Sunday: Ordinary 21C, Proper 16C

God's sons and daughters

      You, O Lord, are my hope, my trust from my youth. Upon you have I leaned since my birth. Psalm 71:5-6
      Lord God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many great dangers that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant us such strength and protection as my support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Epiphany 4
      Let us pray [that God will make us one in mind and heart.]
      Father, help us to seek the values that will bring us lasting joy in this changing world. In our desire for what you promised make us one in mind and heart. 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, the Judge of all, through the saving blood of your Son you have brought us to the heavenly Jerusalem and given us a kingdom which cannot be shaken: fill us with reverence and awe in your presence, that in thanksgiving we and all your Church may offer you acceptable worship; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and intercedes for us, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      God hears the oppressed.   Isaiah 58:9-14   58:9b-14
      Let all that is in me praise God's holy name.   Psalm 103:1-8  
      Prophet to the nations.   Jeremiah 1:4-10  
      O God, you have taught me from my youth upward.   Psalm 71:1-6  
      Mount Zion.   Hebrews 12:18-24   12:18-29
      The inevitable victory of the Kingdom of God.   Luke 13:10-21   13:10-17
Supplementary readings
      The branch of an almond tree.   Jeremiah 1:11-19  
      The narrow door.   Luke 13:22-30   13:18-30
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
FS 84
TIS 278
CC 211
TIS 437
TIS 154
TIS 446
TIS 640
TIS 278
Hymn or Chorus first line
On tip toe
O what a gift, what a wonderful gift
Praise god for the body
Blessed Jesus at your word
Great is thy faithfulness
Glorious things of thee are spoken
Jesus fill us with your love
O what a gift
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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