Sunday: Ordinary 15B, Proper 10B


      Who shall stand in the Lord's holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their hands to what is false. Ps.24:3-4

      Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things, graft in our hearts the love of your Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and so by your mercy keep us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 7

      Let us pray [that the gospel may be our rule of life.]
      God our Father, your light of truth guides us in the way of Christ. May all who follow him reject what is contrary to the gospel. 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

      Eternal God, open our eyes to see your hand at work in the splendor of creation and in the beauty of human life. Help us to cherish the gifts that surround us, to share our blessings with our sisters and brothers, and to experience the joy of life in your presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA

      The call to prophecy.   Amos 7:7-17   7:7-14
      Show us your mercy O Lord, and grant us your salvation.   Psalm 85:8-13  
      The Ark is brought to Jerusalem.   2 Samuel 6:1-19   6:1-5, 12b-19
      You are the king of glory, Lord Christ.   Psalm 24  
      Spiritual blessings in Christ.   Ephesians 1:1-14   1:3-14
      John the Baptist's end.   Mark 6:14-29  

Supplementary readings
      David and Michal.   2 Samuel 6:20-23  
      Thanksgiving and Prayer.   Ephesians 1:15-23  

Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 123
CC 121
CC 195
TIS 121
TIS 154
NH 27
CH 51
TIS 217
Hymn or Chorus first line
Lift up your heads O ye gates
Great and wonderful are your deeds
Jesus how lovely you are
God himself is present
Great is your faithfulness
Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel
Pure light of the Son of God
Love divine all loves excelling
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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