43B – Sunday 11B

42B - Sunday 10B44B - Sunday 12B
See also my post from 2012, 2018, 2021…

Blessed are you, O Lord our God,
sovereign of all that is:
we praise you and worship you.
Blessed are you, Lord Jesus Christ,
anointed and blessed,
loving Saviour of the world:
we praise you and worship you.
Blessed are you, eternal Spirit,
gracious source of light and life,
and breath of God among us.
We praise you and worship you
Source of life, Word of life, Breath of life,
for ever and ever.

Gracious and faithful God,
you are our God when things go well:
it is easy for us to be faithful
and see your hand in our well-being.
You are our God
when things in our lives
or the lives of people around us
seem to be going wrong.
In such times
we can be drawn by those
who trust in the strength of the day
or in material solutions.
We forget to call on your name;
we forget to trust
in the strength of your unseen hand.
In silence we acknowledge
the broken, awkward and messy parts of our lives…
(A time of silence is kept.)
Risen One, still among us,
raise us from our pain and brokenness;
touch us, heal us and strengthen us
so that we may live in the wholeness you desire;
to the glory of your name. Amen.

We bring our gifts and our lives, Lord God,
that your Spirit might work in us
to the fullness of your harvest
and the greatness of your kingdom;
in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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

Create and hang some banners, adorned with as many names for God as you can recall from the Bible or other sources, using lengths of newsprint and poster paint or felt tipped pens of various colours.

(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,
comforter of the oppressed and grieving,
strengthen those who fear the terror of the night,
or daily life;
rescue the distressed;
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;
and by your presence
answer them in their day of trouble.
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

I sing the almighty power of God TIS 119
Our God, we know your providence TIS 169
Rejoice, the Lord is King TIS 216
Come down, O love divine TIS 398
I’m not ashamed to own my Lord TIS 562
Author of faith, eternal word TIS 565
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Hail to the Lord’s anointed TIS 275
The Lord’s my shepherd TIS 10
The king of love my shepherd is TIS 145
Rejoice, the Lord is King TIS 216
Psalm 20
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness TIS 454
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17
Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord TIS 390
Jesus! the name high over all TIS 218
There’s a spirit in the air TIS 414
Come now, everlasting Spirit TIS 509
Mark 4:26-34
For the fruits of all creation TIS 168
Now the green blade rises TIS 382
God has spoken to his people, hallelujah TIS 636

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