Sunday 10 July, 2016

15th 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

Amos 7: 7-17

As servants working an estate (StF 491)
God moves in a mysterious way (StF 104)
It is God who holds the nations in the hollow of his hand (StF 705)
When listening prophets dare to speak (StF163)

Psalm 82

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)
Who can sound the depths of sorrow in the Father heart of God (StF 723)
[Note: This hymn is also suggested for 17 and 24 July - perhaps take the opportunity to use the hymn as a thread across all three Sundays.]

Colossians 1: 1-14

Behold the servant of the Lord! (StF 546)
God has spoken – by his prophets (StF 157)
Speak, O Lord, as we come to You (StF 161 )
What shall we offer our good Lord (StF 671)
Your words to me are life and health (StF 164)

Luke 10: 25-37

A new commandment I give unto you (StF 242)
When I needed a neighbour, were you there? (StF 256)
Would you walk by on the other side (StF 257)

Alternative related readings

Deuteronomy 30: 9-14

Breathe on me, breath of God (StF 370)
Day by day, dear Lord (StF 444)
Help us, O Lord, to learn (StF 501)
Safe in the shadow of the Lord (StF 509)
Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart (StF 477)

Psalm 25: 1-10

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Be still and know that I am God (StF 18)
Empty, broken, here I stand, Kyrie eleison (StF 421)
Father, hear the prayer we offer (StF 518)
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father (StF 51)
The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want (StF 481)
Though the fruit tree doesn’t blossom (StF 93)
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