11/23/2020

Opening Litany based on Psalm 80:7-15


Pastor: Restore us, God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

Congregation: You liberated your people from slavery in the land of the Pharaohs.  You gave them a great land and a great calling, just as you have given us a great land and a great calling.  You blessed them with abundance as you have blessed us with abundance.  

Pastor: Why then O Lord have you broken down the walls so that all who pass by may pick its grapes? Why O Lord do you let the wild things and insects ravage and feed upon the abundance you have blessed us with?

Congregation: Return to us, God Almighty! Look to us from your heavenly realm and watch over this blessing you have planted, the children of God you have called your own, and help us in turn return to You as the cornerstone of our lives. 

 

Advent 1 Mark 13: 24-37

 Watch!

Watch, and I stand there

waiting!

for that

            time    

                        moment

when it would be fulfilled

and every life would have

that missing element

that wholeness

            and holiness

that every cell of my being

            and world

                        and universe

cries out for

            FILL ME LORD

            MAKE ME WHOLE

fill this void

            this longing

in my life

I am waiting

            (watching)

Lord.  I am waiting

but the time

            (unending)

seems to be all there is

just the time

            and the waiting

                        (hurt)

            in this world

I am ready for you Lord

            (holy)

ready to see the glory

            (love)

that is you

and be taken from

all the hurt

            (this)

                        pain

            (gift)

                        hunger

            (of life)

                        and death

            (to us)

                        we have

                                    (created)

                                    in this life

WHEN WILL THE WAITING BE OVER?

and my eyes cleared

from having to watch

10w worship for November 29th, Ready.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 29th, Ready. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Christmas in the Trenches by Dakota Road from the album Love Can Break Through.  Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.Dakotaroadmusic.com    


10w worship for November 29th, NL, Lions and Kings.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 29th, NL, Lions and Kings. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard.  The song for the day is People of Hope by Dakota Road from the album All Are Welcome.   Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com


11/16/2020

Opening Litany based on Psalm 95

Pastor: Come People of God, let us sing for joy to the Lord and bring forth a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation.

Congregation:  Let us come before the Lord with thanksgiving, music and song, for the LORD is the great God and the above all gods.

Pastor: The Lord holds the whole world in his hands, the depths of the earth, the peaks of the great mountains, the seas teaming with life and the very ground on which we walk and grow our food.  The Lord God has made them all. 

Congregation: Let us bow down in worship and kneel before the LORD our Maker; for the Lord is our God and creator of all, we are the people of God living in the beauty of this creation of God under the presence of our God's creating love and care.

Pastor: Hear the words of the Lord, let the spirit of the Lord guide your ways and your thoughts. Do not harden your hearts or close off your ears to the love and word of the Lord as did our ancestors long ago, for they tested the Lord even after being witnesses to the mighty acts of God's salvation.

Congregation: Lift your anger and judgment from us O Lord though we daily go astray from your ways.  Bring us again to the hope of your salvation so that we may indeed sing for joy to the Lord and bring forth a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation.

Matthew 25:31- 46 The Sheep and the Goats

 In the silence of the evening

Just before blessed sleep brings peace

The tomorrow plan begins

Mental notes

To do’s and timing

(when)

That fill the day

Bring that outgrown kids clothes to that lady at work

Struggling

Single

Three kids

And a nice card for what’s her names birthday

(did I see you)

Pick up some cans for the food drive

(hungry)

At church

And write the letter to the editor

(in prison)

On eliminating the death penalty

During my lunch

Sarah looked a bit down on Sunday

Tough times going through a divorce

Perhaps we could have her over for dinner

(a stranger)

I’ll give her a call tomorrow

 

Blessed be the lives too filled with grace

To notice

 

 

10w worship for November 22nd, Heart Covenant.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 22nd, Heart Covenant. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Love Will Lead the Way by Celia Whitler from the album On the way to somewhere.    Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at celiamusic.net


10w worship for November 22nd, Kingdom.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 22nd, Kingdom. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is I Was Hungry by Dakota Road from the album All Are Welcome.  Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com


11/09/2020

Matthew 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents

 Gifts abound

Filling our lives will all the love God has for us

Here take it

Live it

Use it

And experience

Feel

Taste

The joy of living connected to the living

Loving

Caring

And yes, forgiving

God

But what if…………….

