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PSALM 89:20-37
I found my servant David;
I anointed him with my holy oil,
whom my hand will (firmly) support,
as my arm will also strengthen him.
No enemy will outsmart him,
nor wicked humiliate him,
I will crush his adversaries before him,
and strike down those who hate him.
My faithfulness and steadfast love will be with him,
and through my name his horn shall be raised.
I will put the sea on his (left) hand
and the rivers on his right hand;
he will declare to me, “You are my Father,
my God, and the Rock of my salvation.”
Indeed, I shall set him as firstborn,
the Most High of the kings of the earth.
I will extend to him my steadfast love forever,
and my covenant will remain with him.
I have ordained that his offspring shall last forever;
his throne like the days of the heavens.
If his descendants leave my teaching behind
and not follow in the way of my commandments;
if they profane my statutes
and not keep my commandments,
I will call rebellion to account with a rod,
and crooked activities with plagues;
but I will not put an end to my steadfast love for him,
and I will not betray my faithfulness (to him)
I will not profane my covenant,
and what comes from my lips I will not change.
I have sworn once (and for all) by my holiness:
I will not lie to David;
his descendants shall be for ever,
and his throne like the sun before me;
like the moon it will stand forever.
And as a witness in the clouds will be faithful.

Gracious Source of life,
in the unity of the Word of life
we bring our diverse gifts.
Let your Breath of life
inspire our serving,
so that all that we do
may bring glory to your name. Amen

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

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Two suggestions:
(a) A healing service, and
(b) have a group mime the lection while it is being read.

(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.)
God of Life and Hope,
who hears the joy and pain in our hearts
before we speak,
and answers us, in often unexpected ways,
before we know our needs;
by the gentle breath of your Spirit
strength to those whom we name
in word and in silence;
rejoice with the hopeful;
be company to the lonely,
a comfort to all weighed down with grief
and those whose troubles are known only to you
that all may know your peace:
in Jesus’ name…
      (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

Seek, O seek the Lord TIS 464
The king of love my shepherd is TIS 145
The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want. TIS 10
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Happy are they who walk in God’s wise way TIS 1
I am the church! You are the church! TIS 467
Lord, you have been our dwelling place TIS 144
Spirit divine, attend our prayers TIS 406
The God of Abraham praise TIS 125
With joy we meditate the grace TIS 206
Psalm 89:20-37
I will sing forever of your love, O Lord TIS 46
Lord, you have been our dwelling place TIS 144
Ephesians 2:11-22
Christ is made the sure foundation TIS 432
Christ is the world’s light TIS 246
Christ is our cornerstone TIS 433
Christ is the world’s true light TIS 238
Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest TIS 524
Community of Christ TIS 473
Dona nobis pacem, Domine [Grant us peace, Lord] TIS 713
God! As with silent hearts we bring to mind TIS 680
I come with joy to meet my Lord TIS 533
In Christ there is no east or west TIS 459
In the cross of Christ I glory TIS 349
Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his Son TIS 466
Shalom to you now TIS 778
The advent of our God TIS 271
The church’s one foundation TIS 457
This is a day of new beginnings TIS 653
To Christ the Prince of peace TIS 335
We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ TIS 486
We sing the praise of him who died TIS 347
Mark 6: 30-34,53-56
Break now the bread of life TIS 429
Dear Lord, for all in pain TIS 612
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer TIS 569
Jesus Christ is waiting, TIS 665
Let us talents and tongues employ TIS 537
Lord Jesus Christ, lover of all TIS 737
Since the world was young TIS 544

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