Sunday: Ordinary 18C, Proper 13C

God's generosity and our response

      If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1
      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
      Living God, Judge of us all, you have placed in our hands the wealth we call our own: through your Spirit give us wisdom, that our possessions may not be a curse, but a means of blessing in our lives. Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      Human ineffectiveness / Death makes work meaningless.   Ecclesiastes 1:13-18 / 2:18-23   1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
      Teach us to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven.   Psalm 49:1-12  
      God's love for Israel.   Hosea 11:1-11  
      Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.   Psalm 107:1-9   107:1-9, 43
      Real life in Christ.   Colossians 3:1-11  
      The parable of the rich fool.   Luke 12:13-21  
Supplementary readings
      Israel's sin.   Hosea 12:2-6  
      Goals in life: to have or to live.   Luke 12:22-34   12:22-31
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 48
CC 125
CC 211
TIS 154
CH 94
TIS 136
G 3694
Hymn or Chorus first line
Awake, awake, to love and work
The steadfast love of the Lord
Praise God for the body
Gather us together
Great is they faithfulness
O Lord your love is changing the world
There's a wideness in God's mercy
We are the body of Christ
Tunes and sources
Table Songs, GIA Publications
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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