Sunday: Ordinary 18B, Proper 13B

God's generosity and our response

      Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Eat what is good and delight yourselves in rich food. Isa.55:2
      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, you 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 prayer 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
      Living God, whose Son Jesus fed the hungry with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us with your true and living bread, Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      God feeds his people.   Exodus 16:1-35   16:2-4, 9-15
      Be pleased, O God, to deliver me; for I am poor and needy.   Psalm 78:22-28  
      God's forgiveness brings life.   2 Samuel 12:1-14   11:26-12:13a
      Lord Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingly power.   Psalm 51:1-12  
      The unity of the Spirit.   Ephesians 4:1-16  
      Bread from heaven.   John 6:22-34   6:24-35
Supplementary readings
      David's grief at the death of his child.   2 Samuel 12:15-24   12:13-24
      The new man.   Ephesians 4:17-24  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 48
TIS 232
CC 219
CC 203
CH 57
CC 228
HTC 540
CC 211
Hymn or Chorus first line
Awake, awake to love and work
O the deep deep love of Jesus
You are my witnesses
Lord give us your Spirit
People of God
Teach us to love your word Lord
Help us to help each other Lord
Praise God for the body
Tunes and sources
Tune Helensburgh. M Moir *
* See also AHB 365 "Jesus united by the grace" for an extended text.
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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