41A – Sunday 9A

40A - Trinity Sunday42A - Sunday 10A
God is our refuge and protection;
from ancient times a help in trouble.
So, we will not be afraid though the earth changes
or the mountains tumble into the sea.
Its waters roar and foam;
the mountains quake at its raging.
A river and its tributaries cause rejoicing in the city of God;
the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
God is in her midst – she will not totter;
God will help her at dawn.
Nations rage and kingdoms tremble;
God speaks – the earth melts!
The LORD of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come, see the works of the LORD;
astonishing deeds in the world –
putting and end to wars to the ends of the earth;
breaking the bow, shattering the spear,
and burning the war wagons with fire.
Be still and observe, for I am God;
I am exalted among the nations, exalted throughout the earth.
The LORD of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Gracious God,
we bring our gifts with hopeful and faithful spirits.
Bless the offering of these gifts and our lives
to serve you in serving others
In Jesus’ name. Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2014.

The story that emerges from Genesis 6:9-22, 7:24, 8;14-19 might beg the question, “Where is God in a natural disaster?”
Using the draped blue and brown cloths from last week, symbolising the waters and the dry land, add a sprig of olive branch ? or a representation of one if the real thing is not readaily available.

(A prayer, usually with connection to one or more of the lections for the day, to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession. Sometimes this prayer also borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

Blessed are you, O Lord, our God
sovereign of all that is,
our refuge and strength.
Be a very present help to those we name
on our lips and in the silence of our hearts,
in their joy, weakness, loneliness and grief;
and those whose troubles are known only to you;
that together we 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

Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19
If we will trust in God to guide us TIS 554
Lord, hear my praying, listen to me TIS 689
Now in the name of him who sent TIS 488
She sits like a bird brooding on the water TIS 418
Touch the earth lightly TIS 668
Psalm 46
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side TIS 123
Christ is made the sure foundation TIS 432
Glorious things of you are spoken TIS 446
God is our strength and refuge TIS 28
God is the refuge of his saints TIS 120
God! When human bonds are broken TIS 683
If we will trust in God to guide us TIS 554
Lord, you have been our dwelling-place TIS 144
O God of every nation TIS 621
Our God, we know your providence TIS 169
Praise to the living God TIS 102
The sounds in God’s world all agree TIS 176
Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28
Father, whose everlasting love TIS 213
In Christ there is no east or west TIS 459
I’m not ashamed to own my Lord TIS 562
O Lord of every shining constellation TIS 157
Salvation now to us has come TIS 195
What shall we offer our good Lord TIS 439
Matthew 7: 21-29
A new commandment I give unto you TIS 699
All go to God when they are sorely place TIS 240
Christ be my leader by night as by day TIS 624
Come, let us to the Lord our God TIS 577
How firm a foundation, you people of God TIS 578
Jesus my Lord, let me be near you TIS 656
Master, speak, thy servant heareth TIS 597

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