Sunday: Ordinary 16C, Proper 11C

Ministers and stewards of the gospel

      In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:16
      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
      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, you draw near to us in Christ and make yourself our guest: amid the cares of our daily lives, make us attentive to your voice, and alert to your presence, that we may treasure your word above all else. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      Sarah is promised a son.   Genesis 18:1-15   18:1-10a
      Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.   Psalm 15  
      Social sins.   Amos 8:1-12  
      I will trust in the goodness of God for ever.   Psalm 52  
      The person and work of Christ / Reconciliation / Paul's ministry to the Church.   Colossians 1:15-20 / 1:21-23 / 1:24-29   1:15-28
      Jesus visits Martha and Mary.   Luke 10:38-42  
Supplementary readings
      Israel is to be destroyed.   Amos 9:5-15  
      Who receives the kingdom.   Luke 10:21-24   10:17-24
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
TCH 597
NH 101
TH 22
TIS 200
CH 70
TIS 541
Hymn or Chorus first line
Shall we gather at the river
Travelling on th road together
I will sing a song unto the Lord
Gather us together Lord
In you is gladness
Great is the Lord
Brother let me be your servant
Hallelujah we sing your praises
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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