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Proper 14B/Ordinary 19B/Pentecost 11
August 12, 2012
Scripture (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):
Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources:
Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal
Hymn of Praise: 285
Hymn of Prayer: 557
Hymn of Invitation: 487, 546, 594
Communion Hymn: 408
Dismissal/Missional Hymn: 724
More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website.
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). Psalm 130 is offered in Chalice Hymnal, page 762. Psalm 34 is used in part as a responsive Greeting, below.
Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
On John 6:35, 41-51
Jesus has said “I am the bread of life”,
We come to him and hunger nevermore.
We offer all in faith’s embrace for life.
Come down from heaven though we know him well,
our Manna in this wilderness, we find
the fierce exclusion of desire unbound.
Now murmur not, we hear him say to us,
nor grumble over what is not our cause.
We come to break the bread as God invites.
The bread of life, O God, is broken now;
for us, for all the world, for life is bread
the laden satisfaction in Christ’s flesh.
10.10.10.4. Suggested tune: Engelberg
Words of Greeting/Call to Prayer (adapted by the editor from Psalm 34)
L: I will bless the LORD at all times; God’s praise shall continually be in my mouth.
P: My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.
L: O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt God’s name together.
P: The angel of the LORD encamps around those who worship God, and delivers them.
L: O taste and see that the LORD is good;
P: Happy are those who take refuge in God.
Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
John 6:35, 41-51
Call us near, Lord God; call us near.
For we are longing to behold,
longing for the taste of sheer delight
by feeding on the bread of life,
come down from heaven
that we might live by your desire.
RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP
Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
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.
God of our pilgrimage,
you have willed that the gate of mercy
should stand open for those who trust in you:
look upon us with your favour
that we who follow the path of your will
may never wander from the way of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lord of heaven and earth,
as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer,
give us patience and courage never to lose hope,
but always to bring our prayers before you;
through Jesus 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
Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails, archived here at the Disciples Center for Faith and Giving Site, for each Sunday’s service.
You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.
Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University.
Liturgies created by Moira Laidlaw(Uniting Church in Australia) as a part of her doctoral dissertation are often helpful. Read more here.