45B – Sunday 13B

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Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.
Lord, hear my voice! 
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading! 
If you, O LORD, if you took our faults and wrong actions into account,
Lord, who could stand before you?
But in you there is a deep well of forgiveness,
so that you may be held in holy awe. 
I wait for you, O LORD, I wait with deep longing,
and in your word I stand, waiting in hope.
My deep longing for the Lord 
is more than those who watch for the morning, 
more than those who wait for an end to the night.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON (from Psalm 130)
Our hope in you, O LORD!
For with you there is steadfast love,
and great power to save.
It is the LORD God who will save us from all our wrongdoing. 
Thanks be to God.

Wait for the LORD,
I wait with deep longing;
and in his word I stand, waiting in hope.
Hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is steadfast love, 
and with the LORD is great power to save.
Go into the world with assurance, hope and promise:
the grace of the Word of life rest upon you;
the love of the Source of life, embrace you;
and the transforming power of the Breath of life uphold you,
this day and all your days. Amen

Gracious and eternal Lord God,
to whom we turn in every need;
receive the gifts we offer,
and let our lives give glory and praise;
in Jesus name.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 21012.

(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 God, in your steadfast love
hear all who cry to you
in their day of trouble,
comfort those who cannot be comforted,
and raise up the weak,
that together we may know your saving ways,
and mighty works…
      (The Prayers of the People continue)

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Mark 5:21-43
Three suggestions, not necessarily mutually exclusive: (a) make this a healing service – a service of prayer for healing and the sick. (b) have the lection read while members of the congregation mime the story (c) have some members present a dramatic retelling of the gospel story.

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

A charge to keep I have TIS 73
All my hope on God is founded TIS 560
Did you ever see a kookaburra laugh
I sing the almighty power of God TIS 119
I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath, TIS 90
In great thanksgiving TIS 632
May the grace of Christ our Saviour TIS 777
Morning glory, starlit sky TIS 174
Rejoice, the Lord is King TIS 216
Sing praise and thanksgiving, let all creatures TIS 107
Son of God, eternal Saviour TIS 606
The law of Christ alone can make us free TIS 630
When I needed a neighbour TIS 629
2 Samuel 1: 1,17-27
Abide with me, fast falls the eventide TIS 586
Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days TIS 470
Psalm 130
Be still, my soul, the Lord is on your side TIS 133
How shall I sing to God TIS 667
O come! O come, Emmanuel TIS 265
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord TIS 81
Sing a new song, sing a new song TIS 166
2 Corinthians 8: 7-15  
Glory to God, glory to God, praise and alleluia TIS 171
He became poor, that we may be rich TIS 721
Let all together praise our God TIS 298
Son of God, eternal Saviour TIS 606
Where cross the crowded ways of life TIS 608
he became poor that we may become rich TIS 721
Mark 5:21-43  
Christ is the heavenly food that gives TIS 522
Great is your faithfulness, O God my Father TIS 154
I danced in the morning TIS 242
Jesus’ hands were kind hands TIS 236
O Christ the healer, we have come TIS 638
O for a thousand tongues to sing TIS 210
Put all your trust in God TIS 555
Woman in the night TIS 661

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