52B – Sunday 20B

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See also my post from 2012, 2018, 2021…

Praise the LORD!
I will give thanks to you, O God, with all my heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

Great are your works O LORD,
and your covenant faithfulness endures forever.
You have caused your wonderful deeds to be proclaimed;
and you provide food for those who regard you with holy awe;
you will remember your covenant for ever.
You declare to your people the power of your works,
giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of your hands are lasting kindness and justice;
all your commandments are dependable.
They are unshakeable for ever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
You sent redemption to your people;
and commanded your covenant be kept forever.

Holy and awesome is your name.
To hold you in holy awe is the beginning of wisdom;
all those living this way have good insight
Your praise continues forever.

God of abundance and love,
may our lives and these symbols of our living
be a fragrant offering.
By your Holy Spirit,
enable us to live
in imitation of your faithful love and generosity.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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

(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.)
Loving God,
present amid the confusion and strife of the world,
speak your healing word of love
to those whose troubles are known only to you;
and by your encouraging Spirit
sustain those whom we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts
Hear our prayer, in Jesus’ name…
      (The Prayers of the People continue)

A CREATIVE MOMENT – John 6:51-58
Continue the theme of the last three Sundays; have a display of various kinds of breads arranged, perhaps especially include loaves of multi-grain bread. Just as the many and various grains make one loaf so we are made one in following Jesus. Share the bread (toasted?) at morning tea after worship.
If worship today includes Holy Communion, this would be an occasion to break and share a multi-grain loaf.

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 depends on our possessing TIS 556
Father we give you thanks, who planted TIS 495
Forgive our sins as we forgive TIS 564
God has spoken to his people, hallelujah! TIS 636
God of grace and God of glory TIS 611
O Lord of every shining constellation TIS 157
Sing a new song, sing a new song TIS 166
Sing praise and thanksgiving, TIS 107
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart TIS 547
Eternal light, shine in my heart TIS 548
God of grace and God of glory TIS 611
Lord of creation to you be all praise TIS 626
What does the Lord require TIS 751
Your hand, O God, has guided TIS 456
Psalm 111
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove TIS 402
I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath TIS 90
Praise the Lord, I will give thanks to the Lord TIS 68
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty TIS 111
Ephesians 5:15-20
Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord TIS 390
Awake, my soul, and with the sun TIS 557
Christians, lift your hearts and voices TIS 540
Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord TIS 399
Filled with the Spirit’s power TIS 411
Forth in thy name O Lord I go TIS 571
How shall I sing to God TIS 667
Jesus put this song into our hearts TIS 670
Sing a new song to the Lord TIS 95
Sing praise and thanksgiving, TIS 107
While morning still is breaking TIS 104
John 6: 51-58
All go to God when they are sorely placed TIS 240
Be known to us in breaking bread TIS 514
Break thou the bread of life TIS 429
Eat this bread, drink this cup TIS 714
Here gracious Lord, we see you face to face TIS 516
Here we adore you, hidden Saviour, Lord, TIS 500
Here, Lord, we take the broken bread TIS 523
I am the Bread of Life TIS 535
Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour TIS 520
Now let us from this table rise TIS 530
The king of love my shepherd is TIS 145

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