Sunday 24 July, 2022


17th 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

Hosea 1: 2-10

Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word (website only)
God of forgiveness, your people you freed (StF 425)
Lord, we turn to you for mercy (StF 429)
Who can sound the depths of sorrow in the Father heart of God (StF 723)
[Note: This hymn is also suggested for 10 and 17 July - perhaps take the opportunity to use the hymn as a thread across all three Sundays.]

Psalm 85

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Father, we have sinned in word, and thought, and deed (StF 422)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence (StF 591)
My lips shall praise you, my great Redeemer (StF 430)
Praise is rising, eyes are turning to you (StF 64)

Colossians 2: 6-15 (16-19)

Be the light in my darkness (website only)
Christ is made the sure foundation (StF 677)
Christ, our King before creation (StF 318)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (StF 748)
He became poor that we may be rich (StF 344)
My God! I know, I feel thee mine (StF 390)

Luke 11: 1-13

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (StF 34)
Our Father in heaven (StF 763)
Our Father who are in heaven (StF 762)
Pray, without ceasing, pray (StF 528)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
Time for God, time for God (website only) a responsive round

Alternative related readings

Genesis 18: 20-32

For the healing of the nations (StF 696)
I should like to speak to you, for I know you're there! (StF 522)
O God of Bethel, by whose hand (StF 475)
Pray for the Church, afflicted and oppressed (StF 711)
There's a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)

Psalm 138

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Hail to the Lord's Anointed (StF 228)
With all my heart I thank you, Lord (StF 602)

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