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See also my post from 2012, 2018, 2021…

The earth and its abundance is the Lord’s,
the world, and those living in it;
for he has founded it upon the seas,
and established it upon the rivers. 
Who shall go up the hill of the LORD?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up their life to what is false,
and does not swear deceitfully. 

Such a person will receive blessing from the LORD,
and vindication from the God of their salvation.
Such is the company of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob. 
Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O everlasting doors, 
that the King of glory may come in. 
Who is the King of glory?
The LORD, strong and mighty,
the LORD, mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O everlasting doors,
that the King of glory may come in. 
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. 

The earth and its abundance are yours, O God;
the world, and those living in it.
We offer our lives and the gifts of our living,
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, 2012.

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Mark 6:14-29
Remembering the martyrs ancient and modern, those who died for their faith.
Perhaps have a ‘roll-call’ of such people, lighting a candle as each name is read out. These could be votive candles placed in a tray of sand, or the small flat kind that lend themselves to be floated in a clear glass bowl of water.

(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 of our salvation,
hear the voice of all who cry
in their day of trouble.
By your Holy Spirit
comfort those who cannot be comforted
strengthen the weak,
and those whose trouble is known only to you;
encourage those we have named on our lips
and in our silence.
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

Holy Spirit, come confirm us TIS 413 AHB 327
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun TIS 207 AHB 136
Lord in the strength of grace TIS 483 AHB 408
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven; TIS 134 AHB 68
Tell out,my soul, the greatness of the Lord TIS 161 AHB 109
What does the Lord require TIS 618 AHB 568
When morning gilds the skies TIS 227 AHB 151
2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19
God of many names TIS 180
Great God, your Spirit, like the wind TIS 416 SA 41
In the presence of your people TIS 727 SA 52
Let all the world in every corner sing TIS 185 AHB 13
Your hand, O God, has guided TIS 456 AHB 389
Psalm 24
All glory,praise and honour TIS 333 AHB 250
Colourful Creator, God of mystery TIS 190
God whose farm is all creation TIS 159 AHB 94
Lift up your heads, you mighty gates TIS 267
Prepare the royal highway TIS 346
The Lord’s is the earth & all its fullness TIS 13 AHB 95
The king of glory comes, the nation rejoices TIS 279 AHB 242
This is my Father’s world TIS 149
Ephesians 1:3-14
Christ is the world’s light TIS 246 AHB 191
Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice TIS 196
Have faith in God my heart TIS 619 AHB 552
Holy Spirit, come confirm us TIS 413 AHB 327
Loving Spirit, loving Spirit TIS 417
Morning glory, starlit sky TIS 174
O Lord Jesus, Marrkapmirr TIS 253 SA 70
O Lord of every shining constellation TIS 157 AHB 103
Sing praise and thanksgiving, TIS 107 AHB 25
Sing praises to the Lord! praise him in the height TIS 96
Spread, O spread, almighty word TIS 450
There’s a spirit in the air TIS 414
This day God gives me TIS 642 AHB 570
Mark 6:14-29
God has spoken by his prophets TIS 158 AHB 92
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty TIS 132 AHB 65
In suffering love, the thread of life TIS 177
Rejoice in God’s saints TIS 470 SA 73
This is my Father’s world TIS 149 SA 87

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