65C - Sunday 32C — 67C - Reign of Christ
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WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD (Isaiah 12)
In that day I will give thanks to you, O LORD;
you were angry with me, but your anger turned away,
and you comforted me.
God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid:
the LORD GOD is my strength and might;
and has become my salvation.
You will draw water from the wells of salvation with joy;
and say in that day:
Give thanks to the LORD,
call on the name of the LORD;
tell all the earth what the LORD has done;
for the name of the LORD is above everything.
Sing praises to the LORD whose works are sublime;
and tell the whole earth.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, inhabitants of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
we bring our diverse gifts.
Let your Holy Spirit
breathe life into our serving,
so that all that we do
may bring glory to your name. Amen.
A CREATIVE MOMENT – Isaiah 65:17-25
Use again the potted shrub/tree from last week, or another one – without the cellophane wrapping and backlight – symbolising the new creation (v.17ff) and the hope which that creation brings. After worship plant the tree in an suitable place in the church grounds.
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.)
Holy source of all that is,
who answers before we call,
who comforts the oppressed and grieving;
breath your spirit of strength and grace
on those who fear the terror of the night,
or daily life;
be present to those whose concerns are known only to you;
those who call on your name,
those we named on our lips and in our silence…
and by your presence
answer them in their day of trouble.
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 33C
|A charge to keep I have||TIS 73|
|All things bright and beautiful||TIS 135|
|Christ is the world’s redeemer||TIS 192|
|Christ whose glory fills the skies||TIS 212|
|Come, God’s people, sing for joy||TIS 391|
|Come, sing praises to the Lord above||TIS 53|
|Fight the good fight||TIS 594|
|Forth in thy name O Lord I go||TIS 571|
|God, who stretched the spangled heavens||TIS 163|
|How firm a foundation, you people of God||TIS 578|
|Let us sing to the God of salvation||TIS 52|
|O breath of life, come sweeping through us||TIS 409|
|Our God, we kmow your providence||TIS 169|
|Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him;||TIS 93|
|Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King..||TIS 111|
|There’s a light upon the mountains||TIS 276|
|Isaiah the prophet||TIS 663|
|O come, O come, Immanuel||TIS 265|
|I greet you, my Redeemer sure||TIS 198|
|Let all tghe world in every corner sing||TIS 105|
|Since the world was young||TIS 544|
|Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast||TIS 545|
|2 THESSALONIANS 3:6-13
|All who love and serve your city||TIS 634|
|Christ, from whom all blessings flow||TIS 440|
|Forth in your name, O Lord, I go||TIS 571|
|By gracious powers||TIS 617|
|O day of God draw near||TIS 616|
|Where cross the crowded ways of life||TIS 608|