59C – Sunday 27C

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See also my post from 2013 here …
 
LAMENTATIONS 3:19-26
Remembering my misery and homelessness is bitter poison!
        My heart recalls it again and again;
and is crushed within me.
This is what I will keep in mind,
and so regain my hope:
God’s steadfast love will never be spent
nor the Lord’s compassion come to an end;
they are new every morning.
Great is your faithfulness!
I say to myself, “I have the Lord
in whom I will wait in hope.”
The Lord is good to all who wait with trust,
who seek God with expectant hearts.
It is good to wait in hopeful stillness for the salvation of the Lord.

OFFERING
Gracious God,
whose steadfast love never ceases
and whose never-ending mercies
are new every morning;
how can we make a sufficient offering?
Let our lives, our mustard-seed faith,
and these symbols of our daily labours,
be enough for today;
in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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



A CREATIVE MOMENT – Lamentations 1:1-6
There are events in the life of every congregation and its community which been negative, debilitating or the cause of collective grief. These may be situations which have been ‘blocked out’ or which remain unresolved but which nevertheless deserve to be acknowledged and lamented in the process of resolution and closure. The reading from Lamentations may offer the opportunity for a service of acknowledgement and lament.


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.)

God of all grace,
in you is hope
and in that hope we remember
the widow, the exile, the weeping,
the restless, the pursued, the desolate;
those we have named
on our lips and in our silence…
By your Spirit of grace
be present to those who have no-one;
help us bring consolation to those known to us;
return to our memory those whom we have forgotten;
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 27C
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side; TIS 123 AHB 48
Forth in thy name O Lord I go TIS 571 AHB 480
Sing praise and thanksgiving, TIS 107 AHB 25
We are your people, TIS 468 SA 90
Lamentations 1:1-6
Great is your faithfulness, O God my Father TIS 154
Psalm 137
By the Babylonian waters TIS 85 SA 16
By the waters TIS 708
How shall I sing to God TIS 667
God of Jeremiah grieving TIS 679
Lord, hear my praying, listen to me; TIS 689
2 Timothy 1:1:1-14
Beauty for brokenness TIS 690
Breathe on me, breath of God TIS 407 AHB 320
Come to us, creative Spirit TIS 652
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove TIS 402 AHB 311
Come, Holy Spirit, come! TIS 422
Come, Holy Spirit TIS 710
Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire TIS 396 AHB 308
Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord TIS 399
Come, Spirit blest, Creator, come TIS 397
God, your glory we have seen in your Son TIS 462 AHB 395
Have faith in God, my heart TIS 619 AHB 552
I’m not ashamed to own my Lord TIS 562 AHB 470
Like the murmur of the dove’s song TIS 419
Love Divine all loves excelling TIS 217 AHB 148
O Holy Spirit, enter in TIS 400
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God TIS 401
Praise the Spirit in creation TIS 415
Spirit divine, attend our prayers TIS 406 AHB 377
Take up your cross the Saviour said TIS 583 AHB 496
There’s a spirit in the air TIS 414
Veni Creator TIS 750
Wa wa wa Emimimo TIS 711
Luke 17:5-10
God of grace and God of glory TIS 611 AHB 543
I sing the almighty power of God TIS 119 AHB 40
O Jesus I have promised TIS 595 AHB 514

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