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: On Pentecost they gathered: 237 (or any other of Pentecost hymns)
Hymn of Prayer: Breathe on me, Breath of God: 254
Hymn of Invitation: Spirit: 249, O Breath of Life: 250
Communion Hymn: Let us talents and tongues employ: 422, One Bread, one Body: 393
More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website. Also see great Hymn References from Oremus Hymnal: http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/yearc.html
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 104:1-13 is on p. 754
Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
On John 14:8-17
Knowing what we guess not,
seeing God whom we seek:
by Jesus are we ever more attending.
For in your mercy, Lord
are we included yet
that past our wonder are you here abiding.
Certain, the works you see,
the ones that Jesus does:
yet by the wisdom Jesus breeds we do more.
Now in the sight of all
as Jesus lingers here
we find the mystery of God upon us.
Love Jesus: aye, we do!
Loving so, we follow,
keeping in heart and act your true commandments.
All in this wonder worth
within the Spirit’s dawn
are we enlightened with indwelling beauty.
6.6.11.D Suggested tune: Down Apney
Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
Beholding in the depths of awe, O God,
we find our sights beyond our sight,
as won by your exhilarating desire.
In faith we find ourselves involved
within the unity you bring
of Father, Son and Spirit, live
at last in your delight, and now our own
by your commandments’ joy.
RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP
God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit
and opening to every race and nation
the way of life eternal:
open our lips by your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2012. Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2012 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2012; 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. 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.
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