I might misuse

I might make a mistake

Maybe God made a mistake

What if I do something wrong

Better to do nothing than something wrong

Wrong………

Sin boldly

Live boldly

Use every bit of every gift God has given you

Mistakes are part of the process

The fun

The joy of living

And learning

Your light will never shine

Buried in the ground

Combined with thousands of other lights

It can illumine the world

Put that shovel down

And live in love

For love

With love

And laugh with joy and with God.

Psalm 123

Worship Leader:  To you I lift up my eyes O Lord enthroned in the heavens! 

Congregation: As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look continually to the Lord our God who brings mercy to a fallen world.

Worship Leader:  Have mercy upon us, O Lord,

 Congregation: Have mercy upon us,

Worship Leader:  We have had more than enough of contempt in this life.

Congregation: Our souls have had more than their fill of the scorn of those who are at ease and the contempt of the proud.

 

10w worship for November 15th, The Dance.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 15th, The Dance. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard.  The song for the day is Dance With Me by Dakota Road from the album All Are Welcome. Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com


10w worship for November 15th, NL, Send Me.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 15th, NL, Send Me. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Light Shines in the Darkness by Dakota Road from the album Break These Chains.    Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com


11/02/2020

Matthew 25:1-13 The Parable of the Ten Virgins

 Being ready

Is different

That getting ready

In the Rapture Racket

Everyone waits for the end

Missing the joy of now

Lamps ready waiting for the day

Nothing in them

Empty

Grey

Others fill them day by day

Never knowing any other way

Helping neighbor

Caring for earth

Praying for enemies

And bringing to birth

The kingdom among us

Full and alive

Just the way life is lived

Not just a moment to strive

In the end

Never realizing

The ones raptured off

Miss the bridegroom

Psalm 70

 Pastor: Please O God, I need you now, come quickly to save me; O Lord.  May those who wish me harm and death have their motives and deeds brought to light.  

Congregation: may all who desire the ruin of the children of God be turned back in disgrace. May the motives and deeds who would destroy the love of God in this world be turned back because of their shame. 

Pastor: But may all who seek the Lord rejoice and be glad.

Congregation: may those who long for the saving help of God always say, “The LORD is great!”

Pastor: for me, now, I am in need of your saving help O God

Congregation: You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.

 

10w worship for November 8th, Ready.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 8th, Ready. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Come O Long Expected Jesus by Dakota Road from the album Love Can Break Through.  Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com

10w worship for November 8th, NL, Something Fishy.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 8th, NL, Something Fishy. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Cry Mercy by Dakota Road from the album All Are Welcome.    Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com


10/26/2020

All Saints Matthew 5:1-12

 Blessed are we

Blessed in the midst of God’s love

Blessed in the midst of our world

Blessed in what we feel         

                        See

                                    Do

            Blessed

Even in the times we find it hard

To see

            The blessing

Even then

We can know ourselves

As the children of God

Especially then

We can know

            See

                        Feel

God’s presence in our lives

            Blessed

God’s love in our lives

Given by the One

Who came to save

Blessed are you

In the name of Christ

Opening Litany based on Psalm 3


Worship Leader: I will exult the Lord at all times in my life.  The Praise of the Lord will be forever on my lips. 

Congregation: We too will glory in the Lord.  Let all who are afflicted hear the good news of the Lord and rejoice with us as we exult the name of the Lord together. 

Worship Leader: In my time of need, when I sought after the Lord, the Lord answered me and delivered me from all my fears.  The Lord will do the same for you!

Congregation: Those who dwell in the presence of the Lord… their faces are radiant and never covered with shame.

Worship Leader: The ones that the world rejects who call upon the name of the Lord.. the Lord will be with them and help them in the midst of their troubles.

Congregation: The angel of the Lord encamps around those who live in awe of the Lord and the Lord delivers them from all the woes and cares of this world. 

Worship Leader: As we gather around the table of the Lord this day, taste and see that the LORD is good and blessed is the one who takes refuge in the Lord. 

Congregation: As the Holy people of God, we will live in awe of the wonders of the Lord, for those who live this way lack nothing of importance in this life. 

