41B – Sunday 9B

40B - Trinity Sunday42B - Sunday 10B
 
A BIG APOLOGY!!
The hymn suggestions below are rather ‘light on’. Sunday 9B rarely occurs*, so this page has always been ‘under construction’. In restarting the ‘construction’ I discovered, alas, that some of my database resources are not readily available (if at all) and I’ve had to ‘go back to basics’ on this one. —Jeff
   * In fact, I don’t think it’s happened in the twenty years I’ve been building this web site.
 
WE GATHER BEFORE GOD (Psalm 139:1-6)
Lord God, you know me through and through;
you know my sitting down, and my getting up.
You sense what I am thinking from far away;
you understand my journeying and my resting.
In fact, you are familiar with the way I do everything;
even before I speak, you know what’s on my mind.
You are in my past, and in my future,
you surround me with your love
and your reassuring hand is upon me.
This wonderful knowledge is beyond my understanding;
it surpasses everything, and is beyond my grasp.
 
PRAYER OF ADORATION AND THANKSGIVING (Ps.139:1-6)
Lord God, you know me through and through;
you know my sitting down, and my getting up.
You sense what I am thinking from far away;
you understand my journeying and my resting.
In fact, you are familiar with the way I do everything;
even before I speak, you know what’s on my mind.
You are in my past, and in my future,
you surround me with your love
and your reassuring hand is upon me.
This wonderful knowledge is beyond my understanding;
it surpasses everything, and is beyond my grasp.
 
PRAYER OF APPROACH (including Ps.139:13-18)
Ever present God of grace,
by your Spirit you gather us to worship you;
you who formed my very consciousness,
and wove me together in my mother’s womb
you who are so awesomely wonderful
you whose creativity is so marvellous.
Lord God, you know me through and through;
even my bones, being formed in secret,
in the depths of the earth, were not hidden from you.
Your eyes saw my embryo
and in your book are all written down
days that were planned before any of them occurred.
Your thoughts of me, Lord God, are difficult to comprehend
and far beyond counting
If I tried to count them, they would be more than grains of sand
and if I came to the end, I would not have summed you up.
Engage us by your word and change us:
open our ears to hear you
open our eyes to see what we might become
open our hearts to follow in the way
you have shown to the world in Jesus. Amen.
 
OFFERING
Generous God,
we offer our lives
and these symbols of our daily living.
By your Holy Spirit give us the courage
to follow the way of Jesus;
to maintain our saltiness, our passion,
for the justice and peace
which Jesus’ proclaimed. Amen.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2018.


A CREATIVE MOMENT – READING REF’CE


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 FOR SUNDAY 9B
1Samuel 3:1-10    
Master, speak, thy servant heareth TIS 597 AHB 516
Praise the Spirit in creation TIS 415
   
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18    
Forth in your name, O Lord, I go TIS 571 AHB 480
I am alone, yet not alone TIS 605
Lord of creation, to you be all praise TIS 626 AHB 557
O love that wilt not let me go TIS 602 AHB 525
One God, one living God TIS 742
You are before me, Lord, you are behind TIS 87 AHBSA97
   
2 Corinthians 4:5-12    
Come, Spirit blest, our hearts inspire TIS 425 AHB 331
Dear Shepherd of your people, hear TIS 444 AHB 371
Father, we give you thanks, who planted TIS 495 AHB 416
God himself is present TIS 121 AHB 47
God of mercy, God of grace TIS 452 AHB 379
God, your glory we have seen in your Son TIS 461
Immortal, invisible, God only wise TIS 143 AHB 80
I want to walk as a child of the light TIS 643
Lord, the light of your love is shining TIS 675
Lord, your almighty word TIS 447 AHB 61
Now in the name of him who sent TIS 488 AHB 413
Now to the Lord a noble song TIS 113 AHB 33
Now we come, our heavenly Father TIS 462
O breath of life, come sweeping through TIS 409 AHB 322
Our God, we know your providence TIS 169 AHB 116
Praise our God, the great creator TIS 165 AHB 110
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, TIS 111 AHB 28
Spirit divine, attend our prayers TIS 406 AHB 377
The Son of God proclaim TIS 528
Your words to me are life and health TIS 430 AHB 337
   
Mark 2:23-3:6    
Praise with joy the world’s Creator TIS 179  

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