Sunday 11 June, 2023


10th 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.

This Sunday is also MHA (Methodist Homes) Sunday. Resources are available for 2023. This year's theme follows 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 – "There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body." MHA is highlighting the impact of intergenerational activities: what we can learn from each other, and the amazing things we can achieve together. Gift Aid envelopes, leaflets and posters are available to order free of charge.


Beatitude (website only)
Be the light in my darkness (website only)
Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
God is here! As we his people (StF 35)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (StF 248)
I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath (StF 79)
We have a gospel to proclaim (StF 418) 

Genesis 12: 1-9 

*All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Deep in the shadows of the past (StF 463)
God who sets us on a journey (website only)
Listen for God (website only)
*O God of Bethel, by whose hand thy people still are fed (StF 475)
One more step along the world I go (StF 476)

Psalm 33: 1-12 

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

I sing the almighty power of God (StF 107)
It is God who holds the nations in the hollow of his hand (StF 705) 

Romans 4: 13-25 

*All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Author of faith, eternal word (StF 457)
Captain of Israel’s host, and Guide (StF 459)
Come, Holy Ghost, your influence shed (StF 579) communion hymn
Give me the faith which can remove (StF 661)
God will make a way (website only)
*O God of Bethel, by whose hand thy people still are fed (StF 475)

Matthew 9: 9-13,18-26                            

Listen for God (website only)
Come with me, come wander (StF 462)
Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult (StF 250)
O Christ the Healer, we have come (StF 653)
Where shall my wondering soul begin? (StF 454)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)

In addition: Brian Wren is one of the very few hymn writers to directly address the healing of the woman who with haemorrhaging. You may wish to explore two of his hymns: “A woman in the crowd” (Praising a Mystery #27/Piece Together Praise #27); “Woman in the night” (Faith Looking Forward #15 (out of print)/Faith Renewed #31) 

Alternative related readings: 

Hosea 5:15 - 6:6 

Because you came and sat beside us (StF 420)
Lord, your Church on earth is seeking (StF 410)
O, the love of my Lord is the essence (StF 431)
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord (website only)
We come to you with no pretence (StF 435)

Psalm 50: 7-15 

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme             

Always remember, never forget (StF 70)
Fill thou my life, O Lord my God (StF 73)
Thank God for life (website only)
Think of a world without any flowers (StF 92) selected verses

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