Sunday 12 November, 2017

Special Sundays:
Remembrance Sunday
32nd 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.

See below for alternative Remembrance Service hymns and links.

Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25

Deep in the shadows of the past (StF 463)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)

Psalm 78: 1-7

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
God's spirit is in my heart (StF 404)
Teach me, my God and King (StF 668)

1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

Come, let us join our friends above (StF 744)
Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Going home, moving on (StF 734)
Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (StF 177)
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (StF 335)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)

Matthew 25: 1-13

Come, Lord Jesus, come (StF 168)
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (StF 401)
Darkness like a shroud covers the earth (StF 170)
Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
In the darkness of this world (StF 173)
Longing for light, we wait in darkness (StF 706)
Stay with me (StF 780)
The Church’s one foundation (StF 690)
There's a light upon the mountains (StF 188)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)

Alternative related readings:

Wisdom of Solomon 6: 12-16 and Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 6: 17-20

Powerful in making us wise to salvation (StF 160)
Holy Spirit, gift bestower (StF 383)

Amos 5: 18-24

God weeps at love withheld (StF 700)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (StF 228)
Hear the call of the kingdom (StF 407)
In an age of twisted values (StF 703)
In labour all creation groans (StF 704)
Send down the fire of your justice (StF 413)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
When the music fades, all is stripped away (StF 437)
Who can sound the depths of sorrow in the Father heart of God (StF 723)

Psalm 70

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

How long, O Lord, will you forget (StF 630)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
When circumstances make my life too hard to understand (StF 641)

or for Rembembrance Sunday

Isaiah 25: 1-9 or Isaiah 52: 7-12 or Micah 4: 1-8
Psalm 9: 9-20 or Psalm 46
Romans 8: 31-35, 37-39 or Revelation 22: 1-5
Matthew 5: 1-12 or Matthew 5: 43-48 or John 15: 9-17


Beauty for brokenness (StF 693)
Crown him with many crowns (StF 347)
For the healing of the nations (StF 696)
God! As with silent hearts we bring to mind (StF 698)
Longing for light, we wait in darkness (StF 706)
O God of hope, your prophets spoke (StF 708)
O God, our help in ages past (StF 132)
Peace, perfect peace, is the gift of Christ our Lord (StF 710)
We turn to you, O God of every nation (StF 720)

Singing the Faith Plus includes three pages that discuss varied responses to war in hymns:

In relation to those who refused to fight, see:
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