57C – Sunday 25C

56C - Sunday 24C58C - Sunday 26C
 
See also my post from 2013 here …
 
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION (From Psalm 79:1-9)
O God,
it seems that those who give you no thought
have taken over your world.
spoiling the land, the air,and the sea
using up men, women and children for their own ends 
and casting lives aside like waste material.
Those who would honour you feel powerless
often the scorn of the ungodly;
 ridiculed, and the butt of their jokes.
How long can this go on, O God?
Won’t you deal with those powers of death
 who suffocate your creation?
Do not remember the the dark parts of our lives;
quickly let your compassion meet us on our way,
because we are at the end of out tether
Help us, saving God,
for the glory of your name.
Deliver us, and forgive us our sins,
 for your name’s sake. 
O God,
let the light of your Word, and the warmth of your Spirit
dry the eyes of the oppressed and grieving
strengthen the weak and the lonely,
and delight in those for whom life has begun anew
that they may know your peace,
to your honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen

OFFERING
Gracious God,
we bring the work of our hands
and the longing of our hearts.
In giving ourselves in love and service
to one another and to you,
we may reflect your nature in our living.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2013.


A CREATIVE MOMENT – LUKE 16:1-13
This week’s reading from Luke’s gospel offers the opportunity to focus on aid programs, domestic and international, that are partnership in nature rather than paternal.


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.)

Compassionate God,
let the light of your Word, and the warmth of your Spirit
dry the eyes of the oppressed and grieving
strengthen the weak and the lonely,
and delight in those for whom life has begun anew
that they 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

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR SUNDAY 25C
All who love and serve your city TIS 634 AHB 562
Father of heaven, whose love profound TIS 131 AHB 60
For the fruits of his creation TIS 168 SA 37
God is our song, and every singer blest TIS 646 SA 38
God of freedom, God of justice TIS 657 SA 42
God of grace and God of glory TIS 611 AHB 543
God, who stretched the spangled heavens TIS 163 AHB 112
Jesus, lover of my soul TIS 211 AHB 139
My heart and voice I raise TIS 225 AHB 160
Son of God, eternal Saviour TIS 606 AHB 529
Stand up and bless the Lord TIS 449 AHB 383
The law of Christ alone can make us free TIS 630 AHB 554
What does the Lord require TIS 618 AHB 568
You servants of God, your master proclaim TIS 215 AHB 144
JEREMIAH 8:18-9:1
God of Jeremiah, grieving TIS 679
In suffering love, the thread of life TIS 177
When trouble stikes and fear takes root TIS 184
PSALM 79:1-9
Be still, my soul, the Lord is on your side TIS 123 AHB 48
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-7
All hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224 AHB 159
Christ is the world’s redeemer TIS 192 AHB 123
Christ’s is the world in which we move TIS 677
Father of heaven, whose love profound TIS 131 AHB 60
Jesus! the name high over all TIS 218 AHB 150
Salvation now to us has come TIS 195
Stand up and bless the Lord TIS 449 AHB 383
The royal banners forward go TIS 332 AHB 251
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy TIS 136
This is the truth we hold TIS 469
We all believe in God who made TIS 435
While morning still is breaking TIS 104
Your coming, Lord, to earth in Bethlehem TIS 285 SA 98
LUKE 16:1-13
At the name of Jesus TIS 231 AHB 170
Sing praise to God, who reigns above TIS 110 AHB 27
The scream of police car sirens TIS 694
What does the Lord require TIS 618 AHB 568
This is my Father’s world TIS 149 SA 87

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