Sunday: Ordinary 18A, Proper 13A

God's generosity and our response

      The Lord is near to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of all that fear him, hears their cry, and saves them. Psalm 145:18-19
      Raise up your great power, Lord, and come among us to save us; that, although through our sins we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your plentiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through the sufficiency of your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen. BCP. Advent 4
      Let us pray [for the gift of God's forgiveness and love]
      Father of everlasting goodness, our creator and guide, be close to us and hear the prayers of all who praise you. Forgive our sins and restore us to life. Keep us safe in your 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
      O God, giver of life and health, whose Son Jesus Christ has called us to hunger and thirst for justice, refresh us with your grace, that we may not be weary in well-doing, for the sake of him who meets all our needs, Jesus Christ our Saviour; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      My thoughts are not your thoughts.   Isaiah 55:1-5  
      Your loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life.   Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21  
      Jacob wrestles with God.   Genesis 32:22-33   32:22-31
      The Lord alone is my defence.   Psalm 17:1-7, 16  
      A prayer for one's own / The true seed of Abraham.   Romans 9:1-5 / 9:6-13   9:1-5   9:1-8 (9-16)
      Jesus feeds the five thousand.   Matthew 14:13-21  
Supplementary readings
      Jacob flees from Laban.   Genesis 31:36-32:2   31:43a, 44-32:2
      Beautiful are the feet.   Romans 10:14-21   10:17-11:6
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
NH 40
NH 234
CH 119
CC 175
CC 214
TIS 209
TIS 585
TIS 745
Hymn or Chorus first line
Cone into his presence
Jehovah Jireh
They loving kindness is better than life
In the presence of your people
There's a river of praise
And can it be
I heard the voice of Jesus say
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
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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