Sunday: Ordinary 17C, Proper 12C

Living for God now and forever

      Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. Luke 11:9
      Almighty God, the protector of all who put their trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy, so that with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we finally lose not the things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. BCP. Trinity 4
      Let us pray [that we will make good use of the gifts that God has given us]
      God oiur Father and protector, without you nothing is holy, nothing has value. Guide us to everlasting life by helping us to use wisely the blessings you have given to the world. 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
      Provident Father, with the prayer your Son taught us always on our lips, we ask, we seek, we knock at the door: help us to seek what we may truly find, so to ask that we may joyfully receive, and so to knock that the door of mercy may be opened for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. APBA
      Abraham and Sodom.   Genesis 18:16-33   18:20-32
      Praise the Lord, O my soul.   Psalm 138  
      Hosea's wife and children.   Hosea 1:2-10  
      Show us your mercy O Lord, and grant us your salvation.   Psalm 85  
      Fullness of life in Christ.   Colossians 2:6-15   2:6-15 (16-19)
      Jesus' teaching on prayer.   Luke 11:1-13  
Supplementary readings
      The heavenly bridegroom.   Hosea 2:14-20   2:16-23
      Exorcism: A sign of the new age.   Luke 11:14-28  
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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