Sunday: Ordinary 33A, Proper 28A

Living between the Cross and Christ's return

      God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore encourage one another and build up each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:9, 11
      Father in heaven, keep your household the church steadfast in faith and love, that through your protection it may be free from all adversities, and may devoutly serve you in good works to the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 22
      Let us pray [that God will help us to be faithful]
      Father of all that is good, keep us faithful in serving you, for to serve you is our lasting joy. 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
      Everlasting God, before the earth was formed, and even after it shall cease to be, you are God. Break into our short span of life and show us those things that are eternal, that we may serve your purposes in all we do; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The coming great day.   Zephaniah 1:7-18   1:7, 12-18
      Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.   Psalm 90:1-12   90:1-8, (9-11), 12
      Deborah the prophetess.   Judges 4:1-24   4:1-7
      In you, Lord, have we trusted, let us never be confounded.   Psalm 121  
      Ready for the Lord's coming.   1 Thessalonians 5:1-11  
      The parable of the talents.   Matthew 25:14-30  
Supplementary readings
      The song of Deborah.   Judges 5:1-31   5:1-12
      Watch.   Matthew 24:36-51  
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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