)

Psalm 30 (I cried to you for help; you healed me; what profit if I go into the Pit?)

2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15 (Be generous in giving to needs of the saints)

            RCL/ELW: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 (Omits example of Macedonians)

Mark 5:21-43 (A girl restored to life; a woman with flow of blood healed)



Opening hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness: WOV 771, ELW #733, LSB #809

Hymn of the Day:  I Know that My Redeemer Lives, v. 1-4: LBW #352, ELW #619, LSB #461

Communion Hymn #1: Precious Lord, Take My Hand: WOV #731, ELW #773, LSB #739

       OR How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds: LBW #345, ELW #620, LSB #524

Communion Hymn #2: Day By Day: WOV #746, ELW #790

      OR Give Me Jesus: WOV 777, ELW #770

      OR I am Trusting You, Lord Jesus: LBW #460, LSB #729

Closing Hymn: I Know that My Redeemer Lives, v. 5-8: LBW #352, ELW #619, LSB #461




July 4: 6th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 9; U.S. Independence Day


Ezekiel 2:1-5 (God’s Spirit within the prophet called to speak to rebellious people)

Psalm 123 (Have mercy; we have had enough of contempt)

2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (Paul’s visions, and the thorn in the flesh)

Mark 6:1-13 (Jesus rejected in Nazareth; the 12 are sent on mission trip)


Opening hymn: Before You, Lord, We Bow: LBW #401, ELW #893, LSB #966

Hymn of the Day: Lord, You Give the Great Commission: WOV #756, ELW #579

     OR Rise Up, O Saints of God: LBW #383, ELW #669

Communion Hymn #1: O Master, Let Me Walk With You: LBW #492, ELW #818

Communion Hymn #2: Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling: LBW #381, LSB #827

     OR Here I Am, Lord: WOV #752, ELW #574

Closing Hymn: God of Our Fathers:  LBW #567

      OR This is My Song: ELW #887 (tune is Finlandia; nice words)


July 11: 7th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 10


Amos 7:7-15 (Amos speaks of God’s judgment, and is told by king to take a hike)

Psalm 85:1-13 (Restore us, O God of our salvation; righteousness and peace have kissed)

           RCL/ELW: Psalm 85:8-13 (Eliminates wrath, plea for forgiveness)

Ephesians 1:3-14 (Spiritual blessings in Christ, who has prepared our eternal inheritance)

Mark 6:14-29 (John the Baptist loses his head)




Opening hymn: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: LBW #499, ELW #807, LSB #686

Hymn of the Day: All Who Would Valiant Be: LBW #498 (gotta love a John Bunyan “Pilgrim’s Progress” hymn!)

     OR Faith of Our Fathers: LBW #500, ELW #812/813 (813 is the “inclusive” version, keeps old 1st verse, adds new ones that are a tad earnest but quite good).

Communion Hymn #1:  My Lord, What a Morning: WOV #627, ELW #438, LSB #968

Communion Hymn #2: Fight the Good Fight: LBW #461, LSB #664

     OR Here is Bread: ELW #483

Closing Hymn: O Jesus, I Have Promised: LBW #503, ELW #810


July 18: 8th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 11


Jeremiah 23:1-5 (God will replace Israel’s false shepherds; righteous branch of David)

Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd)

Ephesians 2:11-22 (Joined together in Christ, he is our peace through blood of his cross)

Mark 6:30-44 (Feeding the 5000)

            RCL/ELW: Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56 (Jesus teaches [before feeding 5000] and heals [after; will get feeding miracle from John])



Opening hymn: The Church’s One Foundation LBW #369, ELW #654, LSB #644

     OR Church of God, Elect and Glorious: LSB #646 (Really nice. Tune is same as “Lord, You gave the great commission”)

Hymn of the Day: Word of God, Come Down on Earth: WOV #716, ELW #510, LSB #545

     OR Break Now the Bread of Life: LBW #235, ELW #515

Communion Hymn #1: Let Us Break Bread Together: LBW #212, ELW #471

Communion Hymn #2: Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us: LBW #481, ELW #789, LSB #711 (ELW and LSB use the MUCH more familiar tune, “Bradbury.” If you use LBW and don’t like the tune used there, rustle up an old SBH, it’s #524. You’re welcome.)

