Sunday: Ordinary 25B, Proper 20B

Duty to neighbor

      Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all. Mk.9:35
      Almighty and eternal God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the church is governed and sanctified: receive our prayer which we offer before you for the many different members of your holy church; that every one of them in his vocation and ministry may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. BCP Good Friday 2
      Let us pray [that we will grow in the love of God and of one another.]
      Father, guide us, as you guide creation according to your law of love. May we love one another and come to perfection in the eternal life prepared for us. 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
      God and Father of all, you have taught us through your Son that the last shall be first, and have made a little child the measure of your kingdom: give us the wisdom from above, so that we may understand that in your sight the one who serves is the greatest of all. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      A plot against Jeremiah.   Jeremiah 11:18-20  
      For freedom Christ has set us free.   Psalm 54  
      The good wife.   Proverbs 31:10-31  
      Christ Jesus is our example, help us to follow in his steps.   Psalm 1  
      Taming the tongue.   James 3:1-12   3:13-4:3, 7-8a
      Servant of all.   Mark 9:30-37  
Supplementary readings
      Haman's plot to destroy the Jews.   Esther 3:8-4:14   3:8-11, 15-4:5, 12-14
      Faith and unfaith.   Mark 9:14-29  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 15
CH 26
AHB 171
CC 201
CC 193
HTC 127
AHB 73
TH 22
Hymn or Chorus first line
There is a river of praise
Jesus my saviour
It is a thing most wonderful
Son of God
Glory Hallelujah
Empty he came
I thank thee Lord
Gather us together
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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