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Proper 15B/Ordinary 20B/Pentecost 12
August 19, 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: 56
Hymn of Prayer: 254
Hymn of Invitation: 595
Communion Hymn: 419
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). None were apparent this week. See responsive Call to Worship.
Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
On 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
In the movement of desiring,
at the lure of God, we come.
Seeking ever Wisdom’s bounty
come we to the leading call.
How in Wisdom shall we cherish
all the lingering demands?
O, Lord God, in your delighting,
bring to us your Wisdom’s flower.
For the leading of your people,
for the crest of your desire,
God, our Savior, grant us Wisdom
to perceive your gracious call.
Steering all through all, do we hope
your Wisdom will supply us
the wonder and the limber sense
to guide all as you must guide.
220.127.116.11. Suggested tune: Omni Die
Call to Worship (adapted by the editor from Psalm 111)
L: Praise the LORD!
P: I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
L: God provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.
P: God sent redemption to his people
and has commanded his covenant forever.
L: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
P: God’s praise endures forever.
Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
Repast beyond imagining you offer, Lord our God,
upon the flesh and life, the blood of Jesus.
Bring us now that we may feast
and thus abide in him and you.
Come, satisfy our longing now
that we be filled and overfilled
with all we can desire
and all beyond our wildest want.
RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP
O God, you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
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.
Lord of all mercy,
we your faithful people have celebrated that one true sacrifice
which takes away our sins and brings pardon and peace:
by our communion
keep us firm on the foundation of the gospel
and preserve us from all sin;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
God of glory,
the end of our searching,
help us to lay aside
all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom,
and to give all that we have
to gain the pearl beyond all price,
through our Saviour Jesus Christ.
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.