Worship Leader: the strong and mighty may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.  So come my children, listen, and learn to live in awe of the wonders of the Lord.  Whoever loves the Lord, and desires to live in the blessings of the Lord, keep your tongue from evil, your lips from telling lies, turn from evil and seek peace in this world. 

Congregation: For the Lord looks upon the righteous and hears the cries of their hearts, but the God of Grace turns a deaf ear to those who seek evil.  

Worship Leader: The righteous cry and the Lord hears them, the brokenhearted and those for whom the world has crushed their spirit wail and the Lord delivers them from their troubles. 

Congregation:   The righteous may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers them and protects them from being broken.  

Worship Leader: Evil will slay the wicked and the foes of the righteous will be condemned but the Lord will rescue those who love the Lord.

Congregation: All who take refuge in the Lord will live surrounded by the greatness of God’s grace. 

10w worship for November 1st, NL, Trusting.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 1st, NL, Trusting. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Child of the Water by Dakota Road from the album All Are Welcome.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com


10w worship for November 1st, All Saints.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for November 1st, All Saints. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is We the Children of Light by the Jay Beech Band from the album One Body Alive.    Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com


10/19/2020

Reformation Sunday John 8:31-36

 It is not a matter of belonging

not a matter of doing

or doing better

Christ has come into this world

and saved us

and called us to be

the children of God

not to be saved

but

because we are

God has loved us

Christ has saved us

we are now called to run

and enjoy

and be

the children of God.

That’s Grace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psalm 46

Worship Leader: It is God who is our refuge and strength and our ever-present help in times of trouble, therefore we will not live in fear.  For even though the earth may give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, even if the waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging, we will not fear. Our God is with us, our refuge and strength is ever-present with us. 

Congregation: In Revelation there is a river whose streams bring life and joy to the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the Most High. God is within this Holy City, this dwelling place of God with us, and she will not fall. 

Worship Leader: God brings help to us at the break of each new day and though nations may be in uproar and kingdoms may fall God is still with us and ruler of all. 

Congregation: The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.  Come one and all and see what the LORD has done in our lives and in the lives of all the people of the earth. 

Worship Leader: The Lord brings wars to an end.  The Lord breaks the bow and shatters the spear destroying all the instruments of war, and then says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

Congregation: We will exalt the Lord our God among all the nations of the earth, for the LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our strength.

 

 

10w worship for October 25th, Reformation.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for October 25th, Reformation. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard.  The song for the day is Baptized by the Jay Beech Band from the Album One Body Alive.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com


10w worship for October 25th, NL, The God House.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for October 25th, NL, The God House. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard.  The song for the day is Let us go to the House of the Lord by the Jay Beech Band from the album, Everyone Who is Thirsty, Come.     Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Baytonemusic.com


10/12/2020

Matthew 22:15-22

 What is this

In God we trust? Stuff

As if

We really trust in god

My party yes

The army yes

As long as they don’t question me

The people, yes

As long as they vote the right way

But

In god

We trust

The next thing we know

God

Will be asking us to love

Loving God I understand

Getting all gushy inside

Letting the high waft over me during worship

Getting excited as hating the sin

And loving the sinner

Under the condition of the sinner giving up

Sinful ways

And seeing the world as I do

Because I am Right

But loving others as ourselves

That only work when they

Become

Like

ME

The perfect example of god’s perfection

By my standards

In this world

In God we trust?

Only on the coin my friend

Only on the coin

Forget it man

No way

I mean

That would mean change

Not just who is in charge

But how we do things

We would be forced to face

Honesty

Integrity

No way will that work

No way will in God we trust work

In this world

In What god do we trust?

Self?

Time?

Talent?

Self preservation?

What god do we trust in?

Give me the coin

Oh

I see

In God we trust

In GOD

We are asked to

Set the priorities

In our life

Set the priorities

That will guide us

And live

In God

Trusting

In that God we claim to trust

 

Psalm 96:1-13


Worship Leader: Sing to the LORD a new song; let all the people of the earth sing a new song unto the Lord. 

Congregation: We will sing praises to the Lord and proclaim the salvation of the Lord all our days.  We will proclaim the glory of the Lord to all the nations and the Lord’s marvelous deeds to all peoples. 

Worship Leader: For the Lord is great and worthy of praise above all gods.

