WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD (from Psalm 52)
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
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.
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.)
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
|HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR SUNDAY 16C
|Be thou my vision||TIS 547||AHB 455|
|Blest are the pure in heart||TIS 448||AHB 376|
|Man more than man||TIS 355||AHB 274|
|O love of God, how strong and true||TIS 139||AHB 75|
|All who love and serve your city||TIS 634||AHB 562|
|God of freedom, God of justice||TIS 657||SA 42|
|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||AHB 76|
|Praise to the Lord, the Almighty||TIS 111||AHB 28|
|Who fathoms the eternal thought||TIS||AHB 512|
|Author of faith, eternal word||TIS 565|
|Come to be our hope, O Jesus||TIS 688|
|Come,thou long expected Jesus||TIS 272||AHB 200|
|Fairest Lord Jesus||TIS 203||AHB 131|
|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||AHB 477|
|He who by a mother’s love||TIS 277|
|I know that my Redeemer lives||TIS 376||AHB 299|
|Immortal, invisble, God only wise||TIS 143||AHB 80|
|Jesus! the name high over all||TIS 218||AHB 150|
|Jesus, my Redeemer, lives||TIS 366|
|Let all creation dance||TIS 187|
|Lord of creation to you be all praise||TIS 626||AHB 557|
|Morning glory, starlit sky||TIS 174|
|Nature with open volume stands||TIS 343||AHB 259|
|Now to the Lord a noble song!||TIS 113||AHB 33|