Sunday: Ordinary 28A, Proper 23A

What does the Lord require of you?

      This is our God for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isaiah 25:9
      Graciously her us, Lord God; and grant that we, to whom you have given the desire to pray, may by your mighty aid be defended and strengthened in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 3
      Let us pray [that God will help us to love one another]
      Lord, our help and guide, make your love the foundation of our lives. May our love for you express itself in our eagerness to do good for others . 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
      Saving and healing God, you have promised that those who have died with Christ shall live with him: grant us grace to be continually thankful for all you have done for us, and in that thankfulness, to be eager to serve and live for others, so that we and all your children may rejoice in your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      Be glad in the salvation of God.   Isaiah 25:1-9  
      Your loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life.   Psalm 23  
      The Golden Calf.   Exodus 32:1-35   32:1-14
      Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, and his mercy endures for ever.   Psalm 106:1-6, 20-24  
      Steadfastness and unanimity / The Lord is near / The power that Christ gives.   Philippians 4:1-3 / 4:4-9 / 4:10-20   4:1-9   4:1-20
      The parable of the wedding feast.   Matthew 22:1-14  
Supplementary readings
      A final exhortation / God reveals his age-long purpose in Jesus.   Romans 16:17-24 / 16:25-27   16:17-27
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
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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