41C – Sunday 9C

40C - Trinity Sunday42C - Sunday 10C

See also my posts from 2013, 2016 …
Psalm 96
Sing to the LORD a new song,
sing to the LORD all the earth;
bless the name of the LORD,
tell of God’s saving acts day after day!
Proclaim the greatness of the LORD around the world;
recount God’s marvellous works to all the peoples.
The LORD is great and greatly to be praised;
to be held in holy awe above all other gods.
For all the gods we make are good for nothing;
it is the LORD who made the heavens.
Honour and majesty are before our God;
strength and beauty are in God’s holy place.
Honour and majesty are before our God;
strength and beauty are in God’s holy place.
Say of the LORD, all you families of the peoples;
say of the LORD, “Glory and strength”.
give to the LORD the glory due God’s name,
bring an offering and come into the courts of the LORD.
Bow down before the LORD in holy splendour
tremble before the LORD, all the earth.
Say among the nations: The LORD is king!
The world is set firm, immovable;
God will judge the peoples justly.
Let the cosmos be glad, let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that is in it.
Let pasture, stock and crop shout;
then all the trees of the scrubland will sing for joy before the LORD, 
for the LORD is coming, coming to judge the earth.
The LORD God will rule the earth with justice,
and all the peoples with faithfulness.

Healing One,
generous in love
and forever faithful,
we bring an offering;
our time, talent, and treasure.
With the help of the gracious One
may these gifts be used
with wisdom and justice
in the church and its mission
in the name of the Risen one. Amen.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2013.

Drape a length of white cloth, e.g. a bedsheet or longer, from the worship centre/communion table onto the floor. Not simply a reminder of the empty grave cloths found in the in the empty Easter tomb, but of renewed life in this reading and next Sunday’s also. Other symbols of healing could be placed with the cloth.

(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.)

Holy and mysterious God,
as Elijah found you in earth, fire, air and water,
so may we find you beside us and within.
Hear our prayers for all that concerns us.
May the light of your Word and the warmth of your Spirit
comfort and encourage,
today and in the days to come,
those whom we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts.
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

Christ is made the sure foundation TIS 432
Dear shepherd of your people, hear TIS 444
From all who dwell below the skies TIS 72
Glorious things of you are spoken TIS 446
In Christ there is no east or west TIS 459
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun TIS 207
Let all the world in every corner sing TIS 105
We have a gospel to proclaim TIS 245
What shall I do my God to love TIS 122
1 Kings 18:20-21, 30-39  
Sing praise to God who reigns above TIS 110
Psalm 96  
Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the r TIS 390
Joy to the world! the Lord is come TIS 268
Let all mortal flesh keep silence TIS 497
O sing a new song to the Lord TIS 54
Sing a new song, sing a new song TIS 166
The royal banners forward go TIS 332
Wake, awake! for night is flying TIS 266
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holine TIS 454
You shall go out with joy TIS 755
Galatians 1:1-12  
Let him to whom we now belong TIS 563
Luke 7:1-10  
Have faith in God, my heart TIS 619
Sometimes a healing word is comfort TIS 692

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