Sunday: Ordinary 13C, Proper 8C

Following Christ

      Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for Jesus' sake will find it. Matthew 10:39
      Heavenly Father, keep your household the church continually in your true religion; that those who lean only on the hope of your heavenly grace may always be defended by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Epiphany 5
      Let us pray [that Christ will be our light.]
      Father, you call your children to walk in the light of Christ. Free us from darkness and keep us in the radiance of your truth. 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
      O God, the light of the minds that know you, the life of the souls that love you, the strength of the thoughts that seek you: help us so to know you that we may truly love you, and so to love you that we may fully serve you, whose service is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. APBA
      The call of Elisha.   1 Kings 19:19-21   19:15-16, 19-21
      The Lord is at my right hand and I shall not fall.   Psalm 16  
      Elijah taken up to heaven.   2 Kings 2:1-14   2:1-2, 6-14
      Who is so great a God as our God?   Psalm 77:11-20   77:1-2, 11-20
      For freedom Christ has set us free / Flesh and Spirit.   Galatians 5:13-18 / 5:19-26   5:1, 13-25
      The call of Jesus.   Luke 9:51-62  
Supplementary readings
      What does the worker gain from his toil?   Ecclesiastes 3:9-22  
      The mission of the twelve.   Luke 9:1-9   9:1-12
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
FS 53
CH 67
CH 26
TH 22
TIS 134
CH 77
CH 92
HTC 544
Hymn or Chorus first line
For the fruit of the Spirit
But I say unto you
Jesus my Saviour
Gather us together Lord
Praise my soul the King of heaven
For you are my God
Kyrie Eleison
Freedom and life are ours
Tunes and sources
Supplementary Hymns
      TIS: 94, 745, 589, 659

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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