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Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

THE PRAYERS, Saturday, March 30, 2024: The Vigil of Easter, B

THE PRAYERS, Saturday, March 30, 2024: The Vigil of Easter, B   For the Service of the Word portion: The great acts of salvation, as taken shamelessly from the ELW periscope.…
Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH, Friday, March 29, 2024: Good Friday, B

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH, Friday, March 29, 2024: Good Friday, B   Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows….) Psalm 22 or Psalm 31…
Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  Thursday, March 28, 2024: Maundy Thursday, B

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  Thursday, March 28, 2024: Maundy Thursday, B   For foot-washing: John 13:1-7, 31b-35 Exodus 24:3-11 (Moses reads covenant; the people promise to obey it; 70…
Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  March 24, 2024, Palm/Passion Sunday, B

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  March 24, 2024, Palm/Passion Sunday, B   Processional Gospel: John 12:12-19 (Entry into Jerusalem) RCL/ELW: John 12:12-16 or Mark 11:1-11) Zechariah 9:9-12 {Behold your lowly…
Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  March 17, 2024, 5th Sunday in Lent, B (Also St. Patrick’s Day; hence a closing hymn choice)

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  March 17, 2024, 5th Sunday in Lent, B (Also St. Patrick’s Day; hence a closing hymn choice)   Jeremiah 31:31-34 (God promises to put his…
Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  March 10, 2024, 4th Sunday in Lent, B

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  March 10, 2024, 4th Sunday in Lent, B   Numbers 21:4-9 (The bronze serpent; look upon it and live) Psalm 107:1-9 (Wanderers in desert wastes…
Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  March 3, 2024, 3rd Sunday in Lent, B

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  March 3, 2024, 3rd Sunday in Lent, B   Exodus 20:1-17 (God gives Israel the 10 Commandments) Psalm 19 (Heavens tell the glory of God;…
Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  February 25, 2024: 2nd Sunday in Lent, B

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH,  February 25, 2024: 2nd Sunday in Lent, B   Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 (God makes everlasting covenant with Abraham and Sarah) Psalm 22:23-31 (All nations, those…
Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH, February 18, 2024, 1st Sunday in Lent, B

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH, February 18, 2024, 1st Sunday in Lent, B   Genesis 22:1-18 (The near-sacrifice of Isaac) RCL/ELW: Genesis 9:8-17 (God’s rainbow covenant with Noah) Psalm 25:1-10…
Prayers of the Church
February 2, 2024

Prayers of the Church, February 14, 2024: Ash Wednesday, B

Prayers of the Church, February 14, 2024: Ash Wednesday, B   Joel 2:12-19 (Rend you heart, not your garments) RCL/ELW: Joel 2:12, 12-17, OR Isaiah 58:1-12 (True fasting is doing…
Prayers of the Church
December 31, 2023

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: February 11, 2024: Transfiguration of Our Lord

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: February 11, 2024: Transfiguration of Our Lord    2 Kings 2:1-12 (Elisha sees Elijah being taken up into heaven in fiery chariot) Psalm 50:1-6 (Out…
Prayers of the Church
December 31, 2023

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns:  February 4, 2024: 5th Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 4)

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: February 4, 2024: 5th Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 4)   Isaiah 40:21-31 (Those who trust the Lord will renew strength, rise like eagles) Psalm 147:1-11,20c…
Prayers of the Church
December 31, 2023

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: January 28, 2024: 4th Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 3)

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: January 28, 2024: 4th Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 3)     Deuteronomy 18:15-20 (I will raise up a prophet, put my words in his mouth;…
Prayers of the Church
December 31, 2023

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: January 21, 2024: 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 2)

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: January 21, 2024: 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 2)   Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (Jonah preaches, Nineveh repents, God has mercy) Psalm 62:5-12 (God judges all…
Prayers of the Church
December 29, 2023

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: January 14, 2024: 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 1)

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: January 14, 2024: 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 1)   1 Samuel 3:1-20 (the call of Samuel to be a prophet) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (I…
Prayers of the Church
December 29, 2023

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: Epiphany and Baptism of Our Lord

Prayers, readings, and suggested hymns: Epiphany and Baptism of Our Lord Saturday, January 6, 2024: The Epiphany of Our Lord (White)   Isaiah 60:1-6 (Arise, shine, for your light has…
Prayers of the Church
November 17, 2023

Prayers (with lessons, hymns), Christmas 1, B, 12-31-23

December 31, 2023: 1st Sunday after Christmas (White or gold)   Isaiah 61:10—62:3 (I will exult in God, who has clothed me with salvation; Zion will shine with the vindication…
Prayers of the Church
November 17, 2023

Prayers, Christmas Eve/Day, December 24/25, 2023

THE PRAYERS,  Christmas Eve, Cycle B (December 24, 2023) Christmas Day (December 25, 2023) The petitions are drawn from verses of several carols.   O come, let us adore Christ…
Prayers of the Church
November 17, 2023

Prayers (with lessons, hymns), Advent 4, B, December 24, 2023

December 24, 2023: Advent 4 (Blue or purple)   2 Samuel 7:1-11,16 (David won’t build God’s house; God promises David’s house will endure) Luke 1:46b-55 (Magnificat) (ELW alternate: Psalm 89:1-4,…
Prayers of the Church
November 17, 2023

