13C – Epiphany 5C

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See also my post from 2019, 2022

I give you thanks, O LORD,
with my whole heart I sing your praise.
I worship you and give thanks to your name 
 for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; 
for you have made your name and your word great —
 above everything. 
On the day I called, you answered me,
you gave me encouragement, 
 and you gave me strength deep within my being. 
Let all the rulers of the earth praise you, O LORD,
in response to the words of your mouth;
and let them sing of the ways of the LORD, 
 for great is the glory of the LORD. 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE     (from Psalm 138)
Blessed are you, O LORD, our God,
sovereign of all that is, seen and unseen.
In every generation you have cared for the lonely, and grieving
and heard the cry of those who call to you;
and you are aware of those who oppress or exploit.
Answer the cries in our hearts.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

There are times for each of us
when we seem to walk in the midst of trouble.
Give us life in the face of the “strong men” that bind us;
stretch out your hand  and help us.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

your steadfast love endures for ever;
by the presence of your Spirit
remind us that you do not forsake the work of your hands.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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

If authentic fishing net is not possible obtain a length of bird netting or similar from your local hardware store. Attach paper or card cut-out fish by paper-clips or other means, so thatthey can be easily removed. Have at least as many fish as the members of your Sunday congregation.
At an appropriate point in worship, perhaps after the Prayers of the People, invite the members of the congregation to each take a fish from the net, as a reminder of their mission as followers of Jesus.

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

Christ is the world’s true light TIS 238
God gives us a future TIS 687
God of many names
Holy God we praise your name TIS 127
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God almighty, TIS 132
Let him to whom we know belong TIS 563
This day God gives me TIS 642
Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13
God we praise you, God, we bless you TIS 99
God you are clothed with light TIS 193
God, your glory we have seen in your Son TIS 461
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God almighty, TIS 132
Holy, holy, holy, my heart adores you TIS 723
I, the Lord of sea and sky TIS 658
Immortal, invisible, God only wise TIS 143
Inspired by love and anger… TIS 674
Santo, santo, santo TIS 723
Spirit of truth essential God TIS 426
The God of Abraham praise TIS 125
The heavens shall declare the glory of his name TIS 746
Thuma mina [Send me, Lord] TIS 749
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness TIS 454
You are holy, you are whole TIS 753
Psalm 138
Fill my whole life, O Lord my God TIS 596
We praise, we worship you, O God TIS 98
With my whole heart I will praise you, TIS 86
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
As man and woman we were made TIS 645
Christ is alive! let Christians sing TIS 387
Come now, everlasting Spirit TIS 509
We know that Christ is raised TIS 489
We sing the praise of him who died TIS 347
Luke 5:1-11
Come as you are, that’s how I want you TIS 693
Forth in your name. O Lord, I go TIS 571
God gives us a future TIS 687
How firm a foundation, you people of God TIS 578
Inspired by love and anger TIS 674
Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult TIS 589

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