Sunday: Ordinary 19C, Proper 14C

Faithfulness to God's call

      Watch and be ready, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:42, 44
      Lord God, you know that we cannot put our trust in anything that we do: help us to have faith in you alone, and mercifully defend us by your power against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Sexagesima
      Let us pray [that we may grow in the love of God.]
      Almighty and ever-living God, your Spirit made us your children, confident to call you Father. Increase your Spirit within us and bring us to our promised inheritance. 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
      Kindle in our hearts, Father, the same faith that impelled Abraham to set out for his home and to live as a pilgrim in a foreign land. As we, like him, look for the city that none but you can design and build, keep us watchful for your Son's coming, that we may be found faithful stewards of all that you have entrusted to us. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. APBA
      God's covenant with Abraham.   Genesis 15:1-18   15:1-6
      The earth is filled with the goodness of the Lord.   Psalm 33:13-21  
      The religious situation in Israel.   Isaiah 1:10-20   1:1, 10-20
      Let us offer to God a sacrifice of thanks and praise.   Psalm 50:16-24   50:1-8, 23-24
      Faith / The great-ones of faith / A heavenly homeland   Hebrews 11:1-3 / 11:4-12 / 11:13-16   11:1-3, 8-16
      Be prepared.   Luke 12:35-40   12:32-40
Supplementary readings
      The Day of the Lord.   Isaiah 2:10-19   2:10-17
      The Father's of faith.   Hebrews 11:17-30   11:17-28
      A warning to unfaithful churchmen.   Luke 12:41-48  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 138
SLW 36
CC 215
AHB 420
TIS 134
CH 77
CH 50
AHB 467
Hymn or Chorus first line
My Lord is a coming soon
Lord I want to be a Christian
Those who trust in the Lord
Jesus the joy of loving hearts
Praise my soul the king of heaven
For you are my God
Tell my people I love them
He who would valiant be
Tunes and sources
Tune 536
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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