54B – Sunday 22B

53B - Sunday 21B55B - Sunday 23B
 
PSALM 45:1-2,6-9
My heart stirs with a noble theme –
let me recite my works concerning the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skilful writer.
You are the most handsome of men, grace is poured on your lips,
so it is that God has blessed you for ever.
Enthroned by God who is for ever and ever,
the sceptre of your kingship is a sceptre of justice.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
so it is that God – your God –
has anointed you, rather than your companions,
with the oil of rejoicing.
All your robes are myrrh, and aloes and cassia;
from ivory palaces stringed instruments delight you.
Daughters of kings take their place among your noble ladies;
the consort of your right hand, in gold of Ophir.

OFFERING
God among us,
you show us who you are by what you give us.
What we give others is a sign of who we are.
Grant us wisdom
to use our gifts and our lives to your glory;
in Jesus’ name. Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2012.


A CREATIVE MOMENT – Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
At a focal point in the worship space place a bowl of water and a towel, a Bible opened at Exodus 20 (the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses), if possible copies of several acts of parliament and/or the Constitution and Regulations of your church/denomination, together with two lighted candles. Symbolically, the water and towel point to washing/making clean, acts of servanthood; the 10 Commandments and the legislation to the order/regulation of our selves and community; the candles to the two commandments which Jesus saw as being the most important and which cut through the myriad rules of tradition.


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 borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
 
Tender and loving God,
comfort of the sorrowing,
strength of the suffering,
embrace them in your mercy
and by the presence of your Spirit,
moving as a gentle breeze,
or blowing as a turbulent storm,
strengthen us to serve them.
Hear our prayer
for those whose names are on our lips
and those for whom we pray in silence…
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 FOR SUNDAY 22 – YEAR B
God of grace and God of glory TIS 611 AHB 543
God of mercy, God of grace TIS 452 AHB 379
Help us, O Lord, to learn TIS 428 AHB 340
O breath of life, come sweeping through us TIS 409 AHB 322
O for a heart to praise my God TIS 568 AHB 476
Song of Songs 2:8-13
As man and woman we were made TIS 645 SA 7
As the deer pants for the water TIS 703
Jesus, we thus obey TIS 508 AHB 427
joyful, joyful, we adore you TIS 152
O Love that will not let me go TIS 602 AHB 525
The voice of God goes out to all the world TIS 282 SA 86
Whenlove is found, and hope comes home TIS 654
Psalm 45:1-2,6-9
Immortal, invisible, God only wise TIS 143 AHB 80
Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star TIS 199
My heart is full of Christ, and longs TIS 214 AHB 143
What does the Lord require? TIS 618 AHB 568
James 1:17-27
Almighty God, lift up our eyes TIS 615 AHB 549
Dear Father, Lord of humankind TIS 598 AHB 519
For the beauty of the earth TIS 137 AHB 77
God gives us a future TIS 687
Help us, O Lord, to learn TIS 428 AHB 340
Holy Spirit, go before us TIS 420
I sing the almighty power of God TIS 1 19 AHB 40
O dearest Lord, thy sacred head TIS 352
Put all your trust in God TIS 555 AHB 464
Sent forth by God’s blessing TIS 531 SA 76
Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands TIS 496 AHB 417
This, this is the God we adore TIS 220 AHB 153
We plough the fields, and scatter TIS 130 AHB 59
Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23
A mighty fortress is our God TIS 103 AHB 8
As a chalice cast of gold TIS 476
At the name ofJesus TIS 231 AHB 170
Blest are the pure inheart TIS 448 AHB 376
Fairest Lord Jesus TIS 203 AHB 131
For the beauty of the earth TIS 137 AHB 77
God of all power and truth and grace TIS 567 AHB 477
King of glory, King of peace TIS 201 AHB 129
We limit not the truth of God TIS 453 AHB 335

4 thoughts on “54B – Sunday 22B

  1. Jay Robinson

    Hi Kevin and Jeff,

    The reason for the difference in the Seasons of the Spirit material it that they (SOS) are working on the Season of Creation and so don’t stick with the lectionary readings. This can be a little annoying when you’re trying to work with the lectionary readings, but all the more reason to be creative.

    ta
    jay

  2. Kevin Harkness

    Hi there.

    I have found this site most useful, especially you wonderful references to music from Scripture as i frequently have to arrange the music and play it for our services.
    We are using “Seasons of the Spirit” and find that your passages for week 2/9/2012 are different to “Seasons”. is there a reason for this i wonder?
    Seasons passages are :
    Genesis1:1-25
    Psalm33:1-9
    Roman s1:18-23
    Joh n1:1-14

    I have to say that our congregational newsletter has a different set of readings as well.
    Mark 7 1-8 etc
    James 1: 17-27
    Psalm 15
    Deut 4: 1,2,6-9,
    Which are listed as the passages in the lectionary link on your website.

    So now i am totally confused.
    Mind you, there are seldom these types of differences from Seasons – to church News to your site.

    Any suggestions please?

    Many Thanks

    Kevin Harkness
    Elder and Musician ( sort of)
    Grantham Heights Uniting Church
    Seven Hills New South Wales

    1. jeff

      Hi Kevin,

      The Revised Common Lectionary a couple of variations and this can be confusing.The ‘continuous’ variant, used by the UCA (and followed in my web site), has Old Testament readings that are somewhat continuous e.g. the recent David/Solomon narrative. The alternative RCL has Old Testament readings that are sort of thematic in that they try to prefigure or reflect the gospel reading. The associated psalm is also different as it seeks to respond to, or echo, the theme of the Old Testament reading. The Deut 4:1,2,6-9 reading and Psalm 15 are from the alternative RCL stream. At the moment I’m not able to clarify the reasons for the readings in the ‘Seasons’ material.

      I hope this goes some way to clarifying the issue for you 🙂
      Peace,
      Jeff

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