Sunday: Ordinary 31B, Proper 26B

God's saving love

      Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength, and you shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater that these. Mk.10:29-31
      Merciful God, it is by your gift alone that your faithful people offer you true and acceptable service; grant that we may so faithfully serve you in this life that we fail not finally to obtain your heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 13
      Let us pray [that our lives may reflect our faith.]
      God of power and mercy, only with your help can we off you fitting service and praise. May we live the faith we profess and trust your promise of eternal life. 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
      God of peace, you taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: by the power of your Spirit lift us to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; 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
      O God, whom to follow is to risk our whole lives; as Ruth and Naomi loved and held to one another, abandoning the ways of the past, so may we also not be divided, but travel together into that strange land where you will lead us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen APBA
      Love the Lord.   Deuteronomy 6:1-9  
      Christ became obedient for us to death, even death on a cross.   Psalm 119:1-8  
      Naomi and Ruth.   Ruth 1:1-22   1:1-18
      While I have any being I will sing praises to my God.   Psalm 146  
      Christ's eternal redemption.   Hebrews 9:11-14   9:11-15
      The great commandment.   Mark 12:13-34   12:28-34 ,   12:13-17, 28-34
Supplementary readings
      Ruth meets Boaz.   Ruth 2:1-13   1:(19-21) 22-2:13
      The mediator of a new covenant.   Hebrews 9:15-22   9:15-24
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
SS 12
TH 1
SP#2 219 NS.87/88
FS 47
AHB 137
CC 228
CH 64
Hymn or Chorus first line
How can a young man keep his way pure
Blessed are those who fear the Lord
Behold the Lamb
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The steadfast love of the Lord
Jesus they blood and righteousness
Teach us to love your word Lord
How much greater is the blood of Christ
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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