Congregation: Our idols in this world are only that, just idols, but the Lord God created the heavens and the earth.  Splendor, Majesty and Glory surround the presence of the Lord. 

Worship Leader: Let all the peoples in all the nations of the earth ascribe to the Lord the glory and honor due the name of the Lord of all creation. 

Congregation: We will worship the Lord with praise and say to all people, “The Lord Reigns” For the justice of the Lord will be established over all the earth. 

Worship Leader: Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the sea resound and all that is in it.  Let the fields be jubilant and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.

Congregation: Let all creation rejoice before the Lord who comes to judge the earth and all people with righteousness and loving kindness.  

 

10w worship for October 18th, NL, Letting Go.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for October 18th, NL, Letting Go. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Beauty Boy by Hans Peterson from the album Harvest of the Heart.    Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Hanspetersonmusic.com


10w worship for October 18th, Image.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for October 18th, Image. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard.  The song for the day is Earthen Vessels by John Michael Talbot from the Album City of God.   Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at johnmichaeltalbt.com


10/02/2020

Matthew 22:1-14 The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

This gift of life

So busy

I have to slop the hog

Walk the dog

Wash the car

And drive very far

So busy

With this life you have given me

I just don’t have time

To live it

There is church work to do

Have to bring others into

My

Fold

I don’t have time

But thank you very much

Some other time perhaps

But who are all these people sitting in my pew

And how did they get in

And the music is different

Pot luck food not the same

I don’t know why you made life so hard Lord

Too much to do

I have to get ahead if I am to enjoy

This gift

Of life

 

 

Psalm 23

 Worship Leader: There are times when we need some guidance in our lives.  Without the voice of God, we can easily become lost. 

Congregation: The LORD is our shepherd, we shall not be in want for the Lord makes us lie down in green pastures, and leads me beside quiet waters. The Lord restores my soul and guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 
Worship Leader: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for the Lord is with me; The Lord’s guidance comforts me.
Congregation: For the Lord prepares a table before us in the presence of those who would harm us. The Lord provides us with all we need and our cup of blessing overflows. 
Worship Leader: Surely goodness and love will follow us all the days of my lives,
Congregation: And we will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

 

 

10w worship for October 11th, Wedding Garment.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for October 11th, Wedding Garment. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Open My Heart to Your Love by Dakota Road from the album Break These Chains.  Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com


10w worship for October 11th, NL, Patience.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for October 11th, NL, Patience. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Waiting for the Lord by the Jay Beech Band from the album, Everyone who is Thirsty, Come.  Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com


9/28/2020

Opening Litany based on Psalm 80:7-15

Pastor: Restore us, God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

Congregation: You liberated your people from slavery in the land of the Pharaohs.  You gave them a great land and a great calling, just as you have given us a great land and a great calling.  You blessed them with abundance as you have blessed us with abundance.  

Pastor: Why then O Lord have you broken down the walls so that all who pass by may pick its grapes? Why O Lord do you let the wild things and insects ravage and feed upon the abundance you have blessed us with?

Congregation: Return to us, God Almighty! Look to us from your heavenly realm and watch over this blessing you have planted, the children of God you have called your own, and help us in turn return to You as the cornerstone of our lives. 

 

Matthew 21:33-46 The Parable of the Tenants

 It has been a long time really

Since the beginning of time

We just need a bit more time

To fix things

make the right

the fruit is not cooperating

and we are not sure we like it anyway

we have some suggestions for improvement

what fruit to let in

and what to keep out

and then there is that big stone over there

it is in the way

we are trying to build a wall

keep others out

and after all this time

don’t you think it should be ours anyway

don’t you

and Jesus looked down from the cross

and said

Father, forgive them

For they know not what they do

 

10w worship for October 4th, NL, On This Night

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for October 4th, NL, On This Night. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Break These Chains by Dakota Road from the album Break These Chains.    Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com


10w worship for October 4th, Cornerstone.

The following is a 10 or more minute worship for October 4th, Cornerstone. If you find this worship experience helpful, please share with friends and family. You can also find these audio worship services as well as Gospel poems and Opening Litanies on the Facebook page, "Lutheran Flannelboard or on Twitter @lutheranflannel or #lutheranflannelboard. The song for the day is Rebel Jesus by Dakota Road from the album Love Can Break Through.   Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com


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