Sunday 17 September, 2017

24th 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 14: 19-31

Father in whom we live (StF 5)
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (StF 465)
Lord you sometimes speak in wonders (StF 158)
O God, our help in ages past (StF 132)
*O worship the King, all-glorious above (StF 113)
Safe in the shadow of the Lord (StF 509)

Psalm 114

or Canticle: Exodus 15: 1b -11, 20-21

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

I sing the almighty power of God (StF 107)
In the darkness of the still night (StF 109)
It is God who holds the nations in the hollow of his hand (StF 705)
*O worship the King, all-glorious above (StF 113)

Romans 14: 1-12

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
Come, now is the time to worship (StF 24)
Great is our redeeming Lord (StF 683)
He is Lord, he is Lord (StF 348)
Jesus Christ is the Lord of all (StF 352)
Let him to whom we now belong (StF 557)
When we are living, we are in the Lord (StF 485)

Matthew 18: 21-35

Almighty God, we come to make confession (StF 419)
‘Forgive our sins, as we forgive’, you taught us, Lord, to pray (StF 423)
God of forgiveness, your people you freed (StF 425)
Great God, your love has called us here (StF 499)
Now I have found the ground wherein sure my soul’s anchor may remain (StF 561)
Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
O, the love of my Lord is the essence of all that I love here on earth (StF 431)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)

Alternative related readings:

Genesis 50: 15-21

All praise to our redeeming Lord (StF 608)
As we gather in your presence now (StF 609)
Brother, sister, let me serve you (StF 611)
God, how can we forgive when bonds of love are torn? (StF 613)
Thanks for friends who keep on loving (StF 619)
Thou god of truth and love (StF 620)
When the bonds of love are breaking (StF 656)

Psalm 103: (1-7), 8-13

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Fill thou my life, O Lord my god (StF 73)
Lord, we turn to you for mercy (StF 429)
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)

Categories: Lectionary.

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