Sunday: Ordinary 16A, Proper 11A

Ministers and stewards of the gospel

      You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15
      Lord Jesus Christ, at your first coming you sent your messenger to prepare the way before you: grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise make ready your way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the ways of righteousness, that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. BCP. Advent 3
      Saving God, in Jesus Christ you opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and constant wills to worship you in spirit and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      Israel the chosen.   Isaiah 44:1-8, 21-23   44:6-8
      In the day of trouble I call upon you, for you will surely answer.   Psalm 86:11-17  
      Jacob's dream at Bethel.   Genesis 28:10-22   28:10-19a
      Search me out, O God, and know my heart.   Psalm 139:1-11, 23-24  
      Life through the Spirit / The future glory.   Romans 8:12-17 / 8:18-25   8:12-25
      The parable of the weeds / of the mustard seed and yeast.   Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 / 13:31-33   13:24-30 (31-33) 36-43
Supplementary readings
      Jacob arrives at Laban's house.   Genesis 29:1-14  
      Israel's unbelief.   Romans 9:30-10:4  
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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