Sunday 22 July, 2018

16th 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

General

As we gather, Father, seal us in the love that knows no fear (StF 570) (communion hymn)
O Christ, the Healer, we have come (StF 653)

2 Samuel 7: 1-14a

A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
*Let us build a house where love can dwell (StF 409)
We follow the Lord along the gradual road to heaven (StF 730)
When mountains that we thought secure lie crumbled where we stand (StF 722)
You are the centre, you are my life (StF 567)

Psalm 89: 20-37

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
From the breaking of the dawn (StF156)
Rock of ages, cleft for me (StF 434)

Ephesians 2: 11-22

All praise to our redeeming Lord (StF 608)
Christ is the world’s light, Christ and none other (StF 346 )
Come, my table is a meeting place (StF 581) (communion hymn)
*Let us build a house where love can dwell (StF 409)

See also section: Life and Unity in the Church (StF 675-692)

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

In a byre near Bethlehem (StF 324)
Lord of life, we come to you (StF 651)
Take this moment, sign, and space (StF 513)
*The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
The love of God comes close (StF 654)
To be in your presence (StF 530)
You call us, as you called the Twelve (website only)

Alternative related readings

Jeremiah 23: 1-6

Heaven shall not wait (StF 701)
In an age of twisted values (StF 703) possible hymn of confession
*In heavenly love abiding (StF 736)
O God of hope, your prophets spoke (StF 708)
*The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
*The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want (StF 481)

Psalm 23

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Even though I walk through the valley (StF 626)
*In heavenly love abiding (StF 736)
*The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want (StF 480)
*The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want (StF 481)

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