41A – Sunday 9A

40A - Trinity Sunday42A - Sunday 10A
God is our refuge and protection;
from ancient times a help in trouble.
So, we will not be afraid though the earth changes
or the mountains tumble into the sea.
Its waters roar and foam;
the mountains quake at its raging.
A river and its tributaries cause rejoicing in the city of God;
the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
God is in her midst – she will not totter;
God will help her at dawn.
Nations rage and kingdoms tremble;
God speaks – the earth melts!
The LORD of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come, see the works of the LORD;
astonishing deeds in the world –
putting and end to wars to the ends of the earth;
breaking the bow, shattering the spear,
and burning the war wagons with fire.
Be still and observe, for I am God;
I am exalted among the nations, exalted throughout the earth.
The LORD of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Gracious God,
we bring our gifts with hopeful and faithful spirits.
Bless the offering of these gifts and our lives
to serve you in serving others
In Jesus’ name. Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2014.

The story that emerges from Genesis 6:9-22, 7:24, 8;14-19 might beg the question, “Where is God in a natural disaster?”
Using the draped blue and brown cloths from last week, symbolising the waters and the dry land, add a sprig of olive branch ? or a representation of one if the real thing is not readaily available.

(A prayer, usually with connection to one or more of the lections for the day, to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession. Sometimes this prayer also borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

Blessed are you, O Lord, our God
sovereign of all that is,
our refuge and strength.
Be a very present help to those we name
on our lips and in the silence of our hearts,
in their joy, weakness, loneliness and grief;
and those whose troubles are known only to you;
that together we may know your peace …

         (The Prayers of the People continue)

Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19
If we will trust in God to guide us TIS 554 AHB 459
Lord, hear my praying, listen to me TIS 689
Now in the name of him who sent TIS 488 AHB 413
She sits like a bird brooding on the water TIS 418
Touch the earth lightly TIS 668
Psalm 46
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side TIS 123 AHB 48
Christ is made the sure foundation TIS 432 AHB 343
Glorious things of you are spoken TIS 446 AHB 374
God is our strength and refuge TIS 28
God is the refuge of his saints TIS 120 AHB 45
God! When human bonds are broken TIS 683
If we will trust in God to guide us TIS 554
Lord, you have been our dwelling-place TIS 144 AHB 76
O God of every nation TIS 621
Our God, we know your providence TIS 169 AHB 116
Praise to the living God TIS 102 AHB 7
The sounds in God’s world all agree TIS 176
Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28
Father, whose everlasting love TIS 213 AHB 142
In Christ there is no east or west TIS 459 AHB 391
I’m not ashamed to own my Lord TIS 562 AHB 470
O Lord of every shining constellation TIS 157
Salvation now to us has come TIS 195
What shall we offer our good Lord TIS 439 AHB 362
Matthew 7: 21-29
A new commandment I give unto you TIS 699 AHB 571
All go to God when they are sorely place TIS 240 AHB 182
Christ be my leader by night as by day TIS 624 SA 17
Come, let us to the Lord our God TIS 577 AHB 490
How firm a foundation, you people of God TIS 578 AHB 491
Jesus my Lord, let me be near you TIS 656 SA 54
Master, speak, thy servant heareth TIS 597 AHB 516

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