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Sunday 30 June, 2019

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

What hymns have you chosen for today, and why? Do you have a comment about the suggestions here? Just click on “see details/comment” below and respond using the box at the bottom of the new page

Readings are laid out as for the continuous form of the lectionary. Alternative related readings (OT and psalm only) are below. Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading.

General

Will you come and follow me? (StF 673)
*Would I have answered when you called (StF 674)

2 Kings 2: 1-2, 6-14

Deep in the shadows of the past (StF 463)
Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia! (StF 300)
*Have you heard God’s voice; has your heart been stirred (StF 662)
The prophet’s voice comes down the years (StF 162)

Psalm 77: 1-2, 11-20

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

God with us: Creator, Father (StF 8)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)
Your hand, O God, has guided (StF 692)

Galatians 5: 1, 13-25

Captain of Israel’s host, and Guide (StF 459)
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (StF 373)
For the fruits of all creation (StF 124)
Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Put peace into each other’s hands (StF 712)
The Spirit lives to set us free (StF 397)

Luke 9: 51-62

Because you came and sat beside us (StF 420)
Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world (StF 462)
God who sets us on a journey (website only)
‘I have a dream’, a man once said (website only)
Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult (StF 250)

‘Listen my people, here is my challenge’ (website only)
‘Moses, I know you’re the man’ (StF 473) vv.3-5 only
Will you come and follow me (StF 673)
*Would I have answered when you called (StF 674)

Alternative related readings

1 Kings 19: 15-16, 19-21

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world (StF 462)
*Have you heard God’s voice; has your heart been stirred (StF 662)
Lord, you call us to your service (StF 664)
Make us your prophets, Lord (StF 665)

Psalm 16

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
Lord of creation, to you be all praise (StF 449)
To be in your presence (StF 530)     see details / comment

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Hymns for Susannah

2019 marks the 350th anniversary since the birth of Susannah Wesley on 20 January 1669. Susannah was the mother of John and Charles Wesley, and a remarkable woman in her own right. Andrew Pratt has written two hymns inspired by …     see details / comment

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Sunday 28 October, 2018

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

What hymns have you chosen for today, and why? Do you have a comment about the suggestions here? Just click on “see details/comment” below and respond using the box at the bottom of the new page

Readings are laid out as for the continuous form of the lectionary. Alternative related readings (OT and psalm only) are below. Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

Job 42: 1-6, 10-17

Dear Lord and Father of mankind forgive our foolish ways (StF 495)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
God has spoken – by his prophets (StF 157)
God moves in a mysterious way (StF 104)
Here hangs a man discarded (StF 273)
My God! I know, I feel thee mine (StF 390)

Psalm 34: 1-8 (19-22)

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Christ, whose glory fills the skies (StF 134)
King of Glory, King of Peace (StF 56)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! (StF 186)
This, this is the God we adore (StF 67)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)

Hebrews 7: 23-28

All for Jesus – all for Jesus (StF 341)
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, his the sceptre, his the throne (StF 568)
I know that my Redeemer lives (StF 303)
Christ triumphant, ever reigning (StF 319)
Jesus is King and I will extol him (StF 327)
Listening God, you hear us when we cannot speak (StF 524)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)

Mark 10: 46-52

Author of faith, eternal Word (StF 457)
Amazing grace – how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me (StF 440)
Be still and know that I am God (StF 18)
Come, Lord, to our souls come down (StF 493)
Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath (StF 79)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (StF 364)
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord (StF 451)

Alternative related readings

Jeremiah 31: 7-9

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (StF 568)
Hills of the north, rejoice (StF 172)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (StF 83)
The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
With gladness we worship (StF 17)

Psalm 126

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Earth’s creator, everyday God (StF 45)
Give me joy in my heart (StF 76)
Give to me, Lord, a thankful heart (StF 520)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (StF 748)
Great is our redeeming Lord (StF 683)
Now the green blade rises (StF 306)
You shall go out with joy (StF 487)     see details / comment

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Eliminating nuclear weapons: international negotiations

Brief introduction to two key agreements on nuclear arms proliferation     see details / comment

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Stories behind the hymns – why they matter

Mark Woods goes in search of the lives behind the hymns     see details / comment

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Is singing on the way out?

Are Christians who argue over what to sing missing the point? The Revd Owain Jones thinks they are.     see details / comment

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The story of Singing the Faith

An account of the seven-year process that led to the publication of Singing the Faith, told through a timeline of key dates.     see details / comment

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Methodist Insurance supports StF+

Find out more about our supporter – and how they can support you     see details / comment

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Are Christians really interested in one another?

Is the ecumenical project dead in the water, asks Laurence Wareing     see details / comment

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Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down (StF 384)

Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down     see details / comment

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O Lord, you have searched me out and known me (StF 835)

O Lord, you have searched me out and known me;     see details / comment

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Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom (StF 65)

Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom     see details / comment

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We plough the fields, and scatter (StF 130)

We plough the fields, and scatter     see details / comment

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When circumstances make my life (StF 641)

When circumstances make my life too hard to understand     see details / comment

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