Sunday: Ordinary 11B, Proper 6B

The kingdom of God and his forgiveness

      In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. 2 Corinthians 5:19.

      Lord, we pray that your grace may always uphold and encourage us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 17

      Let us pray [for the grace to follow Christ more closely]
      Almighty God, our hope and our strength, without you we falter. Help us to follow Christ and to live according to your will. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB

      Almighty God, without you we are unable to please you. mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. APBA

      The Lord make the small great.   Ezekiel 17:22-24  
      In all you have done, O Lord, you have made me glad.   Psalm 92   92:1-4, 12-15
      David, God's chosen instrument.   1Samuel 16:1-13   15:34-16:13
      Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.   Psalm 20  
      The earthenware container / Ruled by Christ's love.   2Corinthians 5:6-10 / 5:11-15   5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17
      Parables of growing seed and mustard seed.   Mark 4:26-34  

Supplementary readings
      David in Saul's service.   1Samuel 16:14-23  
      The purpose of kingdom parables.   Mark 4:13-25   4:13-23

Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
Tunes and sources

Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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