Closing Hymn: Praise the Lord, Rise Up Rejoicing (2nd verse is perfect!): LBW #196, ELW #544

     OR With God as Our Friend: LBW #371 (it sings like a Swedish folk tune; words are delightful)


July 25: 9th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 12

Genesis 9:8-17 (God makes rainbow a sign of his covenant with Noah)

           RCL/ELW: 2 Kings 4:42-44 (Elisha feeds 100)

Psalm 136:1-9 (Give thanks to God; he is good; his steadfast love endures forever)

            RCL/ELW: Psalm 145:10-18 (All eyes look to you, you give food in due season

Ephesians 3:14-21 (Be strengthened by Spirit, rooted and grounded in Christ)

Mark 6:45-56 (Jesus walks on water, heals many in Gennesaret)

           RCL/ELW: John 6:1-21 (Feeding of 5000, walking on water)


Opening hymn: Evening and Morning: LBW #465, ELW #761, LSB #726

Hymn of the Day: Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me: LBW #333, ELW #767, LSB #722

     OR (if using RCL/ELW texts) All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly: ELW #461

     OR (ditto Break Now the Bread of Life: LBW #235, ELW #515

Communion Hymn #1: When Peace, Like a River: LBW #346, LSB #763

Communion Hymn #2: : All Creatures of Our God and King: LBW #527, v. 1-3, 6-7

     “All Creatures, Worship God Most High”- fewer verses, altered: ELW #835

Closing Hymn: God the Omnipotent: LBW #462

      OR I Bind Unto Myself Today: LBW #188, ELW #450, LSB #604

     OR I Come With Joy:  ELW #482


August 1: 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 13


Exodus 16:2-15 (Israelites complain, God sends quail, manna; Moses says complaint is against God)

            RCL/ELW: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 (less warning)

Psalm 145:10-21 (The eyes of all look to you, you give them food in due season)

           RCL/ELW: Psalm 78:23-29 (Mortals ate bread of heaven)

Ephesians 4:1-16 (Unity of the Body of Christ, through the Spirit)

John 6:22-35 (My Father gives true bread from heaven. I am the bread of life)



Opening hymn: Guide Me Ever/O Thou Great Redeemer: LBW #343, ELW #618, LSB #918

Hymn of the Day: At the Lamb’s High Feast: LBW #210, ELW #362, LSB #633

     OR You Satisfy the Hungry Heart: WOV #711, ELW #484, LSB #641

Communion Hymn #1: Come, Let Us Eat, for Now the Feast Is Spread: LBW #214, ELW #491, LSB #626

Communion Hymn #2: O Living Bread from Heaven: LBW #197, LSB #642

Closing Hymn:  Onward, Christian Soldiers: LBW #509, LSB #662

     OR Behold, How Pleasant: ELW #649


August 8: 11th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 14


1 Kings 19:1-8 (Elijah flees from Jezebel, is fed by angel, to go where God leads him)

            RCL/ELW: 1 Kings 19:4-8 (No Jezebel!)

Psalm 34:1-8 (Look to the Lord, be radiant; taste and see how gracious the Lord is)

Ephesians 4:17-5:2 (Old vs. new life; rules of that new life)

            RCL/ELW: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 (No mention of lusts, licentiousness)

John 6:35-51 (I am the bread of life; I will raise you up at the last day)

            RCL/ELW: John 6:35, 41-51 (Omits Jesus’s words about doing Father’s will)


Opening hymn: Now We Join in Celebration: LBW #203, ELW #462

Hymn of the Day: Lord, Enthroned in Heav’nly Splendor: LBW #172, ELW #475, LSB #534

     OR I Am the Bread of Life: WOV #702, ELW #485

Communion Hymn #1: Where Charity and Love Prevail: LBW #126, LSB #845

Communion Hymn #2: For the Bread Which You Have Broken: LBW #200, ELW #494

     OR Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup: WOV #706, ELW #492, LSB #638

Closing Hymn:  O Living Bread from Heaven: LBW #197, ELW #542, LSB #642

     OR By Your Hand You Feed Your People: ELW #469


August 15: 12th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 15

OR Mary, Mother of Our Lord


12 Pentecost/Proper 15

Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 (Renewal of covenant before entering Promised Land)

            RCL/ELW: Proverbs 9:1-16 (Wisdom sets feast, beckons all to eat)

Psalm 34:12-22 (Many are the afflictions of the righteous; the Lord rescues them from them all)

            RCL/ELW: Psalm 34:9-14 (fear and seek the Lord, pursue righteousness; omits verses about afflictions of righteous)

Ephesians 5:6-21 (Don’t be drunk on wine, but filled with the Spirit)

            RCL/ELW: Ephesians 5:15-20 (eliminates being subject to one another)

John 6:51-69 (My flesh is true food, my blood, true drink; Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life)


Opening hymn: Father, We Praise You: LBW #267, LSB #875

     OR Father Most Holy (same tune as previous): LBW #169, ELW # 415, LSB #504

Hymn of the Day: You Are the Way; Through You Alone: LBW #464, ELW #758, LSB #526

Communion Hymn #1: Now the Silence: LBW #205, ELW #460, LSB #910

Communion Hymn #2: Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior: LBW #199, LSB #640

     Thee We Adore, O Savior, God Most True: ELW #476 (Gerard Manley Hopkins translation)

Closing Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God: LBW #534/533, ELW #839/840, LSB #895


Mary, Mother of Our Lord

Isaiah 61:7-11 (I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, who has clothed me with garment of salvation, robe of righteousness, like a bride)

Psalm 45 (The princess approaches the king, dressed in glorious apparel)

Galatians 4:4-7 (Jesus born of a woman, so we may with him say Abba, Father to God

Luke 1:46-55 (The Magnificat)


Opening Hymn: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones: LBW #175, ELW #424, LSB #670

     OR Come, Thou Almighty King: LBW #522, ELW #408, LSB #905

Hymn of the Day: My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord: LBW #180, ELW #573, LSB #934 For the “sprightly German Dance Tune-challenged”, this can be sun to the Doxology!)

