Sunday 13 November, 2016

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday is also Remembrance Sunday. See below for possible readings , and links to a range fo StF+ resources.

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.

Isaiah 65: 17-25

The prophets’ voice comes down the years (StF 162)
There is a higher throne than all this world has known (StF 337)
All my days I will sing this song of gladness (StF 343)
I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship (StF 350)
* Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
There is a new heaven; there is a new earth (StF 738)

Isaiah 12 or Psalm 118

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise (StF 50)
He is exalted (StF 52)
Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King (StF 77)
Though the fruit tree doesn’t blossom (StF 93)
My Jesus, my Saviour (StF 363)
I lift my eyes up to the mountains (StF 631)
You give rest to the weary (StF 657)
Great is our redeeming Lord (StF 683)

2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13

We will walk with God, my brothers (StF 484)
Come, let us use the grace divine (StF 549)
Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go (StF 550)
Giving it all to you, giving it all to you (StF 551)
Here am I, Lord (StF 552)
O Jesus, I have promised (StF 563)
Brother, sister, let me serve you (StF 611)
Ewe, thina (We walk his way) (StF 775)

Luke 21: 5-19

Neither death, nor life, nor angels nor powers (StF 474)
A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
Fight the good fight with all your might (StF 634)
Through the love of God our Saviour (StF 639)
We turn to God when we are sorely pressed (StF 640)

Alternative related readings

Malachi 4: 1-2a

Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
* Great is the darkness that covers the earth (StF 405)
Praise to the God who clears the way (StF 183)

Psalm 98

Hymns reflecting the psalmist’s theme

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)
Sing we the king who is coming to reign (StF 185)


Alternative readings:

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

A range of resources and hymn suggestions as available on the following StF+ pages:

Remembrance Sunday
Remembering conflict – singing for peace
Hymns and war – conflicting views
Remembering Conscious Objectors

and for a service of communion, In war, in peace (website only) by Ian Smart
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