Sunday 24 September, 2017

25th 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.

Exodus 16: 2-15

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Author of faith, eternal Word (StF 457)
How long, O Lord, will you forget an answer to my prayer? (StF 630)
Lord, enthoned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)
O God of Bethel (StF 475)
O God, our help in ages past (StF 132)

Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Captain of Israel's host, and Guide (StF 459)
Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
Take this moment, sign and space (StF 513)

Philippians 1: 21-30

Being of beings, God of love (StF 490)
Christ be my leader by night as by day (StF 492)
Great God, your love has called us here (StF 499)
Help us, O Lord, to learn the truths your word imparts (StF 501)
In Christ alone my hope is found (StF 351)
O the bitter shame and sorrow (StF 432)
You are the centre, you are my life (StF 567)

Matthew 20: 1-16

Father, hear the prayer we offer (StF 518)
For the fruits of all creation, thanks be to God (StF 124)
From heaven you came, helpless babe (StF 272)
Just as I am, without one plea (StF 556)
Not far beyond the sea nor high above the heavens, but very nigh (StF 159)
Now I have found the ground wherein sure my soul's anchor may remain (StF 561)
Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)

Alternative related readings:

Jonah 3: 10-4: 11

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)
Listening God, you hear us when we cannot speak (StF 524)
Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided (StF 470)
Lord of creation, to you be all praise! (StF 449)
There's a wideness in God's mercy (StF 416)

Psalm 145: 1-8

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

O for a thousand tongues to sing (StF 364)
Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom (StF 65)
When all your mercies, O my God (StF 97)
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