5th Sunday after Epiphany B
Scripture (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):
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Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal
Hymn of Praise: 65
Hymn of Invitation: 606
Communion Hymn: 518
Dealing with the Psalm of the Day:
Since Chalice Hymnal does not provide a complete Psalter, there will be occasions when suggestions may be made for alternate Psalm use (or hymn equivalent). See Chalice Hymnal p. 767.
Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
On Isaiah 40:21-31
God of all majesty, all our delight,
you are compelling, inviting our joy.
In all your movement for all on the earth
you bring creation unto your bold worth.
Now are we wondering at your design,
awe-struck, delighting, Immaculate One!
For in your gracious, inspiring delight,
O God you urge us into freshening weal.
All of our deepest recesses of dread
find in your Spirit the burden of love.
Indeed in this, our confusion of life,
you bring us renewal of strength and desire.
Now as we lift up our eyes and our hearts,
as we behold you, our Holy One, live:
be in our joy all the bounty we own
and in our new life in you lifting for all.
Suggested tune: Slane
RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP
who alone can bring order
to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:
give your people grace
so to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that, among the many changes of this world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed
where true joys are to be found;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life,
that those who come to him should never hunger:
draw us to the Lord in faith and love,
that we may eat and drink with him
at his table in the kingdom,
where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.
whose Son went among the crowds
and brought healing with his touch:
help us to show his love,
in your Church as we gather together,
and by our lives as they are transformed
into the image of Christ our Lord.
Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2011. Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2011 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2011; Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010. The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992. The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010. Version 2012-1.2 30 October 2011. http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary
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