Sunday: Ordinary 32A, Proper 27A

Life eternal

      Watch and be ready, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:42-44.
      Almighty and merciful God, of your bountiful goodness keep us from everything that may hurt us, that we may be ready in body and soul cheerfully to accomplish whatever you want us to do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 20
      Let us pray [for health of mind and body]
      God of power and mercy, protect us from all harm. Give us freedom of spirit and health in mind and body to do your work on earth. 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
      Eternal God, you have taught us that the night is far spent and the day is at hand: keep us awake and alert, watching for your kingdom, so that when Christ, the bridegroom, comes, we may go out joyfully to meet him, and with him enter into the marriage feast that you have prepared for all who truly love you; 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 day of the Lord.   Amos 5:18-27   5:18-24
      Save, Lord: we are perishing!   Psalm 70  
      We will serve the Lord.   Joshua 24:1-25   24:1-3a, 14-25
      Our fathers have told us the glorious deeds of the Lord.   Psalm 78:1-7  
      Loving and loafing / The Lord's coming.   1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 / 4:13-18   4:13-18   4:9-18
      The bridegroom comes!   Matthew 25:1-13  
Supplementary readings
      Disobedience and defeat.   Judges 2:6-23   2:7-19
      The coming Son of Man.   Matthew 24:15-35   24:21-35
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 187
CC 128
CC 126
TIS 110
TIS 226
CH 59
AHB 171
Hymn or Chorus first line
We want to bless you
My Lord he is a coming soon
I looked up and saw my Lord a coming
Sing praise to God
Wake oh wake for night is flying
Gift of fines wheat
It is a thing most wonderful
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