26B – Tuesday in Holy Week

25B - Monday in Holy Week27B - Wednesday in Holy Week
 
See also my post from 2012
 
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP (From Psalm 71:1-6)
Come into this sacred space to worship God.
O LORD, in you I trust; never let be be shamed.
In your way of acting to put things right, 
 snatch me up and bring me to safety; 
turn your ear towards me, and save me.

Come into this sacred space to worship God.
Be to me a rock for dwelling in, 
a secure place for retreating to, time and time again;
a rock for my restoration, as you have appointed; 
for you are my rock and my stronghold.
O LORD, rescue me from the hand of the wicked,
and the hands of the unjust and the ruthless.

Come into this sacred space to worship God.
For you are my hope, O LORD God, my trust since my early years.
I have relied on you from the womb; 
from my birth you have sustained me.
In you is my praise again, and again, and again.

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


A CREATIVE MOMENT 
Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) which was published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
 
It was on a Tuesday that Jesus
spoke out against
abuse of power, collaboration with oppressors,
misuse of authority.
So today we pray,
Holy source of all that is,
comforter of the abused,
strengthen those burdened by corrupted rule,
or injustice;
rescue the overwhelmed;
be present to those who call on your name,
to those we named on our lips,
and in the silence of our hearts,
those whose concerns are known only to you;
in Jesus’ name…
      (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

HYMN SUGGESTIONS: TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK    
Isaiah 49:1-7
This, this is the God we adore TIS 220 AHB 153
Psalm 71:1-14
Fill my whole life, O Lord my God TIS 596 AHB 515
In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge TIS 40
This, this is the God we adore TIS 220 AHB 153
We praise, we worship you, O God TIS 98 AHB 1
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Christ is the world’s redeemer TIS 192 AHB 123
Christ the Lord is risen again TIS 365 AHB 282
Come, Holy Spirit, come! inflame our sou TIS 422
Give thanks with a grateful heart TIS 717
God has spoken to his people, hallelujah TIS 636 SA 39
Here hangs a man discarded TIS 356 SA 45
Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice TIS 251 SA 60
Nature with open volume stands TIS 343 AHB 259
Not the powerful, not the privileged TIS 288
O sacred head sore Wounded TIS 339 AHB 255
Praise with joy the world’s Creator TIS 179
When pain and terror strike by chance TIS 262
You are my hiding-place TIS 754
John 12:20-36
Christ is the world’s light, he and none TIS 246 AHB 191
Crown him with many crowns TIS 228 AHB 163
Father, whose everlasting love TIS 213 AHB 142
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ TIS 351 AHB 271
Lord Jesus, think on me TIS 546 AHB 122
O Jesus, I have promised TIS 595 AHB 514
O my Saviour, lifted TIS 600
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle TIS 331 AHB 249
The glory of our King was seen TIS 353 AHB 272
When Christ was lifted from the earth TIS 248 SA 93

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