65C – Sunday 32C

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See also my post from 2013 here …
 
Psalm 145:1,17-21 (Jeff’s Version for Today)
I will exalt you, my God;
and bless your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will bless you;
and praise your name for ever and ever.
You are great, LORD God, and greatly to be praised;
your greatness is unserachable.
Generation to generation will praise your doings;
and declare your mighty deeds.
They will speak of the glory of your splendour;
I will meditate on your marvellous works.
You are just in all your ways, O LORD;
and faithful in all your doings.
You are near to all who call on you;
to all who call on you in truth.
You take care of the desires of all who fear you;
their cry for help you will hear, and you will save them.
O LORD, you watch over all who love you;
the wicked you will destroy.
My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD;
and all flesh will bless your holy name.

AN ALTERNATE PSALM FOR THIS SUNDAY
CALL TO WORSHIP (From Psalm 98:4-9a)
Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all the earth;
break forth in joyous acclamation, shout with joy and sing praises. 
Sing praises to the LORD with music, and with the sound of celebration.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout with joy 
 in the presence of the LORD, our King. 
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who livein it.
Let the rivers clap their hands; 
 let the hills proclaim with shouts of joy in the presence of the LORD, 

CALL TO WORSHIP (From Psalm 98)
Sing to the LORD a new song; God has done marvellous things.
God’s right hand and holy arm have gained victory.
The LORD has made known this victory;
and has shown salvation to all the nations of the earth.
With steadfast love and faithfulness the LORD God has cared for Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God andKing.
Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all the earth;
break forth in joyous acclamation, shout with joy and sing praises. 
Sing praises to the LORD with music, and with the sound of celebration.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout with joy 
    in the presence of the LORD, our King. 
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who livein it.
Let the rivers clap their hands; 
    let the hills proclaim with shouts of joy at the presence of the LORD, 
For the LORD is coming to judge the earth;
coming to judge the world with actions that put things right,
    and all the peoples with justice.

OFFERING
Creating and eternal God,
who brought light and life out of darkness and chaos,
remembering the faithfulness
of those who have gone before us,
we give our lives anew
and these symbols of our living
in worship and wonder of the life of Jesus
and your care for all,
in the life of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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


A CREATIVE MOMENT – Luke 20:27-38
Wrap a potted bush, shrub or small tree in read/orange cellophane and backlight the whole to give a representation of “the burning bush” (to which Jesus refers in the reading). In that story God says to Moses “I am who I am” or “I will be who I will be” (both are possible translations of the Hebrew). For the God who is and will always be, all are alive.


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 life and hope,
just in all your ways
and kind in all your doings;
by the gentle breath of your Spirit of grace
strength to those whom we name
in word and in silence;
rejoice with the hopeful;
be company to the lonely,
a comfort to all weighed down with grief
and those whose troubles are known only to you
that all may know your peace:
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 32C
As pants the hart for cooling streams TIS 25 AHB 29
Christ is made the sure foundation TIS 432 AHB 343
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing; TIS 387 AHB S18
Do not be afraid, I am with you SA 28
Have faith in God my heart TIS 619 AHB 552
I know that my Redeemer TIS 202 AHB 299
O day of God, draw nigh TIS 616 AHB 547
O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising TIS 620 AHB 553
Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him; TIS 93 AHB 58
Sing a new song, sing a new song TIS 166 AHB 102
HAGGAI 1:15b-2:9
Angels from the realms of glory TIS 309 AHB 235
Come, thou long expected Jesus TIS 272 AHB 200
Here in this place, new light is streaming TIS 474
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy TIS 136 AHB 72
What does the Lord require TIS 618 AHB 568
PSALM 145:1-5, 17-21
I sing the almighty power of God TIS 119 AHB 40
Let all the world in every corner sing TIS 105 AHB 13
Now thank we all our God TIS 106 AHB 14
O for a thousand tongues to sing TIS 210 AHB 141
O Lord, hear my prayer TIS 741
O Lord, you are my God and King, TIS 89 AHB 24
When morning gilds the skies TIS 227 AHB 151
You servants of God, your master proclaim TIS 215 AHB 144
2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-5, 13-17
Almighty God, lift up our eyes TIS 615 AHB 549
Help us to accept each other TIS 648
I greet you, my Redeemer sure TIS 198 AHB 128
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us TIS 580 AHB 492
O sacred head sore wounded TIS 339 AHB 255
LUKE 20:27-38
I know that my Redeemer lives TIS 376 AHB 299
Man more than man, completely fulfilled TIS 355 AHB 274
Your coming, Lord, to earth in Bethlehem TIS 285

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