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Proper 22B/Ordinary 27B/Pentecost 19
October 7, 2012
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: 99
Hymn of Invitation: 113
Communion Hymn: 417
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 8 is on Chalice Hymnal 728.
Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
On Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
In many ways you spoke of old,
proclaiming to your people
the truth of your delighting word:
we now hear your son, O God.
Your speaking comes immediate,
your word in boldest earnest
that from creation to the host
we recognize your coming.
Indeed not angels but ourselves
are answering your presence;
now, at last, is all surpassing
what we thought to find of life.
Fitting truly is the Savior;
bringing us to glory’s crest
finds perfection in your calling,
suffering the cross to save.
220.127.116.11. Suggested tune: Servant Song
Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
As in the writhing of our failings, O God,
we struggle to attain your freshness,
bring in us a purity of heart
that even in the murky ways we find
we learn your constancy divine.
As children must we find your gifts sublime
and stagger in the weariness
of our contending throes of life.
Sustain us in forgiveness, O our God.
RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP
Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
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.
We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast:
for here we receive you,
here the memory of your passion is renewed,
here our minds are filled with grace,
and here a pledge of future glory is given,
when we shall feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever.
God, our judge and saviour,
teach us to be open to your truth
and to trust in your love,
that we may live each day
with confidence in the salvation which is given
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.