Sunday: Ordinary 26C, Proper 21C

True repentance

      Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. James 5:16
      Lord God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: grant us such a measure of your grace that, running in the way of your commandments, we may obtain your promises, and share in your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 11
      Let us pray [for God's forgiveness and for the happiness it brings.]
      Father, you show your almighty power in your mercy and forgiveness. Continue to fill us with your gifts of love. Help us to hurry towards the eternal life you promised and to come to share in the joys of your kingdom. 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
      O God, from whom light rises in darkness for those who seek you: grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what you would have us do, that in your light we may see light, and in your narrow path we may not stumble; 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
      Luxury condemned.   Amos 6:1-7   6:1a, 4-7
      While I have any being I will sing praises to my God.   Psalm 146  
      Jeremiah buys a field.   Jeremiah 32:1-15   32:1-3a, 6-15
      The Lord will cover us with his wings: we shall not be afraid.   Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16  
      The personal life of a child of God.   1 Timothy 6:6-19   Alt. 4:12-5:8
      The rich man and Lazarus.   Luke 16:14-31   16:19-31
Supplementary readings
      Jehoiakim burns Jeremiah's scroll.   Jeremiah 36:1-32   36:1-4, 14b-24, 32
      False asceticism / A minister's discipline.   1 Timothy 4:1-5 / 4:6-5:2   4:1-16
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
TCH 602
CH 74
CC 195
CH 40
TIS 61
CC 228
CC 108
TIS 559
Hymn or Chorus first line
I am so glad that our father
Whosoever will to the Lord may come
Jesus how lovely you are
I will arise and go to Jesus
Sing all creation
Teach us to love your word Lord
Kyrie Eleison
A new heart Lord, create in me
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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