Pentecost +2 C
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: 618-How firm a foundation
Hymn of Invitation: 724-O God of earth and altar; 594-Dear Lord and Father of mankind/Dear God, embracing humankind
Communion Hymn: 408-Come, share the Lord
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 96 is on p. 748
Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
On Galatians 1:1-12
By the breath of God inspiring
is the gospel formed in love,
generating freedom’s blessing
in the earnest of our God
By the cross
we are freed
that in joy we may attend God.
Grace abundant is our bounty,
God’s abundant trust divine.
For in all the measure given
by the Lord, our Jesus Christ,
that all glory be our gift.
Unto God in full abundance,
all that we acquire by love,
is the mighty wonder owing
that we might abide for aye.
is our joy:
Come, then, that we may rejoice.
188.8.131.52.3.3.7 Suggested tune: Michael
Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
As knowing how authority performs
but speak the word and all is full.
So, Lord, in our sure undeserving
speak your word and free us
to a worthiness we may not own
but by your word.
Sustain in us the yearning that fulfills
as you have offered in your peace.
RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP
the strength of all those who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers
and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you,
grant us the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed;
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 thank you for nourishing us
with these heavenly gifts:
may our communion strengthen us in faith,
build us up in hope,
and make us grow in love;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
God of truth,
help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son.
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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