Sunday 27 June, 2021


13th 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


Christ, our king before creation (StF 318)
God is Love: let heaven adore him (StF 103)
*Lord, we turn to you for mercy (StF 429)

Conference Sunday

Best of all is God is with us (StF 610)
Captain of Israel's host, and Guide (StF 459)
Lord for the years your love has kept and guided (StF 470)
*This, this is the God we adore (StF 67)

2 Samuel 1: 1,17-27

Be the light in my darkness (website only) 
God hold us, enfold us, through desolate loss (StF 733)
God give us life when all around spells death (StF 612)
God who knows our darkest moments (website only)
Listening God, you hear us when we cannot speak (StF 524)
We trust the mighty love of God that wraps us round (StF 742)
When we were in the darkest night (StF 241)

See also section: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt (StF 623-645)

Psalm 130

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

*Lord, we turn to you for mercy (StF 429)
Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)

2 Corinthians 8: 7-15

Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)
Give to me, Lord, a thankful heart. (StF 520)
Heaven shall not wait (StF 701)
He became poor that we may be rich (StF 344)
Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)

Mark 5: 21-43

Heal us, Immanuel!  Hear our prayer (StF 650)
O Christ, the Healer, we have come (StF 653)
Take, eat, this is my body (website only) communion hymn
We cannot measure how you heal (StF 655)
Woman stooping, bent and burdened (website only)

Alternative related readings

Wisdom of Solomon 1: 13-15; 2: 23-24

God in his love for us lent us this planet (StF 727)
There is a higher throne (StF 337)
Touch the earth lightly (StF 729) possible final hymn

or Lamentations 3: 22-33

Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father (StF 51)
Lord, I come before your throne of grace (StF 58)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (StF 66)
*This, this is the God we adore (StF 67)

Psalm 30

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Laudate Dominum (Praise the Lord, all you nations) (StF 778) liturgical setting
O sing to the Lord (StF 42)
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven (StF 83)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)
When I was lost, you came and rescued me (StF 367)
You shall go out with joy (StF 487)

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