Sunday 11 October 2015

28thSunday 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

Job 23: 1-9, 16-17

I’ve had questions without answers (StF 632)
When circumstances make my life too hard to understand (StF 641)
When, O God, our faith is tested (StF 643)
When our confidence is shaken in beliefs we thought secure (StF 644)

Psalm 22: 1-15

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

How long, O Lord, will you forget an answer to my prayer? (StF 630)
Now thank we all our God (StF 81)
We do not hope to ease our minds by simple answers (StF 717)
When I’m feeling down and sad (StF 642)

Hebrews 4: 12-16

Alleluia, alleluia! The word of the Lord lasts for ever (StF 757)
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open (StF 749)
Come, let us with our Lord arise (StF 148)
Forty days and forty nights (StF 236)
Heaven shall not wait (StF 701)
Jesu, the joy of loving hearts (StF 365)
Just as I am, without one plea (StF 556)
Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
There is no moment of my life (StF 482)

Mark 10: 17-31

A rich young man came seeking (StF 243)
Because you have said (StF 574)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult (StF 250)
Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee (StF 566)
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? (StF 673)

Alternative related readings

The Revd Phillip Poyner writes: Two possible connections between the Gospel , Epistle , Amos 5 and Psalm 90 are that i) God knows our minds and actions and, therefore, ii) seeking God’s will and grace to ‘live’ (and be judged righteous) are essential.

Amos 5: 6-7, 10-15

Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
Send down the fire of your justice (StF 413)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
The right hand of God (StF 715)
We lay our broken world in sorrow at your feet (StF 718)

Psalm 90: 12-17

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

New every morning is the love (StF 137)
Today I awake and God is before me (StF 139)
both the above hymns are a response to verses 14 and 17
We do not presume to come to this table (StF 601)
You showed us mercy when we were in darkness (StF 488)
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