Sunday: Ordinary 16B, Proper 11B

Ministers and stewards of the gospel

      "My sheep hear my voice," says the Lord. "I know them and they follow me; and I give them eternal life." Jn.10:27, 28
      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 the righteous, 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 forever. Amen. BCP. Advent 3
      Let us pray [to be kept faithful in the service of God]
      Lord, be merciful to your people. Fill us with your gifts and make us always eager to serve you in faith, hope and love. Grant 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, author of our life and end of our pilgrimage: guide us by you word and Spirit amid all perils and temptations, that we may not wander from your way, but may run our course in safety until we come to our eternal rest in you; through the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      The Lord will gather his people.   Jeremiah 23:1-6  
      Your loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life.   Psalm 23  
      God's promise to the house of David.   2 Samuel 7:1-17   7:1-14a
      From the line of David God has given us a Saviour.   Psalm 89:19-38   89:20-37
      Christ is our peace / Members of God's house.   Ephesians 2:11-18 / 2:19-22   2:11-22
      Sheep without a shepherd / Jesus walks on the water.   Mark 6:30-44 / 6:45-56   6:30-34, 53-56
Supplementary readings
      David's prayer.   2 Samuel 7:18-29  
      God gave us new life in Christ.   Ephesians 2:1-10  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 86
CH 74
CH 111
HTC 364
TIS 83
CC 228
CC 224
CH 61
Hymn or Chorus first line
Who does Jesus love
Whosoever will, to the Lord ..
The Lord's my shepherd
Jesus stand among us
Let us with a gladsome mind
Teach us to love your word Lord
You kingdom come your will be done
Praise God for the body
Tunes and sources
Tune by Merla Watson
Tune, Monkland
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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