44B – Sunday 12B

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See also my post from 2012, 2018, 2021…

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,
a refuge for times of trouble.
And those who know your name shall trust you,
for you, O LORD, have not abandoned those who turn to you.
Sing praises to the LORD, Enthroned of Zion;
and declare his deeds among the peoples!

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (From Psalm 9:13-14,18-19) 
Be gracious, O LORD,
and look upon your worldwide church,
guiding its search for the unity
for which Jesus prayed.
Continue to guide our (here insert your denomination) church
through the storms which seem to overtake it
from time to time.

Be gracious, O LORD,
and look upon the distress of those
who are persecuted for their faith;
those whose path ahead seems dim;
those who are victims of oppressive relationships.
Look upon the needy,
that they may know the warmth of your faithfulness,
that their hope may not be snuffed out
like a fitful candle flame.

Be gracious, O LORD,
and look upon those whom we name today
in word and silence;
those who call on your name;
and those whose troubles are known only to you,
that in the darkness of their circumstance,
they may feel the gentle light of your presence.
Rise up, O Lord,
and hear our prayer;
in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bless our gifts and our lives, O God,
that your Spirit might work in us,
through storm and calm,
in following Jesus. Amen.

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

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Mark 4:35-41
(a) Have the lection read with sound effects (e.g. wind, crashing waves, creaking timbers, shouting voices). Have a ‘dead calm’ of 10-15 seconds after v.39 and again after v.41.

(b) Hang a small sail from a dinghy on one wall of the church, and/or perhaps a fishing net. Some less ambitious boating equipment, and a cushion or two could be arranged in an appropriate and visible place in the church. Remind the congregation of the relationship between the church and a boat. Mention that the body of the church is the nave, from the Latin word for ship. Many baptism fonts depict this scene, carved in the stone or timber of the font surrounds.

(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.)
Be a sustaining presence
to those we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts…
a blessing to those
who love and care for them…
Pour out your Spirit, O God,
in ways that show the needy
they are not forgotten
that revives the hope of the poor,
sustains those who are weighed down with grief,
comforts those whose troubles are known only to you
and is present to those who have no-one …
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

All people that on earth do dwell, TIS 59
All the ends of the earth TIS 57
Blessed Jesus, at your word TIS 437
Christ, from whom all blessings flow TIS 44
Father, whose everlasting love TIS 213
Forgive our sins as we forgive TIS 635
God moves in a mysterious way TIS 126
Have faith in God my heart TIS 619
I sing the almighty power of God TIS 119
1 Samuel 17:32-49
Be thou my vision TIS 547
Through all the changing scenes of life TIS 112
Who would true valour see TIS 561
Psalm 9:9-20
By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered TIS 617
Father all loving, and ruling in majesty TIS 160
God of grace and God of glory TIS 611
Jesus lives ! your terrors now TIS 372
Now thank we all our God TIS 106
Sing Praise to God who reigns above, TIS 110
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Holy Spirit, come, confirm us TIS 413
I bind unto myself this day TIS 478
Lod God, the Spirit blest TIS 404
Make me a channel of your peace TIS 607
This day God gives me strength of high heaven TIS 642
Mark 4:35-41
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side; TIS 123
Come, let us to the Lord our God TIS 577
Eternal Father, strong to save TIS 138
Forty days and forty nights TIS 591
Inspired by love and anger, TIS 674
Jesus Christ, Son of God TIS 729
Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult TIS 589
Jesus, lover of my soul TIS 211
O Jesus, I have promised TIS 595
O changeless Christ, for ever new TIS 254
Put all your trust in God TIS 555
Son of God, eternal Saviour TIS 606

4 thoughts on “44B – Sunday 12B”

  1. Hello Jeff – I have been using your great website for quite some time to help me choose the hymns for our services here at St Thomas’ Pyramid Hill. Our other organist also accesses it regularly for hymn suggestions. With our busy lives and limited time we find it invaluable. We are a very, very small congregation but still enjoy singing. As a lay reader I have also drawn inspiration from your posts.
    Many thanks. Helen B

    1. Hi Helen,
      Thank you for your kind comments. It’s always gratifying to how hear people in so many different circumstances have been able to use these resources.

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