Sunday 30 October, 2016

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

(Readings and hymns from All Saints Day may be substituted)

Habakkuk 1: 1-4; 2:1-4

God of my faith, I offer you my doubt (StF 629)
* Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
How long, O Lord, will you forget (StF 630)
My troubled soul, why so weighed down? (StF 635)
When circumstances make my life (StF 641)
When I’m feeling down and sad (StF 642)

Psalm 119: 137-144

Hymns reflecting the psalmist’s theme

Come let us praise the Lord (StF 43)
Faithful God, faithful God (StF 47)
I’ve had questions without answers (StF 632)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)

2 Thessalonians 1: 1-4, 11-12

Brother, sister, let me serve you (StF 611)
Fight the good fight with all your might (StF 634)
God in my living, there in my breathing (StF 497)
God of all power, and truth, and grace (StF 498)
* Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor powers (StF 474)

Luke 19: 1-10

Everyone needs compassion (StF 627)
He became poor that we may be rich (StF 344)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (StF 248)
I will offer up my life (StF 446)
Jesus, lover of my soul (StF 355)
Jesus – the name high over all (StF 357)
Man of sorrows! What a name (StF 361)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)

Alternative related readings

Isaiah 1: 10-18

Day by day dear Lord (StF 444)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind forgive our foolish ways (StF 495)
Help us, O Lord, to learn (StF 501)
Lord, in the strength of grace (StF 448)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
We will walk with God, my brothers (StF 484)

Psalm 32: 1-7

Hymns reflecting the psalmist’s theme

My lips shall praise you (StF 430)
Rock of Ages, cleft for me (StF 434)
Your ceaseless, unexhausted love (StF 438)
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