Sunday 10 September, 2017

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Exodus 12: 1-14

Being of beings, God of love (StF 490)
It is God who holds the nations in the hollow of his hand (StF 705)
One more step along the world I go (StF 476)
Only by  grace can we enter (StF 565)
Take my life and let it be (StF 566)

Psalm 149

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Sing to the great Jehovah’s praise (StF 127)
The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want (StF 480)

Romans 13: 8-14

Darkness like a shroud covers the earth (StF 170)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind (StF 495)
First of the week and finest day (StF 149)
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (StF 379)
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love (StF 249)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)
When morning gilds the skies (StF 368)

Matthew 18: 15-20

Because the Saviour prayed that we be one (StF 675)
Jesus calls us here to meet him (StF 28)
Jesus, we are here (StF 27)
Put peace into each other’s hands (StF 712)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
The love of God comes close (StF 654)
There’s a quiet understanding (StF 36)

Alternative related readings:

Ezekiel 33: 7-11

Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
For the healing of the nations (StF 696)
Longing for light, we wait in the darkness (StF 706)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise (StF 55)
The right hand of god is writing in our land (StF 715)
We lay our broken world in sorrow at your feet (StF 718)
We turn to you, O God of every nation (StF 720)

Psalm 119: 33-40

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Come, Lord, to our souls come down (StF 493)
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord (StF 451)
What shall I do my God to love (StF 516)

Categories: Lectionary.

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