Sunday: Ordinary 20C, Proper 15C

The will and call of God

      'Is not my word like fire,' says the Lord, 'and like a hammer that breaks a rock to pieces?' Jeremiah 23:29
      God our Father, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass man's understanding: pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you above all things, may obtain your promises which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 6
      Let us pray [that the love of God may raise us beyond what we see to the unseen glory of his kingdom.]
      God our Father, may we love you in all things and above all things and reach the joy you have prepared for us beyond all imagining. 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
      Everliving God, increase in us your gift of faith, that, forsaking sin and all that hinders us, we may run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      God fills the heaven and the earth.   Jeremiah 23:23-29  
      The Lord our God is judge over all.   Psalm 82  
      The parable of the vineyard.   Isaiah 5:1-7  
      Look down from heaven, Lord, bestow your care upon this vine.   Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19  
      Examples of faith / Looking to Jesus.   Hebrews 11:31-40 / 12:1-3   11:29-12:2
      Jesus the cause of division / A sign of the times: Judgement.   Luke 12:49-53 / 12:54-59   12:49-56 ,   12:49-59
Supplementary readings
      A harvest of stink-fruit.   Isaiah 5:16-24  
      God our Father.   Hebrews 12:4-11   12:1-13
      We all stand under God's judgement.   Luke 13:1-9  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 118
CH 119
CC 211
CC 201
CH 13
CC 228
CH 135
TIS 609
Hymn or Chorus first line
Jubilate deo
Thy loving kindness
Praise God for the body
Son of God
Before the Lord Jehovah's throne
Teach us to love your word Lord
Before thy throne O God
May the mind of Christ my saviour
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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