42B – Sunday 10B

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I give you thanks, O LORD,
with my whole heart I sing your praise.
I worship you and give thanks to your name
for your stead-fast love and your faithfulness;
for you have made your name and your word great —
above everything.
On the day I called, you answered me,
you gave me encouragement – strength deep within my being. 
Let all the rulers of the earth praise you, O LORD,
in response to the words of your mouth;
and let them sing of the ways of the LORD,
for great is the glory of the LORD. 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (from Psalm 138)
Blessed are you, O LORD, our God,
sovereign of all that is — seen and unseen.
In every generation you have cared for the lonely, and grieving,
and heard the cry of those who call to you;
and you are aware of those who oppress or exploit.
Answer the cries of our hearts.

There are times for each of us
when we seem to walk in the midst of trouble.
Give us life in the face of the “strong men” that bind us:
stretch out your hand and help us.

Your steadfast love endures for-ever.
By the presence of your Spirit
remind us that you do not forsake the work of your hands.

God, whose generous love is steadfast
and whose faithfulness is everlasting,
we bring an offering;
our time, talent, and treasure.
May these gifts be used
with wisdom, and with justice
in the church
and its mission;
in Jesus’ name. Amen.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2012.

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Mark 3:20-35
Drape a green cloth in a flowing manner on the floor in a focal area of the worship space. Place on it some symbols relating to the Gospel reading e.g. a coil of rope or cord, a jug of water, a cloth bandage or others which come to mind in your context.

(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.)

Gracious and eternal God,
you have raised up your name and your word
above everything;
your steadfast love endures for ever.
In a world where every day
some division or strife arises
we bring our prayers for others
and for ourselves.
Do not turn from the work of your hand,
your human creation
and the world in which you have set us:
by your holy breath
comfort the lonely;
bind up the broken-hearted
and those who mourn;
calm the fearful;
rejoice with those who celebrate;
be present to those who call on your name,
to those we named on our lips,
and in the silence of our hearts,
those whose concerns are known only to you;
in Jesus’ name we pray….
(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

God is love, let heaven adore him TIS 153
Have faith in God, my heart TIS 619
Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts (Jesus, thou …) TIS 499
Kneels at the feet of his friends TIS 640
O for a thousand tongues to sing TIS 210
1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20  
Psalm 138  
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your s TIS 123
Fill my whole life, O Lord my God TIS 596
Stand up and bless the Lord TIS 449
With my whole heart I will praise you, TIS 86
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1  
Holy Spirit, come confirm us TIS 413
In heavenly love abiiding TIS 588
Lead us heavenly Father, lead us TIS 580
Man more than man TIS 232
O the deep, deep love of Jesus TIS 232
Safe in the shadow of the cross TIS 644
We all believe in God TIS 435
Mark 3:20-35  
In Christ there is no east or west TIS 459

6 thoughts on “42B – Sunday 10B”

  1. In our small Anglican mission here in Belize, Central America, I often spend much time looking for hymns for each Sunday. Finding sites such as yours has been such a help to us. Thank you for taking the time to help others as you would have liked to be helped in your early ministry!

    1. Jenni,
      Thank you so much for your comments. I continue to be amazed, surprised and greatly encouraged by the diversity and geographic spread of the individuals and communities of faith who find The Billabong a helpful resource in their worship life.
      The peace of the Lord be with you and your mission.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Joan. I can appreciate something of your situation. The list was born out of the struggle I had in the early part of my time in parish ministry trying to find appropriate hymns for each Sunday.

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