Sunday 27 September, 2020


26th 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 17: 1-7

As water to the thirsty (StF 441)
All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Crashing waters at creation (StF 376)
Down the mountain the river flows (StF 377)
Father, hear the prayer we offer (StF 518)
*Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (StF 465)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)
Rock of Ages, cleft for me (StF 434)

Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Captain of Israel's host, and Guide (StF 459)
*Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (StF 465)
*Your ceaseless, unexhausted love (StF 438)

Philippians 2: 1-13

At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow (StF 317)
*And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Saviour's blood? (StF 345) esp. v.3
Come, build the Church - not heaps of stone (StF 679)
Community of Christ (StF 681)
From heaven you came, helpless babe (StF 272)
God of all power, and truth, and grace (StF 498)
Here on the threshold of a new beginning (StF 684)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour live in me from day to day (StF 504)
Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity (StF 362)
What kind of love is this that gave itself for me? (StF 286)
Who would ever have believed it? (StF 290)

Matthew 21: 23-32

*And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Saviour's blood? (StF 345)
Blessed are they, the poor in Spirit (StF 245)
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (StF 401)
I danced in the morning when the world was begun (StF 247)
Jesus Christ is waiting (StF 251)
There is a higher throne than all tis world has known (StF 337)
There's a wideness in God's mercy (StF 416)
Where shall my wondering soul begin? (StF 454)

Alternative related readings:

Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32

Amazing grace – how sweet the sound (StF 440)
Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Empty, broken, here I stand, Kyrie eleison (StF 421)
God of forgiveness, you people you freed (StF 425)
In an aged of twisted values (StF 703)
It is God who holds the nations in the hollow of his hand (StF 705)
The God who sings (StF 714)
*Your ceaseless, unexhausted love (StF 438)

Psalm 25: 1-9

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart (StF 477)

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