48C – Sunday 16C

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Those who put their trust in other than God,
easily fall prey to the power of evil;
But those who put their trust in God
discover that the steadfast love f God lasts forever.
So, come and worship,
declare praise for what God has done.
O God, I will proclaim your name, for it is good.

God always generous,
rich in lovingkindness and compassion,
we offer our gifts and our living
that, by your holy breath,
we may together be instruments of your loving;
as followers of Jesus. Amen

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

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Luke 10:38-42
The theme of discipleship continues.
Build on the use of the ‘path’ from last week. Add ‘A Certain Village’ to the ‘Jerusalem’ signpost. Some cooking utensils, an iron or otherhousehold appliance could be placed on the worship table, together with an open Bible.
This is a brief reading but it could be acted out or mimed, as another way to hear it.

(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.)

God of boundless love,
You have heard the cry of your people in every generation;
Hear our prayer
for those in our congregation; our community; our families,
whom we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts:
those whose troubles are known only to you;
and those who have no-one …
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

Be thou my vision TIS 547
Blest are the pure in heart TIS 448
Man more than man TIS 355
O love of God, how strong and true TIS 139
AMOS 8:1-12
All who love and serve your city TIS 634
God of freedom, God of justice TIS 657
Inspired by love and anger TIS 674
Lord, hear my praying, listen to me TIS 689
What does the Lord require of you TIS 751
Lord, you have been our dwelling place TIS 144
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty TIS 111
Author of faith, eternal word TIS 565
Come to be our hope, O Jesus TIS 688
Come,thou long expected Jesus TIS 272
Fairest Lord Jesus TIS 203
Faith will not grow from words alone TIS 691
God beyond glory, gracious and holy TIS 678
God of all power and truth and grace TIS 567
He who by a mother’s love
I know that my Redeemer lives TIS 376
Immortal, invisble, God only wise TIS 143
Jesus! the name high over all TIS 218
Jesus, my Redeemer, lives TIS 366
Let all creation dance TIS 187
Lord of creation to you be all praise TIS 626
Morning glory, starlit sky TIS 174
Nature with open volume stands TIS 343
Now to the Lord a noble song! TIS 113

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