43C – Sunday 11C

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Listen to my words, O God;
carefully consider my murmuring.
Attend to the sound of my cry, my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
O LORD, in the morning hear my prayer;
in the morning I make an offering for you and watch out for you.
Because you are not a God who delights in wickedness
evil will not sojourn with you;
boasters may not come before you,
and you hate evil-doers;
you destroy those who speak lies,
and you loathe the murdering and deceitful, O LORD;
but in the abundance of your lovingkindness
I will enter your house;
I will bow down towards your holy temple
with those who fear you.
Lead me, O LORD, in your just ways
on account of those who lie in wait for me
make your way straight before me.

Let us worship God.
By the abundance of God’s lovingkindness
we enter this holy space
and worship our God

COLLECT (from Psalm 5:1-8)
Gracious and loving God,
who does not delight in the broken-ness of the world:
hear our prayer this morning;
hear the words of our lips
and the murmurings of our inmost being.
In the abundance of your lovingkindness,
sustain and encourage those for whom we pray today;
in Jesus’ name. Amen

Creating and life-giving God,
responding to the abundance of your lovingkindness
we bring our offering.
Bless these symbols of our living.
that others may also live;
in Jesus’ name. Amen

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

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Luke 7:36-8:3
For the weeks ahead a theme of discipleship in a variety of forms is evident.
Symbols on the table at the centre of worship could include a swathe of white/gold cloth draped from the table onto the floor (the hair which dried Jesus’ feet/ the forgiveness which flows from Jesus); a small bowl of salty water (tears); an empty bowl (reminder of Simon’s lack of hospitality). The worship space could be perfumed in a variety of ways, according to the custom in your congregation, and with sensitivity to allergies etc.

(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 source of all compassion,
give ear to the words
and heeed to the sighs
of those we name
on our lips and in our silence…
May your holy breath be a refuge to them,
a companion in their trouble;
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

All hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224
Forgive our sins as we forgive TIS 635
Lord Jesus, think on me TIS 546
O worship the King all-glorious above, TIS 133
1 KINGS 21:1-10, 15-21a
Forgive our sins as we forgive TIS 635
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us TIS 580
O God of every nation TIS 621
What does the Lord require of you TIS 751
PSALM 5:1-8
Give to our God immortal praise TIS 84
If we will trust in God to guide us TIS 554
When morning gilds the skies TIS 227
Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord TIS 390
And can it be that I should gain TIS 209
Crown him with many crowns TIS 228
Dear Christians, one and all rejoice TIS 196
Great is your faithfulness TIS 154
Hail our once-despised Jesus TIS 373
I know that my redeemer lives TIS 376
Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star TIS 199
No weight of gold or silver TIS 249
O dearest Lord, thy sacred head TIS 352
O Jesu, blessed Lord to you TIS 504
O the deep, deep love of Jesus TIS 232
Salvation now to us has come TIS 195
LUKE 7:36-8:3
A prophet-woman broke a jar TIS 696
Come as you are, that’s how I want you TIS 693
Dear Christians, one and all rejoice TIS 196
Dear Lord, for all in pain TIS 612
Jesus, lover of my soul TIS 211
There once was a man as mean as could be TIS 748
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy TIS 136

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