     OR My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness: WOV #730, ELW #251

Communion Hymn #1: My God, How Wonderful Thou Art: LBW #524, ELW #863,

Communion Hymn #2: Soul, Adorn Yourself With Gladness: LBW #224, ELW #488/489 (Spanish tune, words), LSB #636

Closing Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns: LBW #170, ELW #855, LSB #525


August 22: 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 16

 Isaiah 29:11-19 (Wisdom of wise shall perish; poor shall obtain joy, exult in the Lord)

            RCL/ELW: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 (Chose your god; “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”)

Psalm 14 (Denunciation of fools who say, “There is no God”)

            RCL/ELW: Psalm 34:15-22 (Vindication of righteous, punishment of evildoers)

Ephesians 5:22-33 (Exhorts wives, husbands; marriage is symbol of Christ and Church)

            ELW: Ephesians 6:10-20 (Put on the whole armor of God)

 Mark 7:1-13 (You abandon commandment of God, hold to human tradition!)

            RCL/ELW: John 6:56-59 (The one who eats me, the living bread, will live forever)


Opening hymn: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing: LBW #499, ELW #807, LSB #686

Hymn of the Day: Lord of Our Life and God of Our Salvation: LBW #366, ELW #766, LSB #659

     OR (if preaching on Ephesians 5) As Man and Woman We Were Made:  WOV #751

      OR (If preaching on Ephesians 5 OR 6) Beloved, God’s Chosen: ELW #648

     OR (If preaching on John) Bread of Life, Our Host and Meal: ELW #464

Communion Hymn #1: Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word: LBW #230, ELW #517, LSB #655

     OR Come with Us, O Blessed Jesus: LBW #219, ELW #501

Communion Hymn #2: LBW #263, Abide with Us, Our Savior: (LSB #919, ELW #539, Abide, O Dearest Jesus)

Closing Hymn: LBW #239, God’s Word is Our Great Heritage (LSB #582, ELW #509)



August 29: 14th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 17

 Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 (Keep God’s command fully and diligently)

Psalm 119:129-136 (Your decrees are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them)

            RCL/ELW: Psalm 15 (Those who keep commandments may live on his holy hill)

Ephesians 6:10-20 (Put on the whole armor of God)

            RCL/ELW: James 1:17-27 (Be doers, not just hearers, of the Word)

Mark 7:14-23 (Defilement is from within, not without; evils arise in human heart)

            RCL/ELW: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 (Jesus rebukes Pharisee’s criticism; omits a repetition)


Opening hymn: Be Strong in the Lord in Armor of Light: LSB #665 (perfect for Ephesians text)

      OR (if didn’t use last week!) Beloved, God’s Chosen: ELW #648

      OR Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus: LBW #389, LSB #660

      OR (if not used 7/29) I Bind Unto Myself Today: LBW #188, LSB #604, ELW #450

Hymn of the Day: Your Word, O Lord, is Gentle Dew (a nice Swedish folk tune!): LBW #232

        OR O, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways: LBW #480, ELW #772, LSB #707

Communion Hymn #1: 

Communion Hymn #2:

Closing Hymn: May We Your/Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfil: LBW #353, LSB #698

             OR Lord, Dismiss Us With Your Blessing: LBW #259, ELW #545, LSB #924


September 5: 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18 (Labor Day Weekend)

Isaiah 35:4-7a (Promise of recompense, salvation, healing and joy)

Psalm 146 (God sets prisoners free, opens eyes of blind, lifts poor from the dust)

James 2:1-10, 14-18 (Warning against partiality; faith without works is dead)

Mark 7:24-37 (Syrophoenician woman’s faith; Jesus heals deaf man)


Opening hymn: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed: LBW #87, ELW #311, LSB #398

                     OR Hark, the Glad Sound: LBW #35, ELW #239, LSB #349

Hymn of the Day: O Christ the Healer, We Have Come: LBW #360, ELW #620

     OR O Son of God, in Galilee: LBW #426 (Great words! This is a less familiar tune. I suggest using melody for “O God,   Our Help in Ages Past”), LSB #841 (familiar tune)

Communion Hymn #1:  Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ: WOV #754, ELW #674

Communion Hymn #2: Lord of All Hopefulness (LSB #738, ELW #765)

Closing Hymn: O God of Mercy, God of Light/Might: LBW #425, ELW #714; LSB #852

     OR O God, My Faithful God: LBW #504, ELW #806, LSB #696