Sunday: Ordinary 31C, Proper 26C

God's saving love

      Today salvation has come to this house, for the Son of Man came to seek out and save the lost. Luke 19:10
      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 offer 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
      Merciful God, righteous Judge of all, who sent Jesus among us to seek and save those who are lost: grant that we may eagerly seek the Saviour, and joyfully welcome him into our homes and lives. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The religious situation in Israel.   Isaiah 1:10-20   1:10-18
      We are reconciled to God by the death of his Son.   Psalm 32:1-8   32:1-7
      How long, O Lord?   Habakkuk 1:1-11   1:1-4, 2:1-4
      The righteousness of your commands is everlasting.   Psalm 119:137-144  
      Worthy of his call.   2 Thessalonians 1:1-12   1:1-4, 11-12
      Jesus and Zacchaeus.   Luke 19:1-10  
Supplementary readings
      The five woes / Habakkuk's prayer.   Habakkuk 2:5-20 / 3:1-19   2:18-20, 3:16-19
      A story of a rejected king.   Luke 19:11-27   19:11-26
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.

Index of studies: Resource library
[Pumpkin Cottage]
Pumpkin Cottage Ministry Resources
Lectionary Bible Studies and Sermons