61B - Sunday 29B — 63B - All Saints Day
See also my post from 2012, 2018, 2021
PRAYER OF ADORATION AND CONFESSION (from Psalm 34:1-9; 19-22)
I will bless the LORD
with praise continually in my mouth.
The depths of my being glory in the LORD,
and when the poorest of the poor hear they will rejoice.
Praise the LORD with me,
and let us exalt the name of the LORD together.
I sought the LORD and the LORD answered me;
and from all my terrors the LORD rescued me.
Look to the LORD and let the presence of the LORD shine from you;
your faces will not blush with shame.
In my desolation I called to the LORD,
and the LORD delivered me from all my distress.
The LORD’s messenger is camped around those who fear him,
ready to rescue them.
Taste and see how good the LORD is;
seek refuge in the LORD and you will be satisfied.
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.
LORD God, you are very close to the broken-hearted,
and you save those with a crushed spirit.
You rescue those in the right from all their hardships,
caring about every bone in their body, so that not one shall be broken.
The wicked will be destroyed by evil,
and those who hate the just will be desolate.
O LORD, you redeem the life of your servants:
no one seeking refuge in you is forsaken.
I will bless the LORD
with praise continually in my mouth. Amen.
in the unity that Jesus brings
we bring our diverse gifts.
Let the Light of the world
be the path of our following.
Let the Warmth of his spirit
enliven our serving
on the way. Amen.
A CREATIVE MOMENT – Mark 10:46-52
(a) Arrange to have a speaker from your regional/state institute or association for the vision impaired speak in worship. There are also representatives of Christian missions to the blind or vision impaired who may be willing to speak to your congregation about their work.
(b) Have a group from your congregation dramatise the gospel reading.
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(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.)
hear our joy and thanks
for the delights we have known this week
and anticipate in the week ahead.
Hear also our cry…
for those we name in word and silence;
for those who today know only
the blinding pain of hunger, homelessness, loneliness or grief;
and for those whose troubles are known only to you.
in Jesus’ name we pray …
(The Prayers of the People continue)
|HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR SUNDAY 30B
|All people that on earth do dwell,
|Behold! the mountain of the Lord
|I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath,
|Now is eternal life
|Serve you the Lord, heart filled with gladnes
|God moves in a mysterious way
|If we will trust in God to guide us
|Lord of creation, to you be all praise
|Pull back the veil on the dawn of creation
|What God ordains is always good
|Christians, lift your hearts and voices
|Come, thou long-expected Jesus
|Great God, we sing that mighty hand
|Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty
|I will bless the Lord at all times
|Jesus the name high over all
|King of glory, King of peace
|Taste and see the goodness of the LORD
|Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
|Through all the changing scenes of life,
|O the deep, deep love of Jesus
|And now, O Father, mindful of the love
|Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
|Hail the day that sees him rise
|Hail! our once despised Jesus
|Hallelujah! sing to Jesus
|I know that my Redeemer lives
|Join all the glorious names of wisdom,love
|Lord Jesus, think on me
|Son of God, eternal Saviour
|Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
|Father of heaven, whose love profound
|Have faith in God, my heart
|Jesus Christ, Son of God
|Jesus, lover of my soul
|Lord, we are blind; the world of sight
|O for a thousand tongues to sing
|Put all your trust in God
|The blind man sat by the road and he cried
|There once was a man as mean as could be