Prayers (with lessons, hymns), Advent 3, B, December 17, 2023

December 17, 2023: Advent 3 (Blue, purple - or rose, if you can)   Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 (God has anointed me with his Spirit; clothed me with joy of his…
Prayers of the Church
November 17, 2023

Prayers (with lessons, hymns), Advent 2, B, December 10, 2023

December 10, 2023: Advent 2 (Blue or purple)   Isaiah 40:1-11 (Comfort my people; prepare way of the Lord; here is your God,                 who feeds his flock like…
Prayers of the Church
November 17, 2023

Prayers (with lessons, hymns), Advent 1, B, December 3, 2023

December 3, 2023: Advent 1 (Blue or purple)   Isaiah 64:1-9 (tear open heavens and come; we are clay; do not be angry forever) Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (stir up your…
Prayers of the Church
October 3, 2023

November 26: Christ the King Sunday

November 26: Christ the King Sunday   Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 (God himself will be King and Shepherd to his people)   Psalm 95:1-7a (The Lord is a great God, and…
Prayers of the Church
October 3, 2023

November 19: 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28)

November 19: 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28)   Zephaniah 1:7-16 (The Day of the Lord comes as darkness and judgment for the complacent)   Psalm 90:1-12 (O God, our…
Prayers of the Church
October 3, 2023

November 12: 24th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27)

November 12: 24th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27)   Amos 5:18-24 (Woe to those who desire the Day of the Lord! He despises your feasts  and sacrifices; let justice, righteousness…
Prayers of the Church
October 3, 2023

November 5: All Saints’ Sunday  

November 5: All Saints’ Sunday   Revelation 7:9-17 (Behold a host, arrayed in white! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto God and the Lamb!)   Psalm 34:1-10,…
Prayers of the Church
August 23, 2023

October 29: Reformation Sunday

October 29: Reformation Sunday   Revelation 14:6-7 (Angel with eternal Gospel: fear God, give glory, hour of judgment)                 ELW/RCL, Jeremiah 31:31-34 (A new heart, engraved with God’s Word)  …
Prayers of the Church
August 23, 2023

October 22: 21st Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24)

October 22: 21st Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24)   Isaiah 45:1-7 (God anoints Cyrus on behalf of his Chosen People)   Psalm 96: 1-13 (Declare God’s glory among the nations,…
Prayers of the Church
August 23, 2023

October 15: 20th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23)

October 15: 20th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23)   Note: even if your practice isn’t to have weekly communion, you might want to make an exception today! 😉   Isaiah…
Prayers of the Church
August 23, 2023

October 8: 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22)

October 8: 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22)   Isaiah 5:1-7 (Love song about beloved vineyard turns to lament over its wild grapes)   Psalm 80:7-19 (Come to the aid…
Prayers of the Church
August 23, 2023

October 1: 18th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21)

October 1: 18th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21)   Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 (you are responsible for your own sins; turn from them and live!)   Psalm 25:1-10 (Lead me in…
Prayers of the Church
August 23, 2023

September 24: 17th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20)

September 24: 17th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20)     Isaiah 55:6-9 (Seek the Lord; he will abundantly pardon, for his ways are not our ways)                 ELW/RCL, Jonah 3:10-4:11…
Prayers of the Church
August 23, 2023

September 17: 16th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)

September 17: 16th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)     Genesis 50:15-21 (Joseph forgives his brothers)                 Psalm 103:1-13 (Bless the Lord, O my soul; he has not dealt with…
Prayers of the Church
August 23, 2023

September 10, 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18)

September 10, 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18) Ezekiel 33:7-11 (You are a sentinel, so warn those who sin. I do not desire the death of sinners, but that they…
Prayers of the Church
July 15, 2023

September 3: 14th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17; Labor Day weekend)

September 3: 14th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17; Labor Day weekend)   Jeremiah 15:15-21(Jeremiah laments; God promises strength, deliverance if he speaks what is precious)   Psalm 26 (I have…
Prayers of the Church
July 15, 2023

August 27: 13th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16)

August 27: 13th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16)   Isaiah 51:1-6 (Listen for God’s teaching, wait for his deliverance)   Psalm 138 (God is faithful; he listens to the lowly)…
Prayers of the Church
July 15, 2023

August 20: 12th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15)

August 20: 12th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15)   Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 (My house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples)   Psalm 67 (God judges the nations…
Prayers of the Church
July 15, 2023

August 13: 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14)

August 13: 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14)   Job 38:4-18 (Where were you when I laid out the foundations of the earth?!)             (ELW, 1 Kings 19:9-18, Elijah encounters…
Prayers of the Church
July 15, 2023

August 6: 10th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13)

  August 6: 10th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13)     Isaiah 55:1-5 (Buy wine and milk without money; don’t spend for bread that doesn’t satisfy)   Psalm 136:1-26 (God’s…
Prayers of the Church
June 16, 2023

July 30: 9th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12)

July 30: 9th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12)   Deuteronomy 7:6-9 (Israel chosen because of God’s love, not their deserving)             (ELW, 1 Kings 3:5-12, Solomon asks for wisdom) Psalm…