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)
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
|HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR SUNDAY 30B
|All people that on earth do dwell,||TIS 59|
|Behold! the mountain of the Lord||TIS 441|
|I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath,||TIS 90|
|Now is eternal life||TIS 385|
|Serve you the Lord, heart filled with gladnes||TIS 60|
|God moves in a mysterious way||TIS 126|
|If we will trust in God to guide us||TIS 554|
|Lord of creation, to you be all praise||TIS 626|
|Pull back the veil on the dawn of creation||TIS 326|
|What God ordains is always good||TIS 109|
|Christians, lift your hearts and voices||TIS 540|
|Come, thou long-expected Jesus||TIS 272|
|Great God, we sing that mighty hand||TIS 124|
|Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty||TIS 132|
|I will bless the Lord at all times||TIS 22|
|Jesus the name high over all||TIS 218|
|King of glory, King of peace||TIS 201|
|Taste and see the goodness of the LORD||TIS 22|
|Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord||TIS 161|
|Through all the changing scenes of life,||TIS 112|
|O the deep, deep love of Jesus||TIS 232|
|And now, O Father, mindful of the love||TIS 519|
|Christ is alive! Let Christians sing||TIS 387|
|Hail the day that sees him rise||TIS 369|
|Hail! our once despised Jesus||TIS 373|
|Hallelujah! sing to Jesus||TIS 517|
|I know that my Redeemer lives||TIS 376|
|Join all the glorious names of wisdom,love||TIS 205|
|Lord Jesus, think on me||TIS 546|
|Son of God, eternal Saviour||TIS 606|
|Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart||TIS 547|
|Father of heaven, whose love profound||TIS 131|
|Have faith in God, my heart||TIS 619|
|Jesus Christ, Son of God||TIS 729|
|Jesus, lover of my soul||TIS 211|
|Lord, we are blind; the world of sight||TIS 633|
|O for a thousand tongues to sing||TIS 210|
|Put all your trust in God||TIS 555|
|The blind man sat by the road and he cried||TIS 579|
|There once was a man as mean as could be||TIS 748|