Sunday 15 July, 2018

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


As we gather, Father, seal us (StF 570) (possible communion hymn)
Born in song! (StF 21)
Eternal God, your love’s tremendous glory (StF 3)

2 Samuel 6: 1-5, 12b-19

Come on and celebrate (StF 44)
God it was who said to Abraham (StF 464)
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful (StF 776)
Sacred the body, God has created (StF 618)
Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart (StF 477)

Psalm 24

Hymn echoing the psalmist’s theme

Be still for the presence for the Lord (StF 20)
God in his love for us lent us this planet (StF 727)
King of glory, King of peace (StF 56)

Ephesians 1: 3-14

Father God, I wonder (StF 72)
Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
Jesus – the name high over all (StF 357)
There is a redeemer (StF 338)
When I was lost, you came and rescued me (StF 367)

Mark 6: 14-29

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word (website only)
God give us life (StF 612)
Lord, we have come at your own invitation (StF 595) possible communion hymn
* The prophets’ voice comes down the years (StF 162)
We trust the mighty love of God (StF 742)
* When listening prophets dare to speak (StF 163)
Wild and lone the prophet's voice (StF 189)

Alternative related readings

Amos 7: 7-15

In an age of twisted values (StF 703) – possible hymn of confession
“I have a dream”, a man once said (website only)
I will speak out for those who have no voices (StF 702)
* The prophets’ voice comes down the years (StF 162)
The right hand of God is writing in our land (StF 715)
* When listening prophets dare to speak (StF 163)

Psalm 85: 8-13

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Beauty for brokenness (StF 693)
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father (StF 51)
Speak, O Lord, as we come to you (StF 161)
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