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Proper 21B/Ordinary 26B/Pentecost 18
September 30, 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: 91
Hymn of Invitation: 257
Communion Hymn: 395
Dismissal/Missional Hymn: 472
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). A portion of Psalm 19 is in Chalice Hymnal 731.
Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
On Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Immediate desire impels
the hopes and dreams of those you know;
O God, complete in us your joy
that past the bounty we may show.
Indeed, O God, in your alone
do we arise, do we atone.
For as we meet the burden’s ill
we echo lately of your will.
Complete in us, O God, the call,
that in your Spirit we may rise
and in the swirling of your thrall
we may confess you as our prize.
Were that your Spirit in our midst
that every tongue gave prophesy,
forth telling of your depths of joy
and in our midst your love employ.
LM Suggested tune: Old Hundredth
Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
Caught in the urgency of your delight, O God,
we find ourselves in company
with those we do not understand.
Bring us to know the willingness
to free from sin the little ones
of your delight
that at the last we learn of peace,
your peace in our togetherness.
RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
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, we pray that your grace
may always precede and follow us,
and make us continually to be given to all good works;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
you call us to fullness of life:
deliver us from unbelief
and banish our anxieties
with the liberating love of 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.