61B – Sunday 29B

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CALL TO WORSHIP (from Ps. 104:33-35)
Come and worship the God of all creation
I will sing to the LORD all my life
and celebrate my God with music as long as I live.
Come and worship the God who gave you breath
May my meditation please the LORD,
as I have delighted in the LORD God.

Bless the LORD, O my soul.

Great and gracious Lord God
arrayed in glory and majesty,
we praise you and bless you.
Creating God,
you stretched out the heavens like a tent
and set your dwelling place over the water
You are carried on the clouds, and on the wings of the wind;
the winds are your messengers, and flaming fire your servants.
You set the earth on its foundations,
never to be moved.
The deep waters covered even the mountains,
but at your voice they fled,
coming to rest where you had appointed,
beyond the boundary you set,
never to cover the earth again.

Bless the LORD, O my soul.
O LORD, my God, you are very great.
Your works are many and varied
and in wisdom you have made everything.
Loving God,
in our human condition you know who we are, and what we are;
you know our awkwardness with ourselves, with each other,
and with you.

     (a time of silence)
Help our unbelief;
give us the boldness, by the presence of your Spirit,
to believe in your possibilities for us,
in Jesus’ name. Amen.

God, through whose creative generosity
we have these gifts to share;
accept and use the offerings of our hearts
and our hands
in the service of others,
to the glory and honour of your name. 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.)
Compassionate God,
who provides even for the crow and its young,
let the light of your Word, and the warmth of your Spirit
comfort and encourage the oppressed and grieving
strengthen the weak and the lonely,
and delight those for whom life has begun anew
that they may know your peace …
      (The Prayers of the People continue)

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Mark 10:35-45
At a focal point in the worship space place a range symbols, e.g. a cup/goblet/chalice, a lighted candle, a bowl and towel. If possible/appropriate ensure that the baptism font is also prominently placed.

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 hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224
At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow TIS 231
For all the saints TIS 455
Forth in thy name O Lord I go TIS 571
Jesus Christ, Son of God TIS 729
Jesus has come, and brings joy as our Saviour TIS 206
O for a thousand tongues to sing TIS 210
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow TIS 768
Sent forth by God’s blessing, TIS 531
Sing a new song to the Lord TIS 95
The glory of our King was seen TIS 353
The law of Christ alone can make us free TIS 630
There once was a man as mean as could be TIS 748
Job 38:1-7
God moves in a mysterious way TIS 126
God, who stretched the spangled heavens TIS 163
I sing the almighty power of God TIS 119
Immortal, invisible, God only wise TIS 143
Let all creation dance TIS 187
Stars and planets flung in orbit TIS 186
Psalm 104:1-9,24,35c
All creatures of our God and king TIS 100
Colourful creator, God of mystery TIS 190
God your are clothed with life TIS 193
Let all creation dance TIS 187
O worship the King all-glorious above, TIS 133
Praise and thanksgiving, Father we offer TIS 627
Praise the Lord, O my soul TIS 65
Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom TIS 183
Hebrews 5:1-10
Crown him with many crowns TIS 228
Entered the holy place above TIS 374
Jesus calls us here to meet him TIS 477
We know that Christ was raised TIS 489
We sing the praise of him who died TIS 347
With joy we meditate the grace TIS 206
Mark 10:35-45
Christ, when for us you were baptised TIS 250
Father of heaven, whose love profound TIS 131
Father, whose everlasting love TIS 213
Kneels at the feet of his friends TIS 640
Salvation now to us has come TIS 195
The Son of God proclaim TIS 528

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