27B – Wednesday in Holy Week

26B - Tuesday in Holy Week28B - Maundy Thursday
 
PSALM 70
Rescue me, O God!
hurry to my aid!
Let those who seek my life
be shamed and disgraced;
those who want to see me ruined,
be turned back, humiliated;
those who say, “Aha, aha!”,
retreat in shame.

Let all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
those who love your saving help
ever say, “God is great!”

But I am poor and needy;
come to me quickly, O God!
You are my help and rescuer,
O LORD, do not delay!

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2012.


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 Wednesday that Jesus
spoke out against
greed, false concern for the poor,
self-interest.
So today we pray,
Holy source of all that is,
comforter of the poor,
bring sight to those blind to beauty, love and peace;
rescue those exploited by the greedy;
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: WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK    
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Sing praise and thanksgiving, TIS 107 AHB 25
Thank you for giving me the morning TIS 162 AHB 114
O breath of God, breathe on us now TIS 408 AHB 321
Master, speak, thy servant heareth TIS 597 AHB 516
God has spoken to his people, hallelujah TIS 636 SA 39
Hebrews 12:1-3
At the dawning of salvation TIS 392 SA 9
Author of faith, eternal word TIS 565 AHB 473
Christ is the heavenly food that gives TIS 522 AHB 445
Christ is the world’s redeemer TIS 192 AHB 123
Fight the good fight with all thy might TIS 594 AHB 511
For all the saints who from their labour TIS 455 AHB 384
Give me the wings of faith to rise TIS 438 AHB 360
God! As with silent hearts we bring to m TIS 680
I bind unto myself today/Christ be with TIS 478 AHB 454
I want to walk as a child of the light TIS 643
Jesus lives! your terrors now TIS 372 AHB 294
Lord of the living, in your name assembl TIS 637 SA 64
May the mind of Christ my Saviour TIS 609 AHB 537
Now we come, our heavenly Father TIS 462
O Lord of every shining constellation TIS 157
O love of God, how strong and true TIS 139 AHB 75
Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all d TIS 470 SA 73
With joy we meditate the grace TIS 206 AHB 134
John 13:21-32
Fold to your heart your sister and your brother TIS 587 AHB 503
Make me a captive, Lord TIS 604 AHB 528
Lord Jesus, we belong to you TIS 686

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